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.
Discussion with Debra Sparrow and Keiko Honda
Weaving Our Way: What if our community stories were actually woven together?
Saturday, September 22, 2:00pm - 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.
Multilingual Film Screening & Discussion
Voices in the Clouds
Friday, October 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Richmond Art Gallery presents the BC premiere screening of Voices in the Clouds, an award-winning documentary of one man’s quest to understand his heritage. We begin with a free guided tour of the current exhibitions followed by the film screening and panel discussion. The panel discussion will be moderated by Vice President of Cinevolution Media Arts Society, Yun-Jou Chang and feature panelists; multidisciplinary artist from China, Gu Xiong and Centre A Curator, Godfre Leung. Please note that this program will be presented in both Mandarin and English.
Pa-pag-page Launch and Performances
Readings and Performances start at 7:00pm
Friday, November 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Presented in collaboration with Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, the Richmond Art Gallery hosts Pa-pag-page publication launch, with readings and performances from contributors Simon Grefiel, Stacey Ho, Christian Vistan, and Yu Su. Curated by Shizen Jambor. Free admission.
Richmond Art Gallery Association's Annual Fundraiser
Savour: High Tea and Auction
Saturday, Nov 17, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an afternoon high tea with performances, tasty snacks, handmade cocktails and a silent art auction representing the gallery’s past, present and future all to benefit the diverse programming of the Richmond Art Gallery. Dress to impress in your best high tea attire. For more information and to purchase tickets visit RAGA website at Savour
Pierre Vassura: New Work 1983 - 2018
Friday, November 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The first solo exhibition by Richmond-based artist Pierre Vassura. The exhibition offers an eclectic mix of sculptures, paintings and drawings highlighting his strong graphic style and vibrant use of colour, spanning more than 40 years of this prolific artists’ material practice. Please join us for the opening reception. Everyone is welcome to attend.