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Current Exhibitions


Heather Benning – Field Doll

August 11th – October 28th

Gallery B

Curated by Arin Fay

The Field Doll will be taking up residence at Touchstones during the late summer and fall of 2018 and will also be making an appearance at several iconic spaces throughout the city of Nelson, including the Big, Orange Bridge (BOB).  Benning has exhibited the Field Doll both in Canada and the US by placing the work in the context of each specific place via photographs which is an essential part of the process and presentation.  The work is an irreverent ode to place and change and the proportion of both to the viewer and their perspective.

Supersizing Prairie Gothic: The Art of Heather Benning


Heather Benning – Field Doll – Photo Shoot

Heather Benning – Field DollPhoto Shoot on the Big Orange Bridge (BOB)Nelson, BCAugust 2018#fielddollVideo Credit:Anthony SannaOnline Marketing Smarty Pantshttp://www.anthonysanna.comThanks to: Heather Benning and Tim Moore (obviously), The Swift Current Art Gallery, Shelley O'Neill of Safe Start Safety and her crew, the staff of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, West Kootenay District for granting us a "special event permit to use or occupy a highway", Jemima Rottweiler, Anthony Sanna and Nelson Culture Days, Terrence Brennan, Jocelyn Carver & Astrid Heyerdahl.

Posted by Touchstones Nelson – Museum of Art and History on Friday, August 10, 2018


Gallery A


August 24 – November 4

Opening Event: August 23rd (7-9pm)

Curated by Astrid Heyerdahl and community-curated

Gallery A

A Mountain Biking Retrospective is an exploration of the culture, characters, infrastructure and landscape of mountain bike culture in the Kootenays. This exhibit is truly a community-curated exhibition, and is the result of a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts sharing their stories about the history and impact of mountain biking in the Kootenay/Columbia Basin. From the mossy overgrown bridges and tracks in the forest to the high tech gear and industry sponsored events, this exhibition will illustrate the fascinating and vibrant legacy of mountain bike culture in the Kootenays.