Gallery Events

Join us as we explore how the arts can help us to think more deeply and empathetically about issues related to poverty and homelessness.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST
Via ZOOM
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Public discussions of social housing often perpetuate stigmas around poverty and homelessness. Meanwhile, the voices of people who need social housing are not heard. This three-part event series aims to encourage more reflective and empathetic discussions by centering these voices through first-person narrative and the arts.

Part 3: Reframing the Narrative through the Arts

Join us as we explore how the arts can help us to think more deeply and empathetically about issues related to poverty and homelessness. This event will feature a panel discussion with artists Mariah Eli, Mihailo Subotic, and PJ Patten.

The event will be moderated by Khari Wendell McClelland, an award-winning musician and creative facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning.

The hosting partners for this event are the Institute of Applied Ethics at Douglas College and the Arts Council of New Westminster.

This project is generously funded through a grant provided by the Vancouver Foundation.

Event Registration Information:

Please register for the event by ordering a ticket and adding your e-mail address. A Zoom link to access the event will be provided through e-mail to ticket holders before the event.

Closed captioning will be provided for the event. If you have any other accessibility needs and would like to attend the event, please get in touch with us.

Attendees will also receive a digital volume of artwork and essays on the topic of how the arts can be used to improve public dialogue about issues related to poverty and homelessness.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

We acknowledge the unceded territory of the Qayqayt , sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), Kwikwetlem, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen, Stz’uminus, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish).

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Abhisek Mukherjee

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 15, 2020. 3pm –  4pm

INTER/ACTION

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Abhisek Mukherjee was born in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), a pioneering city in Indian renaissance, a place long known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. Mukherjee has taken a keen interest in art and design since childhood, and holds a Master of Design from NID, a premiere design Institute in India. He is a biophilic sculp­tor, using elements from nature to create scapes and installations. His early work also includes photo-doc­umentaries and clay models. An apparel designer by profession, he is a winner of Best Collection at Max Design Award (2014) and has worked as a designer at Ed Hardy.

At the age of eight, inspired by his father, Mukherjee made his first plant-scape and developed an interest in “painting” with plants; he would collect and bring home natural pieces with which to create eclectic art. He has recently moved to Vancouver, a city abundant in nature that serves as a muse reflective of his art forms. Mukherjee has started a line of planters and handmade cards called Buno, which means “wild” in Bengali, his mother tongue.

Mukherjee’s key purpose and ideology in creating bio designs is to establish a connection between art and its collector. Having seen much magnificent artistry gathering dust, he prefers to explore a medium wherein a user interacts with the sculpture. He celebrates the importance that plants hold in our lives and hopes to someday open a gallery inside a greenhouse.

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Alisha Sian

Artist Talk: Sunday, February 16, 2020. 3pm –  4pm

INTER/ACTION

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Surrey-based visual artist Alisha Sian has aspired to embrace her artistic passions from an early age, including enrollment at Emily Carr. Like many young girls of South Asian heritage growing up in an increasingly expensive city, her family pressured her into a more financially viable career path, and away from pursuing art in any professional context. Sian has taken matters into her own hands and is sharing her debut exhibition  drawing series, Vulnerability, in the hopes of starting her career as a professional artist.

Sian frequents life-drawing seminars in the metro Vancouver area and since 2017 has been commissioned for portrait work, mostly in graphite pencil. She has earned a nursing degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and completed a practicum in mental health, addictions and youth care. She is now a fully certified nurse, a profession that deeply inspires the emotional content of her work.

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:

Mardell Rampton

Artist Talk: Sunday, November 17, 2019. 3pm –  4pm

Inter/action

Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and education between the exhibiting artists and members of the community. The programming will be developed and delivered by the artists at The Gallery at Queen’s Park during their exhibition, and will consist of creative events such as artist talks, performance art, theoretical or technical seminars, live drawing/painting, collaborative social practice activities, workshops, or performances. Inter/action: Artist Learning Series encourages the integration of the arts into daily life providing fully hands-on, barrier-free, no-cost art education that promotes intergenerational mentoring opportunities and inclusivity between backgrounds of gender, race, age and ability.

