Opening reception for Shift: a solo exhibition by Rilla Marshall

Join us at The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation for a gallery reception of Shift, a solo exhibition by artist Rilla Marshall.

Drop by anytime between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 13th at the campus gallery overlooking Saint Peters Bay, PE C0A 2A0. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

This exhibition is on view from March 15th – June 15th, 2023.

About the Exhibition

Shift is a series of hand-woven artworks by artist Rilla Marshall, which explores the continual process of erosion, from its shifting sediment and shifting shorelines, to our shifting approaches towards shoreline protection and erosion mitigation. The artworks in this exhibition pull visual cues from the data that monitors these changes. Based on an archive of drone footage and data recorded by the UPEI Climate Lab ranging from 2018 – 2022, Shift highlights alterations to shorelines in the wake of changing climate patterns by interpreting coastal geographies through the woven grid. During the weaving process, Marshall uses weft inlay to “color in” areas with pattern to emphasize coastal areas of absence where erosion has occurred, while her use of color and texture captures the transition, overlap, repetition and movement existing in the liminal spaces where the sea meets the shore.

Rilla Marshall graduated from NSCAD University in 2004 with a BFA in Textiles. Marshall’s woven artwork has been exhibited in group and solo shows in PEI, NS, Alberta, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. She works in her home studio in a century-old school house in Belfast, Epetwitk/ PEI Canada.

Shift was curated by Alexis Bulman, with support by The Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, ClimateSense, The UPEI Climate Lab and this town is small.


-The gallery is wheelchair accessible. There are no raised steps between rooms, there are multiple accessible bathroom stalls, wide corridors and doorways, 2 designated parking spaces, ramp access from the parking lot to the curb & automatic door buttons
-Service animals are welcome
-The exhibition is free
-The gallery has chairs for resting

Please e-mail Alexis Bulman with any inquiries or requests surrounding accessibility:

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