For families with kids looking for things to do on Family Day, Family Day Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce a special edition of Family Programs on Monday, February 17, 2020, a day brimming with interactive activities designed for the whole family.

Free for kids twelve and under, when accompanied by an adult, and free for Gallery members or with admission, Family Day Vancouver Art Gallery is inspired by Transits and Returns, on view until February 23, 2020. The exhibition explores the dynamic between place and movement in the work of twenty-one Indigenous artists from around the Pacific, tracing themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation.

Kinship can be described as a family connection or a sense of belonging to places and communities. From creating stamps that represent favourite food from home, working with air dry clay to sculpt dishware inspired by home cooked meals, to a VJ/DJ workshop to tell stories through video and music, discover and explore kinship at the Gallery.

Also, if you’ve never attended Family Fuse – it is an amazing and a very special event for the whole family! If you’re more into a party mood, you must check out Fuse – Vancouver’s favourite after-dark art party filled with tons of special events!

FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE
ART AGENTS | 3rd Floor, 12 to 4 PM
Explore, chat and play in the exhibition spaces with team of Art Agents. Then experiment with the materials, processes and ideas that you see in the artworks on display in The Making Place.

THE MAKING PLACE | Annex Workshop, 12 to 4 PM
Inspired by the installation Kai as Koha (2019) by BC Collective and Louisa Afoa, what foods connect us to our loved ones?

ACTIVITY
Create a stamp that represents your favourite food and stamp on to a collaborative wall paper. Use air dry clay to design and sculpt plates, cups or cutlery that you would use for your favourite food.

FAMILY TOURS | CINDY SHERMAN
1st Floor, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 PM
What is real and what is imaginary? Take an interactive tour to learn more about how artist Cindy Sherman transforms herself into many characters.

VJ/DJ WORKSHOP | Bracken Hanuse Corlett and Dean Hunt
Courtroom 302, 1 and 3 PM
Registration is required. Please sign up at the Information Desk in the Gallery Lobby upon arrival.
How can we tell our family’s stories through music and video? Watch Bracken Hanuse Corlett’s animation Qvùtix in Transits and Returns. Then experiment with audio-visual storytelling with the artist himself and his collaborator Dean Hunt.

About the Vancouver Art Gallery
Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world. Special attention is given to the accomplishments of Indigenous artists, as well as to those of the Asia Pacific region—through the Institute of Asian Art founded in 2014. The Gallery’s exhibitions also explore the impact of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design and architecture.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a not-for-profit organization supported by its members, individual donors, corporate funders, foundations, the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is situated on traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) peoples, and is respectful of the Indigenous stewards of the land it occupies, whose rich cultures are an inspiration to artistic life in Vancouver and to the work of the Gallery.

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