Anthea Cameron and Carol Demers

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6–8 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Sunday, April 14, 2–3 p.m. and Thursday, May 2, 6–8 p.m.
Mandarin tour: Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. 
Farsi Tour: Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. 

The Ferry Building Gallery is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition, Transformation & Adaptation, featuring the works of artists Carol Demers and Anthea Cameron. This captivating showcase presents a blend of nature-inspired artworks that reflect the profound connections both artists share with the environment.

Anthea Cameron's artistic journey spans over 18 years of working with clay, photography, drawing, and printmaking, intertwining her exploration of hand building, Raku firing, smoke firing, and mid-fire porcelain techniques with her deep-rooted appreciation for the coastal landscapes of Canada's West Coast. From her early years working on fish boats and tree-planting, to her extensive career in physiotherapy, Anthea's art reflects her intimate relationship with the natural world, capturing the essence of coastal beauty through various mediums. 

Similarly, Carol Demers draws inspiration from the temperate rainforests and rocky shores of the West Coast, translating her experiences into captivating clay and paint creations that reflect the delicate balance between fragility and strength found in nature. Through her meticulous coil-building process and expressive painting techniques, Carol invites viewers to contemplate the resilience of the natural world and their own place within it.

Artist Bios:

Anthea Cameron's artistic endeavors began in the 1960s with a focus on black and white photography at Humber College in Toronto. Over the years, she expanded her repertoire to include clay work, printmaking, and drawing, drawing inspiration from the rugged coastlines and lush forests of British Columbia. Anthea's multidisciplinary approach to art reflects her lifelong dedication to exploring the intersection of nature, creativity, and personal growth.

Carol Demers' artistic journey is rooted in her upbringing in a military family, where regular relocations fostered a deep appreciation for the natural world. With a background in science and physiotherapy, Carol's transition to studio art at Capilano University marked a pivotal moment in her creative evolution. Her ceramics practice, focused on smoke-fired vessels, and mixed-media abstract paintings reflect her ongoing exploration of nature's complexities and her own artistic voice.


This exhibition is generously sponsored by British Pacific Properties.



Additional support has been provided from the West Vancouver Foundation Community Grant as part of Sustain, a series of community-engaged exhibitions and programs focusing on sustainable practices and countering climate change anxiety.