The Blue Cabin Project


The Blue Cabin Project: A Talk with Artist Jeremy Borsos
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

The Blue Cabin, the former home of artists Al Neil and Carole Itter, inhabited the western boundary of Cates Park since 1932. In 2015, after the redevelopment of the adjacent property, the cabin was moved into storage as the planning for its new life as an artist residency got underway. The cabin speaks to the histories of the foreshore, such as those of squatters and maritime industry as well as cultural production by artists like Tom Burrows, Neil and Itter, and writers like Malcolm Lowry. When finished, the Blue Cabin will provide a place for these hidden histories to reside. In June the cabin was moved to the sheep pasture in Maplewood Farm, where it is undergoing remediation by artists Jeremy and Sus Borsos, who are preparing it for its new life as The Blue Cabin Floating Artists’ Residency.

Artist Jeremy Borsos will give a short presentation on their experience with the Blue Cabin remediation – from taking the cabin apart board by board, to their discovery of a series of 1927 cultural posters hidden under its floorboards. The talk will touch upon the cabin’s broader history and its significance to the area. It will be followed by a short Q&A period. Please join us!

Jeremy Borsos is a graduate of Emily Carr School of Art, and also attended the Art Students League in New York. His practice is multidisciplinary and includes writing, photography, installation, painting, and video. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Together, Sus and Jeremy Borsos have developed a meta-historical use of salvaged architecture, constructing multiple dwellings and ancillary structures. They live and work on Mayne Island, British Columbia, and in Athens, Greece.

The Blue Cabin project is led by grunt gallery, along with Other Sights for Artists Projects, and Creative Cultural Collaborations (C3).