These are just a few art projects that I’ve facilitated. They’re fun and full of goofy things. Using art as a tool to build a community of creative friends and eventually — making new best friends.
A panel discussion with women leaders from diverse backgrounds in the arts. The arts sector should represent work and people from the community. It should represent different ages, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds. To have more representation in the arts, we need more people in leadership positions who have diverse backgrounds. This panel discussion will bring together a few women leaders from diverse backgrounds in the arts sector from different stages in their careers and different disciplines.
Diversity and equality are crucial to the arts and culture community. To increase diversity in the arts, we need to engage and encourage women and people of colour to pursue a career in the arts and hear from leaders from their community to speak about their experience. This public panel will engage women leaders, with a focus on BAME women leaders in the arts to speak about what their role is, their experiences, challenges, how they managed to gain leadership positions in their role, and how they engage with the community.
- Cairo Clarke – Assistant Curator, Art on the Underground
- Kumiko Mendl – Artistic Director, Yellow Earth Theatre
- Grace Shutti – Assistant Music Editor, Gal-Dem magazine
- Ying Tan – Curator of Visual Art at the British Council
SPACE Mag (2017)
A printed magazine about women in the arts from different perspectives as artists, international arts managers, protesters, curators, writers and community organizers. This project was funded by the Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund and a digital version can be read online at thespace.press
Strathcona Drawing Party (2015)
A collaboration with Contemporary Art Gallery, Cineworks, Hua Foundation and Access Gallery. ‘Strathcona Drawing Party’ was a free collaborative community art project at unique cultural spaces in the Chinatown/Strathcona. Participants were to explore spaces they would normally not discover and create and experiment at three drawing events throughout the day. Funded by the Vancouver Foundation Neighborhood Small Grants Program.
Hot Wet East Van Summer (2014)
Conceptually based off the cult movie, Hot Wet American Summer. HWEVS was a free all day party with 90s jams, goofy play reading, arts and crafts and film screening of “Wet Hot American Summer”. Held at the Toast Collective on Fraser Street and funded by the awesome Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants Program.
24-hr Drawing Party (2013)
A project that was conceived through a meeting with artists in a Chinatown art space, 24-hr Drawing Party is a free community arts project that brings together all members of the community (artists, students, and residents) through drawing. The event was supported by the Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Small Grants, donations from Hemlock Printers and Matchstick Coffee.
Video Recording by Ramy Gorgis
Edited by Kristin Cheung
Music by Discount Fireworks – Four
KC POP (2011)
KC POP is based on the premise of analoging content from digital culture (i.e viral videos and internet memes) and converting it into print zines!
“Happy Inside” is an Ikea commercial from Sept 2010.
100 cats were released in an Ikea store.
Original video – youtu.be/Z7vXP3tHzhA
KC POP turned the Ikea cat commercial into a zine.
This is the making of the zine.
Music credit: Broke for Free – Night Owl
DIY All ages show (2005-2009)
I produced 60+ small to mid scale concerts in Edmonton and Vancouver. The curatorial vision was to produce concerts in interesting and accessible venues (via transit, wheel chair access) for all ages , so all audiences could watch their favourite and future favourite indie rock band.
Cadence Weapon performing at the all ages venue, Shark Tank on May 22, 2005