Anthony Meza-Wilson – Volunteer and Facility Manager



Anthony is an educator, anti-oppression nerd, self-taught artist, and occasional puppeteer. Much of his work has focused on facilitating member-run organizations such as democratic schools, youth-run centres, and cooperatives. He has organized with radical mad folks such as the Icarus Project and the Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective. Anthony moved to Vancouver Coast Salish Territory from Michigan, 1836-ceded Odawa and Ojibway territory in 2009 to pursue a Master’s degree in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia, which he earned in the summer of 2012. He greatly enjoys eating wild raspberries, has a tendency toward long wanders, and is a cat person.


Cecily Nicholson – Finance Administrator

cecily - pictureCecily Nicholson (MA, Kroc Institute, University
of Notre Dame) has worked in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood since 2000. Eleven of those years were with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. She is experienced in project and crisis management. Her work with and of communities impacted by poverty and stigma spans two decades. Her work as a poet, both creative and social, is often in collaboration with artists and spaces for education. She is an appointed member of the Emily Carr Research Ethics Board and the author of Triage (Talonbooks, 2011) and From the Poplars (Talonbooks, 2014), winner of the Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.

Kendra Place – Programming

Kendra Place is a writer and artist. She has written essays, reviews, and parallel texts for C MagazineFuse, Artspeak, and Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts. Her artwork, based in photography, video, performance, and writing, has been presented at NGTVSPC, Plug In ICA, Gallery 111, aceartinc, La Maison Rouge, Le Musée international des arts modestes, and the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Her research has been supported by arts residencies with Public Preparation and Est-Nord-Est, as well as grants from the arts councils of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canada. Kendra studied histories of art and architecture and critical theory in formal and informal contexts. As one-third of the Free Associates collective, she completed a two-year curatorial mentorship program with MAWA, a feminist art centre in Winnipeg, Treaty 1. She has worked with artist-run centres, community groups, and collectives as a coordinator, volunteer, organizer, curator, editor, and assistant.


Sylwia Kisynska – Communications and Design

Sylwia_staffSylwia is a graphic designer with a passion for photography and fine art. She developed her knowledge of art in Fine Art High School through to completing her Masters in Art History. Sylwia moved to Canada from Poland in 2006. She graduated from Design Essential program offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2011. This program taught her how to use her background in Fine Arts to create various design solutions. Sylwia has been working at Gallery Gachet as a communications and design assistant since 2011.

  • About Gallery Gachet

    Gallery Gachet is a unique artist-run centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gachet is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space built to empower participants as artists, administrators and curators.


  • Donate

    Gallery Gachet is a non-profit artist run centre located in the Downtown Eastside.
    Your support will help us extend the range and quality of our programs.

  • Accessibility Info

    Front door - 32" width
    No steps

    Door - 35" width
    Toilet clearance:
    8'' left side
    29'' front
    Support bars on left and behind toilet

    Click here to see our full accesibility audit.

  • Subscribe to our e-newsletter

    Want to subscribe to Gallery Gachet's monthly e-newsletters and receive monthly updates, opportunities, and promotions?

    You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of our monthly newsletters.

    * indicates required
    Provide consent to recieve gachet enews

    View previous campaigns.