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  • Terreno: Borderland Linguistics Vancouver Launch
    With Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo | Carlos Colín | Lois Klassen

    April 3, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
    Mezzanine Gallery, Emily Carr University Library
    1400 Johnston Street, Vancouver

    Announcing the Canadian launch of Terreno: Borderland Linguistics (Sylvia Arthur, UK; Lois Klassen, Canada; Daisy Quezeda, New Mexico, editors). This new publication offers an international response to intensifications of migration intolerance, border region violence, detention and asylum seeking.

    Terreno includes art and words by:

  • March 10, 2017

    Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments.

    See our event page for more details. Please RSVP by March 8.

  • Blake Wallace
    January 20 to February 15, 2017

    Anchors, they remain fixed in spaces by the weight of their properties while carrying great burdens. Conduits allocate and diverge energy, often across great distances.

    The function of these tools, mimicked from nature, remain fundamental aspects of our interactions with one another, mentally, physically, spiritually, economically, globally.

  • December 3 - 10, 2016
    Opening: December 6, 4:30pm - 6:30pm*
    Mezzanine Gallery, Emily Carr University Library

    In Memory of... an exhibition underlining December 6th

    With artists Sunroop Dhillon, Denise Holland, Michael King, Yao Li, Alison Fast, Yifei Zhang

    On December 6, 1989, fourteen women at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal were singled out and murdered simply because of their gender. This horrific event functioned as an important catalyst for recognizing and supporting action against violence committed against women. In 1991 Canada's Parliament declared December 6 the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

  • Library Window Gallery
    November 25, 2016 - January 4, 2017

    Jessica Gnyp - Untitled #4 (window glass, photo-backdrop paper, digital photograph, toner print on banner paper)

  • Food for Fines is back at the Library. From Nov. 16 - Dec. 19, if you bring in a donation of non-perishable food items, you can get $2 waived off your fines for each item (up to maximum of 10 items for $20 waived).

  • The Library will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Remembrance Day.

    See all the Library's hours.

  • Don't spill your coffee

    October 31 to November 6, 2016
    Opening reception with coffee October 31st at 11:00 AM
    Emily Carr Library Mezzanine

    'Don’t spill your coffee' is a is an exhibition of books culled from the library’s special collection, artists’ books collection and the general stacks. The exhibition aims to explore the process behind handcrafted publications while simultaneously addressing the mainstream phenomenon of the “coffee table book”.

  • This October Emily Carr University Library and READ Books at the Charles H. Scott Gallery present Jo Cook for our 2016 Artists’ Books Research Residency (ABRRR).

    ABRRR Events

    Lunchtime Talk in the ECU Library
    Wednesday, October 5, 12:00 pm

    ABRRR Lecture
    Anecdoted Marginalia: The Inner Life of a Library
    Thursday, Oct 13, 7:30pm, North Building room 245

    Workshop at READ
    Adore-Abhor: Writing Other Peoples Words
    Saturdays, October 22 and 29, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Emily Carr will have a student table at the Vancouver Art/Book Fair running October 14-16. Students and alumni are invited to submit artist books, zines and ephemera.  For submission guidelines please see


    Friday, September 30 at the ECUAD library, from 11:15 to 1:00 pm: Alumni Laura Bucci will be at one of the front study desks to receive your submissions on September 30.

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