People / Gerry Gilbert

Writer, artist, filmmaker. Gerry Gilbert was born in 1936. He studied at the University of British Columbia (1954-1956). Subsequently, he lived in Montréal and Europe. He founded British Columbia Monthly (1972), a writing anthology magazine and was also a co-founder of the Western Front (1973). With Glenn Lewis, Gilbert organized the first B.C. Art Race in 1974, a performance piece that entailed a foot race along Georgia Street with the artists “carrying their art on their backs” for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also hosted radiofreerainforest on CFRO Radio. Gilbert’s photographs and films have been included in exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Western Front, and the Contemporary Art Gallery. He was a prolific poet, with many volumes to his name, including White Lunch (1964), Phone Book (1966), I’m Getting Tired of Hallucinations (1976), So Long Song (1988), Year of the Rush (1994), and Moby Jane (2004). His video, performance, and photographic work have been collected on Gerry Gilbert/ the movie, a 12-hour videotape. Gerry Gilbert passed away in Vancouver in June 2009.

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  1. 01. Untitled Wall Poem from Concrete Poetry Catalogue
    Gerry Gilbert (Book)
  2. 02. artscanada/afloat (3 figures on beach - Kiyooka on the left)
    Gerry Gilbert and Roy Kiyooka (Photograph)
  3. 03. Through the Eyes of Tomorrow: Intermedia
    Werner Aellen, Gerry Gilbert, Helen Goodwin, Al Neil, and Dennis Vance (Film)
  4. 04. Gerry Gilbert using the Roneo Machine
    Michael de Courcy and Gerry Gilbert (Photograph)
  5. 05. Gerry Gilbert using the Roneo Machine
    Michael de Courcy and Gerry Gilbert (Photograph)
  6. 06. Gerry Gilbert using the Roneo Machine
    Michael de Courcy and Gerry Gilbert (Photograph)
  7. 07. Meeting at Intermedia on Beatty Street
    Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, Gary Lee-Nova, and Glenn Lewis (Photograph)
  8. 08. Meeting at Intermedia on Beatty Street
    James Barber, Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, Henry Rappaport, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  9. 09. Intermedia CBC television special
    Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, and Glenn Lewis (Photograph)
  10. 10. Intermedia CBC television special
    Michael de Courcy, Gathie Falk, Gerry Gilbert, Glenn Lewis, and Evelyn Roth (Photograph)
  11. 11. Intermedia meeting at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    Michael de Courcy, Gathie Falk, Gerry Gilbert, Glenn Lewis, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  12. 12. Intermedia meeting at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    Michael de Courcy, Gathie Falk, Gerry Gilbert, Glenn Lewis, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  13. 13. Intermedia meeting at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    Michael de Courcy, Gathie Falk, Gerry Gilbert, Glenn Lewis, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  14. 14. Floating Mushroom
    Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  15. 15. Floating Mushroom
    Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  16. 16. Floating Mushroom
    Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  17. 17. Meeting on 4th Avenue
    Judith Copithorne, Michael de Courcy, Maxine Gadd, Gerry Gilbert, Roy Kiyooka, Gary Lee-Nova, and Henry Rappaport (Photograph)
  18. 18. Meeting on 4th Avenue
    Michael de Courcy, Maxine Gadd, Gerry Gilbert, Roy Kiyooka, and Ed Varney (Photograph)
  19. 19. Geodesic Dome construction on the mudflats
    Michael de Courcy, Gerry Gilbert, Glenn Lewis, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  20. 20. Untitled Wall Poem from Concrete Poetry Catalogue
    Gerry Gilbert (Book)
  21. 21. Werner Aellen's initiation as Intermedia Director
    Werner Aellen and Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  22. 22. Gerry Gilbert using the Roneo Machine
    Michael de Courcy and Gerry Gilbert (Photograph)
  1. 23. Gerry Gilbert using the Roneo Machine
    Michael de Courcy and Gerry Gilbert (Photograph)
  2. 24. Gerry Gilbert using the Roneo Machine
    Michael de Courcy and Gerry Gilbert (Photograph)
  3. 25. Intermedia meeting at the Alcazar Pub
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  4. 26. Intermedia meeting at the Alcazar Pub
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  5. 27. Judith Schwarz performing "White Room"
    Michael de Courcy and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  6. 28. Judith Schwarz performing "White Room"
    Michael de Courcy and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  7. 29. Judith Schwarz performing "White Room"
    Michael de Courcy and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  8. 30. Intermedia meeting at the Vancouver Art Gallery
    Michael de Courcy, Maxine Gadd, Herb Gilbert, Glenn Lewis, and David Rimmer (Photograph)
  9. 31. The Al Neil Trio performing at the Magic Colonial Theater
    Bob "Box" Arnold, Michael de Courcy, Gary Lee-Nova, Gregg Simpson, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  10. 32. Dome Show meeting at Intermedia
    Judith Copithorne, Michael de Courcy, Maxine Gadd, Herb Gilbert, and Gordon Payne (Photograph)
  11. 33. Gerry Gilbert working on the Dome Show's Georgia Straight newspaper insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  12. 34. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  13. 35. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  14. 36. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  15. 37. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  16. 38. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  17. 39. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  18. 40. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  19. 41. Dome Show Georgia Straight insert
    Michael de Courcy and Herb Gilbert (Photograph)
  20. 42. Box Boxing Match
    Michael de Courcy, Herb Gilbert, and Vincent Trasov (Photograph)
  21. 43. Bazaar day at the Dome Show - Casting I Ching
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)