Photography by VANDOCUMENT

Photographic documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 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 – […]

 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? […]

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