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File consists two folders containing festival pamphlets, press release, correspondence, receipts, exhibition comment book, newspaper articles, photographs, invitations, and ephemera. Edge of Pop by Constance Perkins featured 25 works of painting and sculpture from California. The show featured Op, Ob, satiric, symbolic, and other types of painting; of polychrome, motionless and kinetic sculpture, and miscellaneous things related to Pop. Bagged Place was an ‘environment’ created by Iain Baxter of the Fine Arts Department at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery, on the occasion of the Sixth Festival of Contemporary Arts at UBC. This work was produced with the cooperation of Ian Wallace, Tom Burrows, Murray Farr, Dallas Selman, and Gerry Walker. Both exhibitions were part of the Sixth Festival of Contemporary Art at UBC, and were shown at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery February 1 to 16, 1966. Other programs presented during the Festival included: a performance by Merce Cunningham and His Dance Group (Carolyn Brown, Sandra Neels, Barbara Lloyd, Valda Setterfield, Albert Reid, Peter Saul, Gus Solomons Jr.) with John Cage and David Tudor; musical performances by Barbara Pentland, the Byron Pope Quintet, Les Puces Jazz Trio, and Jon Hendricks with the Flip Nunez Quartet; short films by Ed Eshiller, Storm de Hirsch, Breer, Marie Meken, Stan Brakhage, Jean Genet, Naomi Levine, Sam Perry, and Kenneth Anger; poetry readings by Robert Duncan, James Reid, Robin Blaser, and Pierre Coupey; performance of an original play by David Watmough; a play-reading workshop with Robert Duncan; a concert of compositions for tape and projection by Martin Subotnick, Ramon Sender, and Anthony Martin; a lecture demonstration on electronic music by Vladimir Ussachevsky; and a presentation by Arthur Erickson on architectural design.

Physical Description

Physical Extent
4 cm of textual records and graphic material
Material Type
Textual record, Graphic material

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