As part of the Richmond Art Gallery’s outreach to the community, the Gallery displays artworks by local artists at the Richmond City Hall Galleria every 6 to 8 weeks.
August 24, 2018 – October 1, 2018
Weaving Our Way:
What if our community stories were actually woven together?
Presented by the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society
Richmond City Hall Galleria 6911 No 3 Road.
Viewing hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weaving Our Way includes the display of small individual weavings, their accompanying stories, and a collective collaborative blanket. The exhibition will explore the theme of Musqueam weaving, artistry, story-telling, and community organizing, showcasing a multiplicity of heritage in the form of contemporary woven public art.
This exhibition will challenge people’s notions of community as an emergent, living process, rather than a frozen structure. Communities arise within groups of people based on overlapping motivations, identities, interests, and lived experience. Weaving is a metaphor for these connections, especially those that bridge cultural and generational boundaries. The act of communal weaving also forms those very bridges, so that we can act creatively and collectively.
As part of this presentation, at 2pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018, Debra Sparrow and VACS will present a weaving workshop and short film screening at Richmond Art Gallery, free and open to the public.
About the exhibitors:
Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) supports artists and creative communities, in Vancouver and beyond, and builds cultural resilience in communities through art. To overcome inter-generational gaps and disconnections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, VACS has developed the weaving project with Musqueam weaver Debra Sparrow, based on the premise that we all have something to learn, to teach, to create, and to weave into a community. Running since 2015, and currently at the Dunbar Community Centre, the project has expanded with an additional artist Dawn Livera and 2017 Cultural Arts grant, to foster a truly sustainable development, skill-sharing, and creative freedom through weaving.
2018 Exhibition Schedule
Marcia Pitch: About Face
January 10 – March 5, 2018
March 6 – April 23
separatum imaginibus: Gerry Boretta, Jean-Francois Cleroux, Francis Dorsemaine, Valerie Hider, Matthew King, Larry Leslie, John Ostaf, George Pierce and Sharon Wright
April 24 – June 11, 2018
Losing Home, Finding Peace : Dorthe Eisenhardt
June 12 – August 23, 2018
Joy Peirson: Scenes of Richmond
August 27 – October 1, 2018
Weaving Our Way: What if our community stories were actually woven together? Presented by the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society
Oct 2 – Nov 6, 2018
Inspired: Celebrating Ability
This exhibition features works of art produced by individuals at the Avenues art program. All of the featured artists are supported through day programs offered by Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL). This exhibition highlights the artists’ creative expression and allows visitors to the Richmond City Hall Galleria to see beyond disability to ability.
Select Past Exhibitions
October 3 – November 10, 2017
Richmond Society for Community Living, Endless Possibilities
August 29 – October 2, 2017
Poppy Fields and Forests: Ginny Wilkie
June 13 – August 28, 2017
The Flower Statement Series: Wu Yang
April 25 – June 12, 2017
Inside, Looking Out: Glen Anderson, Leanne Currie, David Dorrington, Marina Szijarto, Liane Varnam, and Tom Wren
March 7 – April 24, 2017
Visual Conversations: Blurring the Lines Paul Clarke
Richmond City Hall Galleria is located at 6911 No 3 Road. Viewing hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm