2018 : DECADEnce

Visual art Curator: Valerie d. Walker

June 16 – June 29, 2018

Decadence is often used in a negative context to denote some kind of moral or social decline with lavish or overindulgence in things that bring us pleasure. Queer that up and see the opportunity for: Luxurious self-indulgence full of richness and the celebration of pleasures. That’s the idea.


2018 Events

Art Party!

Gala Opening Reception | Roundhouse Exhibition Hall Art and conviviality converge at the grand opening celebrating 10 years of the Queer Arts Festival. with DJ O'Show! [fancygallery id="9" album="29"]

Pride In Art Exhibition 2018

Roundhouse Great Hall This open visual art exhibition honours our founder, Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong and 20 years of Pride in Art. Alecska Divisadero Art Sun-Face Chris Watson David Camisa Edward Bader Holly Steele Jeannette Sirois Julia Wong Kenneth Freeman Sakino Sepulveda Samsa Tyler Homan

DECADEnce

June 16 - 27 — The Roundhouse DECADEnce visual art exhibition curated by Valérie d. Walker. Visual artists AA Bronson Angela Gabereau & Coral Short & Visionaries April Sumter-Freitag Berlynn Beam Carl Pope Jr. Chandra Melting Tallow Dana Claxton Dayna Danger Eloisa Aquino General...

Curator Tour

Roundhouse Exhibition Hall Curator Valérie d. Walker discusses DECADEnce with curated artists Berlynn Beam, Eloisa Aquino, Jenny Lin, and Mutya Macatumpag (moo-cha) (maca-toom-pag) – a.k.a. FIND MUTYA the stirring moments of queer time, the inherited legacies of queer ancestors and why...

Transfixed – Media Art Program

with VIMAF | Roundhouse Performance Centre Transfixed is a curatorial collection of films that highlights the strategies utilized by Trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists to mitigate violence. Each artist within the collective examines the fractals of state violence that is perpetuated onto their bodies....

2018 Youth Curator Tour

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 2018 visual art curator, Valerie d. Walker. Come interact, ask questions about the...

Lay of the Land

Roundhouse Exhibition Hall An annual soirée of erotic literary readings, curated this year by Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation), UBC Indigenous Professor and co-editor of Sovereign Erotics, the first and only published collection of Two-Spirit literary erotic writing. Previously known as...

Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts)

World Premiere with the frank theatre company | Roundhouse Performance Centre A love story. A ghost story. A ritual for release. A Vancouver artist attends the opening night of his career retrospective. Unbeknownst to gallery-goers, his past has returned to haunt him....

Skin & Metal: Homoerotic Music Theatre Works by Barry Truax

Roundhouse Performance Centre Performed by Erato Ensemble with special guest artist Jerry Pergolesi, percussion, double bass, this concert honours seminal electro-acoustic Vancouver composer Barry Truax in a 30-year retrospective concert of his trailblazing...

How many ways can you sing a song?

This session will be led by Jeremy Dutcher, a composer and vocal artist of the Wolastoq nation. His music merges aesthetics and influences from traditional, classical and contemporary sound worlds, and his breakout album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa explores his sonic heritage. Come and engage in...

PROX:IMITY RE:MIX

with MACHiNENOiSY | Roundhouse Performance Centre The Queer Arts Festival presents MACHiNENOiSY’s PROX:IMITY RE:MIX PROX:IMITY RE:MIX is the culmination of a 2 week performance process in Dance, Theatre and New Media with MACHiNENOiSY and LGBTQ+ youth. RE:MIX is an interdisciplinary dance...

Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Maliseet Songs)

Roundhouse Performance Centre Operatic tenor Jeremy Dutcher performs traditional songs of his Wolastoqiyik ancestors, in duet with recordings that he rediscovered, transcribed from century-old archival wax cylinder recordings, and arranged for voice, electronics and piano. This performance is SOLD OUT! We...

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