Join RBCM@Outside host Liz Crocker and John Adams, historian and owner of Discover the Past, for a virtual walk around Emily Carr’s Victoria neighbourhood. We’ll start at national historic site Carr House where artist Emily Carr was born and grew up. At Carr House we’ll meet site manager Kate Kerr for a quick chat about the significance of the house in Emily’s life. Next, we’ll head around the corner to Emily’s House of All Sorts where she painted and ran an apartment house. After a short walk, we’ll finish up in front of a former nursing home (now the James Bay Inn) where Emily was a patient at the time of her death in March 1945.
City of Victoria's Poet Laureate, John Barton's latest project Wherein She Dwelt: Emily Carr's Neighbourhood. The work features John reading from his book West of Darkness to mark the 149th anniversary of Emily Carr's birth on December 13th. Watch the video to see photos of Emily's life in the house and in the other houses nearby, where she also lived.