Jon Sasaki’s performance
We first need a boat for the rising tide to lift us
Sunday, July 28, from 4:00 - 6:30pm
Join us at Garry Point Park for the performance of We first need a boat for the rising tide to lift us. Standing in the Fraser River delta, Waist-deep in water and equipped with rudimentary materials, basic hand tools, and negligible skills, Sasaki will attempt to build a functioning boat that would allow him to extricate himself and paddle to shore. As boat building in the water presents far more challenges than boat building on dry land, there is a strong possibility the performance will end in failure. Documentation and ephemera from the performance will be presented at Richmond Art Gallery as an exhibition this fall. The performance would not be possible without the generous support to the artist from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Annie Koyama.
Multilingual Tours in English, Mandarin or Cantonese
Rita McKeough: dig as deep as the darkness
Sunday, Oct 20, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Learn more about the current exhibitions on display in the gallery. Drop-in for a free informal guided tour in English, Cantonese or Mandarin. No registration required, just drop into the gallery located within the Richmond Cultural Centre.
Richmond Nikkei Stories
Sunday, September 29, 10:00 am-12:00 pm OR 1:00-3:00 pm
During Culture Days weekend, the Richmond Public Art Program, Richmond Art Gallery and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site invite you to experience an engaging bus tour of Japanese Canadian stories, art and history in Richmond.
The tour begins with a visit to historical sites at Britannia Shipyards to learn about the history of the Murakami family, picture brides, canneries, boat building, gardens, and internment. Walk through Steveston to see public artworks dedicated to the memories of the Japanese men and women who lived and worked in Steveston village, including a visit to the newest public art project – the Steveston Nikkei Memorial. Complete the tour to view artworks at the Richmond Art Gallery by artists Cindy Mochizuki and Jon Sasaki who explore Japanese mythology and Japanese-Canadian culture in contemporary times.
The tours are free, however registration is required due to limited seating on the bus.Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Meet at the pick-up/drop-off point outside the Richmond Cultural Centre building entrance at 7700 Minoru Gate. Wheel Chair accessible (maximum 2).
How to Register
Enter the barcode listed below for the time you wish to attend at the link, Register Now
Barcode 2749891 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm tour
Barcode 2749890 – 1:00-3:00 pm tour
Cindy Mochizuki & Makiko Hara
Saturday, October 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Makiko Hara, a Vancouver-based curator from Tokyo has worked with Mochizuki on many projects in the past. Together they will discuss Mochizuki’s latest project and reflect on the themes explored in the current installation, Cave to Dream. The talk will be held in the Performance Hall located in the Richmond Cultural Centre. Free admission and no registration is required.
For more information about these and other Art Gallery Programs visit www.richmondartgallery.org or call Kathy Tycholis at 604-247-8300.