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Join artist Derya Akay, Hayat Shabo and her daughter Carmen Aldakhlallah of Tayybeh as they explore Syrian cuisine

RSVP your ticket here: https://www.picatic.com/event14912617773169

Please note tickets are very limited.

Hayat Shabo, a chef originating from Damascus, and her daughter Carmen Aldakhlallah will discuss traditional Syrian dishes while demonstrating how to prepare kibbeh, minced meat, onion and bulgur balls.

All participants are welcome to try their hand at making kibbeh under Hayat’s guidance. Over the afternoon there will be opportunities to taste a range of Syrian recipes and share stories about food traditions.

This event is presented in collaboration with Tayybeh, a nascent organisation that aims to support Syrian women in Vancouver by organising community-based dining experiences. By showcasing beautiful and authentic dishes from their hometowns in Syria, the women of Tayybeh have access to an income and financial independence. Working together, they build connections with other women and interact with the communities they live in. All while doing something they love: cooking.

The word “tayybeh” in Arabic is the feminine construction that means “kind”, and in the colloquial Levantine dialect means “delicious.”

The Contemporary Art Gallery welcomes Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay as the CAG Burrard Marina Field House resident this spring. Expanding on recent projects, Akay is collaborating with women elders from a range of cultural backgrounds to explore and share local and diasporic culinary traditions through a series of workshops and meals. This convivial partaking of food is a gateway to oral history, which Akay understands as both storytelling and the sensations and memories summoned through communal eating.

About the Burrard Marina Field House
Throughout 2017 CAG is hosting a series of artists-in-residence, each working toward participatory projects to be realised throughout 2017–2019. The Field House Studio is an off-site artist residency space and community hub organised by CAG. This program moves beyond conventional exhibition making, echoing the founding origins of the gallery where artists were offered support toward the production of new work while reaching out to communities and offering new ways for individuals to encounter, participate and connect with art and artists.

The Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, along with many private and individual donors. Please visit our website for a full list of supporters. For further details about the program, all forthcoming residencies and associated events visit our website at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca and the Field House blog at www.burrardmarinafieldhouse.blog

For 2016–2019 we acknowledge the generous support of the Field House Studio Residency Program by the Vancouver Foundation

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Derya Akay and Tayybeh explore Syrian cuisine


Curator tour
Saturday, April 22, 3pm
Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition Song of the Open Road.

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Curatorial tour with Kimberly Phillips


On the last Saturday of each month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to our current exhibitions.

Saturday, May 27, 12-3pm
Through the Window
Inspired by the work of Niamh O’Malley’s Glass House, take photographs through a variety of textured windows to create different light, colour and texture effects.

We acknowledge the generous support of the Peter Szeto Investment Group for our Family Day program.

Presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more details visit: www.artstarts.com/weekend

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Family Art Day | Through the Window


Free Family Days at the CAG
On the last Saturday of each month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to our current exhibitions.

Saturday, April 29, 12-3pm
Moving Images
Inspired by Kelly Jazvac’s work create an installation by cutting and arranging strips of colourful vinyl.

We acknowledge the generous support of the Peter Szeto Investment Group for our Family Day program.

For more details regarding these and all public programs at the Contemporary Art Gallery visit the events page at
www.contemporaryartgallery.ca

Presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more details visit: www.artstarts.com/weekend

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Family Art Day | Moving Images


Guadalupe Martinez
Sunday, April 9, 3pm
Join local artist Guadalupe Martinez for a tour of the current exhibitions in Spanish.

Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. We also encourage visits from primary and secondary schools, ESL groups, university and college students and community groups. For more information or to book a guided visit for your group, contact learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or telephone 604 681 2700.

 

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Guadalupe Martinez | Tour in Spanish


First Thursday every month with Maddy Tranter
April 6, May 4 and June 1, 12.15–12.45pm
Join CAG Visitor Coordinator Maddy Tranter for a midday tour of current exhibitions.

 

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Lunch time tours


Assistant Curator, Jas Lally 0ffers an evening behind the scenes guided tour of the current exhibition, ‘Song of the Open Road’.

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Jas Lally | Curatorial behind the scenes tour


Last Sunday of every month with Jocelyn Statia
April 30 and May 28, 3pm
Join CAG Visitor Coordinator, Jocelyn Statia for a tour of the current exhibitions.

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Jocelyn Statia | Sunday afternoon tour of the exhibitions


Nigel Prince
Saturday, June 17, 3pm
Join CAG Director, Nigel Prince for a guided tour of the exhibition Song of the Open Road on its closing weekend.

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Curatorial tour with Nigel Prince


Kay Slater
Sunday, May 7, 3pm
Join artist Kay Slater for a guided tour of the exhibitions in French.

 

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Kay Slater | Tour in French


Tommy Ting

Sunday, April 23, 3pm
Join artist Tommy Ting for a tour of the current exhibitions in Mandarin.

Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. We also encourage visits from primary and secondary schools, ESL groups, university and college students and community groups. For more information or to book a guided visit for your group, contact learning@contemporaryartgallery.ca or telephone 604 681 2700.

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Tommy Ting | Tour in Mandarin


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