DISPLACEMENT: Exhibit

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00 to Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 18:00

Displacement is a multi-venue salon-style exhibition mounted by the ECCS at the Arts Factory, Cultch, Firehall Arts Centre and Alternative Creations galleries. This special exhibit seeks to address the issue of disappearing affordable artistic production spaces by raising awareness of the artistic loss to our community. Featuring work by artists who have faced the challenges of eviction, or, have found ways to survive displacement. 

While some works are centered around the theme of eviction, displacementand shifting demographics, we also seek to illustrate the range of artwork that our city is losing and will continue to lose due to the displacement of artists. The contribution of arts and culture is integral to the identity of our city and the threat to viable artist space is a threat to the very core of a healthy vibrant community. More needs to be done to raise awareness, to provide assistance, and to advocate for preserving the spaces essential for artists to carry out their work. It is more important now than ever to share artists' stories of survival and ways of coping with displacement. Our urban landscape is rapidly changing and we must take action. This exhibition hopes to demonstrate the need for stronger support by civic and provincial governments to protect and encourage the development of affordable, safe and sustainable artist production spaces. 

 Juried by Paul de Guzman, Eri Ishii, and Connie Sabo.


 Opening receptions will be held:

► Saturday, November 2 at The Arts Factory (8:30-10pm)
► Wednesday, November 6 at the Firehall Arts Centre (5-7pm)
► Wednesday, November 6 at The Cultch (6-8pm)
► Wednesday, November 6 at Alternative Creations Gallery (6-8pm)


THE ARTS FACTORY
281 Industrial Ave

OPENING RECEPTION: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30pm – 10pm

Exhibit Dates:
November 2 – November 10, 2019
Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm – 6pm
** Open late Thurs, Nov 7 until 8pm

Featuring works by:   Sorour Abdollahi, Andrea Armstrong, Chris Blades, Kexin Chen, Christian Dahlberg, Dorothy Doherty, Edzy Edzed, Penny Eisenberg, Britta Fluevog, Lee Gerlach, Jenny Hawkinson, Jason Husmillo, Hugh Kearney, Golnaz Kianipour, Jo Ann Kronquist, Benjamin & Jonathan Lee, Alan Storey, Francis Tiffany, VanGalleries (Sally Buck & Kent Lins), David Tycho, Marion Webber, Jerry Whitehead, Shirley Wiebe

 


THE FIREHALL
280 East Cordova Street

OPENING RECEPTION:  
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
5 – 7pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 29 – November 24,  2019
Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm – 5pm
 
Featuring works by:   Nina Aldewood, Suzy Baker, Chantal Cardinal, Sherry Cooper, Ross den Otter, Deanna Fogstrom, Jorma Kujala, Christine Lyons (Offseason Arts), Julie McIntyre, Craig Sinclair (Offseason Arts), Lori Sokoluk, Michal Tkachenko, Carrie Walker


THE CULTCH
1895 Venables Street

OPENING RECEPTION:  
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6 – 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 29 – November 24,  2019
Monday to Saturday, Noon – 4pm and 1 hour prior to all performances
 
Featuring works by:    Mike Anstead, Laura Clark, Doreen Finnegan, Bernadine Fox, Christy Frisken, Darin Hartmann, Shelimar Lakowski, Dzee Louise, Megan Majewski, Shelley Rothenburger, Richard Tetrault, Bruce Walther, Candice Weber, Rose L. Williams


ALTERNATIVE CREATIONS GALLERY
1659 Venables Street

OPENING RECEPTION:  
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6 – 8pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 29 – November 17,  2019
Monday to Friday, 10am – 2pm
AND during Crawl festival hours
 
Featuring works by:  Jeff Burnette, Chantal Cardinal, Rojia Dadashzadeh/Allison Hardy/Heather Craig/Monic McGarry, Espiritu Design Studio, Lee Gerlach, Claudine Gévry, George Rammell, Connie Sabo