Visual Art Curator: Laiwan

July 23 – August 9, 2014

QAF’s 2014 theme, Regenerations, is a defiant reframing of the Nazi term “Degenerate Art”, the moniker under which they banned work by the avant-garde, Jews, Communists and queers.

Tyrants throughout history have censored artists on the grounds that their work posed an imminent danger to society. QAF embraces the premise of art as dangerous, even revolutionary. For it is in the intimate act of sharing as artists and audiences we find meaning and transformation. And from that place of vulnerable connection, we find the strength and inspiration to change the world.


2014 Events

GenderFest Screenprinting Workshop

Learn to silk screen! Bring your own t-shirt, bag, fabric, etc to silk screen on. Children welcome!3:30pm-8:30pm$2-20 sliding scale per family Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews *satellite event in the West End (Yaletown) Submit a design by July 15th and have your design made into a silk...

QAF 2014: ReGenerations

QAF’s 2014 theme, ReGenerations, is a defiant reframing of the Nazi term “Degenerate Art,” the banner under which they banned artists who were avant-garde, Jewish, or queer, saying their work posed an imminent danger to society. QAF 2014 embraces the premise that art can be dangerous, even revolutionary. In the intimate act of...

Queering the International

Photo credit: ZANELE MUHOLI, South AfricaKatlego Mashiloane and Nosipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg 2007 ©Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Gallery hours 10:30am - 10pm weekdays; 10:30am - 4:30pm weekends QAF’s signature visual arts exhibition is curated this year by esteemed...

Pride in Art Community Visual Art Show

Image credit: Christina Cooke, Butch 2014  - 5  Wed Jul 23 - Sat Aug 9 | Gallery hours 10:30am - 10pm weekdays; 10:30am - 4:30pm weekends The Pride in Art Community Show is a Queer Arts Festival tradition. This longstanding event...

Seeking Protection is Not A Crime

Painted Stories from Self Identified LGBTQ2SI Migrants & Refugees. Co-produced with the Rainbow Refugee Committee and PeerNetBC. An intimate participatory painting workshop creating and claiming  space for queer refugees and migrants, sharing stories and building community through visual arts, facilitated by Mira Ghattas (Jordan)...

Cor Flammae

Photo credit: belle ancelle photography Cor Flammae [kor 'flam.maj] flaming heart Ignite your evening with the ravishing, soaring voices of Cor Flammae, Canada’s...

Colin Tilney Celebrates LXXX

Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Early Music Festival A giant among the first generation of musicians who brought the idea of historically informed performance to the...

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With community partner Genderfest (July 26) Ever seen a drunk puppet? Sex. Booze. Facebook. Carbs, Fess Up: what’s your guilty pleasure? Stunning stop motion animation, whimsical puppets,...

Self-Producing and Touring 101 with Sunny Drake

So you wanna tour the world with your art or performance? Step-by-step considerations for self-producing and touring independent performance, including being presented by venues, festivals or community groups, hiring venues and/or...

Clean Sheets

Co-presented with frank theatre Everything is better in bed. Curated by frank theatre, Clean Sheets was created in 2008 by Seán Cummings and Chris Gatchalian as a new national queer playwriting workshop, and premiered at the 2009...

Alien Sex

NEW START TIME 7:30PM With event partner Genderfest ASL Interpretation provided by BCRAD Tentacles wrestle the sexual status quo; secret identity exposes itself; and the Empire is challenged by authentic expression in...

I Sing The Body Electric: Walt Whitman and The Beat Generation

Co-presented with the Erato Ensemble Just in time for Pride weekend, Erato Ensemble’s I Sing the Body Electric celebrates the Queer spirit of Walt Whitman and the Beat Generation,...

Big Gay Sing!

Co-presented with the Vancouver Men's Chorus The perfect post-parade pairing -- round out your Pride Sunday with a Queer Arts Festival's mainstay, Big Gay Sing!, a festive,...

Kickstart REVERB

Co-presented with the Kickstart Society for Disability Culture and REVERB: a queer reading series The dog days in August bring languid evenings, raw mornings, hot afternoons. This year, as part of the Queer Arts Festival, they...

Tough Language, Tender Wisdoms: Amber Dawn Writing Workshop

3rd of 3 sessions: July 26, 27 and August 2, 1 - 3pm A Memoir Writing Workshop for trangressive voices led by author Amber Dawn, Tough Language, Tender Wisdoms invites participants...

QueerProv

Co-presented with the Vancouver Pride Society Join the Bobbers' all-queer improv comedy troupe for a special edition of QueerProv! The well-loved weekly improv show at Heaven's Door moves on up to the Roundhouse for Pride. Featuring local performers in a...

Épopée: L’État du monde, film screening

Co-presented with the grunt gallery and Dazibao Co-presented with the grunt gallery Initiated by the filmmaker Rodrigue Jean, Épopée is a...

Deaf-Queer Dialogue 101

Join the BC Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (BCRAD) and the Queer Arts Festival as we embark on a collaboration to explore the dynamics of Deaf-Queer identities! Our facilitator and four panelists from various backgrounds of Deafness explore the intersections of Deaf and queer culture, deliver heavy-hitting personal...

Loud & Queer! Music, Art Auction & More

Celebrate the closing of another thrilling festival season with Loud and Queer! Our final fiesta, join us for a delectable evening of choice edibles, effervescent refreshments, spellbinding performances, and two silent auctions featuring the latest treats, swag bags and accoutrements from local queer artists and...

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