• Lorna Brown

    Lorna Brown is a visual artist, writer, educator and editor, exhibiting her work internationally since 1984. Brown was the Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery from 1999 to 2004 and is a founding member of Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, a collective of artists, architects and curators presenting projects that consider the varying conditions of public places and public life. She has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Simon Fraser University. Brown received an honorary degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2015), the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts Award (1996) and the Canada Council Paris Studio Award (2000). Her work is in the collections of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the BC Arts Council, the Surrey Art Gallery and the Canada Council Art Bank.

    Director/Curator of Artspeak 1999–2004.

  • Deanna Ferguson

    Deanna Ferguson was born in December 12, 1962. Ferguson attended David Thompson University Center in Nelson BC from 1981-83, and the Kootenay School of Writing in Vancouver BC in 1986.

  • Laura Lamb

  • Kathryn Macleod

    Kathryn MacLeod graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria in 1983 obtaining a bachelor in Creative Writing English. MacLeod was one of the founders and editors of Motel.

  • Doug Munday

    Doug Munday graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1986 obtaining a bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • Nancy Shaw

  • Reid Shier

    Reid Shier is Director of Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. He has curated numerous exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. He is an artist and critical writer, and was one of the founding editors of Boo Magazine, which he co-edited from 1994 to 1998.

  • Glenn Alteen

  • Ellen Ramsey

  • Cate Rimmer

    Cate Rimmer, 1961, is a curator from Calgary, Alberta. She was the founding Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery, Director of Truck Gallery and was a Curator in Residence at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal. Rimmer has published reviews, articles and catalogue texts. She received a diploma in Curatorial Studies from Emily Carr and graduated with a MLitt (with distinction) in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.


Grunt Or Artspeak

June 5–June 29, 1987

Curated by Glenn Alteen, Ellen Ramsey and Cate Rimmer

3 Gallery show curated by respective curators and presented at Charles H. Scott Gallery
Review: Vanguard Sept/Oct ’87, by Colleen Fee

Grunt Or Artspeak, an exhibition featuring a selection of work representing three local alternative galleries, Grunt, Or and Artspeak, will be at the Charles H. Scott Gallery from June 5 through 28, 1987. The opening reception will be from 8-10p, Friday evening, June 5, and a reading by members of Artspak/Kootenay School of Writing (K.S.W.) will take place in the Scott Gallery at 3pm Saturday, June 13.

The guest curators, Glenn Alteen, Ellen Ramsey and Cate Rimmer have included works by sixteen ‘young’ artists. Representing the Grunt will be: Dav MacNab, Gary Ouimet, Bill Rennie, Garry Ross and Hillary Wood; the Or: Daniel Congdon, Sheila Hall, Catherine Jones and Warren Murfitt; and Artspeak: Lorna Brown, Laura Lamb, Doug Munday, Reid Shier, and Nancy Shaw, Deanna Ferguson and Kathryn MacLeod.

The exhibition will transfert the ‘character’ of these alternative galleries, stiguating them in a more central locations with a much broader audience than they normally reach.

For the large part, the Artists in Grunt Or Artspeak share a similar academic background having received training from either an art college or university, Their work however, varies greatly in both subject matter and presentation ranging from video and photo-textual work to assemblage and painting.