Community

 Ollie Hansen

ROVE: discover art, build community

ROVE: discover art, build community

Every six months, ROVE maps a route of Mount Pleasant art spaces to check out & connect with

ROVE is a Mount Pleasant art walk. It happens not that often. Twice a year. Who thinks this should happen more often? Is it free? Yes! Is it guided? No, it’s self guided! Grab a map, get it on your phone, and go! Participating galleries have their doors open. ROVE is a friendly push to […]

 Ollie Hansen

Fostering Relationships Between Youth & Communities

Fostering Relationships Between Youth & Communities

Once a humble skate competition, CityFest grows into creative bridge builder on the North Shore

The VANDOCUMENT team might spend most of our time in Vancouver proper, but as we grow, so does our documentation of the Lower Mainland’s artistic and creative scenes. Last Saturday saw the 16th annual ‘CityFEST’ take place on Vancouver’s North Shore, so writer, photographer, and street culture aficionado Ollie Hansen went to check it out. […]

 Rennie Brown

Vancouver: Unaffordable

Vancouver: Unaffordable

The issue that just won't go away - the housing crisis - addressed in new film at DOXA

There is no topic that has been more of a cause célèbre over the past 7 years in Vancouver than housing. For the most part, it’s agreed that the situation sucks. It is becoming absolutely unaffordable to live in the city, and this unaffordability is pushing the very lifeline of any vibrant city – it’s […]

 Hannie Munday

City of Blinding Lights

City of Blinding Lights

Spring Lights Illumination

Vancouver has just seen its annual Cherry Blossom Festival take place in the city. Heralded as a time of renewal and togetherness, the festival celebrated the coming of spring and the inherent beauty of nature that becomes so apparent with the blooming of these spectacular flowers. I was lucky enough to witness one of the […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

What does Red Gate's new residency at the Revue Stage mean to this cleverly rebellious underground arts org?

VANDOC: How did Red Gate’s takeover of the Revue Stage come to be? Jim Carrico: In the spring of last year we were approached by a members of the “Granville Island Vision Committee” to discuss their plans for repurposing the Emily Carr buildings on Granville Island after the art school departs for their new Great […]

 Christin Herrmann

Eastside Culture Crawl 2016

Eastside Culture Crawl 2016

Artists on Vancouver's Eastside open their studios to the public for the 20th Culture Crawl

Photos by Christin Herrmann An ambitious project to give exposure to Strathcona-based artists 20 years ago, The Eastside Culture Crawl has turned into one of Vancouver’s most loved annual arts events. VANDOCUMENT photographer Christin Herrmann roamed this year’s Crawl, which has grown beyond the borders of Strathcona proper from Railtown in the north, south to […]

 Tara Flynn

Between Two Rocks: Robert Leveroos’ MFA Project

Between Two Rocks: Robert Leveroos’ MFA Project

Studio T, SFU School of Contemporary Arts

Between Two Rocks is a haunting and sumptuous performance full of bold imagery that will stick to your bones. The performance runs from September 22-24th, 2016 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out a bucket. Morning […]

 Tara Flynn

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Presented by Sawdust Collector at Gold Saucer Studio

On Wednesday September 14th, two multidisciplinary performances happened at Gold Saucer: Not Yet Yeti and Mine Agente. Music, movement, and live sewing, all photographed by Tara Flynn. NOT YET YETI Ben Brown: Drums JP Carter: trumpet and electronics Lee Hutzulak: bass and electronics Dave Leith: synthesizer and electronics John Mutter: guitar and electronics with special […]

 Lukas Engelhardt

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Part of an incredible community: photos from this year's VQFF galas, receptions, performances, and Q&A's

Photos of the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival by Lukas Engelhardt and Ash Tanasiychuk. In 2015, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) asked VANDOCUMENT to photograph the festival. They liked us so much they brought us back for 2016! We were asked to focus on these Q & A’s, galas, performances, cocktail receptions, and dance […]

 Jen Kennedy

The Work In Dreams

The Work In Dreams

Contemporary dance lights up the Firehall

It is possible to perceive something that isn’t actually there. Choreographers, dancers and composers create a production with many interpretations. I am sitting in the Firehall Arts Centre theatre, about mid row, my eyes relaxed on the gravitational pull of an empty stage. The new contemporary dance performance “Things Near and Far” has not yet […]

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