BAG exhibit explores human impacts on the ecosystem

Last updated: July 5, 2022

Burnaby Art Gallery is excited to present Carried Through the Water, a solo exhibition by Diyan Achjadi.

Carried Through the Water features Achjadi's beautiful stop motion watercolour animation Hush, alongside new and recent works on paper that explore the impact of human activity on the ecosystem, including shifting of shorelines due to climate change and land reclamation. Through visual storytelling, Achjadi’s work also considers how activities in one location might impact multiple other locations. An ash-cloud from volcanic activity on one island might change the colour of the sky thousands of miles away, and the movement of people, objects, stories, and memories, can have profound effects that reach across oceans. 

Diyan Achjadi is a Vancouver-based artist who explores the ways that surface ornamentation and illustrated printed matter can document the circulation of ideas and stories in visual form. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, her formative years were spent moving between multiple educational, political, and cultural systems.

Carried Through the Water by Diyan Achjadi is organized and circulated by the Nanaimo Art Gallery, and curated by Jesse Birch. 

Learn more: Diyan Achjadi: Carried Through the Water

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Burnaby Art Gallery

Since 1967, the Burnaby Art Gallery has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting a contemporary and historical visual art program by local, national, and internationally recognized artists.  As the only public art museum in Canada dedicated to works of art on paper, the Burnaby Art Gallery endeavours to represent a variety of techniques and practices from artists of diverse backgrounds. The Burnaby Art Gallery cares for and manages more than 6000 works of art in the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection, as well as the City of Burnaby Public Art Collection.

For more information contact:
Chris Bryan
Manger, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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