Visual art Curator: Elwood Jimmy

June 17 – 28, 2019

We often think of revolution in relation to ways of knowing, but we rarely think about revolution in relation to our colonial habits of being—how our habits are dependent on, maintained and enabled by colonization. A revolution of being is not about what we say, how we look, how we perform, or how we trade in the different economies of colonial modernity. A revolution of being invites us to change our desires, our hopes, how we hope, how we sense, how we love, and above all, regenerate and recalibrate our relationships with each other, with the land, with time, with form and with space. In this recalibration of being, time and revolution are not linear.

2019 Events

Stonewall 50: Glitter is Forever

Fri Jun 28 | 9pm | Free with QSO ticket | Party only $20 - $15You can't get that shit out!On the...

Queer Songbook Orchestra Workshop

Thur Jun 27 | 6 - 8 pm room B | This opportunity is for emerging artists to work with the celebrated Queer Songbook Orchestra, and use your own personal narratives as an entry point for creating music. Young artists of all disciplines welcome...

Technical Knockouts Lab

Wed Jun 12 - Sat Jun 22 | A female-centred music production drop-in lab for queer, Indigenous and allied youth led by Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show and Tiffany Moses.ASL interpretation available upon request.

Queer Songbook Orchestra

Fri Jun 28 | 7pm | Concert | $40 - $30Celebrated national chamber ensemble Queer Songbook Orchestra unearth the queer backstories and personal narratives inspired by musicof the past several generations, weaving together stories...

The Wide Open

Wed Jun 26 | 7pm | Media Art with Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival | $20 - $10The Wide Open, curated by Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning, continues from media art in community centres throughout Vancouver through their Trans, Gender...


Tue Jun 25 | 7pm | with The Frank Theatre | Pay What You CanBuy TicketsBuy Tickets on Eventbrite ...

Jesse – an ASL opera

Mon Jun 24 | 7pm | with Landon Krentz and re:Naissance Opera | Pay What You CanJESSE - AN ASL OPERA is a workshop reading by Landon Krentz, Heather Molloy & Paula Weber resulting from...

Technical Knockouts

Sun Jun 23 | 7pm | Multidisciplinary Music | $20 - $10Performances by young artists from QAF’s Technical Knockouts music lab, mentored by Kinnie Starr,  DJ O Show and Tiffany Moses. QAF’s emerging artist...

The Queen in Me

Fri Jun 21 & Sat Jun 22 | 7pm | Multidisciplinary musical Performance | Amplified Opera and Theatre Gargantua | $30 - $20

Artist Tour

Thu Jun 20 | 7pm | Led by Elwood Jimmy | QAF visual artists and curator Elwood Jimmy convene for a panel discussing the visual art exhibition.

Youth Curator Tour

Wed Jun 19 | 4pm | led by Elwood Jimmy | Curator Elwood Jimmy leads tour for LGBT2S youth to see their identities reflected in art, organized in partnership with Broadway Youth Resource Centre and Directions Youth Services.

A Night of Storytelling

Wed Jun 19 | 7pm | Literary Readings | Pay What you CanDanny Ramadan brings his much-loved nights of readings to the Queer Arts Festival. Featuring Kai Cheng Thom, Mey Rude, Tash McAdam, Monica Meneghetti and Michael...

Relational rEvolutions

Mon Jun 17 - Wed Jun 26 | Visual Art Exhibition | Guest curator Elwood Jimmy We often think of revolution in relation to ways of knowing, but we rarely...
Queer Arts Festival 2019 ART PARY!

Art Party!

Tue Jun 18 | 7pm | FreeGala Opening Reception Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s opening Art Party!, where art and conviviality converge at the grand opening.Art Party! marks the opening night of...


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