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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In Print: The 13th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Book

Cover art: TJ Felix, CRAB Park, 2020.

The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show — the tradition continues through the pandemic in the form of a book featuring the artwork and insight of 40 artists and community leaders connected to or displaced from Oppenheimer Park, the green space known as Lek’lekí, the Powell Street Grounds, Paureu gai, the backyard of the Downtown Eastside; the unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

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Fear and Care for the Fate of the World

December 20 – 22, 2020

land-based and online

Artists: Afuwa, BUSH Gallery, aly de la cruz yip, Chandra Melting Tallow, and Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng, Hari Alluri & Junie Désil

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HIVE ART with Hives for Humanity

Launching today! Hives for Humanity Community Collaboration and Fundraiser

Artists: Haisla Collins, Larissa Healey, Jessica Numminen, J Peachy, Jacqueline Quewezance, Jeska Slater, Martin and Shona Sparrow, Jacqueline West, Ilirijan Xhediku, Sandra Yuen Read More »

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Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Commitment to Anti-Racism

On behalf of the collective membership, board of directors, and staff of Gallery Gachet Society

13 July 2020

Gallery Gachet Society stands in solidarity with the international mass movement led by Black Lives Matter. We commit to the ongoing work of speaking and working against anti-Black racism and racism in all of its forms.

To read the full statement with resources, readings, and key terms, please visit this page.

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July 17 – August 21, 2020
online exhibition & poster series opening July 17

Artists: Afuwa, Tamara Bond, Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, Marissa Diamond, Mary Phyllis O’Toole

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Postponed: Jackie Dives | A Room for the Pain

April 17 – May 23 | Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition

Capture Photography Festival opens today with an excellent program, now reconceptualized. This year’s Festival includes A Room for the Pain, a solo exhibition by Jackie Dives at Gallery Gachet originally scheduled for April 17 to May 23 and now postponed. Read More »

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Gallery Gachet’s Response to COVID-19

Gallery Gachet is closed until further notice. One of the best ways we can show care at this time is to step back, to practice social distancing. We are following closely the advice of health authorities and planning creative ways to continue our programming and stay connected by other means. Please visit our website at for more information.

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Eli Howey | Passageways

February 28 – April 4, 2020
Including sculpture, printmaking, book arts, and community engagement, Passageways is a solo exhibition by Eli Howey based on a series of watercolour and gouache paintings of the same title. In the series, characters in shadowy environments interact with surrounding objects and flora. Read More »

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Manuel Axel Strain | Take As Needed

Interurban Art Gallery, 1 E Hastings | Saturday, February 8 | 3pm-5pm

A community conversation in association with Manuel Axel Strain’s Needed Medicine, currently on exhibit nearby at Gallery Gachet, 9 W Hastings

Free Event | Smudging will be offered | Refreshments will be provided at 3pm Read More »

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