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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 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

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 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

– 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: December 17, 2019
End: December 17, 2019
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4
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