2017 Refuge Cove: Moving with the Tide

The exhibition filled the main gallery and featured iconic paintings by Judith Williams, archival photographs, diaries, and videotaped conversations with some of the Cove residents.

First established in 1910, this hidden community, full of history and personality, lies just kilometres east of Squirrel Cove.  The exhibit depicted its life and times during the 1970s in seven iconic paintings by Judith M. Williams. Rare archival photographs, artifacts, stories and interviews took you from its beginnings as an up coast provisioning centre enclosed by float houses to a supply stop for boaters and a haven on the land for Cortes Island’s nearest neighbours. – Curated by Judith M. Williams

Special thanks to Curatorial Interns—Terri Storey, Monica Nawrocki, Laura Balducci, Laurel Bohart, Gordon Gram, Mercedes Grant, Sue John, and assistant Holger Schramm.

The exhibit was opened on Saturday, June 24, 2017, and closed in October 2018

Some pictures from the exhibit and from the Opening Celebration Day can be found on our Facebook Refuge Cove Album.

Dynamite Stories, by the exhibit curator, Judith M. Williams and Refuge Cove Coastal Kitchen, by Cathy Campbell, companion pieces to the exhibition, are for sale in the Museum shop.

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