Artist Biography

Mardell Rampton is a Canadian artist who works intuitively with colour and texture on cloth to create her paintings. Her process involves hand dyeing, hand painting, and marking the cloth. Working from Studio Southwynde in Burnaby, BC, Rampton is an internationally exhibited artist with recent work appearing in shows in the US, Canada, France and Italy. More recently, the artist has also been exploring watercolour on cold pressed papers.

Jazz meets Art: The Gallery Gig – October 16, 2019

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The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents: Jazz Meets Art: The Gallery GigWednesday October 16, 20197:00pm – 8:00pmFree Admission Jazz standards featuring Robert Fee (alto sax), Jodi Proznick (bass) and Bill […]

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Inter/action – Robert Fee – Sunday, Oct 6, 2019

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Robert Fee Artist Talk: Sunday, October 6, 2019. 3pm –  4pm Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and […]

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Inter/action: Artist Learning Series – Marney-Rose Edge – Sunday, Sept 15, 2019

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The Art of Queer – August 12, 2019 – at the Centennial Lodge

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The Arts Council of New Westminster and Youth For A Change present:  The Art of Queer Art show & Spoken Word a part of New West Pride week. Entry by […]

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Inter/action – Annette Nieukerk – Aug 11, 2019

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Annette Nieukerk Artist Talk: Sunday, Aug 11, 2019. 3pm –  4pm Inter/action is a monthly free public event that facilitates dialogue, practice, and […]

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Inter/action – Robert Ascroft – July 14, 2019

June 20, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Robert Ascroft Artist Talk: Sunday, July 14, 2019. 3pm –  4pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Garey Shergill – May 5, 2019

April 25, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Garey Shergill Artist Talk: Sunday, May 5, 2019. 3pm –  4pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Lisa-Scarlett Cruji – Apr 14, 2019

March 21, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lisa-Scarlett Cruji Artist Talk: Sunday, April 14, 2019. 3pm –  4pm. The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok – March 17, 2019

February 22, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Arthur Babiarz & Olga Turok Artist Talk: Sunday, March 17, 3:00 – 4:00pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action […]

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Gallery Sessions – Adele M. Wilding Trio – February 27, 2019

February 1, 2019

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presentsGallery SessionsWednesday February 27, 20196:30-7:30pmTickets $10 + services charges Featuring Adele M. Wilding Trio Adele M Wilding (vocals)Dan Reynolds (piano)Conrad Good (double […]

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Inter/action – Elsa Chesnel – Feb. 10, 2019

January 22, 2019

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Elsa Chesnel Artist Talk: Sunday, February 10, 3:00 – 4:00pm The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is a monthly […]

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Inter/action – David Pacholko – Nov. 18, 2018

October 28, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: David Pacholko Artist Talk: Sunday, November 18, 3:00 – 4:00pm With over a decade of experience in the graphic design industry behind him, David […]

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Praxis: Alternative Yoga Classes and Figure Drawing – Oct. 17

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Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Free Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge  “The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, […]

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CANCELLED: Gallery Sessions – La Modestine – Jan 30, 2019

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CANCELLED *WE REGRET DUE TO POOR TICKETS SALES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Please join us for our next concert on February 27, 2019 The Arts Council of New Westminster […]

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Inter/action – Seth Macbeth – October 14, 2018

September 21, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Seth Macbeth Creative Collage Workshop: Sunday, October 14, 1:00 – 5:00pm One of the most important lessons Seth Macbeth has learned as an artist […]

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Gallery Sessions – Ray Boulay – Oct 24, 2018

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The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday October 24, 2018 6:30-7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Ray Boulay Ray Boulay, has […]

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Inter/action – Suzanne Laird – September 16, 2018

August 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Suzanne Laird Artist Talk:  Sunday, September 16, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Inter/action – Lex Ireton – August 12, 2018

