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You, Me & Us | Annual Collective Show

 

You, Me & Us
November 8 to December 20, 2019

Join us on Friday, November 8 from 6pm to 9pm for the opening reception of  You, Me & Us, an art exhibition presenting new work by the artists of Gallery Gachet. The artists will be present.

Gallery Gachet celebrates over two decades of collectivity in art and culture this year with You, Me & Us, on view from November 8 to December 20, 2019. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, installation, photography, text, comics, found objects, sound, and process-based work from 17 of the artists who run this valued community-based art centre.

The artworks presented contend with form and process and address themes of collectivity, intra- and interspecies relations, ecological consciousness, Indigenous kinship, memory, and mental health, as well as destigmatization and safe supply in the context of the opioid crisis, and art as a practice of survival. Many of the artists who connect with Gallery Gachet are self-taught or working differently than academic and institutional conventions. You, Me & Us is a title borrowed from the work of a Collective Member Karen Irving, whose oil painting parallels the similar relationships whales have themselves and others whales, resembling the relationships humans have with each other.

Artists: Sharon Burns, Stella Castell, Haisla Collins, Elizabeth Dodds, Edzy Edzed, Bernadine Fox, Karen Irving, Pierre Leichner, Quin Martins, Daniel Orduña, Heather Pelles, Chav Petkov, Bill Pope, Tom Quirk, Bruce Ray, Iven Simonetti, Zola Star

Located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Gallery Gachet has a mandate to support artists and present contemporary art exhibitions that contend with mental health and socio-political marginalization, while promoting art as a means for survival, cultural participation, and human rights.

For more information about Gallery Gachet exhibitions or public programs please contact programming@gachet.org or 604.687.2468

Start: November 8, 2019
End: December 21, 2019
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Gachet’s Bookshelf

Hours: October 22 – 26,  12pm – 6pm

Gallery Gachet Foyer, 9 W Hastings

Stop by the foyer of Gallery Gachet for the launch of Gachet’s Bookshelf. Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry, and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art, and creativity. During Vancouver Art Book Week, the zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations, and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive. Meanwhile in the main gallery, don’t miss the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show.

Start: October 22, 2019 12:00 pm
End: October 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Gachet’s Bookshelf

Launch: Saturday, October 19, 7pm – 9pm
Hours: October 22 – 26, 12pm – 6pm

Gallery Gachet Foyer, 9 W Hastings

Stop by the foyer of Gallery Gachet for the launch of Gachet’s Bookshelf. Researched and published by artists in the DTES, Gachet’s Bookshelf is an annotated bibliography in zine format compiling life writing, fiction, critical psy and dis/ability studies, poetry, and artist books on topics of madness, mental health, substance use, art, and creativity. During Vancouver Art Book Week, the zine will be adapted as an installation in Gallery Gachet’s foyer, including sound recordings and selected works available for reading and viewing. We welcome visitors to contribute titles, books, annotations, and illustrations to this community bibliography and archive. Meanwhile in the main gallery, don’t miss the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show.

Start: October 19, 2019 7:00 pm
End: October 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Volunteer Orientation Session

Volunteer Orientations/ information sessions take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm.

On these dates, Training Sessions will be held at 4:00pm following the orientation. Training Sessions are intended for all volunteers but especially those who may be interested in becoming a member of the Gallery Gachet Collective. Those who are interested in attending either the Volunteer Orientation and/or the Volunteer Training Sessions are encouraged to contact us at volunteer@gachet.org or at 604.687.2468.

 Our Volunteer Membership Program offers access to our facility and programs in exchange for volunteering with us. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for learning at all levels, including communication skills, exhibition coordination, learning about non-profit organization management, professional development skills for artists and arts administration skills. Volunteer Members and Collective Members find that through their experience with Gallery Gachet, they have an opportunity to increase their knowledge on many levels, transferring their new-found skills to other areas of their lives. Examples of some volunteer opportunities include:

– Gallery Hosting (this is central to our volunteer program) – Preparation of the gallery space, exhibitions and assistance with gallery openings
-Administrative support, assistance with publications and communications initiatives

Volunteers:
– attend workshops free of charge
– receive newsletters with information about exhibitions, workshops and other events
– are entitled to access our gallery and computer stations during open hours – are provided with access to supervised open studio times
– have the opportunity to join a committee and participate in the work of the Studio, Communications, Publications, New Media and Programming Committees

Start: October 15, 2019 3:00 pm
End: October 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Meet The Artists Tour

 

Meet the Artists: “Can we create the world?”
October 3, 6-8pm
Gallery Gachet, 9 W Hastings St

Join artists of the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show | The World as We Create It

Facilitated by exhibition curator Rudolf Penner, artists will discuss their practices and specific works and themes in the exhibition, asking “Can we create the world?” Everyone welcome. Snacks provided.

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show | The World As We Create It continues until October 26.

We acknowledge with gratitude that this event takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations.

Please contact programming@gachet.org for more information or accessibility needs.

