OCT 1, 2016 12pm – 3pm Contemporary Art Gallery - Off Site location in Chinatown - 544 Main Street FREE | No registration required For Big Draw, we are excited to invite people to become urban cartographers and contribute to a large scale collaborative map considering local shops, restaurants, urban farms and our interconnected relationships/experiences to them. This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.
Australian artist Keg de Souza continues work towards a public project exploring food culture as a metaphor for urban displacement. Over the past eighteen months de Souza has been conducting research in Vancouver hosting a series of public participatory events experimenting with tactics of engagement. From September 4th to October 31st, Keg de Souza will be working from a temporary studio in Chinatown. From this location she will be conducting an exploratory food mapping project of the Strathcona neighbourhood.
The CAG is hosting this workshop at an off-site project location on 544 Main Street. The entrance is on Keefer Street on the East side of the street. The workshop on the second floor of the building which is up a flight of stairs.
The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art as it is practiced locally through to internationally. It aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse programmes through free access and a profile that is international in scope.
The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. We deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year, provide an extensive range of learning and public programs for adults, families and children, offer a series of residencies for Canadian and international artists directly contributing to the local scene, and publish insightful catalogues that create a lasting legacy of exhibited work. We do this while offering all of our programs free of charge through an admission by donation policy. We believe that access to, enjoyment of and engagement with contemporary art and the surrounding debates should be available and open to all.
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