Welcome

 We are now closed for our 2016 Visitor Season.
We will be re-opening for our 2017 drop-in Visitor Season in May but the exact date is not yet set as we are to be a location for a very special upcoming film.
Beginning in late January and throughout the year we will do our best to be available for private viewings, group tours, school programmes, facilities rental, and special events.
For further information please contact us at
ecarr@shaw.ca or call 250-383-5843

Emily Carr House

“A week of my new year has gone already, apparently quite uneventfully. But who knows? A seed of something may have been sown and be turning over, preparing to root. I don’t suppose we know from moment to moment what trivial happenings is going to develop into something big or is just going to snuff right out. Maybe it is a sentence in a book or a statement by someone on the radio, or a true start, like a flight or a flower or a bird, the alive in us being caught up by the alive in the universe.” 
From the journals of Emily Carr. 

Emily Carr House and Garden, a National and Provincial Historic Site, are now in order and carefully tended for you to visit and learn more about this unique Canadian icon. Discover so much about this renowned artist, author and lover of Nature by touring the beautifully restored and appointed downstairs rooms. Delve deeply into her life and the impact of the legacy of inspiration that she has left for contemporary artists, writers, scholars and those who value social justice. Walking through the rooms of her childhood home you will gain a sense of the context of the times in which she lived but also come to appreciate how she was so remarkably ahead of her times.  A Post-Impressionist and Modernist painter , writer and thinker; a champion of
First Nations’ culture and Indigenous Peoples, Emily Carr was a true visionary.
Throughout the season we will be hosting contemporary art exhibitions, literary readings and social justice forums as an homage to Carr’s legacy- look for details under Events.
By special arrangement and depending upon availability, we also have a unique and insightful programme presented by professional actress Karen Lenz called “Carry On” which introduces visitors to the spiritual and profound dimension of Emily Carr. After touring the house we encourage you to sit awhile in the side garden or on the covered verandah and partake of a complimentary refreshment in order to fully savour your experience before heading on. Our gift shop is well stocked with all of Emily’s beautifully vivid writings, including her Governor award winning book, Klee Wyck. We also, have a fine selection of  her poster and print images.

For more information, please, contact:
Jan Ross, Curator (250) 383-5843.
For those wanted more details on Emily Carr, her home, her family and her images:
“Emily Carr: At Home and At Work.”

 

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