Photography by VANDOCUMENT

Photographic documentation by VANDOCUMENT

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2018

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2018

A glimpse of what to expect at the seventh annual Art Book Fair

As media sponsor for Vancouver Art Book Fair 2018, VABF’s Helen Wong and Megan Low contributed the following piece to give you a taste of this year’s fair. We’ll see you there! /// You probably know the Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF) from the various iterations of tote bags seen around the city. If you’re […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Wetland Project: Painting with Microphones

Wetland Project: Painting with Microphones

Brady Marks and Mark Timmings transform the soundscape of a Saturna Island wetland into pure colour fields.

In Earth Week 2016, Brady Marks travelled to Saturna Island and joined fellow artist Mark Timmings to capture the sounds of the wetland beside his home. With sound engineer Eric Lamontagne, they produced a twenty four hour, five-channel field recording. The artists then worked with programmer Gabrielle Odowichuk to develop an algorithm that metamorphosed sound […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Art! Books! and Mags! and Zines! and…

Art! Books! and Mags! and Zines! and…

A look back at the 2017 Vancouver Art Book Fair

We had a fantastic time at the 2017 Vancouver Art Book Fair. It was the 6th annual. This was the 4th time we have documented the Fair. 2013 2014 2015 2017 fundraiser View this post on Instagram We're setting up at @vancouverartbookfair ! Come visit us. We just found our table – its on the […]

 Rennie Brown

Doing the hustle for art books & publishing

Doing the hustle for art books & publishing

VABF 2017 Fundraiser & Membership Drive

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2017 is nearly here and to celebrate, the annual fundraiser and membership party was held at Remington Gallery on East Hastings. Not just a preview of publications to be seen at this year’s event, the party was a silent auction with work by many of Vancouver’s artists: Khan Lee | Nikki […]

 Justin Ramsey

In The Media Tent

In The Media Tent

Exploring LAND through multimedia art at Digital Carnival 2017

Richmond World Festival might appear, at first, an odd venue for a carefully considered exhibition of new multimedia art. On the sunny Labour Day long weekend, the outdoor track and field of Minoru Park is unrecognisable. Young families mill around happily with big bags of kettlecorn; rowdy teenagers dash between vendors, enjoying the last weekend […]

 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 […]

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