Art Gallery Closed for Renovations
The art gallery will be closed the month of January for a small renovation with the re-opening on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00pm for the Adad Hannah Catalogue Launch, and on February 15 for the next exhibition opening of Labour's trace: Karin Jones and Amy Malbeuf. Watch the website for updates and details.
Adad Hannah The Decameron Retold
Thursday, February 6, 6:00-8:00pm
The public is invited to join in the celebration at the Richmond Gallery for launch of Adad Hannah:The Decameron Retold, a 142-page full colour catalogue of the exhibition by the same name held at RAG from February 10 to April 20, 2019. The publication includes contributions by Nan Capogna (Curator, Richmond Art Gallery); Evan Lee (Visual artist, Vancouver); Jennifer Fisher (Professor of Art and Curatorial Studies, York University) and Jim Drobnick (Associate Professor, OCAD); and Erin Silver (Assistant professor UBC – The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory). Adad Hannah will introduce a time-lapse video documenting the month-long project working with over 50 volunteers in the making of The Decameron Retold.
Books will be available for purchase during the event.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Karin Jones and Amy Malbeuf: Labour's trace
Saturday, February 15, 2:00-4:00pm
Artist Talk & Tour, 1:00-2:00pm
Labour’s trace a new exhibition by Karin Jones an interdisciplinary artist of African-Nova Scotian heritage and Amy Malbeuf a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Jones and Malbeuf are makers of objects, transforming and subverting traditional and contemporary materials and processes through their investigations of cultural identity and historical narratives. Working with a disparate assembly of metal, leather, hominy, beads, tarpaulins, or animal and human hair, their objects are contemplations on labour — reflecting ideas connected to livelihood and histories of colonization. The artists will both be in attendance.
Celebrate BC Family Day
RAG at the Children's Arts Festival
Monday, February 17, 10:00am-4:00pm
Drop by the Art Gallery on Family Day and participate in the Richmond Children’s Arts Festival. We are offering family-friendly tours of the current exhibition and hands-on art making activities throughout the day. You and your family can learn about the show to gain inspiration for creating your own art project. Experiment with beading and stitching; art supplies and some instruction will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend however children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free with General Admission ($5.00) to the Richmond Children’s Arts Festival.
For tickets and details on other events happening throughout the Richmond Cultural Centre during BC Family Day, visit Richmond Children’s Arts Festival.