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November 2018

Artist Talk: Dana Claxton

November 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Aboriginal Gathering Place
Dana Claxton

Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series: We are very pleased to present artist Dana Claxton! Dana Claxton works in film, video, photography, single- and multi-channel video installation, and performance art. Her practice investigates beauty, the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual. Her work has been shown internationally at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Walker Art Centre, Sundance Film Festival, Eiteljorg Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney) and held in public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery…

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December 2018

Talk: Paulina Cameron on Funding

December 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
C4245
Art Design Business Speaker Series

Paulina Cameron, Director, Futurpreneur: Funding Hear the stories of six entrepreneurs, designers and tech pioneers who’ve put together wildly successful startups, worked with top companies, and developed new and incredible products and business models. This series of guest lectures brings together a phenomenal breadth of experience in entrepreneurship practices, with a focus on the creative sector. ADB3 (Art, Design, Business) is part of Living Labs’ newly established Discovery Foundation Mentorship Program. The program engages experts in business,technology, interaction design, industrial design, and…

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January 2019

Time, Light & Sound Series: Snowden & Fine

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reliance Theatre

This event is FREE and open to the public. Alison Snowden and David Fine are an Oscar-winning animation collaborative team located in Vancouver BC. They will be screening their most recent short Animal Behaviour (2017) (Grand Prix, Anima Mundi) and selections from their previous shorts, television series and ads. The Snowden-Fine's films delight in a sense of humour that embraces the awkwardly funny and uncomfortable places in all of us. This deeply creative and talented team will be discussing their…

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Twilight Hour: Zadie Xa

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sculpture Studio D1357
Zadie Xa

Through performance, video, painting and textiles, artist Zadie Xa interrogates the overlapping and conflation of cultures that inform self-conceptualized identities, notions of self and her experience within the Asian diaspora. Her layered textile works are sites for exploring contemporary identity construction and performance through cultural sampling, informed by her own experience within the Asian diaspora. Xa’s intricate, hand sewn wearable and performable garments stitch together familiar symbols used to identify Asian bodies as ‘other’ (the commodified yin-yang symbol, sword blades,…

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Masterclass Lecture Series: Sam Carter

January 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reliance Theatre
Masterclass Lecture Series

Join us over the Fall 2018 + Spring 2019 semesters for a Masterclass lecture series with Sam Carter: Look and Visual Language – Canadian Design Stories Masterclass 3: Eras of Canadian Design: Theories, Stories, Wars, Social, Political and Cultural Perspectives Over centuries, Canada’s design has been celebrated by people from all regions and all walks of life in Canada and other parts of the world.  But what does Canada actually look like? Is there such a thing as Canadian design,…

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February 2019

Time, Light & Sound Series: Flavourcel Collective

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reliance Theatre
Flavourcel Collective

Flavourcel Collective is a Vancouver-based animation group formed with the aim to uplift its members and the communities it belongs to. Flavourcel is comprised of local talented animation artists brought together by their enthusiasm for the fun, the weird, but most of all for the art of animation. The Collective creates and hosts live events and installations, animation challenges and recently their cranking along on some cool music videos they’ve been hired to do. At this artist talk, the Collective will…

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March 2019

Library Research and Creative Practice Panel Discussion

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Artist Books Room, Library + Learning Commons, 520 E 1st Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7 Canada

Three local artists will discuss the role of library and archives research processes in their creative practice to contextualize the relationship between information seeking and making art. The panelists are Alison Bosley, Carlos Colin and Heather Kai Smith. Alison Bosley is an artist originally from Eaglesham, Alberta currently studying and practicing in Vancouver, BC. Her work focuses on the congruency between her writing and painting practice, using both mediums in tandem as a method of processing abstraction. Bosley’s research and…

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Time, Light & Sound Series: Kiran Bhumber & Nancy Lee

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reliance Theatre

Kiran Bhumber is a media artist, composer, musician and educator based in Vancouver, Canada. Kiran constructs interactive installations and performance systems that allow performers and audiences to engage with themes relating to cultural memory, embodiment and nostalgia. She has performed and presented her works throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia including conferences and festivals such as MUTEK, The International Symposium on Electronic (ISEA), The Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, International Conference on Live Coding, and New…

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Masterclass Lecture Series: Sam Carter

March 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reliance Theatre
Masterclass Lecture Series

Join us over the Fall 2018 + Spring 2019 semesters for a Masterclass lecture series with Sam Carter: Look and Visual Language – Canadian Design Stories Masterclass 4: Over 95 Years-Emily Carr University + Art and Design – A Curation of Canadian Design History from the ECUAD-Archival Collection of Sam Carter Over centuries, Canada’s design has been celebrated by people from all regions and all walks of life in Canada and other parts of the world.  But what does Canada…

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Time, Light & Sound Series: Nettie Wild

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reliance Theatre
Nettie Wild

Nettie Wild is one of Canada’s leading documentary filmmakers. Her highly charged and critically acclaimed films have brought her audiences behind the frontlines and headlines of revolutions and social change around the world. Nettie is best known for her award winning documentary features: KONELINE: our land beautiful (2016); FIX: The Story of an Addicted City (2002). Her latest projects explore new forms of storytelling: UNINTERRUPTED is a public art installation first exhibited in the summer of 2017, a 25-min digitally-mapped…

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