Start: October 3, 2019 6:00 pm
End: October 3, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Hastings Folk Garden Mural

Hastings Folk Garden Mural
Co-presented by Hives for Humanity and Gallery Gachet

Ceremony: Tuesday, September 24, 2pm – 3pm, 117 E Hastings St

Please join us in the Hastings Folk Garden for the presentation of a new community mural. Artists of the DTES have painted panels along themes of nature, pollinators, and gardens. We will gather in the garden to celebrate the mural installation, honour the space, and hear from the artists. Snacks to follow.

©panels by Zola and Jacalyn Sharp

Start: September 24, 2019 2:00 pm
End: September 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Hastings Folk Garden
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117 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

The 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show
The World As We Create It

September 13 – October 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 2019 – 6pm-9pm

Opening Day Parade: Friday, September 13, 5pm
Join the parade with exhibiting artists and Carnegie Centre’s Artists-in-Residence, Amal Rana and Erv Newcombe. Meet outside Carnegie Centre, 401 Main St.

From September 13 to October 26, 2019, Oppenheimer Park and Gallery Gachet are pleased to present The World As We Create It. Exploring the theme of humans and the natural world, the exhibition showcases artwork from the Oppenheimer Park community, including paintings, drawings, print, sculpture, mosaic and mixed media works.

Oppenheimer Park has a rich and colourful history as a place of recreation, celebration, activism, resistance, culture, healing, community and belonging. It is also one of few green spaces in the Downtown Eastside and one of the oldest surviving parks in the city. This year’s exhibition reflects on our interactions with history, nature, place and space and how these narratives inform our worlds as we create them today. More than thirty artists’ diverse and nuanced interpretations will be featured in the show.

Many artworks will be available for sale. Proceeds from all sales will directly benefit the artists.

PROGRAMMING

Meet The Artist Tour: Thursday, October 3, 6pm-8pm
A casual evening of art and conversation at Gallery Gachet, 9 W Hastings.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on exhibitions and all public programs at Gallery Gachet contact the Programming Manager at 604-687-2468, programming@gachet.org or visit www.gachet.org

For more information on the 12th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, please contact Oppenheimer Park at 604-253-8830 or oppenheimer.park@vancouver.ca

 

ABOUT THE OPPENHEIMER PARK COMMUNITY ART SHOW

The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show began in 2008 in anticipation of the changes, challenges and loss in a pre-Olympic city. It presented an opportunity to recognize the existing neighbourhood and its residents who play important roles in creating community by drawing on their history despite challenges and struggles. Oppenheimer Park is often referred to as the “backyard” of the Downtown Eastside and is also one of the few inclusive spaces left for people who are homeless or living without adequate and safe housing. The Park hosts many programs, festivals and special events, celebrating the leadership of a resolute community who uphold a vision of the Park as a place for art, education, recreation, health, community and healing.

Oppenheimer Park is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Oppenheimer Park would like to give a special thanks to our funders, sponsors and partners.

Start: September 13, 2019 6:00 pm
End: October 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Gallery Closed

August 1st to September 12th

For the month of August Gallery Gachet will be closed. 
We will be open again on September 13th for the Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show. WePress Open Studio and other WePress programs will continue in the shared space.

Start: August 1, 2019
End: September 12, 2019
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Volunteer Orientation Session

Volunteer Orientations/ information sessions take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm.

On these dates, Training Sessions will be held at 4:00pm following the orientation. Training Sessions are intended for all volunteers but especially those who may be interested in becoming a member of the Gallery Gachet Collective. Those who are interested in attending either the Volunteer Orientation and/or the Volunteer Training Sessions are encouraged to contact us at volunteer@gachet.org or at 604.687.2468.

 Our Volunteer Membership Program offers access to our facility and programs in exchange for volunteering with us. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for learning at all levels, including communication skills, exhibition coordination, learning about non-profit organization management, professional development skills for artists and arts administration skills. Volunteer Members and Collective Members find that through their experience with Gallery Gachet, they have an opportunity to increase their knowledge on many levels, transferring their new-found skills to other areas of their lives. Examples of some volunteer opportunities include:

– Gallery Hosting (this is central to our volunteer program) – Preparation of the gallery space, exhibitions and assistance with gallery openings
-Administrative support, assistance with publications and communications initiatives

Volunteers:
– attend workshops free of charge
– receive newsletters with information about exhibitions, workshops and other events
– are entitled to access our gallery and computer stations during open hours – are provided with access to supervised open studio times
– have the opportunity to join a committee and participate in the work of the Studio, Communications, Publications, New Media and Programming Committees

Start: July 16, 2019 3:00 pm
End: July 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

a MaD Banquet

 

In celebration of International MaD PriDe Day Gallery Gachet welcomes you to
a MaD Banquet on Monday, July 15th, 2-4pm

Complementing Mad Honey, currently on exhibit at Gallery Gachet, we invite you to gather in the Chandelier Room of 312 Main St for ice tea, delectable snacks, performance art, entertainment, and a honey tasting hosted by Hives for Humanity.

Costumes encouraged. Everyone welcome.

Please RSVP to programming@gachet.org or 604-687-2468

Start: July 15, 2019 2:00 pm
End: July 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: the Chandelier Room
Address:
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312 Main St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6A2T2
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