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Evelyn-Nodwell-_EVA0194An exhibition by anthropologist and award-winning photographer Evelyn Nodwell as she explores village and small town life in Guizhou Province during China’s growing urbanization.

Guizhou is among the least developed of China’s provinces. Many villages are still accessible only over rough, winding and narrow gravel roads; some are only accessible on foot. More than one-third of Guizhou’s towns and steep, green hills are populated by an ethnically diverse population of many indigenous ethnic minorities.

“We are the first foreigners ever to visit one village. They are so excited to have us. Water-buffalo fights, costumes and dancing.”
– Evelyn Nodwell Field Notes

After the fall harvest, villages stage festivals, a traditional time for courtship. Festival activities include water buffalo fights, bareback horse races, dancing, lusheng pipe playing and stalls of food, balloons and crafts.

Rice is an important crop. Fall festivals are often called Tasting New Rice Festivals. The dried rice stalks are important fodder for animals and are stacked in the fields in characteristic pointed dome shapes.

The beauty and spontaneity of these photographs were created in thanks to the welcoming openness and good nature of the Guizhou people.


Artist Bio

Evelyn Nodwell, an Anthropologist and Ph.D. graduate of UBC, attended the Alberta College of Art for two years before moving to Vancouver. She has taken photography workshops with masters such as Sharron Milstein, Nevada Weir and Sam Abell, as well as taken classes in Langara College’s Photography Program.

Evelyn had a one-month solo exhibit at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens, Vancouver; exhibited in the Art Museum of Guiyang in China as a member of an artists’ exchange group; and had an image in DarkroomGallery.com. She began 2015 with an exhibit in The Gallery at Highcroft throughout January; through The Ferry Building Gallery, has contracted a solo exhibit at the West Vancouver City Hall in May; and in April will be exhibiting at the Burnaby Art Gallery and Deer Lake Gallery along with British Columbian and visiting Chinese artists.

Evelyn has had prints in the Burnaby Art Gallery Sales and Rental division; and has had photos published in Canadian Geographic Magazine, The Province newspaper and Vancouver Coast and Mountains Tourism publications. She has given photography workshops and presentations, and judges for camera clubs. Her images regularly score in the top 2-10% in local competitions.

As an anthropologist and independent filmmaker, Evelyn Nodwell has worked in British Columbia and India. Based on her research in India, she produced two television documentaries in collaboration with Knowledge Network.


This exhibition runs from April 16 to May 31, 2015 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 2nd floor foyer exhibition gallery space.


This exhibition is in partnership with explorASIAN 2015 Festival, in celebration of Asian Heritage Month.

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SalonKanjinchoKanjinchô, or the The Subscription List, is a matsubamemono dance play based on the classic noh play Ataka, the story is about Yoshitsune and his retainer Benkei trying to pass the barrier in disguise. Kanjinchô is one of the most popular plays in the kabuki repertoire and is one of the “Kabuki Jûhachiban” – or great 18 plays of kabuki.

Tomoe Arts focuses on kabuki dance plays based on noh themes and stories. It began in November with a tale of a flesh-eating demoness and continues  in February to one of the greatest tales of duty and heroism, ending in April with the foolish drunken antics of two servants.

Tomoe Salon Series will be screening full videos of live performances from the Shôchiku’s Kabuki Meisakusen Series, which feature some of the greatest kabuki performers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The recordings have English language commentary, and after the performances, a discussion take place around the important story and performance elements.   Green tea will be served as well.


This salon takes place February 2, 7.00-9.00pm at the Chilcotin Room (Rm 256), I.K Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC.   The nearest parking to the Centre are the Rose Garden and North Parkades. Parking at UBC is $7 after 5pm. UBC Parking map.

Learn about program highlights in our Infographic.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC

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