Lenore Herb (1947-2010) AKA Doreen Gray, was an artist, activist and provocateur in Vancouver’s art and environmentalist communities. She was a videographer, photographer, writer, curator, arts administrator, social and environmental activist, and an archivist (notably for bill bissett).
Lenore was directly involved with blewointmentpress (1960s +), Pacific Cinema (1970s-1980s) and Metro Media (1979-1985), as well as a participant in the Sound Gallery and Trips Festival, the Floating Free School, and Knowplace Free School. She worked to stop the Ashcroft/Cache Creek hazardous waste incinerator, was President of SPEC (the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation, 1990-1995), on the Board of Directors for the Recycling Council of British Columbia (1990-1994), and on the management committee of the British Columbia Environmental Network.
In addition to Saphira and Taliesin, VIVO would like to thank all Lenore’s friends who have worked so hard to ensure the legacy of this important collection, including Michelle Normoyle, Diane Keenlyside, Dennis Mills, Jaime Clay, and many others. We would also like to thank those who have been helping the CDMLA Committee catalogue the archive: Elysia Bourne (videos); Alexandra Bischoff (Metro Media documents and timeline); Stéphane Bernard (posters and collection cataloguing).