Author Archives: Sylwia

Made Manifest – Mad Pride 2018

July 6th to July 28th Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th 6-9pm Mad Pride is an international movement created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, people labeled “mentally ill” — all that proudly reclaim the words mad & crazy, and those in solidarity with us.

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Now Hiring – Programming Coordinator

JOB POSTING: Programming Coordinator Gallery Gachet is seeking an organized and compassionate individual who will work collaboratively with the staff and Collective team to contribute to the delivery of cultural services and operations, by managing the exhibition and programming components of the gallery.

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Meet the Artist Tour

Friday, June 8th, 6:00pm Join us for a casual evening of art and conversation. Artists from the DTES Small Arts Grants Group Exhibition will be on hand to walk you through the exhibition. Artists will talk about their work and process as the tour moves through the gallery.

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DTES Small Arts Grants Exhibition

Exhibition Runs: May 18th – June 16th Exhibition Opening, Friday, May 18th 6-9pm Come down and applaud a selection of this year’s visual art recipients of the DTES Small Arts Grants Program!  

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Pandora’s Box

April 6th, 2018 – May 5th, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6th, 6-9pm Curated by d. June Conley, this exhibition takes as its starting point identical white styrofoam boxes with lids, that once housed the curator’s medicine. Eleven artists have been invited to work with these containers as they consider the myth of Pandora’s Box […]

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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.

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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. 

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Annual Submission | Process 2017/2018

Submit to Gallery Gachet! New Deadline – January 19th, 2018 Gallery Gachet is currently accepting proposals for our upcoming 2019 exhibition calendar.

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