Neighbourhood Sketchbook Project

Exhibition runs: March 9th – 24th, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, March 9, 6:00-9:00 PM

Neighbourhood Sketchbook Project features hand-bound and art-filled sketchbooks from members of ten Downtown Eastside organizations. Each sketchbook tells a story of the person who created it—the pages resonating with the joy, wisdom, and resilience of these artists and of their community. More »

Documentary Screening of “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA”

Thursday, February, 22nd, 2018

Vancouver’s MPA (Mental Patients Association) was formed in 1970-71 as a grassroots response to deinstitutionalization and tragic gaps in community mental health. Inverting traditional mental health hierarchies, the group had former patients and allies in charge. MPA provided homes, work, and a sense of belonging and self-determination to ex-patients.  More »

HomeGround Festival 2018

February 7th, 8th and 9th

This year for the Homeground Gallery Gachet has teamed up with WePress and artist, Jeska Slaterm, to create a project called Starblanket Medicine Mural: Visions for our Community. Festival goers are invited to contribute a diamond piece to a collective Starblanket by drawing or writing their hopes for our neighbourhood. The individual diamonds are to represent the idea that every person has a place in our larger and connected community. Each diamond will be installed as part of an art mural that will be installed at the front entrance of the Carnegie Community Centre. More »

MAD CITY: Legacies of MPA

Exhibition runs until February 25th, 2018

The MPA (Mental Patients Association) was founded in 1971 as a grassroots response to deinstitutionalization and to a crisis in community mental health. Led by former patients and allies, the group initiated many successful social, housing, and employment projects, and in the process challenged the power of psychiatry. MPA left behind its radical roots to become an important service provider, however the story of its early years endures. More »

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