Process before product
Where did the idea for Online Artists Residency (OAR) come from? + introducing our first artist of 2020
Where did the idea for Online Artists Residency (OAR) come from? + introducing our first artist of 2020.
Row, row, row your process…
Celebrating the journey, not the destination, we're very proud to announce the launch of VANDOC's Online Artists Residency, affectionately known as OAR.
Announcing the launch of VANDOC’s Online Artists Residency, affectionately known as OAR.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eastside Culture Crawl: A Photo Essay
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]