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June 2018

Transfixed – Media Art Program

June 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$10 – $12

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. The collective's works discuss white supremacy, transphobia, violence against femmes, colonialism internationally, and colonialism on the land we are presently on. Transfixed is intensity, urgency, and power. Curated by Fallon Simard. Alli Logout Dayna Danger…

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Lay of the Land

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3 Canada
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pay what you can

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 Queerotica, Samantha Nock rebranded the readings as Lay of the Land in 2017. Writers: April Sumter-Freitag Johnny Trinh Lydia Kwa Samantha Nock Smokii Sumac Community Partners: Dagger Editions and Massy Books

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Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts)

June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$20 – $30

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. What if what we thought we knew about our lives proved to be less than true? And how can we know the truth if the one creating it keeps it in camera, hidden? Two beautifully young men, off in…

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Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) – Matinee

June 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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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. What if what we thought we knew about our lives proved to be less than true? And how can we know the truth if the one creating it keeps it in camera, hidden? Two beautifully young men, off…

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July 2018

An evening of film, poetry, and conversation

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

Join us at SUM gallery for a two-part gathering, sharing art and conversation on the topic of displacement. Through these gatherings we invite the public and artists to come together to explore: What can it look like to challenge displacement thought art? What kind of creation is possible in relationship to displacement? How do the lived realities of displacement/location fuel or inhibit organizing and creating? Where can the queer body and the displaced body intersect? what can happen at that…

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An evening of film, poetry, and conversation

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

Join us at SUM gallery for a two-part gathering, sharing art and conversation on the topic of displacement. Through these gatherings we invite the public and artists to come together to explore: What can it look like to challenge displacement thought art? What kind of creation is possible in relationship to displacement? How do the lived realities of displacement/location fuel or inhibit organizing and creating? Where can the queer body and the displaced body intersect? what can happen at that…

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September 2018

Adrian Stimson: Naked Napi [Artist Talk]

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

SUM Gallery, Canada’s only queer multidisciplinary gallery, is honored to host Adrian Stimson’s debut of their most recent work for the gallery’s second exhibition of the year, Naked Napi. Adrian Stimson: Naked Napi Exhibition Dates: Sept 8, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018 – Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 6pm – by donation Exhibition Opening: Sept 8, 2018 – 2 to 4pm, in SUM gallery, suite #425 Artist Talk: Sept 6, 2018 – 7pm to 9pm, in Full Circle studio, suite…

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Adrian Stimson: Naked Napi [Opening]

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

SUM Gallery, Canada’s only queer multidisciplinary gallery, is honored to host Adrian Stimson’s debut of their most recent work for the gallery’s second exhibition of the year, Naked Napi. Adrian Stimson: Naked Napi Exhibition Dates: Sept 8, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018 – Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 6pm – by donation Artist Talk: Sept 6, 2018 – 7pm to 9pm, in Full Circle studio, suite #416 Exhibition Opening: Sept 8, 2018 – 2 to 4pm, in SUM gallery, suite…

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January 2019

Chocolate and Chicken Bones

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - February 7 @ 6:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

SWAN Vancouver presents, in partnership with SUM Gallery - Queer Arts Festival, Chocolate and Chicken Bones, a photovoice exhibition. Exhibition: January 8 - February 7, Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm Opening reception: January 8, 6-8pm. “People think that we are like chocolate. That we are sweet and you can just swallow us and consume us. We are not chocolate. You can’t just swallow us and forget about us. We are like chicken bones. We will stick in your throat.” – Participant Assumptions and…

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February 2019

Bleeding Hearts & Artists 2019

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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$50 – $80

Join us for a night of revelry at our new home in the SUM Gallery. A unique evening of music and art includes a silent and live auction with a new work donated by Paul Wong, door prizes, drinks* and hors d'oeuvres by FRIENDSHIP Catering Services, and an exclusive piano performance by Leslie Uyeda and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa all included in the price of your ticket! 100% of funds raised support QUEER ARTISTS! Your donations go a long way.* Rachel and Leslie will perform four hands…

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