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KMA » Exhibits

Ground Control

April 22, 2016 to August 20, 2016

Ground Control

The KMA presents Ground Control, an exhibition exploring skateboard culture with a focus on Kamloops. Along with an array of historical skateboards, boards from pros that have emerged from Kamloops, skateboard films, photos and video footage of local skateboarders, this exhibition highlights some of the issues that shape this activity which, more often than not, is embraced as a lifestyle more than a hobby.

As they consider values and principles like authenticity, rebellion, safety, masculinity and creativity visitors will be able to get a sense from major players in the local scene how skateboarding has evolved in Kamloops, how Mac Island Park came to be and contribute suggestions for developing the Park further.

The KMA holds a mirror to Kamloops. Our holdings are the spark and the evidence of our shared history and fuels our vision of preserving the past to make sense of the present and move imaginatively into the future. Ground Control represents a step toward connecting Kamloops youth to Kamloops culture. This interactive display, encouraging visitors submissions and participation is one step for us in making it clear that we're all culture-makers, and culture matters here.

The KMA is proud to serve the City of Kamloops community and we look forward to seeing you in the galleries.

Thank you from the KMA team!

Kamloops Museum & Archives
207 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2E7
ph 250-828-3576
fx 250-828-3760

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