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Art Meets Science
Meets Ocean

Experience acclaimed west coast artist Douglas Coupland’s Vortex – a new radical art installation. Step into Vortex, take an imaginative journey to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and immerse yourself in the ocean plastic pollution crisis. Coupland’s exhibit will make you think about plastic – a seductive yet sinister material – in a relevant, contemplative, and transformative way.

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Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland’s literary and visual art combined have earned him global recognition. Coupland is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His first novel and international bestseller, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, was the precursor to an extraordinary library of published prose. During the past three years, Coupland has had solo museum shows in Vancouver, Toronto, Rotterdam, and Munich, participated in many group shows, and was Google’s 2015 Artist in Residence at their Paris Google Cultural Centre.

Doug Coupland

Finding Vortex

Join Douglas Coupland on a beachcombing trip to Haida Gwaii. His regular visits to this mystical place during the past two decades has inspired Vortex and inspired an evolution in his work with consumer plastics.   

Journey Of The Boats

Discover the colourful story behind the boat used in Vortex. This Japanese fishing boat, originally from Ishinomaki, was found washed up on shores of Haida Gwaii six years after the 2011 tsunami.


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