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June 2016

Youth Curator Tour

June 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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In partnership with Directions Youth Services and Broadway Youth Resource Centre. Jonathan D. Katz, curator of QAF's visual art exhibition Drama Queer: Seducing social change, leads a tour of the exhibition for street-involved queer youth. A meal will be provided onsite after the tour by Directions Youth Services. Need help getting to the Roundhouse? Contact BYRC for transit tickets. Free of charge. No Registration required. This event is reserved for youth ages 15-24. If you are no longer a youth,…

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Curator Panel

June 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Renowned curator Jonathan D. Katz and curated artists lead audiences through Drama Queer: seducing social change.  Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online, or a $1-$5 slide scale at the door. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.

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Queering Selfies

June 24, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - June 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
WePress, 202-268 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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In partnership with WePress, Directions Youth Services and Broadway Youth Resource Centre. For queer youth, the defence of our identities is wrapped into survival. Self portraiture, a.k.a. Selfies, are a grounding mechanism and an easy route to self compassion and empowerment. This workshop encourages the mixing and blending of these two genres, drawing no difference between art history and contemporary visual media. Participants will walk away with works of art that combine text + imagery printed on an antique letterpress,…

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Salon

June 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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Salon with artists and Daily Xtra’s Robin Perelle. Bring your open minds and hearts to reflect on the curated exhibition. After years of swinging in and out of fashion, the art world's appreciation of art for social change may once again be on upswing. But queer artists have always known that art is a lubricant to change the world. In the past, queer artists have been blocked, blacklisted or simply gone unrecognized for their social-change-focused creations. Now, the rest of…

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February 2017

Bleeding Hearts and Artists

February 14 @ 8:00 pm

The year's most important fundraiser in support of the Queer Arts Festival Tickets: $35 Absentee Bidding is now open. Come party with the Queer Arts Festival on Tuesday February 14, 2017 for our winter fundraiser, Bleeding Hearts & Artists, graciously hosted by Bruce Munro Wright & Paul Wong at Bruce's beautiful home near Oak and Broadway. The address is provided when you purchase your ticket from Brown Paper Tickets. The soirée will feature performances by Frédérik Robert and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Cease Wyss,…

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June 2017

Art Party! Gala Opening Reception

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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Art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of our 2017 festival. Performance art curated by Stimson will take place on this night. ASL Interpretation: ASL interpretation has been booked for this event. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical Access Mapping…

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Curator Panel

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Curator Adrian Stimson discusses UnSettled with curated artists Dayna Danger, George Littlechild, John Powell, Michelle Sylliboy, and Vanessa Dion Fletcher. Community partner: Bill Reid Gallery ASL interpretation: ASL Interpretation has been booked for this event. Scent Reduced: This event is scent-reduced. Please help us keep this a welcome space for everyone and refrain from wearing scented products while attending QAF events. Mobility Accessibility: This event is fully wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for a full accessibility audit of the space by Radical…

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Art Salon

June 18 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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QAF Visual Art Preparator Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning leads a public salon with local artists and curator to discuss the themes of the visual art exhibition.

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Youth Curator Tour

June 19 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3
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with Broadway Youth Resource Centre & Directions Youth Services Curator tour of the visual art exhibition for the younger generations (ages 15-24). You are welcome to experience a guided tour with QAF 2017 visual art curator, Adrian Stimson. Come interact, ask questions about the UnSettled exhibition, stand-back or just observe contemporary art at the Queer Arts Festival. A big thank-you to Broadway Youth Resource Centre and to Directions Youth Services for being our good friends and community partners. Not a…

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Artist-Led Afternoon

June 25 @ 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Site-specific and culturally-focused teaching through storytelling from local media artist and ethnobotanist Cease Wyss. T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Skwxwu7mesh/Sto: Lo/ Hawaiian/Swiss Individual, who is a media artist with 25 years of experience, producing various formats of media art, as well as being a mentor in her field for close to 15 years. She is also an ethnobotanist, traditionally trained in this field by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means of sharing knowledge. Community…

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Our licensing requires all attendees at our evening shows to carry membership cards in the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are $5 / $2 (concession) online or at the QAF Box Office at the Roundhouse. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your card.