Sandra Semchuk: How Far Back Is Home…

A twenty-five year survey of work by Vancouver artist Sandra Semchuk, addressing issues of identity, mortality and our relationship to the land.

Participants: James Nicholas, Vancouver writer/actor and Native activist; Daisy Sewid, First Nations elder/linguist from Campbell River; Ellie Epp, filmmaker/writer, San Diego/Vancouver; Ron Burnett, writer, President of ECIAD, Vancouver; Rod Slemmons, Seattle curator/ writer/ teacher.

Organized and circulated by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa.

Organized and moderated by Sandra Semchuk, in conjunction with the Gallery.

Presentation House Gallery published a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition, including text by Ron Burnett, Rod Slemmons, Ellie Epp, Daisy Sewid-Smith, Sandra Semchuk and James Nicholas.


Saturday Fenruary 21 | Public Forum: Land, Relationship & Community, will address how our relationship to the land shapes our relationship to self and community.


This project is funded by the Canada Council's Dissemination Assistance Delectable Deli Co., Cheers Restaurant & Banquets, Glenn Hunter at the 3rd Street Esso and Starbucks at Lonsdale Quay.

Land, Relationship and Community exhibition publication
Land, Relationship and Community exhibition publication
Sandra Semchuk, Mute/Voice (detail), 1976-91
Sandra Semchuk, Mute/Voice (detail), 1976-91
semchuk, Gallery Invitation -  front
Gallery Invitation - front
Sandra Semchuk, Gallery Invitation - back
Gallery Invitation - back