The Foreshore: Session 1

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Events, Talk | No Comments
The Foreshore: Session 1

Stephen Collis, Genevieve Robertson and Jay White will talk about their ongoing shared investigation into the actual physical places the existing and proposed gas, oil and fuel transmission sites along the local shoreline (from Woodfibre Liquid Fracked Gas at Squamish to the Westshore Coal export terminal in Tswassen). It is a project that integrates their practices as poet, artists and activists.

Kimberly Phillips will talk about Access Gallery’s current traveling artist residency, Twenty-Three Days at Sea, particularly questions it provokes about definitions of emergence, risk, and the role of the artist as “witness.”

The Larwill Park Site Inagural Project

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Inaugural Project, Larwill Park, Projects | No Comments

The Larwill Park site holds a unique place in the history of Vancouver. Distinguished first as a cricket and lacrosse pitch by early sportsmen, the lot hosted countless demonstrations, jubilees and celebrations, visits from colonial royalty, military exercises, goats, a chain gang, riots and fairs. This platform for celebration and for protest is now the proposed site of the new Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Foreshore

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Projects, the foreshore | No Comments

The Foreshore is a year-long collaboration between Access Gallery and Other Sights’ for Artist Projects inspired by the deep influence of the waterways on our cities and societies on the West Coast.

OVOIDISM

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Larwill Park, Ovoidism, Projects | No Comments

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a renowned Vancouver-based artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent. For the Larwill Park site, he has conceived a group of sculptures that mark the site with brilliantly coloured ovoid forms.