Workshop / We Are Collage with Rafael Zen and Khalil Alomar
May 08 and 15 from 2pm to 5pm, join Massy Arts and visual artists Rafael Zen and Khalil Alomar for the in-person workshop We Are Collage - Cutting Out The Symbols That Shape Us. The event, promoted to celebrate Zen and Alomar’s upcoming exhibition at the Massy Arts Gallery, is a series of two classes that invites artists to investigate cultural symbols and social critique through visual arts.
Group Exhibition / “The Hybrid Machine”
May 10 - June 09, Massy Arts will host The Hybrid Machine, a group show celebrating works by artists Nicholas Tay, Alisha Sian, Pippa Cherniavksy, and Dennis Humphrey.
At The Gallery / Digital Interventions – Part I: Heterotopias
May 10 - July 07, Massy Arts will host Digital Interventions, a two-part group exhibition featuring the work of seven emerging interdisciplinary artists: Kaila Bhullar, Debbie C, Sena Cleave, kathy feng, Vitória Monteiro, Hân Phạm, and Paige Smith.
Book Launch / Skookum Raven by Heather Haley
In her poetry collection, Heather Haley brings poetic images to map human migrations, pair-bonding and predation. Like her foremothers and contemporaries Gwendolyn MacEwen, Susan Musgrave and Karen Solie, readers can expect sophisticated free lyrics of a witchy feminist kind with proletarian ferocity.
Online Launch / Heroin by Susan Boyd
On Thursday, May 19 at 4:30pm, join Fernwood Publishing, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC), bookseller Massy Books, and author Susan Boyd for the launch of Heroin: An Illustrated History (2022, Fernwood Publishing).
Workshop / “Introduction to Expressive Figure Drawing” with Nicholas Tay
On Saturday, May 21st at 2pm, join visual artist Nicholas Tay for the in-person workshop "Introduction to Expressive Figure Drawing Using Light and Shadow". The event, promoted to celebrate Tay's exhibition at the Massy Arts Gallery, is a hands-on class created for visual artists that are curious on how to start drawing from a live model, and are looking to learn methods for figure drawing.
Opening Reception / The Hybrid Machine with Nicholas Tay, Alisha Sian, Pippa Cherniavksy, and Dennis Humphrey
On Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm, Massy Arts will host an opening reception for The Hybrid Machine, a group show celebrating works by artists Nicholas Tay, Alisha Sian, Pippa Cherniavksy, and Dennis Humphrey.
Online Talk / Contemporary African Voices – Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu
On Thursday, May 26 at 10am, join Contemporary African Voices, bookseller Massy Books, and Zimbabwean award-winning novelist Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu for a conversation with Garvia Bailey, followed by a Q&A.
Artist’s Talk / “If My Art Could Speak” By Alisha Sian
On May 26, Massy Arts hosts a reception and artist’s talk to celebrate Alisha Sian’s group exhibition - The Hybrid Machine. During the talk, Sian will be sharing her process for creating each piece in the exhibition along with a background to what her art represents.
Book Signing at Massy Books / “Wilson Duff – Coming Back, a Life” by Robin Fisher
On Friday, May 27 at 2pm, join Massy Books, and author Robin Fisher for a book signing event for his new book: "Wilson Duff - Coming Back, a Life" (Harbour Publishing, 2022).
Poetry Night / Gillian Jerome + Maleea Acker + Ella Adkins + Tom Green
Join us for an evening of poetry reading, featuring Vancouver poet Gillian Jerome’s launch of her second book, Nevertheless, and Victoria poet Maleea Acker’s launch of her third book of poems, Hesitating Once to Feel Glory.
Opening Reception / Digital Interventions P1
Tuesday, May 31 at 6pm, Massy Arts hosts an opening reception for the upcoming exhibition Digital Interventions – a group show by Kaila Bhullar, Debbie C, Sena Cleave, kathy feng, Vitória Monteiro, Hân Phạm, and Paige Smith.