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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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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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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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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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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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Poly Queer Love Ballad

March 5 - March 11
SUM gallery, 425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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$10 – $20

Queer Arts Festival presents, in partnership with Zee Zee Theatre and The Frank Theatre Poly Queer Love Ballad By Anais West and Sara Vickruck WINNER OF THE PTC FRINGE NEW PLAY PRIZE AND THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT CRITICS CHOICE AWARD Poly Queer Love Ballad is an intimate, edgy new musical merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe Deux Soleil. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of…

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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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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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Loud and Queer | Symphony at the Annex

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$19 – $30

This concert recognizes the fiftieth anniversary of homosexual rights in Canada and celebrates the many, many vibrant voices that make up our queer community.

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