Bea Morley I am Still Here Art Exhibit
About the Exhibition
For this exhibit, Beatrice Gregory Morley, age 96, was interviewed on videotape about her involvement in community development from 1957 – 1976 in Kamloops. Her story will be part of a larger collection of women’s stories which are currently being gathered by the Kamloops Women’s Resource Group Society. Beatrice was trained as a nurse in 1934 and practiced her profession in remote areas of the four western provinces as she followed her husband’s work. She arrived in Kamloops in 1957 and worked at the Royal Inland Hospital. Her awareness of social problems associated with the high density of jails in Kamloops and the need for social supports for families motivated her community involvement.
The exhibition is made up of a video, several screen prints, Beatrice’s letters to the editor, an archival box of documents and photographs, and an archival box of pages submitted by community members that document the achievements of other women.
On Oct.16th we held a tea party in the TRU Art Gallery in honor of Bea Morley and the 12 other women who have also had their stories recorded by Kamloops Women’s Resource Group Society as part of its Untold Stories project. This event was a special time for all of the women involved in the project and exhibition to come together and celebrate the work of women within our community.
To see photographs of the exhibition and opening reception please visit our Gallery
Never Ending Book of Women’s Achievements
As part of the exhibition, a Never Ending Book of Women’s Achievements has been created. This is an ongoing book which is made up of submissions from community members. Each page celebrates a woman and her achievements.
On Oct.2nd we held a Never Ending Book of Women’s Achievements workshop in the TRU Gallery. Local artists Bo Yeung and Megan Gamble shared a variety of different techniques and mediums that can be use to create a page. All submissions have been added to the Never Ending book and form part of the art exhibition.
To see some of the submissions we have received so far, please go to our Gallery. Everyone is invited to create their own pages and submit them as well.
Ila Crawford, artist/researcher, can be reached at 250-371-5706, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The page(s) for the book:
a. 11×14 inches in a two dimensional medium
b. Should be acid free and can be of any material suitable for a book
c. Will feature the accomplishments of a woman chosen by the participant.
d. The woman featured on the page may be of any age and may also be from any historical period, and anyÂ geographical location.
2. Participants, who feature local women on their page, are invited to complete a submission of the woman’s information for future inclusion in the Untold Stories Project. Forms are available through the Kamloops Women’s Resource Group Society.
The Never Ending Book of Women’s Achievements, as well as the rest of the exhibition, will be donated to the Kamloops Museum upon completion of its tour.