WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Comments 66 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting several special exhibits and events throughout the next few months in honor of Vancouver’s 125th birthday (which is tomorrow, April 6th).

Until May 2011: WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City
This exhibition examines Vancouver through the extraordinary range of practices, actions and ideas that shape and activate it.

Until September 2011: Ken Lum
The most extensive survey of Ken Lum’s work to date, the exhibition features a number of works not previously exhibited in North America.

Until September 2011: from the collection UNREAL
From examinations of human vulnerability to the mining of the unconscious as a source of inspiration, to a conscious turn towards the strange and fantastic as a deliberate strategy to counter the cool rationality of conceptual art, this exhibition considers the diversity and innovation with which artists explore the many edges of reality.

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East Van Cross by Ken Lum. Photo credit: rob.masefield on Flickr

To also celebrate VanCity Saving’s Credit Union’s 65th anniversary members are invited to the Vancouver Art Gallery April 12, 2011 to experience the WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City exhibit. Credit Union members will have free admission to the gallery from 10:00am until 9:00pm. Any members that cannot make it out on the 12th are invited to visit any Tuesday during the exhibit’s run for $6.50 off the price of their admission. Simply show your member card to redeem either of these offers.

I have the opportunity to give away two pairs of tickets to the Vancouver Art Gallery in honor of these milestones. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming a Canadian artist (1 entry)
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  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win passes to @VanArtGallery from #VancityCU & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/4tKqm

    I will draw two winners at random April 8th, 2011 at 11:00am who will each receive a pass for themselves and a guest (to be used by May 27, 2011).

    Update The winners are Laura Ellis (Facebook entry) and Jeff.

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    1. Tuija SeipellTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

      Jack Shadbolt – amazing work, amazing, long career!

    2. JessicaTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 11:56am PDT

      Ken Lum!

    3. AnneTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 12:09pm PDT

      Tom Thomson

    4. C_DubTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 12:10pm PDT

      Theodore “Saskatche” Wan

    5. Michelle WilliamsonTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT

      Ken Lum!

    6. AliciaTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    7. ErinTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

      Betty Goodwin!

    8. sueTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

      A Y Jackson

    9. LindsayTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 1:41pm PDT

      Emily Carr!

    10. EvTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 2:17pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    11. SeanTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 2:24pm PDT

      Roy Arden

    12. JenTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 2:27pm PDT

      Robert Bateman 🙂

    13. Nicole EliseTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 3:27pm PDT

      Stan Douglas – http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/artist/douglas/biography/

    14. Lori MTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

      Rohanna Laing

    15. GladysTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

      Douglas Coupland

    16. PhyTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 4:13pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    17. auTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 4:14pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    18. CrystalTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 5:32pm PDT

      Tom Thomson

    19. JasTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 7:07pm PDT

      Emily Carr 🙂

    20. Emily HTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 7:56pm PDT

      Emily Carr is the only artist that I can think of off the top of my head too!

    21. BrendaTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

      Jeff Wall!

    22. RobTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

      Emily Carr defined B.C.

    23. LauraTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 10:41pm PDT

      Sue Coleman

    24. Darcy-AirbnbTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 10:47pm PDT

      Rohana Laing

    25. JessicaTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 10:48pm PDT

      Two legendary words: Emily Carr.

    26. JohnTuesday, April 5th, 2011 — 11:11pm PDT

      Canadian artist: Jeff Wall

    27. LindaWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 7:53am PDT

      Emily Carr.

    28. nocalWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 7:57am PDT

      Emily Carr.

    29. David DarlingWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 9:23am PDT

      Emily Carr!

    30. Danielle ScottWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 10:06am PDT

      Emily Carr

    31. KarenWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 10:09am PDT

      Emily carr 😀

    32. DalWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

      Ken Lum!

    33. JustineWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 1:29pm PDT

      Emily Carr! My favourite!

    34. vincentWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

      emily carr

    35. ElizabethWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 4:00pm PDT

      Jack Shadbolt – awesome!

    36. Shawn PainchaudWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 4:05pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    37. RennWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    38. Lauren ThompsonWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

      Douglas Coupland! pure Canadian

    39. LesleyWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 4:43pm PDT

      Emily Carr – an icon!

    40. SanazWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 4:54pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    41. ColleenWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

      EJ Hughes!

    42. ColleenWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

      EJ Hughes!

    43. TracyWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 9:16pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    44. Dave K.Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 10:20pm PDT

      Bill Reid

    45. MeghanWednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 10:42pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    46. RebeccaThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 1:08am PDT

      Emily Carr

    47. DilaraThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 2:27am PDT

      Emily Carr

    48. Andrew C.Thursday, April 7th, 2011 — 8:16am PDT

      Bill Reid

    49. JeffThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

      I’m going to name one of, probably, the most named on this board. Emily Carr.

    50. JaseThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 3:30pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    51. ErinThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 6:24pm PDT

      Emily Carr

    52. rubaiThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 9:32pm PDT

      Tony Max! Love his Vancouver paintings!

    53. HarjitThursday, April 7th, 2011 — 10:22pm PDT

      Robert Bateman – Wildlife artist is super!

    54. JuliaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:00am PDT

      Emily Carr

    55. DeirdreFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      Ken Lum!

    56. BonsFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      Ken Lum

    57. missyFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 5:04pm PDT

      Ken Lum – nice to know some EastEnder is doing well.

    58. AbigailFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 10:14pm PDT

      Robert Bateman….. too late??

    59. StephanieSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

      hey would love to win !!!!!thanks!!!!!!!!

    60. StephanieSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:27am PDT

      love to win

    61. SaraSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 9:12pm PDT

      Emily Carr!

    62. ShannonMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 12:53pm PDT

      i wanna go!

    63. CrystalMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 1:07pm PDT

      Does anyone know who WON? Who are the winners? I tried looking for the winner annoucment on Miss604 – Twitter, Facebook and website…nothing turned up. Would be interested in known though. Great contest all the way 🙂

    64. JeffMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 6:32pm PDT

      Crystal: It says at the top of the page. Laura Ellis from Facebook and me 🙂

    65. TiffanyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:19am PDT

      Douglas Coupland

    66. CrystalThursday, April 14th, 2011 — 1:34pm PDT

      @Jeff ahh yes – thanks and congratulations :-D.

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