SHEILA: Women, Art, and Production Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8th, 6-9 p.m.
Exhibition: March 8 – March 25th, 2017
Venue: Fazakas Gallery, 688 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC 

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.

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.

As well, an online auction will take place from March 8 – 18th to benefit Sheway, a pregnancy outreach program located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Preview the auction here.

– Featuring –

Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda
Matilda Aslizadeh
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

Title: Guerrilla Squirrel (after Guerrilla Girls and Pussy Galore) Size: 48 x 48 Medium: Oil on wood panel Date: 2015

Carollyne Yardley: Guerrilla Squirrel, oil on wood panel, 48 x 48, 2015 (after Guerrilla Girls’ and Pussy Galore).


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

Participating artists will discuss their work in the exhibition. Featuring Jenny Hawkinson, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Yvonne Muinde, Joyce Ozier, Carollyne Yardley, and Charlene Vickers.

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

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.

DTES Panel Discussion
March 25th, 2 – 4 p.m.

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
Kazuko Yamamoto – Coordinator for City Small Art Grants
Dalanna Gail Bowen – DTES Centre for the Arts/Quilt Project for Missing Women

Fazakas Gallery
688 East Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1R1
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