August 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Lex Ireton Artist Talk:  Sunday, August 12, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Gallery Sessions – Rob Leishman – July 25, 2018

July 19, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday July 25, 2018 6:30-7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Rob Leishman RSVP here   No loops No sequences […]

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Inter/action – Tony Durke – July 15, 2018

July 1, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Tony Durke Artist Talk:  Sunday, July 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Praxis – June 20, 2018

June 1, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Wednesday, June 20, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ […]

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Praxis – May 16, 2018

May 2, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes & Figure Drawing Featuring: An After-Class Social with Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Vancouver Fashion Truck Free Register Here Wednesday, May 16, 2018. 7pm – […]

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Gallery Sessions – Matt Gibson – May 30, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday May 30, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Matt Gibson Matt […]

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The Rhodo Photo Contest – The Gallery at Queen’s Park

April 26, 2018

To celebrate The Gallery at Queen’s Park’s unique natural environment, we have decided to ring in spring with a photography contest! The subject is the beautiful and bountiful rhododendron bushes […]

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Inter/action – Diane Roy – May 6, 2018

April 26, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Diane Roy Artist Talk:  Sunday, May 6, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – April 18, 2018

April 17, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $0-7 Register here Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something different to our community. Yoga in […]

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Gallery Sessions – Bryan Anderson with Yuki Shimono – April 25 2018

April 10, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday April 25, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Bryan Anderson with […]

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Inter/action – Dennis Greer – April 15, 2018

March 23, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Dennis Greer Artist Talk & Painting Demonstration:  Sunday, April 15, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning […]

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Inter/action – Iris Mes-Low – March 18, 2018

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Iris Mes-Low Artist Talk:  Sunday, March 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action is […]

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Praxis Alternative Yoga – March 21, 2018

March 6, 2018

Praxis Alternative Yoga Classes By Donation Drop-in $1-7 Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 7pm – 8pm @ The Centennial Lodge We’re bringing something new to our community. An all ages all […]

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Gallery Sessions – Ian Fildes – March 28, 2018

March 1, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park and Bully’s Studios presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring Ian Fildes   […]

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Inter/action – Manuel Axel Strain – Feb 18, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Manuel Axel Strain Artist Talk:  Sunday, February 18, 2018. 3pm –  4pm.  The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Inter/action: Artist Learning Series. Inter/action […]

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Gallery Sessions – HOUNDSTOOTHE – February 28, 2018

February 9, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring HOUNDSTOOTHE   HOUNDSTOOTHE is an emerging […]

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Gallery Sessions – George T Montrebruno – Jan 31, 2018

January 8, 2018

The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents Gallery Sessions Wednesday January 31, 2018 7-8pm PAY WHAT YOU CAN $0-7 (at the door) Featuring George T Montebruno Coming from a family of […]

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Gallery Sessions – May 25

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions Veronique Noelle at The Gallery at Queen’s Park May 25 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm $0-7 (pay what you can)

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Gallery Sessions – April 27

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions Danger Bay at The Gallery at Queen’s Park April 27 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm $0-7 (pay what you can) About Danger […]

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Photos from Gallery Sessions – March 23 2016

March 24, 2016
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Gallery Sessions – March 23

February 25, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions Eden Fine Day at The Gallery at Queen’s Park March 23 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm $0-7 (pay what you can)

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Gallery Sessions – February 24

January 30, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions Drive By Poets at The Gallery at Queen’s Park February 24 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm $0-7 (pay what you can)

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Gallery Sessions – January 27

January 14, 2016

The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions Dasha Sekatcheva / Judith Bartlett at The Gallery at Queen’s Park January 27 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm $0-7 (pay what you can) […]

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Gallery Sessions – November 25

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The Arts Council of New Westminster presents: Gallery Sessions The LoveBots / Judith Bartlett at The Gallery at Queen’s Park November 25 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm $0-7 (pay what you can)

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