Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

Expressive Arts

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: June 25, 2018 1:00 pm
End: June 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Made Manifest – Mad Pride 2018

Made Manifest
Mad Pride 2018
July 6th to July 28th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th 6-9pm

Looks like what drives me crazy
Don’t have no effect on you–
But I’m gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.
~Langston Hughes

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.

This year artists and allies in our neighbourhood have come together to collaborate on poetics, design posters, banners and signs, in support of Mad Pride 2018.

The creation of such collaborative, ephemeral and portable works is a long-standing tradition of many an uprising, a beloved staple of political actions throughout history. Serving as a bridge between the personal and the political, signs and banners can be manifestations of inner struggles externalized and made public.

The artwork in this exhibition proclaims reclamation and offers an opportunity to reimagine or relinquish systems that continue to harm. Made Manifest is a site of safekeeping for the living words and expressions entrusted to it, for the moment; until it’s time for them to spill out through the gallery’s doors and into the busy street.

Parade and Cabaret
Saturday, July 14th
5pm Parade – Route Starts at Gallery Gachet – 9 W Hastings
6pm Doors – Cabaret at Lost and Found Cafe – 33 W Hastings

We are harnessing amazing feats of madness in an evening of celebration as part of International Mad Pride Day. Beginning with a parade led by the fabulous Carnival Band and culminating with an evening of entertainment. You are invited to join the revelry. We’ll travel down Hastings to the Carnegie and back again before arriving at the Lost and Found Cafe where we’ll keep the party going with our Annual Mad Pride Cabaret.

Words Unconcealed: Poetry Reading
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

An evening of poetry by Gallery Gachet community members.

We respectfully acknowledge that the work of Gallery Gachet takes place on the traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’il’wətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).

Start: July 6, 2018
End: July 28, 2018
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: July 9, 2018 1:00 pm
End: July 9, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
Google Map
9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Parade and Cabaret

Parade and Cabaret
Saturday, July 14th
5pm Parade – Route Starts at Gallery Gachet – 9 W Hastings
6pm Doors – Cabaret at Lost and Found Cafe – 33 W Hastings

We are harnessing amazing feats of madness in an evening of celebration as part of International Mad Pride Day. Beginning with a parade led by the fabulous Carnival Band and culminating with an evening of entertainment. You are invited to join the revelry. We’ll travel down Hastings to the Carnegie and back again before arriving at the Lost and Found Cafe where we’ll keep the party going with our Annual Mad Pride Cabaret.

 

Start: July 14, 2018 5:00 pm
End: July 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Lost and Found Cafe
Phone: V6B 1G4
Address:
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33 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: July 16, 2018 1:00 pm
End: July 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
Google Map
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 17, 2018 3:00 pm
End: July 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: July 23, 2018 1:00 pm
End: July 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
Google Map
9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Words Unconcealed: Poetry Reading

Words Unconcealed: Poetry Reading
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

An evening of poetry by Gallery Gachet community members.

Start: July 26, 2018 6:30 pm
End: July 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
Google Map
9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: July 30, 2018 1:00 pm
End: July 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
Google Map
9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

11th Annual Oppenheimer Park Exhibition

September 7th – October 20, 2018
11th Annual Oppenheimer Park Exhibition
The 11th Annual Oppenheimer Park Art Show features artwork from Oppenheimer Park artists, a resolute community of people upholding a vision of the Downtown Eastside as a place for art, education, recreation, health and healing.

image ©Martin Tessler, courtesy of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers inc.

Start: September 7, 2018 5:00 pm
End: October 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4
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