Marlene Creates: From Landworks to Words in the Land - 1970s to the Present
Marlene Creates: 4 excerpts from Larch, Spruce, Fir, Birch, Hand, Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundlands (2007-ongoing)
  • Room 102, Scott Building, Plymouth University

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Marlene Creates's theoretical and studio research interests include photography, ecology, and poetry. Underlying all her work, spanning over 35 years, is an interest in place — not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both specialised and vernacular knowledge. 

Since 2002 her principal artistic venture has been to closely observe and work with one particular place — the six acres of boreal forest that she inhabits in Newfoundland, Canada. 

Since the 1970s her work has been presented in over 300 exhibitions across Canada and in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Denmark, the USA, and China. Her work is in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. She has been a guest lecturer at over 150 institutions and conferences, both in Canada and abroad. Her video-poems have been screened in Austria, Canada, India, and the USA, where she won the Grand Jury Award at the 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival. She is currently an invited academic visitor at the Edinburgh College of Art doing research in the "Art, Space + Nature" masters programme.

This free talk will precede the other visiting artist talk by Margaret Salmon (Margaret Salmon: Post Production Survey and Talk - Eglantine 2015). It is open to all - please arrive promptly for the start of the event.

Refreshments will be provided. Please book your place by emailing Kayla Parker ( 

Find out about Land/Water and Visual Arts research at Plymouth University.  

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