Curator, Presentation House Gallery, and Book Editor
Michèle Smith is assistant curator and project editor at Presentation House Gallery, and also directs DIM Cinema, the monthly series of moving image and experimental film at The Cinematheque. She previously worked at Tate Modern and the Natural History Museum, London. Her own work has been exhibited and screened in Canada and abroad.
Michael Clague (C.M.) from 1996 to 2005 Michael was director of a City of Vancouver facility, the Carnegie Community Centre. It was during this period that he learned about the power of the arts for building community, and community arts activity became the focal point of his tenure at Carnegie. Michael’s first experience in printing and publishing was in launching “The Saturday News” (Canada’s Smallest Newspaper) on a gelatin pad in his Vancouver neighbourhood in 1950 (1 cent a copy – same for ads). Currently Michael is Past President of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver and is supporting the development of the Community Arts Fund whose first priority is the Downtown Eastside. Michael was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2008.