The Exquisite Corpse - Collaborative Painting Project

The Upstairs Lounge - Quality Foods Parksville

371 Alberni Highway

Parksville, BC

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History & heritage


Visual arts

Youth & teens

The first, “Exquisite Corpse,” was a surrealist art game invented in Paris in 1925, in which a collection of images were collaboratively created. Each artist adds to a composition in sequence, only seeing a portion of the previous artist’s composition. The results are unique and full of visual surprises. The name Exquisite Corpse came from a version in which each contributor added a word without knowing the ones that came before, resulting in the bizarre phrase, “The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.” All paintings will be exhibited at the unveiling event and offered in a Silent Auction. Contributing Artists and the Public will see the works for the very first time together at the unveiling event. All contributing Artists will find out who their collaborative team members were at the unveiling event. Guest judges will select the winning collaborative team. Expect Visual SURPRISES! The Silent Auction will continue online from October 2nd thru October 5th.

Sat 02 Oct
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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This event is free.

Organized by

Oceanside Community Culture Days

The Oceanside Community Culture Days, “Exquisite Corpse Event”, is presented by the Oceanside Community Arts Council & The McMillan Arts Centre under the direction of Jennifer Bate, Executive Director of the M.A.C. and Lead Artist & B.C. Culture Days Task Force Member, Pattiann Withapea.

This event is part of a hub:

Oceanside Community Culture Days Events

The McMillan Arts Centre & The Oceanside Community Arts Council Parksville, BC

Throughout B.C. Culture Days the Oceanside Community has an exciting lineup of four events that we have carefully curated to involve something that will appeal to all community members, from our kids to our seniors, and everyone in between....


371 Alberni Highway

Parksville, BC

This is the new Quality Foods location on the corner of Despard Avenue & the Island Highway.

Event Contact

Pattiann Withapea




This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.