Artist. Marian Penner Bancroft was born in 1947. She studied art and science at the University of British Columbia (1965-1967), photography and painting at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) (1967-1969), and photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University (now Ryerson University) (1970-1971). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in public and corporate collections across Canada. She has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University ) (1980), Simon Fraser University (1984), and Emily Carr University of Art + Design (1981-present), where she is currently an Associate Professor in the faculty of Visual Arts and Material Practices (photography). Bancroft’s photographic work (which periodically includes text, sculpture, sound, and drawing) explores both cultural and family histories, and their overlaps with the uses and representations of landscape.
Discrete project sites documenting the work of specific artists and collectives in detail.
Essays and conversation providing a context for exploring the Project Sites and Archives.
Video interviews conducted between December 2008 and May 2009 reflecting on Vancouver’s art scene in the sixties.