Publication Studio Vancouver Residency

Publication Studio Vancouver (PSV), part of an international network of on-demand and by-hand book publishers and binders, is dedicated to the formation of publics through the act of publication. Their focus is driven by the believe that a book is more than a simple vessel for information. Rather it is, to quote PSV founders and… Read more »

Wolfgang Weileder Residency

On October 11, 2018, German artist Wolfgang Weileder gave a talk at the Roundhouse Community and Recreation Centre as a means to introduce his work to local audiences at the beginning of a longer term residency period that will unfold over the next two years. He gave an overview of his practice including large-scale temporary… Read more »

Maddie Leach Residency

From August 13 to 30, 2018, we continued the ongoing residency at the Burrard Marina Field House with New Zealand artist Maddie Leach. Her proposal is centred on the histories, meaning and locations of the Simon Fraser monument in New Westminster and has evolved over successive visits, research and meetings with various communities in this… Read more »

Derya Akay | Shabbat Dinner at the Jewish Museum

When I arrive at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC in the late afternoon, there are already two sesame spinkled, gleaming loaves of challah ready and the kitchen smells of roasting chicken and fragrant rice with a pop of lemon. Sara Ciacci, Leonor Etkin, Claire Hammer, Debbie Kafka and artist Derya Akay have been… Read more »

Derya Akay | Cooking with Maria Dyulgerova and Biliana Velkova

“Two eggs or three?” There’s a bit of debate amongst three generations of women as preparation of the banitza begins. A mixture of leeks, yogurt, feta cheese and eggs is combined and spread onto buttered sheets of filo pastry then rolled tightly like a cigar. Guests take turns rolling the filo—a delicate task that requires… Read more »

Derya Akay | Cooking with Hayat Shabo and Carmen Aldakhlallah

-For tabbouleh: -Not too much bulgur and keep it uncooked. Let it sit with the tomatoes and absorb their juices. -When you cut parsley, cut it very finely but only cut it once. I’m mentally noting all of the tips and tricks that Hayat Shabo and Carmen Aldakhlallah are sharing with us on a rainy… Read more »

Derya Akay | Cooking with Mohinder Sidhu

On one of the south walls of Moberly Arts Centre, fittingly only a few feet away from the entrance to the kitchen, hangs a portrait of Mohinder Sidhu. Turned towards the camera, her right arm is cut off by the edges of the frame but it is not hard to imagine the stove, the pot… Read more »

Mantı, Börek, Baklava | Cooking with Derya Akay

It’s been raining for days on end now, but late on Sunday afternoon, the sun appears and its light falls across the Field House. We’ve gathered for the beginning of Derya Akay’s project Mantı, Börek, Baklava and for this initial dinner, Akay is sharing southern Turkish recipes inherited from his grandmothers. This spring, we have… Read more »

Burrard Marina Field House | Throwback: Brendan Fernandes 2014

When Canadian artist Brendan Fernandes came to Vancouver for his two-month Burrard Marina Field House Residency in 2014, he began a new research trajectory that departed from his usual artistic and dance practice, exploring the gendered and queer body as it is shaped specifically in ballet. His interest in working with photographs and architectural supports… Read more »