Writer. Maxine Gadd moved to Canada from England as a child in 1947. A “red-diaper baby,” her parent’s instilled in Gadd at an early age a keen sense of social justice. She began publishing poetry in independent magazines in the 1960s. bill bissett’s blewointment press published Gadd’s first full-length book of poetry, guns of the west (1967). She went on to release approximately 14 collections of varying length, both independently and through publishing houses such as Coach House, New Star Books, and Air Press. An important survey of her work exists in the recent publications, Back up to Babylon: Poems, 1972-1987 (2006) and Subway Under Byzantium: Poems, 1988-1996 (2008), both released by New Star Books. Her work is noted for its engagement with both contemporary art discourse and an activist sense of community. She lives and works in Vancouver.
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.