Beauty of Life In Psychosis

Beauty of Life In Psychosis 

May 13 – June 3 

Opening: Fri May 13 / 6 – 8

Beauty of Life In Psychosis, or BLIP, was a peer-run project that brought together young people who identified as experiencing psychosis or unusual perceptions/beliefs for a series of workshops to make and discuss art together. The exhibition features work by eight artists who developed and/or participated in the project: Shira Agam, Constantin Angst, Charlie Bailey, Rory Higgs, Heart (Ruth Kast), AnneLiao, Dina Majidi, and Blythe Parry.

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Community Panel Discussion: Art as a Means of Survival

Gallery Gachet welcomes you to attend a community panel discussion:

Art as a Means of Survival – The Importance of Storytelling in the DTES

Community Panelists:

Meenakshi Moore, Pierre Leichner and Leef Evans

Moderated by: Bernadine Fox

April 30 / 2 – 4

Gallery Gachet

9W Hastings

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Notice of AGM

Gallery Gachet’s 2020/21 AGM is on Tuesday, April 26th @ 6pm.

Please join us as we hear the report of the directors, review financial statements, and elect directors to the board.

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ELBO is an impressive survey of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Laurie Marshall, who signs his work under the moniker, ‘elbo’. Laurie’s dense pictorial fields  draw you in with textural complexity; layer upon layer, over and over, paint is built-up and scrapped back – heavily contoured subjects held together by interlacing daubed  marks. 

April 1 – 29  / Tues – Sat / 12 – 6

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Guerrilla Art


Guerrilla Art by Bruce Ray

Guerrilla Art is a public art poster project of provocative artwork and poems by Bruce Ray, a longstanding member of Gallery Gachet. Ray’s posters are socially and critically charged works that speak directly to political critique and issues around mental health, while the poster format emphasizes accessibility for viewing his artwork at street-level. The Guerrilla Art posters (a series of 8) can be found wheat-pasted to poles in the DTES, Mount Pleasant, and Commercial Drive neighbourhoods. Read More »

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Honour Their Names

Honour Their Names is an art-show and organizing space, planned to mark International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15). This event takes place on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. From March 15-19 the show will be exhibited at Gallery Gachet, alongside workshops & programming that honours Indigenous people shot and killed by the cops. / Justice for Jared is an Indigenous-led campaign bringing attention to the RCMP murder of Jared Lowndes, and the high rates of cops killing Indigenous folks across so-called Canada. This work is led by Jared’s mother Laura Holland, a Wet’suwet’en woman. On July 8, 2021, Laura’s eldest son, Jared Leigh Lowndes was murdered by the Campbell River RCMP. Following that horrific incident, Laura has taken to the streets and called for action every month, on the 8th, to recognize the injustice of Jared’s murder. She is standing up for Jared, and all Indigenous people killed by police across so-called Canada. You can find more info at
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Call for Board Members

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATION / Gallery Gachet is excited to announce a call for Board Members. We are a thriving, collaboratively run arts production, education and presentation space located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on the stolen, sacred, and ancestral homelands of the xwməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are a unionized workplace with a collective agreement covering our employees. We support participants as artists, educators and curators. Through artistic means we aim to demystify and challenge issues related to mental health and discrimination, in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice. We believe that the expression and practice of art and active participation in culture-building is a human right, and that art and culture are critical elements of a healthy society.  Read More »

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The 14th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show

Fire Hydrant by Tonia Jo Zinger

The year’s exhibition asks us to consider what makes a place. As one of the few green spaces in the DTES, and one of the oldest surviving parks in the city, Oppenheimer’s history, relational systems, and matter of being is complex; here there is a sense of resilience, activism, celebration, and community. 

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Spring Programs Addressing the War on Drugs

This Spring, Gallery Gachet’s programming addresses the personal, relational, and socio-political ramifications of the War on Drugs.

From April 1 – May 15, 2021, Things My Dad Taught Me, a photography series in three parts, is an art exhibition by Jackie Dives, whose practice is influenced by feminism and photojournalism.

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Covid-19 Protocols

The Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and the crisis of Safe Drug Supply. 

When visiting the neighbourhood carrying a Naloxone kit is a responsibility we strongly recommend.

Please wear a mask while in the streets, where physical distancing is not always possible.

There is a maximum of five (5) people in the gallery at a time (excluding staff).

Please do not enter the gallery if:

  • you have traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days
  • you have had contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19
  • you have any symptoms such as fever, chills, coughing, loss of taste or smell

Masks are mandatory while inside the gallery / if you don’t have your own mask, we will provide one.

Please use the hand sanitizer provided upon entering and upon leaving the gallery.

Please practice social distancing / minimum 2 meters between visitors.


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