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 Ash Tanasiychuk

Jouska: Gentle Party’s first album release party

Jouska: Gentle Party’s first album release party

Photos and a video of the Jouska album release party, plus more about this innovative group and what lies ahead

Comprised of a quartet of accomplished musicians, you may already know these artists as individuals or through their associated bands, but if you don’t yet know Gentle Party, get ready. Gentle Party are: Jessicka – Voice projects: Jessicka (Light Organ Records), Hunting (Nevado Records), Glitoris Elisa Thorn – Harp Elisa’s projects: Hue, Jazz Bras, Hildegard’s […]

 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 […]

 Eileen Gubar

Dogs Do Dream & Sick Boss

Dogs Do Dream & Sick Boss

A night of brilliant new music as these two wildly talented and experimental groups celebrate their album releases

A veritable who’s who of Vancouver’s most talented multi-band, jazz-influenced, free form playing artists, two groups – Ron Samworth’s Dogs Do Dream and Sick Boss – took to The China Cloud’s stage. Ron Samworth’s Dogs Do Dream and Sick Boss The artists Dogs Do Dream is: Ron Samworth – Guitar, Compositions, Text Barbara Adler – […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Death, Resurrection, Ascension

Death, Resurrection, Ascension

Interdisciplinary artist Miki Aurora discusses her work in occult, ritual, and dissolving the disillusions of the heteronormative patriarchy

Beyond emerging in some ways, Vancouver artist Miki Aurora (her press release opens with the statement “Internationally exhibited…”) is not yet a household name. But with her beyond-the-box exploration of interdisciplinary art forms, and working within the taboo areas of occult and ritual, pop fame doesn’t appear to be at the top of Aurora’s reasons […]

 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 […]

 Rennie Brown

New Adventures in Design, Media & Visual Arts

New Adventures in Design, Media & Visual Arts

The Show at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 2017 edition

One of the biggest art events in the city every spring, THE SHOW is the annual opportunity for graduating students (both Bachelor and Master degree programs) at Emily Carr University of Art & Design to showcase their work. This year’s exhibition of THE SHOW includes more than 300 works from graduates across the university’s Design, […]

 Eileen Gubar

by the light of a candle

by the light of a candle

Photos from opening reception of this year's UBC MFA graduates' work

candle at the Belkin UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2017 The 5 artists at this year’s exhibition of UBC MFA graduates are: Matt Browning Steven Cottingham Jessica Evans Brian Lye Carolyn Stockbridge Jessica Evans Jessica Evans is an artist and writer whose work focuses on the body and perception. Brian Lye Brian Lye […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

DOXA 2017 preview

DOXA 2017 preview

Industry Day, film picks, sharing the love of documentary filmmaking

Intro: DOXA 2017 is nearly here Thursday, May 4th, is the launch of the 16th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival, bringing 11 days & nights of international film, forums, and education to Vancouver. This year, VANDOCUMENT is a proud Media Partner of DOXA 2017. Industry Day VANDOC’s involvement in Vancouver’s creative scenes is a dual […]

 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 […]

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