MINed by Margie McDonald
Monday, July 09, 2012
Until Sept. 16
The Museum is proud to feature the work of Margie McDonald, a well-known artist from Port Townsend, Washington. This new exhibit features mixed media sculptures which utilize recycled metals to reflect mining, mined products and how it can influence art.
This unique exhibit is on display in the Historic Machine Shop at the Britannia Mine Museum from July 1 to September 16, 2012.
Exhibit curated and designed by Krisztina Egyed.
Free for members or with regular admission.
Over 100 Years of Micro Hydro: With so much talk of micro hydro and run of the river projects these days, it would be easy to believe that these are new ideas. The terms are fairly new but the concepts are not. They have been a reality in and around Britannia Beach for over 100 years.
The 1921 Flood - Online Exhibit: Read and see archival images regarding the 1921 flood that devastated Britannia. This online exhibit is the first of its kind for Britannia Mine Museum.
The Museum site itself is an exhibit - from historical machinery to heritage buildings, there is plenty to see and do. From mucking machines, to ore carts and our working Lime Tank, come explore some of the equipment that once made Britannia great. We also house permanent exhibits that offer an insight into the social history of the Britannia Mines and mining history of BC. Our 1908 Machine Shop is also home to a number of historic pieces of equipment, from our restored ambulance car, to the man car that squeezed 16 miners into a space about the size of a small family car.
The Britannia Mine Museum is interested in providing diverse ways for audiences to connect with and understand why mining is relevant to them.
Previous art exhibits at the Museum have included:
- 2012 - STOLEN LIVES - Remembering the Japanese Canadian Internment
On exhibit until April 6th, 2012.
- 2009 "Unearthed" by Patricia Chauncey is a sensitive body of work inspired by the physical attributes of the Britannia Mine site. On display until October 2, 2011
A recent series of black and white photographs documenting BC's mining history by Lawrence Hislop.
Collection of abstract photographs by Fiona Spalding-Smith.
Twenty nine of Sea to Sky Corridor's leading artists created new pieces that reflected their relationship with mining and mined materials.