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June 2017

Cris Derksen Orchestral Powwow

June 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Roundhouse Turntable Plaza | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Free

Cellist/composer Cris Derksen performs with Allegra Chamber Orchestra and The Chippewa Travellers in their chamber symphonic work composed around Powwow pieces accessed from Tribal Spirit’s library. This project brings Aboriginal music to the centre of the European model, as aboriginal artists lead the way to create new forms of music.

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Talking Two-Spirit

June 25, 2017 @ 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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Join us for an afternoon conversation of what is Two-Spirit and who is Two-Spirit from a pre-contact/traditional context and what is being done today to revitalize these time-honoured ways. Also addressed is how this discussion and work is different from the broader western LGBT/Queer framing. This conversation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit and Aboriginal artists and performers who will examine how their identity influences and intersects with their art, led by Harlan Pruden. Panelists:…

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Artist-Led Afternoon

June 25, 2017 @ 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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Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, Tiffany Moses in concert: Technical Knockouts

June 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 – $27

Poetry, DJ, hip hop and electronic music by Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses performing with guests from QAF’s young artist program. Kinnie Starr is a genre-defying artist blazing her own influential trail. self-trained, Starr moves from hip hop to art-pop, folk to spoken word to EDM with eclectic grace. Her music is fearless, intuitive, politically charged and melodic, challenging listeners while making them bounce and nod. Starr is a Juno Award winning producer, one of the 5% of female…

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May 2018

SUM: Free workshops on Technology in the Arts

May 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - May 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
Free

Emerging Artists Program Join us at SUM for FREE workshops on Technology in the Arts! Technology in the arts can provide us with incredible opportunities to take our creations to the next level. However, knowledge on how to use and install equipment can keep us from exploring and achieving the potential of our artistic visions. Workshops are FREE and available for all Queer and Allied Emerging Artists! Technology in Performing Arts with Sammy Chien Ever wondered… How does technology facilitate…

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SUM: Free workshops on Technology in the Arts

May 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
Free

Emerging Artists Program Join us at SUM for FREE workshops on Technology in the Arts! Technology in the arts can provide us with incredible opportunities to take our creations to the next level. However, knowledge on how to use and install equipment can keep us from exploring and achieving the potential of our artistic visions. Workshops are FREE and available for all Queer and Allied Emerging Artists! Technology in Performing Arts with Sammy Chien Ever wondered… How does technology facilitate…

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June 2018

2018 Youth Curator Tour

June 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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 2018 visual art curator, Valerie d. Walker. Come interact, ask questions about the DECADEnce exhibition, stand-back or just observe contemporary art at the Queer Arts Festival. Community Partners: Broadway Youth Resource Centre, Directions Youth Services, Bill Reid Gallery Not a youth anymore but still want to meet the curator and…

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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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March 2019

DESIRES AND RESISTANCE | UNEARTHING TRANS LEGACIES

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cineworks, 300-1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2L7 Canada
by donation

DESIRES AND RESISTANCE | UNEARTHING TRANS LEGACIES Anonymous sexual encounters and flirtations with the camera, dress-up with Flawless Sabrina, and a night at the Stonewall Inn with Marsha P. Johnson: this program proposes alternative modes of retrieving and disseminating a trans past through an erotic gaze. Addressing an erasure of trans legacies, these experimental short films place trans sexual expression and resistances in conversation with a non-linear idea of history that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking toward a…

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2 Spirit, Queer and Trans Monthly Artists Circles

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Free

Shane Sable presents, in partnership with SUM gallery: 2 Spirit, Queer and Trans Monthly Artists Circles Third Friday of every month, two events that create space for a community of practice amongst queer and 2Spirit artists: - 4-5pm is open to indigenous queer, trans and 2spirit folks. - 5-6pm open to all queer and trans identified. Dates: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17. Artists from all disciplines encouraged to attend. Need a creative sounding board? Struggling to overcome…

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