Art Auction Fundraiser


Chloe Lalonde
Suzana-Raluca Burlea
Joel Young
Aaliyah Crawford
Summer Emerald
Sophia Arnold
Angela kaba
Alexey Lazarev
Trevor Bourke
Elea Schmitter
Alexia McKindsey
Le Massi
Catherine Desroches
Jeremy Davison
Laura Douglas
Tota Perry-Marinov
Sam Kasirer-Smibert
Constantinos Giannoussis
Dr. Marc Anderson
Nathalie Dubois Calero
Iryna Merkulova
Maple Sung
Petros Psillos
Suey Kang
Ben Montague
colin courtney
Shazia Ahmad

*Tabling Artists*
Sophie Wonfor
Peniel Hong
Egenaz Turemis
Dan Yang
Sabrina Louie
Felix Mux Wahl
Liza Isakov
Ali Rodriguez
Samantha Leger
Negar Nakhai

VAV Gallery Art Auction Fundraiser
Open March 4th-8th
Bid on works anytime!

This year the VAV exhibited 2X as many undergraduate student artists and paid them 50% more.
Help us keep it up!

Auction & Vernissage
Friday March 8th, 6-9pm
Free snacks, drinks, booze and music by a CJLO DJ.
+Table Sales (Purchase artworks at set prices!)
Auction winners can take art home at 9pm or arrange for pick-up!

Credit and Cash accepted!

This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Please email to address any accessibility concerns.


Unwind: Performance Art Exhibition


Kelly Davis
Olivia Khoury
Fatine-Violette Sabiri
Marie Lemieux
Alisha Billias
Georgia Graham
kassandra walters

VERNISSAGE: 5:30–9PM ! Monday February 18th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday February 18th – February 22nd 2019

Unwind presents seven performance art events in one evening. Each makes a stimulating inquiry into familiar materials. The body becomes an instrument. Music and silence are translated into movement. The subconscious is written and the writing becomes drawing. Routine becomes uneasy. Pop songs give way to catharsis. Social space becomes the site of vulnerability. Follow these trajectories into the unknown.

My art is grounded in the belief of one universal energy which runs through everything: from insect to man, from man to spectre, from spectre to plant from plant to galaxy. My works are the irrigation veins of this universal fluid. Through them ascend the ancestral sap, the original beliefs, the primordial accumulations, the unconscious thoughts that animate the world.

-Ana Mendieta


5:30 onwards – kassandra walters, Marie Lemieux, Kelly Davis
6:00 pm – Olivia Khoury
6:50 pm – Alisha Billias
7:15 pm – Fatine-Violette Sabiri
8:00 pm – Georgia Graham

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email to address any accessibility concerns.


Braiding Our Stories: First Voices Week Exhibition


Craig Commanda
Alyssa Isaac
Katie Lamarche
Melanie Lefebvre
Rupert MacKie
Jason Sikoak
Dion Smith-Dokkie
Corey Thomas
Destiny Thomas
Aidan Thorne
Danyelle Orwick
Lindsay Visitor

VERNISSAGE: 6-9PM ! Tuesday February 5th

EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday February 4th-15th

Braiding Our Stories engages with the diversities of Indigeneity, bringing together twelve Indigenous voices that use storytelling in their artistic practices—as both method and meaning—to explore links between place, culture, kinship, and identity.

In her book, “Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts” (2009), Cree scholar Margaret Kovach notes that as Indigenous peoples, “our knowledges cannot be universalized because they arise from our experience with places” (Kovach 2009, 61).

Throughout this show—located on unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation—we seek to create a space that fosters Indigenous cross-cultural storytelling and knowledge sharing. We aim to spark a dialogue that “resists singular/homogenized narratives” of Indigenous identity and instead, emphasizes the interconnectedness of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island through place, practices, and histories (Gualtieri and Homsi Vinson 2018, 8).

— Alexandra Nordstrom (Plains Cree, Euro-Canadian), Curator Juliet Mackie (Métis, Cree, Dené, English), Assistant Curator

This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Email or to address any accessibility concerns.


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