Website including the art and curatorial works of Nya Lewis, as well as an introduction to BlackArt Gastown
Porch Light, A Window
Cecily Nicholson on The Cheeky Proletariat, Hogan’s Alley Society, and the works of Anthonia Ogundele and Nya Lewis
‘The Cheeky Proletariat’ Is for the People
Olamide Olanlyan on the Gastown gallery amplifying Black artists and cultural leaders in Vancouver.
Shining a light on Vancouver’s Black communities, past and present
Thierry Maout on the definitive collaborative installation East End Uprising by BlackArt Gastown.
Black Canadians brought to the centre at Vancouver Art Gallery
Kevin Griffin on Nya Lewis’s curation for the exhibition Where Do We Go From Here? at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Insights: On Art for Social Change with Nya Lewis Williams
Nya Lewis on the history of Black artists in Canada, expanding museum collections and the Canadian canon, and fighting complacency and assumed expectations in the art world.
Quilt of Hope: Vancouver Artists for Black Liberation
Co-published by BlackArt Gastown and Moniker Press, this collection shares the answers of 25 artists of the greater Vancouver area on the question “What is the role of artists in dismantling anti-Black racism?”
Website including the art and curatorial works of Vanessa Kwan.
Website of grunt gallery with information on new and past exhibitions, accessibility projects, the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency, and the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen.
Website for the seven-member artist collective and their installation and performance works from 2001 to 2014.
Website for the Vancouver-based non-profit organization and artist/curator collective dedicated to “temporary art projects in public spaces.
Ten Blocks: Small Notes on the Public Imaginary
For the tenth anniversary of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, this essay was included in Placemaking: A Decade in the City, edited by Alex Lazaridis. Vanessa Kwan meditates on performance, participatory citizenship, and bearing witness to connections among the urban public.
Participatory project engaging community through text and print circulation.
A Conversation with Whess Harman, the New Curator at grunt gallery
Adrienne Huard interviews Whess Harman on their curatorial practice and professional development through their work with grunt gallery.