Oppenheimer Park Art Workshop Series

Oppenheimer Park Art Workshop Series
Mondays / 3pm – 5pm / August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

This August, join Kat & Indigo at Oppenheimer park for a variety of art activities relating to community care and exploring what ‘opening up means to you’. For each workshop, attendees are encouraged to bring their curiosities forward to co-create an art making theme. Works created during this workshop series may be submitted to the upcoming 15th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show running September 5th – October 7th. Art materials will be provided free of charge.

Attendees and artists alike are encouraged to submit works to the 15th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show. Deadline for submissions is September 2nd. In efforts to minimize barriers, submissions are not reviewed by a jury and artists are invited to drop by Gallery Gachet during open hours Tuesday – Saturday / 12pm – 6pm to submit their work. Participating artists will receive an artist fee of $125 at the end of the exhibition. Additionally, artists have the option of listing their work for public sale during the exhibition.

*Please note that the last workshop on Monday, August 29th takes place at Gallery Gachet / 9 W Hastings St / 3pm – 5pm

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Prison Justice Day 2022 – August 10 / Wednesday / 6pm – 8pm

Prison Justice Day 2022
August 10 / Wednesday / 6pm – 8pm

*reposted from @defund604network *
JOIN US ON AUGUST 10th FOR PRISON JUSTICE DAY #PJD 2022!
August 10 is Prison Justice Day. The memorial event is being organized on the occupied, unceded, and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Coast Salish Nations. Opening protocol & territorial acknowledgment will be done by T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss.
PJD is organized in the spirit of solidarity with all communities impacted by incarceration. Speakers will include people with lived & living experiences of incarceration.

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Locked Up: The Soul Speaks Out

Locked Up: The Soul Speaks Out
July 23 – August 19 / Tuesday – Saturday / 12pm – 6pm

Guided by Indigenous Elders and the immense talent & creativity of people in prison, the UBC Art & Justice team distributed art kits to people in prison at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists and storytellers were invited to share their voice and vision with us in this upcoming exhibition. There was an overwhelming response from artists and storytellers eager to share their work. Please join us at Gallery Gachet to witness and celebrate the talent of these artists!

Action, Reciprocity, Transformation (ART) & Justice is an Indigenous guided and arts-based initiative intended to support the holistic health and wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in prison during COVID-19 and beyond. Launched at the onset of COVID-19 by researchers based in the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, in partnership with the Correctional Service of Canada, Pacific Region, the project aims to support social inclusion, empowerment and community building during the immense social isolation and increased mental health harms being experienced by people in prison during the pandemic.

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Rainbow Formula

Rainbow Formula / Jujube Jacinto

June 18 – July 20 / Tue – Sat / 12 – 6 

Opening: Friday, June 17 / 6 – 8

Gallery Gachet is pleased to present Rainbow Formula, a solo exhibition by Jujube Jacinto.

Jujube is a person of mixed Asian ancestry who has faced difficult and traumatic experiences and circumstances that are rooted in society’s stigma towards people who live with mental illness and racial prejudice. Yet, despite Jujube’s struggles, she carries a feeling of dizzying playfulness, curiosity and hope in the world, all of which is physically embodied in Jujube’s art practice. Rainbow Formula is filled with vivid characters and colourful creatures who find themselves entangled in kaleidoscopic environments that illustrate Jujube’s mind-scape and perception of the world.

 

Rainbow Formula is a direct testament to Jujube’s strengths as a creative in a time of so much risk and uncertainty, and it reflects Gachet’s mandate of supporting marginalized artists by creating a space for them to showcase their works without constraint. The exhibition will be available for the public every Monday to Saturday from 12 pm – 6 pm at Gallery Gachet at 9 W Hastings St. There will also be an opening event for the exhibition on Friday, June 17th from 6 pm – 8 pm – all members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

About the Artist / Jujube Jacinto

I am Jujube Jacinto! I am a self-taught visual artist based in Vancouver, B.C. My solo art show is called Rainbow Formula, which has a plethora of colourful, surreal and fantastical works. My zany, vivid characters and creatures seem to emanate a sense of playful innocence and creative imagination. My illustrations depict a visual presence that is by nature wildly coloured, intricately detailed and happily absurd. I enjoy stretching my mind in ways that are almost dreamlike.

I identify as a person of mixed Asian Heritage, who has undergone difficulties of traumatic experiences. That is why I grew more engaged with the pursuit of art. I create art within the themes of everything (all things) and anything (any one thing) … and truly this concept is the reason I call my show Rainbow Formula.

It also happens to be the month of Pride/LGBTQIA2S+ and I warmly welcome diversity and inclusivity, especially to those who might be excluded or marginalized. As someone touched with mental and physical health conditions, I especially want to inspire others in this community on a deeper level. Art can provide a sense of solace, pleasure, therapy, and safety, and therefore is a worthwhile, often exciting, passionate, and healing endeavour.

I found out that the name ‘Jujube’ stems from a type of fruit that is native to Southeast Asia. It has been used to treat conditions like insomnia and anxiety. Despite any struggles that I may have, I truly feel that my love for creating art has never diminished; it continues to bring profound joy to me and inspires others in a direct and transfixed way.

My solo exhibition features a visual display of works that reflect the strength it took for one artist like myself to create a space in an art gallery, like Gallery Gachet, that is magical and otherworldly.

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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.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5553942203

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ELBO

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 justiceforjared.org.
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