Bob Haverluck is a Manitoba artist-storyteller whose work has been exhibited in Chicago, Cape Town , Vancouver and the prairies. His numerous books on conflict and peacemaking include When God was Flesh and Wild: Stories in Defence of the Earth and the collaboration Take Heart: Encouragement for Earth’s Weary Lovers. Haverluck is a collaborating artist with water scientists under the umbrella of Global Water Futures at the University of Saskatchewan and a former resident artist at the Mennonite Heritage Gallery at CMU in Winnipeg.
Haverluck works with community groups using the arts, especially comedy to help engage issues of violence against the earth and her creatures. Recently, he was appointed as a Trudeau Foundation Mentor to aid emerging scholars to better use their work for purposes of social transformation.
Bob’s drawings have appeared in books of economics, psychology, social action and liberation theology and also in journals, including Harpers, New Statesman, This Magazine. From 2000-2007 Bob had a drawing column in ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies. Prior to that, he was an editorial cartoonist for Ploughshares Monitor and for Canadian Dimension. Haverluck also taught as a sessional lecturer in philosophy and religious studies at the University of Winnipeg. From 2001-2003, he served a two year period as as artist-in-residence at the University of Winnipeg.
Haverluck’s use of visual art, storytelling and poetry has been basic to his work in the community. In the last decade, these arts have been vehicles for his leading and facilitating several year long arts-based community projects attending to the watery animally earth. He has led conferences and workshops from Victoria B.C to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, and many have been co-led with Cree elder Stanley McKay under the banner of ‘Renewing Our Peace Treaty with the Earth’.
Books by Bob Haverluck