Irene’s Place: An Inquiry Into Legacy and Change in White Rock

This exhibition is asks what it means to leave behind a legacy – whether in one’s family, community, or the world. It explores the human need for leaving something behind for those who come after us.

It is an inquiry into the reasons we battle with the natural and inevitable forces of change, decay, and transformation that follow us all, as closely as our own shadow.

This inquiry follows the story of Irene Maccaud. Irene lived in White Rock from 1950 until her death in 1978, and tried numerous ways to leave behind a lasting legacy, something to live on forever, and past her time. While some of her antics seem far-fetched, this exhibition asks the visitor to explore a number of very human questions, through her eyes.

  • Why do we leave legacies?
  • Who gets to decide what can be left behind as a legacy?
  • Why do we fear change, and hang on to the past?

Perhaps most importantly, what do these questions bring to bear on the rapid change and transformation we are experiencing in the City of White Rock in today’s global world?

We invite you into the home of Irene Maccaud to see what she has to say on the subject, and share your own views on change and legacy too.

Read more here.

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May 17, 2018 - Oct 8, 2018


Kate Petrusa