Exploring Vancouver with Sameer Farooq

As mentioned previously, I hosted artist Sameer Farooq in Vancouver for research towards an upcoming residency and public project in 2015. Beyond making entrancing documentaries, Farooq also has a shared artistic practice with long time collaborator, Dutch artist Mirjam Linschooten. the CAG has invited the duo to develop a Vancouver-specific project. With Linschooten already in… Read more »

Sameer Farooq | The Silk Road of Pop

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of hosting artist/filmmaker/designer Sameer Farooq at the Burrard Civic Marina Field House for research in anticipation of a future residency in 2015. On September 9th we presented his captivating documentary, The Silk Road of Pop (2013) at Burrard Marina common room. Shot in the Xinjiang province of China,… Read more »

Hello from Chloe: New Blogger, New Exhibition Opens!

As well as the opening of the CAG’s new exhibition: Jürgen Partenheimer, The Archive – The Raven Diaries comes a new voice for the gallery’s blog! Hello there I’m Chloe and though I’m new to you, I am not new to the gallery. In fact I’ve been here since 2012, when I first nervously stumbled through… Read more »

Lindsay Lachance Signing Off!

All good things must come to an end- and this marks the end of my summer position as Learning and Public Programmes Assistant. I’m honoured and so grateful to have spent the past four months at the Contemporary Art Gallery learning from, and working with, a multitude of talented artists, curators and programmers! I loved… Read more »

Summer Intensive Performance is Approaching!

The CAG’s Summer Intensive program is approaching its end… which means we have their performance to look forward to! The participants and the mentors have been working bi-weekly over the past ten weeks to conceptualize, theorize and choreograph  a  multi-disciplinary performance event entitled, 600 Campbell! The performance of 600 Campbell will take place on September 10th  2014… Read more »

Communicating Creativity: My CAG Experience

This summer I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to intern at the Contemporary Art Gallery as the Communications Assistant. This was my first internship in the industry, so I did not really know what to expect, but it ended up being an incredibly insightful and motivating experience for me. If you are… Read more »

Indigenous Acts: Art and Activism Proposal Sharing

After an amazing week of talking, sharing, conceptualizing and relationship building- the Indigenous Acts Gathering has come to an end. On Friday, August 8th we hosted the participants at the Contemporary Art Gallery for a chance to share and exchange experiences, and potential “next steps” from their week together. Vancouver-based curators, directors and artists were… Read more »

Mapping Food in Vancouver with Keg de Souza

The Contemporary Art Gallery is hosting Australian artist Keg de Souza as an up-coming Burrard Civic Marina Artist in Residence in 2015. I have been lucky enough to spend the last few days with Keg as she begins to conceptualize her upcoming residency. Keg’s most recent works explore ideas surrounding space, place and food. These… Read more »

Marcella Munro, Art is a Gift

That’s me with a little bit of a smirk bidding last year at the annual Contemporary Art Gallery auction. I’m pretty sure that smirk was a paddle-lifting induced buzz. It’s a natural high — nerve wracking, exhilarating, nauseating, and exciting, all at once, especially when there’s something that really speaks to you. Auctions are fun,… Read more »

Hello from Olivia de Fleuriot!

As the new Development Assistant for the Contemporary Art Gallery’s 26th Annual Gala & Auction, I am so excited to be a part of the CAG’s team and to connect with the CAG’s surrounding community. My name is Olivia de Fleuriot de la Coliniere – I usually shorten my last name to de Fleuriot to… Read more »

National Aboriginal Day 2014 Celebration

The Contemporary Art Gallery is excitingly awaiting this year’s National Aboriginal Day events! On June 21st Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Canada gather to acknowledge and celebrate the histories, knowledges and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Trout Lake National Aboriginal Day Organizing Committee explains: Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is… Read more »

Brendan Fernandes Talks the Talk and Talks About the Dancer’s Walk

Last week I attended my first artist talk as the CAG’s Learning and Public Program assistant. New York and Toronto- based artist Brendan Fernandes is currently in Vancouver for a two month residency at the CAG Burrard Marina Field House Studio. While in residence Fernandes will be developing a new solo dance piece, co-mentoring a… Read more »