Photography by VANDOCUMENT

Photographic documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 Yvonne Chew

Bradley Messer’s Wood Art

Bradley Messer’s Wood Art

Finding strength in the "weak" spots of wood extends the stories of the characters in our lives

Words and photos by Yvonne Chew On a Monday afternoon, while photographing a Music and Movement (improvisational music and dance) session organized by Ben Brown at the China Cloud Gallery, I noticed that the art work around the room was made from wood. A large piece of art that sat on the wall behind the […]

 Yvonne Chew

Adhesif Clothing Company

Adhesif Clothing Company

VANDOCUMENT's Yvonne Chew reconnects with sustainable fashion designer Melissa Ferreira at Car Free Day

Words and photos by Yvonne Chew At Car Free Day on Main Street last Sunday, I was happy to find Melissa Ferreira, designer and owner of Adhesif Clothing Company. Melissa is a face from my past who I have been following in the local Vancouver fashion scene since I met her in 2008 at Vancouver […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

Interview With Barbara Adler, Extravagant Signals Series Curator

The co-creator of Vancouver's newest and most diverse art & performance series discusses peacocks, toeholds, and the fitness of the local creative communities

Words by Hailey McCloskey and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Once you’ve become versatile in talent, active in contribution, and well respected by your art communities, where do you go from there? In what other ways can your talents, hard work and passion be built upon and fed back into community? — Barbara Adler, […]

 Sheng Ho

Peak Performance Project 2013 Launch Party

Peak Performance Project 2013 Launch Party

Annual band competition kicks off at Fortune Sound Club with performances by The Boom Booms, Dear Rouge, and Dominique Fricot

The 2013 edition of the Peak Performance Project officially launched this week and VANDOCUMENT was invited to document the action. Our sharpshooter Sheng Ho mixed with the crowds at Fortune Sound Club and shot this gallery, encompassing the entire night, from The Top 20 Announcement, through performances by Dominique Fricot, Dear Rouge, and The Boom […]

 Shalon WH

Music and Movement Mondays

Music and Movement Mondays

A weekly collaboration of always changing dancers, musicians and locations, Ben Brown's experiment in cross-discipline dialogue is the stepping stone for Shapes In Sound

Written by Shalon W-H and Ash Tanasiychuk Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk and Yvonne Chew A unique series of evening events featuring a variety of multidisciplinary arts – Extravagant Signals – is about to launch into its inaugural year (June 15-22 2013). To prepare, Vandocument’s Shalon and Ash got a sneak preview of the improv music […]

 Sheng Ho

Broadway East Art Walk

Broadway East Art Walk

Free, family-friendly event revitalizes Mount Pleasant neighbourhood by connecting art with local businesses

The Broadway East Art Walk kicked off on Saturday June 8 2013 and VANDOCUMENT’s photographer Sheng Ho was there to capture it’s story. The initiative of the a group of passionate, community minded individuals in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, “this event is meant to offer a taste of the larger Art Walk that is being […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Unlearning Weekenders Picnic Meeting

Unlearning Weekenders Picnic Meeting

At Maclean Park in Strathcona, Zoe Kreye and Catherine Grau gather participants to discuss and workshop in preparation for their 12hour performance art procession through Vancouver

Unlearning Weekenders: free public workshops for unlearning. Throughout June 2013, artists Zoe Kreye and Catherine Grau have been leading a series of workshops, from dance and movement to prop and costume building. The theme is unlearning. What does this mean to you? What have you been taught that you need to shake off? How would […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

First Thursday Vancouver + Art Waste 2013

First Thursday Vancouver + Art Waste 2013

Two massive art events collide and explode the already busiest night of the week for Vancouver's visual arts exhibitions

The First Thursday Vancouver Art Walk and Art Waste collided in early June. The fourth day of the work week is traditionally THE night of the week to check out new art in the city – this is when most galleries launch their opening receptions. Chris Bentzen of Hot Art Wet City knows this; he […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Visual Arts Celebration at The Cultch

Visual Arts Celebration at The Cultch

The DTES Small Arts Grants Exhibition's Opening Reception Celebration

To celebrate the Vancouver Foundation Small Arts Grants program, in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre, a gallery of work was selected by the incredible Sita Kumar, and hosted at The Cultch Gallery. The DTES Small Arts Grants “new initiative seeks to foster individual achievement amongst local artists in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.” Opening night was May […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Fair In The Square & Chinatown Sundays

Fair In The Square & Chinatown Sundays

A free community event blends into unexpected Chinatown discoveries

Being open to exploration in Vancity takes friend and actor Kelly Metzger and I to Victory Square for a Sunday community gathering, music, and BBQ where we meet dedicated community members and their groups who are working hard to better their neighbourhoods through a variety of support and educational programs and, after walking through Chinatown […]