Exhibitions + Events

Complete listings of upcoming exhibitions and events brought to you by the Queer Arts Festival.

ArtParty!  

Sat Jun 18 | 7pm Sun Wah Centre Rooftop – 268 Keefer St. We’re back! What better way to kick off QAF 2022 than from the rooftop of our Chinatown digs? Stunning views, phenomenal performances, delicious food and drink, and the launch of Vanishing Act, our curated visual art exhibition curated by Adwait Singh and directed by SD Holman. Featuring rooftop...

VANISHING ACT:

Curated Visual Art Exhibition Jun 18 – Jul 8  Wed thru Sat, 12 – 6pm Sun Wah Centre 3rd Floor, 4th Floor – 268 Keefer St. Adwait Singh, CuratorSD Holman, Visual Art Exhibition Creative Director Vanishing Act at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Sat Jul 2 Sun Wah Centre 2nd Floor – Unit 205, 268 Keefer...

HAUNTINGS: Pride in Art Community Show

Jun 20 – Jul 8 Wed thru Sat, 12 – 6pm The James Black Gallery – 144 E 6th Ave. Opening Reception: Mon Jun 20, 7pm Long regarded as the bedrock of our Festival, the Pride in Art Community Show honours the legacy of founder, activist, and Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong. This year we’ve teamed up with our queer partner-in-crime, The James Black Gallery, to showcase...

Catalina La O Presenta:

Now With Me Thu Jun 23 | 7pmSat Jun 25 | 2pm  Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre Performance Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews A clown show. A protest. A cabaret. Winner of the 2020 Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize, Catalina La O explores the life of khattieQ and of female Puerto Rican singing legends Myrta Silva and...

Adria Kain + Janette King

Fri Jun 24 | 7:30pm Performance Works, Granville Island – 1218 Cartwright St. Queer Arts Festival proudly partners with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society to bring you a night of stunning R&B vocal artistry: Adria Kain and Janette King. This special event is part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place at Performance Works on Granville Island. **Please note that tickets to this event are not included in...

Reel Eerie

Sun Jun 26 | 7pm Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre Performance Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews CS Fergusson-Vaux & Ben Siegl, Curators Did you hear that sound? What could it be? A monster, a masked assailant, a man-eating shark, a spectral haunting tethered to our plane, neither alive nor dead until suddenly…! The jump scare—a mirror,...

Bijuriya: Gabriel Dharmoo

Tue Jun 28 | 7pm Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre Performance Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews Gabriel Dharmoo is a music composer and experimental vocalist. Bijuriya is a drag artist engaging with South Asian culture. Gabriel values innovation and risk taking as he navigates Eurocentric artistic scenes. On social media, Bijuriya lip-syncs her way into the hearts of brown queers. Both of them have marginal practices...

Vanishing Act at Centre A: Vancouver Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Curator Tour

Sat Jul 2 | 3pm Followed by an opening reception: Sat Jul 2 | 5pm Centre A: Vancouver International Centre For Contemporary Asian Art – Unit 205, 268 Keefer St. Adwait Singh, Curator. SD Holman, Visual Art Exhibition Creative Director. Our Vanishing Act curated visual art exhibition becomes fully realized and fully materialized on Jul 2, when Centre A opens its doors as our festival partner. We’re celebrating...

Queerotica

A night of literary readings Wed Jul 6 | 7pm  Sun Wah Centre Rooftop – 268 Keefer St. Berend McKenzie, Curator This year our artists will present works that inspire, provoke, and titilate while exploring the theme, the Masc & Femme We Wear: what are the costs of masking or revealing one’s inner self under the glaring stage lights of colonialist supremacy? How...

Glitter is Forever

Fri Jul 8 | 7pm   Sun Wah Centre Rooftop — 268 Keefer St. Our 15th Queer Arts Festival comes to a close atop the rooftop of our home at Sun Wah Centre. Catch the art one final time and join us for revelry, DJ beats, cash bar and all the bubbles you can handle. Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

Hauntings

JUN 18 – JUL 8 | 2022 What haunts you? Fear? Insecurity? Longing? In a Queer context, our very existence is haunting ― a reminder of what colonial culture attempted to erase and an ephemeral suggestion of what future lays in wait across generations.  QAF 2022 explores Hauntings in both playful and profound ways with a dynamic suite of visual art, performance, music, and literary events, from the depths...
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