Photography by VANDOCUMENT

Photographic documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 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 […]

 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

Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan

the 2017 SFU BFA graduating exhibition at Audain Gallery

With a playful title like Lazy Susan, unlike so many pretentious undergrad group show titles (hell, mine was “Flux” – ha!), the world was wide open with possibilities about the range and quality of work that would be seen. This was by far one of the most fresh showings of undergrad work to be seen […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Tom Wherrett's jazz Americana fusion project takes the stage

Outside, it was a mess of wind and snow; inside in the warm and inviting China Cloud, there couldn’t have been greater contrast on the night that Elkhorn performed their album release party. Playing almost all new material, the band, who mixes jazz, folk, Americana, and elements of post-rock, kicked off their set with “Who? […]

 Rennie Brown

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

Nothingness release their new album with a party at Hidden City

Local art rock band Nothingness celebrated the release of their new album Being with a loud show at Hidden City Records. VANDOCUMENT photographer Rennie Brown was there to grab some sweet snaps of the night. The band has ties to local faves Nam Shub, and expands upon that band’s diverse sounds with excellent indie rock […]

 Rennie Brown

Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine

Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine

Rennie Brown photographs Hong Kong Exile's PuSh Festival piece

Spanning video, music, and theatre, local interdisciplinary arts company Hong Kong Exile have been making innovative art for years. One of their latest pieces, Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine, was shown at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and our photographer Rennie Brown was at The Fox Cabaret to capture shots of this […]

 Rennie Brown

Artifact at Creative Coworkers

Artifact at Creative Coworkers

New work by four local artists

New shots of the Artifact opening at Creative Coworkers by new VANDOCUMENT photographer Rennie Brown. Check out more of Rennie’s work at renniebrown.com Welcome to the team, Rennie! At multi-use space Creative Coworkers (check them out, they’re cool, offering everything from tax help to get to know ya minglers to exhibitions like this one), four […]

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