Cameron Gallery


Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future: The Scrap Exchange and Lakewood in Partnership

Third Friday, December 16 in the Cameron Gallery

Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future explores the layered physical and personal histories of Durham’s Lakewood neighborhood and The Scrap Exchange.  As these two entities intertwine, we ask: how do neighborhoods change, and what effect do the people, businesses, and goals of the community have on this effort?  Using personal narratives collected from a wide range of voices as well as handmade “artifacts” (significant objects interpreted and re-created by Scrap Exchange artists), Unpacking... will examine the past, present, and future of this lively area.

The exhibit will showcase work completed by NC State School of Architecutre students in the Public Interest SEED program and is curated by Julia Gartrell, Katy Clune, and the Museum of Durham History.

 Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future will be on exhibit from December 16 through February 11. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 16 from 6-9 PM as part of Scrapiversary, the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration.  Scrapiversary  festivities include opening a 50 year old time capsule, speeches by community partners, as well as food and drink. Art making in the Make N Take Room is always free on Third Fridays. Scrapiversary is free and the public is warmly welcomed.


The Cameron Gallery is our in-house art gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists who are using reclaimed materials in their work.

Gallery openings feature complimentary beverages and snacks and free art-making in the Make-N-Take room. Openings are held on the third Friday of the month, from 6 to 9 pm, in conjunction with Downtown Durham’s Third Friday cultural activities.

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 2017 Shows

December 16-February 11, 2017: Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future: The Scrap Exchange and Lakewood in Partnership

February 17-March 11: A living exhibition by artist Aisha Sanders

March 17-April 8: Cameroonian artist Jean-Michel Dissake presents Mutations.

April 14-May 13: Friends and Family, our annual community show

May 19-June 10

June 16-July 8:

July 21-August 12:

August 18-September 9:

September 15-October 14:

October 20-November 11: Solo show featuring the work of sculptor Kelly Johnston

November 17-December 9:

December 15-January 13:


Would you like to submit an exhibition proposal for a show in the Cameron Gallery? Click here for our call for artists for the 2017 calendar year.

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This project was supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.


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