Come by for free exhibition tours and free drop-in art making events for kids, families, friends… all are welcome and all ages are welcome!
Last Saturday of every month: Saturday, July 25, 12-3pm and Saturday August 29, 12-3pm. In partnership with ArtStarts on Saturdays.
Saturday, July 25, 12–3pm
Responding to Thomson’s ‘Time’ participants create their own iconic Time magazine covers using a variety of watercolours and collage materials.
Saturday, August 29, 12–3pm
Responding to Thomson’s ‘Crickets’ participants will collaborate to make their own animal sound symphonies.
On the last Saturday of every month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. This new initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more information visit: http://artstarts.com/weekend
Feedback Series: Murray Isman, Lucas Abela and Giorgio Magnanensi
Tuesday, July 28, 7pm
This feedback event will respond to ‘Crickets’ by Mungo Thomson. Bringing together three individuals from diverse backgrounds, participants will engage with these seemingly disparate experiences and knowledge to create new interpretations of Crickets. Murray Isman is a Professor of Applied Biology (Entomology/Toxicology) at the University of British Columbia; Lucas Abela a performance artist and Giorgio Magnanensi a composer, conductor, musician and artistic director of Vancouver New Music.MORE
Keg de Souza: Preservation
Saturday, August 1, 3pm-6pm & Sunday August 2, 11am–2pm
Burrard Marina Field House
1655 Whyte Avenue
Keg de Souza with special guests, Lori & Steve Snyder
Please note this is a two day event held at the Field House
Join CAG, Burrard Marina Field House artist-in-residence Keg de Souza for an urban foraging expedition culminating in jam making, experimental mapping and a discussion exploring local foods, cultural preservation and the continuing effects of colonization in contemporary Vancouver.
The event features two local guest collaborators working with de Souza. Lori Snyder is an Indigenous Herbalist specializing in urban foraging for wild, edible and medicinal plants and Steve Snyder harvests wild berries and has been a master jam maker for the last 15 years.
This two-day event begins with a special introductory talk led by Lori Snyder focussing on the native blackberry, the introduced blackberry and other native plants. Participants will then forage on the banks surrounding the Field House which are covered with wild Himalayan Blackberries – an invasive, “colonizing”, non-native species in Vancouver.
On the second day, local master jam maker, Steve Synder will be our special guest for the jam making session. While communally making jam, discussion will focus on the act of preserving these locally dominant berries, questioning whose culture is in fact preserved and how this can be linked to colonial narratives. This discussion will culminate in an experimental mapping of our dialogue.
The event will take place on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples.
Participants are encouraged to share their recipes; stories and knowledge with the group . Please bring your own jam jar and basket for collecting berries.
Please RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your place and for more details.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.MORE