Exhibition Symposium & Opening Reception
Home Made Home: Germaine Koh
Saturday, June 16
2:00 - 6:00 pm Symposium: Resistance Begins at Home
In conjunction with the exhibition Germaine Koh: Home Made Home, the gallery will present an afternoon of discussion highlighting creative approaches to housing alternatives and ways cities may develop in the future. Please join us for the free event to learn and share information on small space living with local artists, planners, historians and activists. The symposium will begin at 2:00 pm and includes the following three sessions.
Saturday, June 16, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Vancouver artist Germaine Koh contributes to the housing discourse through her exploration of small-scale dwelling as social sculpture in her new solo exhibition, Home Made Home opening on June 16th at 7:00 pm. An advocate of creative space design, accessibility, sustainability and self-sufficiency, Koh’s compact structures probe the complex housing issues relevant to the Lower Mainland. Koh's newest construction, Home Made Home: Lululiving is a 160 square foot micro-dwelling built on a flatbed trailer located outside the Art Gallery. The tiny home will be open to the public every Tuesday, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for the duration of the exhibition, June 17 - August 26.
Richmond World Festival
Different Ways – Digital Carnival 2018
Terrance Houle & Lisa Birke
Friday, August 31 & Saturday, September 1
Gallery Exhibition Viewing Hours
Friday & Saturday, 10:00am – 9:30pm
Artist Performances: Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, 4:00pm
In support of Cinevolution Media Arts Society’s 7th annual Digital Carnival and Richmond World Festival, Richmond Art Gallery hosts a special two day installation by artists Terrance Houle and Lisa Birke. The centrepiece of the festival, Different Ways is a collaborative work of artists Lisa Birke and Terrance Houle. The installation will invoke and reimagine first encounter between European settlers and Indigenous Peoples. The work takes form through live performances and media elements. Responding to the Carnival’s theme of AIR, Lisa and Terrance seek to make visible the ties of history by connecting with the spirits of the past, imaging a future that is inclusive of all our different ways.
Thursday, September 13, 7:00 - 9:00pm
In Suspended Silence: Xiaojing Yan
In her meditative installation, Ontario artist, Xiaojing Yan, navigates natural and cultural realms deeply grounded in Chinese philosophies, myths and folklore. Combining two bodies of work that draw from traditional Chinese ink wash painting and Western portrait sculpture, In Suspended Silence is bound together by Yan’s poetic explorations into the meaning of spirituality and the transformation of self. Yan re-imagines these ancient visual languages through a contemporary lens and the personal experience of her earlier life in China and immigrating to Canada. The artist will be in attendance and will give a brief tour at 6:00pm.
To My Unborn Child: Wen-Li Chen
Curated by Centre A, International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Taiwanese artist Wen-Li Chen’s work considers personal identity and the future of Indigenous Taiwanese peoples in a social and geographic environment in constant flux. Curator, Tyler Russell will be in attendance and will give a brief tour at 6:00pm.
Discussion with Debra Sparrow and Keiko Honda
Weaving Our Way: What if our community stories were actually woven together?
Saturday, September 22, 2:00 - 4:00pm
In conjunction with the Galleria exhibition on the theme of "interculturalism” for the Weaving Our Way (WOW) project, we invite you to come and hear about what the indigenous artist-mentor and non-indigenous project leader experiences were like for artist Debra Sparrow and Keiko Honda, Ph.D., Executive Director of Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society. They will discuss their grassroots processes and the work they produced as part of a year-long public art project, to provide some insights to support artistic creations through weaving and cross-cultural empathy. The artist will also demonstrate Musqueam weaving and invite the public to try their hand at weaving.