Alicia is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario. With her essay A Mind Spread Out On The Ground she made her mark as an author, and in 2018 won the ABC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. In 2019 her first collection of essays, bearing the title of that first essay, appeared and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Award for Nonfiction. A review describes it as: “A bold and profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America.
Admission by donation.
British and Canadian author Kathy Page has written seven novels as well as short fiction and nonfiction. Her works have been shortlisted for major awards, and her most recent novel, Dear Evelyn, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2018. One reviewer says of it: “. . . Kathy Page has created a poignant literary work of art. The result is a timeless page-turning masterpiece.” Another warns: “. . . you will never look at your partner the same way again.”
Entrance by donation.
A documentary film about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. Written in 1824, near the end of Beethoven’s life, the Ninth Symphony was composed by a man with little to be thankful for.
Pre-Registration Required, Max 6 per session. No drop-ins.
February 6, 13, 20.
Cost: $40/person (member); $50/person (non-member)
Instructor: Simon Levin
This hand-on workshop will demonstrate best practices for lighting, scale and orientation. Documenting your work is one of the most important parts of being able to communicate what you do as an artist. Images of your work are what get people interested in what you are doing.
The opening reception for the Friends of the Gallery exhibition is one great party that celebrates arts on the Sunshine Coast. With over 120 art pieces in the exhibition, it’s a not-to-miss event that starts out the new year. The exhibition runs January 3 – February 2, 2020.
This final workshop will bring together the documentation and writing explored in the previous sessions, with an eye to putting together a complete proposal. We will focus on putting together a proposal for an exhibition, but the ideas explored can also be applied to grant and other applications. You will be asked to bring in draft statement and documentation, so that we can work with real examples from the participants. $15 members / $25 non members
Maximum 20 participants.
Young People’s workshop offering lessons from a senior artist on the process and technique of creating collage. Participants will explore the use of materials in different shapes, colours, and textures to create art and express themselves in new ways. Created for young people ages 8-13 to engage them with art in a day-long workshop on their pro-d day. Maximum 16 participants. $50 Members $75 Non-members
an exhibition of artists working with printmaking and clay who explore two and more surface design techniques. Playing and contrasting techniques and their combined effects, the artists in the exhibition reveal a breadth of material exploration, Vanessa Hall-Patch, Pia Sillem, Elaine Futterman, Mike Allegretti, Jack Olive, Ray Niebergall, Bev Niebergall, Jack Ploesser.
A painting, thought to be the work of Normal Morrisseau, leads the painting’s owner, Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies, into the tragic and brutal world of an art forgery ring in Canada’s north. Discussion to follow. Coffee, tea and croissants served.
to Nov 10th. Our popular Art Card Fundraiser is back just in time for the holiday season. Come to the gallery, buy a card or two, and support local artists and the Arts Council. Wed-Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm.
Literary reading Nov. 2, 7:30 PM at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (Medusa & Trail, Sechelt). Canadian writers Jan Zwicky and Robert Bringhurst will be in attendance to read and discuss their work in poetry and philosophy. Admission is by donation. For more information on both authors: https://coastreadings.wordpress.com.
Oct 25-26. This two-day workshop for teens will introduce you to the principles of sculpture and assemblage, including considerations of space, shape, composition and intent. You will work with natural and found materials to explore ways of creating a sculptural work that is made up of materials from around us. We will discuss questions of reuse and sustainability in art, and examine ways to be responsible with the materials we use. Supervised use of power-tools involved.
Created for young people ages 13-17 to engage them with the natural world while building their technical skills. $100 Members / $150 Non Members
Young People’s workshop offering lessons from a senior artist on using natural materials to create sculpture and art installation. With the use of found materials, participants will explore the techniques of sculptural art installations as well as create and build artwork that extends past the confines of a canvas. Created for young people ages 13-17 to engage them with the natural world while building their technical skills and allowing their creativity to shine in a two-day long workshop. Maximum 16 participants. $100 for members $150 for non-members
CoastStreaming presents “The Space Between,” an interactive immersive experience happening for two days only as part of the 2019 Sechelt Arts Festival of the Performing Arts. This “pop up” event will transform the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre into a magical world filled with moving projections, art installations, immersive sound, visual art, movement and more. Event kickoff happens Monday evening at 7 pm. Open Monday and Tuesday only from 10am to 5 pm.
explores the artist’s journey of Yayoi Kusama from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s where she rivalled Andy Warhol for press attention concluding with the international fame she finally achieved within the art world $10 donation
Everyone loves to get a card that is a piece of art for any occasion or for the Christmas Holidays! Our popular art card fundraiser takes place in the small gallery during the Art Crawl, of which we are a venue again this year. We seek art cards from artists for sale until October 11, 2019. The cards are on display during the Art Crawl, October 18 – 20. For more information, go to https://sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/art-card-fundraiser-art-crawl-artists/