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Gallery Exhibition / “Moves” by Delaney Yvonne

From Nov 17th to Dec 14th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new exhibition: "Moves" by Vancouver-based artist Delaney Yvonne. The show - a pictorial exploration of body movement and expression using pen drawings and a striking colour palette.

Gallery Exhibition / “開 門 ( Open )” by Angela Lai

From Nov 17th to Dec 14th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new window exhibition: “開 門 ( Open )” by Vancouver-based artist Angela Lai. The installation is a site-specific piece that utilizes discarded material from garments that have history from the artist's family, and relate to Chinatown. At the exhibition, the materials are arranged and pieced together to form a three-dimensional portrait of the neighborhood.

Massy Interviews / Colleen van Niekerk

To celebrate the author's debut novel, and understand more about her inspirations to write a feminist novel set across the South-African apartheid's political atmosphere, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews Colleen van Niekerk for Massy Books, interrogating why oppressive norms still exist throughout the 21st Century's political environment - and how literature can (re)establish a place of imagination against oppressive cultural scenarios.

Closing Reception / Delaney Yvonne + Angela Lai

On Thursday, Dec 9th from 6pm to 8pm, join Massy Arts for the in-person closing reception of our new exhibitions: “Moves” by painter and illustrator Delaney Yvonne; and “開 門 ( Open )” by installation artist Angela Lai.

Book Launch / Unbecoming by Neil Surkan

On Dec 10th (Friday) at 7pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Neil Surkan in the launch of his sophomore poetry collection, "Unbecoming" (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press). The author will be joined by special guests Adèle Barclay, Kyla Jamieson, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Kirby.

Massy Interviews / Neil Surkan

On Friday, Dec 10th at 7pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Neil Surkan for the launch of his sophomore poetry collection, "Unbecoming" (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press). Neil will be joined by special guests Adèle Barclay, Kyla Jamieson, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Kirby – in an intimate reading session to celebrate poetry and literature. The …

Massy Interviews / Laiwan

To celebrate "How Water Remembers" by Laiwan, and understand more about the extension of the project, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews Laiwan for Massy Arts, questioning art made on the borders of history, biology, and politics.

Gallery Exhibition / “How Water Remembers” by Laiwan

Dec 21st - Feb 24th, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Laiwan. In collaboration with City of Vancouver biologist Angela Danyluk, "How Water Remembers" is a project that explores the path of water and future rising sea levels, with a relation to cultural stories.

Gallery Exhibition / “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” by Mike Alexander

From Dec 21st to Feb 24th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new show by emerging Anishinaabe visual artist and writer Mike Alexander. “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” is a visual investigation of a quiet search amongst the rubble of colonization, and showcases ten new pieces by the artist.

Massy Interviews / Mike Alexander

To celebrate "We Are the Land, We Are the Water”, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed Alexander for Massy Arts, investigating the themes around the painter's artwork, and his earnest attempts to discover forgotten pages of Canadian history.

Opening Night / Mike Alexander presents “We Are the Land, We Are the Water”

On Tuesday, Dec 21 at 6pm, Massy Arts celebrates Mike Alexander's new painting show by holding an in-person opening night for "We Are the Land, We Are the Water". At the gallery, the artist will comment on his creative process, most current themes, and address audience's questions on an intimate celebration of his artistic exploration.