Emma Metcalfe Hurst

Collecting the Collector & Processing the Process: A Two-Part Exhibition of the bpNichol Fonds

Posted by in Archives, Books, Collection, Curatorial, School, Writing

Co-curated by Emma Metcalfe Hurst and Donald Shipton, Collecting the Collector & Processing the Process is a student-curated exhibition that explores avant-garde Canadian poet bp Nichol’s practice as both a collector and creator. On the third floor of SFU’s W.A.C. Bennett Library, materials from Nichol’s various collections are on display. This includes a selection of his robots, a menagerie of “H”‘s, selections from his Dick Tracy comics collection, alongside his other playful projects found in the archives. On display on the seventh floor, at the entrance to SFU’s Rare Books…read more


Indigenous Literatures Zine

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Collaborative zine made by Emma Metcalfe Hurst, Mandy Choie, Charlotte Leonard, and Natalie Hawryshkewich, with contributions from ARST 585: Information Practice and Protocol in Support of Indigenous Initiatives peers. The zine features selections of Indigenous literatures (including poetry, memoir, graphic novel, and children’s literature) shared by students over a Canvas classroom discussion thread throughout a semester of remote learning due to COVID-19. As a group, we sought out permissions from each contributor to publish these recommendations, applying protocols and methodologies of consent and collaboration discussed in class. Furthermore, we saw…read more


READ Books & Charles H. Scott Gallery

Posted by in Books, Contemporary art, Curatorial, Gallery, Writing

2016 – Book and Gallery Monitor, READ Books  Shelved and organized books. Assisted customers with finding books. Acted as a docent for the gallery exhibitions. Facilitated book purchases. Created book displays and generated descriptions. Uploaded and managed inventory on internal database system. 2013 – Public Programs Assistant, Charles H. Scott Gallery (now the Libby Leshgold Gallery) at Emily Carr University of Art & Design  Generated, edited, and distributed promotional materials for gallery exhibitions and public programming. Provided assistance for public events. Performed website updates and maintenance.


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