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Sun Wah Building

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BCA Sun Wah is a community cultural hub in Vancouver’s Chinatown that spans three floors of the Sun Wah Centre at 268 Keefer Street: Lower Ground, 3rd and 4th floors. Artists, cultural producers, and community groups are supported by 49,000 sf. of affordable and secure space devoted to artistic inspiration, cultural expression, collaboration and learning. Comprised of 70+ tenants representing a mix of cultural and social organizations, artists, and community groups, this project puts community building and connectedness at the centre of its mission.

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Sun Wah Building

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No Public Washroom

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Not Wheelchair Accessible

Sun Wah Building Artists

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Ed Hunt

Painting, drawing and printmaking.  Ed Hunt's work is vibrant and alive; expect the unexpected, personal attendance suggested for full effect.  Substitutions available and equally satisfying.

Leanne M Christie

Urban Oil painter Leanne M Christie has a reputation for complex paintings that are built with powerful brushwork and the sophisticated manipulation of her medium. Christie’s paintings are at first understood by the viewer whose participation is provoked by her relentless harnessing of the communicative properties unique to oil painting. The distilled open relationship between the painter and the slow drying oil painting is the characteristic of the medium that Christie burrows into. The complexity that this investigation lends to Christie’s work is the marriage of passive and active time, dependant on the triad between the artist, the viewer, and the work. Christie’s concept of complexity through the inclusion of active and passive time as a catalytic element in the paintings; finds the perfect partner in her urban subjects, which are naturally founded on the complex relationships of the urban citizen and urban politics. Christie paints full time in her Vancouver studio and, when not accompanied by her PADS puppy in training, her 50km cycling commute from her home in Coquitlam, gives Christie an intimate kinship with the flow of the urban streets. The unrehearsed transitory moments provide the abundant source of her paintings. Born and raised in South Africa, Christie moved to the Canadian West Coast in the late 2000s after a period of 10 years abroad that had originated as a 2 week holiday after the completion of her Bachelor of Fine Art from Rhodes University, Makhanda in the Eastern Cape.

Julie McIntyre

After 36 years as a printmaker, I have held onto many beautifully framed original prints from different exhibitions. So, for the first time in my career, I am offering huge deals for framed work exclusively during the Crawl weekend, to free up space for me to make even more work!  Respectful haggling welcome.

Jamal Tabasinejad

I am a visual artist with more than 40 years of experience in painting. I have worked with oils, acrylic, pastels, watercolors, charcoal, ink, and other media on canvas or wood; as well as creating mixed media paintings, working with materials such as clay, paper, stone, wood, or metal. I’m interested in researching and creating bodies of works based on Iran’s deserts, historical architecture, and mystical beliefs. 

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