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Publication Launch
Brent Wadden in conversation with Kimberly Phillips
Saturday, March 17, 4.30pm

Join us for the launch of our new publication, a companion to Wadden’s exhibition Two Scores, which includes commissioned texts by CAG Curator, Kimberly Phillips and Edinburgh-based art writer and critic, Maria Fusco.

At the launch, Kimberly Phillips will converse with Brent Wadden in the gallery, with drinks and a book signing to follow.

The publication will retail at $50, and is offered to CAG Members at a discounted rate of $40.



Brent Wadden Publication Launch

Exhibition tour in Mandarin with Katharine Meng-Yuan Yi
Sunday, March 11, 3pm

Join Katharine Meng-Yuan Yi for a tour of the current exhibitions in Mandarin.

欢迎您加入易梦原 (Katharine Yi) 对本次展览的免费普通话导览。


Exhibition Tour in Mandarin

The Foreshore | Land Language: Land Responsibilities
Coll Thrush with Kamala Todd
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 7 – 8.30pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre
1 Kingsway
Art Room

Creating home and a sense of place means building relationships. How well do we relate/give back/listen to the land and waters that are our home? Vancouver is so often seen as an international city belonging to no one/everyone. Its landscapes and narratives have been transformed and framed in ways that showcase the Anglo-colonial culture as the founders and caretakers of this coastal city. How are newcomers/settlers/guests/visitors complicit in this overwriting of Coast Salish people and their continuity on this land since time out of mind? How do the stories (re)emerge and remind us all that this is a place with ancient laws, relationships, histories, ancestors, cosmologies which are in fact the guiding frameworks for life on this Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish place? This is a conversation towards decolonizing the city, asking questions about learning the laws and expectations and responsibilities before we assume permission and right mindedness to “come ashore” and be good visitors.

Coll Thrush is Associate Professor of history at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches Indigenous, settler colonial and place-based histories. He is the author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place. He is also the co-editor of Phantom Past, Indigenous Presence: Native Ghosts in North American Culture and History (2011) and Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (2016). His current project, entitled Slaughter Town, focuses on landscape, trauma, and memory in his hometown of Auburn, Washington, formerly known as Slaughter.

Kamala Todd is a Metis-Cree community planner who makes films and writes about the stories and cultures layered within the Indigenous lands upon which she is a grateful guest. She has a Masters degree in Geography (UBC) and is the author of numerous documentary films and community arts projects. For six years she was the City of Vancouver’s Aboriginal Social Planner, and she continues to work with the City as an independent consultant to help build relationships within the context of (re)conciliation. She writes and directs for children’s television, including the Indigenous science series Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show and the Cree language series Nehiyawetan, both on APTN. Todd lives with her partner and two sons on the Sunshine Coast.


Talk | The Foreshore | Land Language: Land Responsibilities

Curatorial Tour | Kimberly Phillips
Saturday, March 3, 3pm

Join CAG Curator, Kimberly Phillips for a guided tour of the current exhibitions:

Brent Wadden: Two Scores
Lyse Lemieux: FULL FRONTAL

On until March 25.


Curatorial Tour | Kimberly Phillips

Thursday lunch hour tours with Julia Lamare
Thursday, March 1, 12.30-1pm

Join CAG Visitor Coordinator Julia Lamare for a lunch hour tour of the current exhibitions.


Thursday Lunch Time Tours | Julia Lamare

Open Access: Practicing Accessibility Together
Thursday March 1, 5.30-7pm
Lord Strathcona Elementary School
, 592 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1V3
Classroom 203

For the third part of A New Path to the Waterfall, artist and disability activist Carmen Papalia introduced Ms. Persoon’s grade 6/7 class at Lord Strathcona Elementary to Open Access; the model of five guiding principles for accessibility he produced in 2015. In a weekly program that included exercises ranging from running with eyes shut to staging a solidarity march for Open Access on school grounds, the group engaged in a dialogue about their subjective access needs leading toward a new model for mutual support.

Join them on March 1 as they share points in their process and reveal their collective statement for accessibility in the classroom!

This event is part of A New Path to the Waterfall, a new satellite gallery space within a Vancouver elementary school, re-shaping the ways in which we consider contemporary art, gallery spaces and public schools. Find out more at www.anewpathtothewaterfall.ca


Open Access: Practicing Accessibility Together