John Wood and Paul Harrison, installation view from ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’, Contemporary Art Gallery, February 12 – April 24, 2016. Photography by SITE Photography

Resource Room videos

The CAG Book Shop, located in the gallery lobby, is filled with various publications and editions which accompany past and present CAG exhibitions. Half of the space has been reserved as a Resource Room containing various reference materials (binders, note cards, and videos) that provide context for the artists who are in the current exhibitions or residency program.

Alongside Andrew Dadson’s exhibition Site For Still Life (October 13 – December 31, 2017), a video screened in the Resource Room, sourced from Emily Carr University, presents Dadson’s reflections on his career and practice. He talks about his experimentation with various media at Emily Carr University, including performance, video, installation, and painting. Dadson touches upon how he treats his studio and practice as a regular 9-5 job. He doesn’t believe that creativity can come naturally constantly, and finds it important to give himself the time and space to experiment with ideas. While reiterating his interest in the dynamic movement of landscapes and cities, Dadson also provides a sneak peak of his recent work.

This video is available for viewing in the Resource Room during the CAG’s regular opening hours, or can be viewed at Emily Carr University’s Vimeo page.