Rusting hulks are covered with blackberry vines in Rust in Peace: Island Junkyards of the 1970s.

Junky exhibit to open at Campbell River Museum

Junk as works of art that have become integrated into the surrounding landscape

A new temporary exhibit opening Friday, Jan. 23 at the Museum at Campbell River is sure to interest car buffs and junkyard enthusiasts alike.

The exhibit is entitled Rust in Peace: Island Junkyards of the 1970s, a photographic retrospective, and has been curated by photographer Rick James. James’ images in black and white declare its subjects as works of art that have become integrated into the surrounding landscape. Many of the vehicles are entirely overgrown with vegetation and look as if they have truly found their last resting place.

James has also included pictures of visual artist Ken Gerberick’s forest installation of abandoned pieces that he began assembling in 1970, and which is an ongoing project.

Along with James’ collection, there will also be photos of the breakwater at Oyster Bay taken when the derelict ships that comprised the breakwater were still visible.

Take in this one of a kind exhibit at the museum, 470 Island Highway, which is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m.

And don’t forget, Tracks ‘N Trains will be up over the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25. For further information, contact the Museum at 250-287-3103.