Beau Dick Featured on NY Times Art Critic’s Instagram

Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick was deemed “best find” at NADA 2017, by the New York Times art critic Roberta Smith! Check out her Instagram post below.

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SHEILA and International Women’s Day

You’re invited to SHEILA: Women, Art, and Production

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8th, 6-9 p.m.
Exhibition: March 8th – March 25th, 2017

Please join us for the opening reception of an all-female group exhibition to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017, featuring work by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous multidisciplinary contemporary artists. 

Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda
Matilda Aslizadeh
Kerri-Lynne Dick
Jeneen Frei Njootli
Robyn Laba
Natasha McHardy
Yvonne Muinde
Joyce Ozier
Heather Passmore
Maria Anna Parolin
Rosa Quintana-Lillo
Sarah Shamash
prOphecy sun
Damla Tamer
Charlene Vickers
Carollyne Yardley

Fazakas Gallery
688 East Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1R1
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Guerrilla Squirrel, 2015, Carollyne Yardley, Oil on wood panel, 48″ x 48″


Panel talks facilitated by the artists, as well as individuals from the local arts scene and the DTES, will be held at Fazakas Gallery on each Saturday of the month, beginning on March 11th.

Saturday, March 11th, 2 – 4 p.m.
SHEILA Artist Talk + Performance

Participating artists will discuss their work in the exhibition. Featuring: Jenny Hawkinson, Yvonne Muinde, Joyce Ozier, and a performance by Charlene Vickers.

Saturday, March 18th, 2 – 4 p.m.
Art Mamas Panel Discussion

Featuring: Gabriella Aceves-Sepulveda, Matilda Aslizadeh, Sarah Shamash, Heather Passmore, Maria Anna Parolin, Natasha McHardy, Damla Tamer, and prOphecy sun.

This group of Vancouver-based artist mothers will be presenting a unique collective and heterogeneous artist talk on motherhood and art practice and the intersections between reproductive and artistic labour. The panel discussion, in the form of an informal dialogue, will elaborate a utopian model for a feminist, women-centred, sustainable creation process that integrates life and all of its chaos into a viable and valued way of being and creating without being marginalized by and excluded from the male-dominated art system.

Saturday, March 25th, 2 – 4 p.m.
Art in the DTES Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Renae Morriseau: Actor and Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence at the Vancouver Public Library.

Savannah Walling – Associate Artistic Director, Heart of the City Festival
Haisla Collins – Community Murals and participant in Big Print Project
Kazuho Yamamoto – Coordinator for City Small Art Grants
Dalanna Gail Bowen – DTES Centre for the Arts/Quilt Project for Missing Women

Quake, 2013 – Present, Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin), Silkscreen Print ed/3, 33″ x 40″


Online Auction: March 8th – March 18th, 2017

An online auction in partnership with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to benefit Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, will go live on March 8th, 2017. The auction will close after the Art Mamas panel talk on March 18th at 4 p.m. You can preview the auction here.

Learn more about Sheway at

About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians.  We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH & UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services. Learn more at

Anton, 2006, Yvonne Muinde, Charcoal on paper, 16″ x 20″. Available at auction.


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White Columns Director Matthew Higgs’s Favorite Works from NADA New York 2017


Beau Dick, Shaman Headdress, 2010

Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick has been selected by curator Matthew Higgs as one of his favourite works to be exhibited at NADA 2017 by Fazakas Gallery. Higgs, is a writer, curator, and artist, born and raised in the UK. He is a pioneer in the British contemporary art curation scene.

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