Ash Tanasiychuk

Lossless

Lossless

SFU MFA Graduating Exhibition at Audain Gallery

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Text from exhibition pdf Lossless is an exhibition featuring graduating projects by MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Video, sculpture, performance and installation projects by this year’s graduates share a number of related concerns, while formulating distinct frameworks for individual investigation. Deborah Edmeades’ video work and […]

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To Move In or Form a SWARM

To Move In or Form a SWARM

Vancouver's annual 2-night festival of artist run centres kicks off it's 15th year

Photography by Ash Tanasiychuk Text pulled from SWARM 15 site, plus event pages SWARM is a 2-night event that marks the launch of Vancouver’s artist-run centre (ARC) programming season with exhibition openings, performances, screenings and special events. Artist-run Centres (ARCs) are collectives and non-profit organizations, run by artists, supporting new and innovative practices in the […]

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LAUNCH Festival Continues to Celebrate Vancouver’s Emerging Professional Artists

LAUNCH Festival Continues to Celebrate Vancouver’s Emerging Professional Artists

In its second year, LAUNCH reveals 10 new artists & acts, from dance and music to film and performance

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk LAUNCH Festival! is an interdisciplinary performance & mentorship showcase of Vancouver’s professional emerging artists. 2014 was the Festival’s second year. Presented by 149 Arts Society, which “dedicates itself to arts programming that is provocative in nature, and that serves to engage, challenge and inform.” The society’s name is “inspired by Woodward’s […]

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Oh The Smell Of Blood! Bob’s Salon @ UNIT/PITT

Oh The Smell Of Blood! Bob’s Salon @ UNIT/PITT

Dance, music, story, and booze meet as part of 'Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting'

On February 28th, 2014, the last in a lofty series of evenings happened at UNIT/PITT Projects that combined improv dance, live music, storytelling, and matching wine. All wrapped around the book launch of ‘Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting.’ Bob’s Salon part of ‘Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting’ a UNIT/PITT co-presentation with battery opera performance Dance: Arash Khakpour, […]

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Hanging Heart and Phantoms Again: East Van Tag Team

Hanging Heart and Phantoms Again: East Van Tag Team

Commercial and Venables lights up with Indie rock excellence

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Two very quickly rising stars in Vancouver’s indie rock scene – Hanging Heart and Phantoms Again – played simultaneous shows in East Van – right across the street from each other! Phantoms Again at Prophouse A fundraiser for their new album, also the 1st show with their new drummer. — Hanging […]

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Strength in Community

Strength in Community

Broadway East Art Walk and MetamorFest combine for successful all day family friendly community art event, despite the rain

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Two organizations with the shared goal of building community in Mount Pleasant have combined to create an all day, family friendly event. — Broadway East Art Walk Broadway East Art Walk emerged from community discussions about revitalizing Broadway East, focusing on the stretch from Prince Edward to Prince Albert. They “are […]

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Gettin’ Cozy, Interactive, and Interpretive @ the VANDOC House Concert

Gettin’ Cozy, Interactive, and Interpretive @ the VANDOC House Concert

We celebrate our first six months with a house concert full of great people, great vibes, dance, illustration, and music

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk VANDOCUMENT recently celebrated our 6 month anniversary! After producing 80+ posts, 15 videos, almost 2000 photos, nearly 4000 page views, and building a team of over 30 talented, dedicated contributors, we held an all-afternoon House Concert that extended into the evening. A fantastic gathering of people came to support VANDOC at […]

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Dynamo Fundraiser is Dynamite

Dynamo Fundraiser is Dynamite

Pitre, Belle Finch, and The Albertans rock East Van Arts Association

Photos and words by Ash Tanasiychuk A trio of indie bands played sets at Dynamo Arts Association, a rad artists studio / event space near Main & Broadway. We’ve seen playful ‘food porn’ here, amongst many other excellent events. This night was a fundraiser ($5 suggested donation) to keep enabling Dynamo to do the great […]

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Clear Out The Garage! It’s Time For A House Concert

Clear Out The Garage! It’s Time For A House Concert

Phantoms Again, Lewis & Clark, and Graham Bannerman play to an evening backyard gathering

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Well, we thought it was the end of summer… — The lack of support for small, indie venues is still a very real problem in Vancouver. And although the City needs to listen to the needs of our artists, performers, youth, and creative supporters, until that happens, creative and inspiring people […]

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Two 40 Year Celebrations Combine At The Cultch

Two 40 Year Celebrations Combine At The Cultch

World premiere presentation of Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson "a provocative new work by beloved dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis"

All quoted text from press releases, unless otherwise noted Photographer credit: Adrienne Surprenant Premiering October 23rd and running to the 26th, Margie Gillis‘ Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson marks a combination of two historic anniversaries: “Performed in The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson not only celebrates Gillis’ acclaimed 40-year career, […]