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Book Launch / “Fire Is Not a Country” by Cynthia Dewi Oka

On Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and Canadian-Indonesian poet Cynthia Dewi Oka for the launch of her new book: "Fire Is Not a Country" (2021, Northwestern University Press). In her third collection, Oka dives into the implications of being parents, children, workers, and unwanted human beings under the savage reign of global capitalism and resurgent nativism.

Poetry Night / Discovery Poetry with D Fretter

On Thursday, March 17 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, and Surrey-based poet/spoken word artist D Fretter for an in-person event to investigate poetry and its cathartic powers. "Discovery Poetry', a hybrid between an open mic and a workshop intended for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.

Zine Launch / “Dreaming Hand-in-Hand” by Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice

Join Massy Arts and Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice for the in-person launch and exhibition of their community zine: “Dreaming Hand-in-Hand: An Intergenerational Chinatown Zine”. This self-published zine is a collection of collages created by Chinese youth and seniors depicting their hopes and dreams for Chinatown.

Arts Residency / IndigiNow

November 2022 to March 2023, Massy Arts Gallery will host IndigiNow, an arts residency program for emerging Indigenous visual artists, interdisciplinary artists, performers, and poets. Interested applicants are invited to submit residency proposals that explore contemporary approaches to Indigenous cultural practices.

Book Launch / Victim by Karen Moe

On Saturday, April 02 from 5pm to 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and art critic, author and feminist activist Karen Moe for the in-person launch of her book: "Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor" (2022, Vigilance Press).

At The Gallery / Roof d’état by Dana Qaddah

April 05 – May 05, Massy Arts hosts a new exhibition by artist Dana Qaddah. The show, selected by Vancouver's Capture Photography Festival, is a photography research reflecting on the deteriorating civil conditions in urban centres in Lebanon.

At The Gallery / The Southern Residents by Clare Wilkening

April 05 – May 05, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by ceramic artist Clare Wilkening. For the window pieces, a wall-hanging ceramic installation with over 180 individual tiles + a video installation, the artist represents each actual fish-eating killer whale local to the Salish Sea, a deeply endangered species heavily impacted by colonization, industrialization, and global warming.

Opening Reception / “The Southern Residents” by Clare Wilkening

On Tuesday, April 05 at 6pm, Massy Arts hosts an opening reception to celebrate ceramic artist Clare Wilkening’s new exhibition: “The Southern Residents". At the event, Wilkening will explain the process behind building a wall-hanging ceramic installation to address colonization, industrialization, and global warming's impact on the killer whale community local to the Salish Sea, a deeply endangered species.

Book Launch / “The Answer to Everything” by Ken Belford

On Wednesday, April 13 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and hosts Jordan Scott + Rob Budde for the in-person launch of "The Answer to Everything: Selected Poems of Ken Belford" (2021, Caitlin Press) edited by Jordan Scott, Rob Budde, and Si Transken.

Artist’s Talk / “Roof D’état” by Dana Qaddah

On Tuesday, April 19 at 6pm, Massy Arts hosts a reception and artist's talk to celebrate Dana Qaddah's new exhibition: "Roof D’état", selected by the 2022 edition of Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival.