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Curated by Justin Ducharme in collaboration with the Artist… this year’s Festival offers a pop-up exhibit featuring new and retrospective works from artist Zachery Longboy.

Longboy is from Churchill, Manitoba and is of Sayisi Dene lineage. This new and retrospective collection continues the artists’ exploration within a fractured cultural experience through deeply felt layered videos, paintings and archival film.

The exhibit is co-presented with the SUM Gallery and runs from August 20th to 25th. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 12-6pm.

Join us for an intimate artist salon on Sunday, August 25th before the Festival’s Closing Gala from 1-3pm.

Glitter Technics

Glitter Technics is a 13 week workshop held every Wednesday from September 11th to December 4th, from 4pm to 8pm, with the exception of a special 5-hour workshop with Reel Youth on October 30th from 4pm to 9pm. All classes take place at The SUM Gallery in Chinatown, located at #425 268 Keefer Street. The workshop is free, with snacks and transit passes provided.

Produced in partnership with Pride in Art Society, Community Arts Council of Vancouver, and TELUS

Calling all young LGBTQ2SI+ folks: Is there a story you yearn to tell, art you want to create, a spoken word or poetry piece you’ve been meaning to write, music you have wanted make or a short digital story you have been wanting to film and edit? If you said yes to any of these, then we want to hear from you! Pride in Art Society’s SUM Gallery is accepting committed individuals for Glitter Technics.

Glitter Technics is an experiential creative empowerment workshop series designed to shine the light on you and a story you want to develop and share. Participants will have the opportunity to discover and enhance new and existing artistic practices, tools and techniques as well as choose the creative medium(s) that will help them share their story with the greater public. Come join in the glitter of some of the cities most inspiring performing artists and facilitators who will guide and mentor participants to explore their artistic curiosity and self-expression, take creative risks and increase their self-esteem, confidence and leadership.

Led by Mutya Macatumpag (moo-cha) (maca-toom-pag), participants will work as a collective, creating community, culture, a healthy environment to gain new skills, encourage existing ones to a new level and produce meaningful work. Our aim is to foster solo and group collaboration and production, through exploration, support, fun and mentorship. We will be building up our technical skills in digital story telling, music, movement, theatre, writing, visual and performance art.

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 29 and identify as LGBTQ2SI+
  • No experience is necessary, but space is limited
  • Applications are due Sept 03, 2019, followed by a selection process