Left: Kaila Bhullar, The Audiovisual Perception Test (image grab). Right: Hana Steinwand, I dream of medicine (detail).

SCA | Quick News | April 21, 2023

CAG Prize 2023: Kaila Bhullar and Hana Steinwand

The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and the Contemporary Art Gallery are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 CAG Prize: Kaila Bhullar and Hana Steinwand. Their work is currently included in the BFA Graduating Exhibition 2023: Dream Safely, which runs to May 6, 2023, at SFU Galleries’ Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver).

The CAG Prize is adjudicated by the Contemporary Art Gallery and is awarded yearly to an outstanding BFA student upon completion of their program of study in Visual Art at the SCA. The Prize entails a four-week self-directed residency in CAG's North Gallery space, providing the recipient with a stipend, studio space, and support to further develop their practice as well as the opportunity to expand their connections to a wider arts community in Vancouver. Over the course of the residency, the recipient will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with artists and curators about their practice, build on their professional skills, and gain insight into the framework of a public art gallery. This year the award is being offered to two students, therefore each will receive separate residencies to be scheduled within the next 12 months.  

Congratulations to Kaila and Hana!

Pavsek talks Creative Engagements with Ecological Grief

The SCA's Chris Pavsek is participating in Panel II: Creative Engagements with Ecological Grief with Clint Burnham (SFU Department of English) and Lyana Patrick (SFU Faculty of Health Sciences) as part of Facing Ecological Grief, a FREE day of speakers and panel discussions on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (PDT) here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), sponsored by the David and Cecilia Ting Endowment at SFU, in partnership with the SFU Faculty of Environment and SFU Vancouver. As part of the event, Pavsek's Wanderings in the Delta (2023) will be showing on the GCA Lobby screen array for the duration of the day's proceedings. RSVP HERE.

Solo Priest

The SCA's Eldritch Priest is playing a solo set on a bill with the trio of Lisa Butel, Brent Cross, Johanna Hauser on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at 8EAST (8 East Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Latta in France

The SCA's Erika Latta is with Begat Theater presenting Home/Land, which was produced in collaboration with Hand2Mouth and WaxFactory, as part of a series of residencies at various cities in France. More HERE (in French).

Yoon's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition and a soundbite

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition, including work from her photographic and video series Long Time So Long, runs April 29 – August 5, 2023, at The Image Centre (33 Gould St, Toronto). More HERE. Also, here's another "soundbite" from Yoon, shared by the Art Gallery at Evergreen (where Yoon's Long Time So Long is running to April 30, 2023), this time with Yoon responding to this question: "Your work emphasizes healing, but in a way that acknowledges the pain of what you are healing from. Can you tell us about the relationship between the tension of the visuals, such as the acupuncture needles protruding from the masks, and the healing qualities present in your work?" Listen to Yoon's answer HERE.

Hasselberg opens for Maier

Cellist Marina Hasselberg is playing a solo set to open the SCA's Stefan Maier's presentation of Tractatus de Umbra manus: The Fifth Hammer at Lobe Studios (713 East Hastings St., Vancouver) TONIGHT – Friday, April 21, 2023 – from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. More HERE.

Boisjoly and Hill in CONTACT

The SCA's Raymond Boisjoly and SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill are part of the exhibition We Are Story: The Canada Now Photography Acquisition, which continues to July 23, 2023, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. W., Toronto), presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. More HERE.  

Semiprecious and the rest of BEACON

For the completists, all 10 issues of Artspeak Gallery's BEACON, "a pamphlet series in ten issues’ focuses on how the commitment of artists’ to wider social movements informs contemporary artistic practice" curated by Bopha Chhay, including Semiprecious, an issue by the SCA's Justine A. Chambers, are now available to purchase online and in-person (at 233 Carrall St., Vancouver). 

Adler's S/S 2024

The SCA's Barbara Adler is presenting S/S 2024 (Spring-Summer 2024) as "one half of a series of audio and textile installation-performance works that are inspired by seasonal colour predictions for the spring-summer and autumn-winter seasons," in the Atrium of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Centre (6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby), running May 6 – 9, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (to 4:00 PM only on Sunday), presented as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning. More HERE.

Autumn Strawberry boxset

SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki’s "special artist edition boxset" of Autumn Strawberry, which includes "the full script of Mochizuki’s multimedia animated installation (printed in six scene booklets in the style of full colour manga)," as well as essays by Namiko Kunimoto and Mochizuki and "in-conversation texts" with Mochizuki and her collaborators Lisa Mariko Gelley (choreographer) and and SCA alumnus Nancy Tam (Sound Designer and Original Compositions). Designed by Vicky Lum, limited editions of the boxset will be made available the Autumn Strawberry Panel Discussion and Book Launch on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the Surrey Art Gallery (13450 - 104 Ave., Surrey).  

Tong's Ring over Pond over Tusks

Check out some installation photos of SCA alumnus Yi Xin Tong's Ring over Pond over Tusks, which runs to May 6, 2023, at NYC's Candice Madey Gallery (1 Rivington Street at Bowery, New York). See them HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It S2E05

S2E05 of How Would Lubitsch Do It, the podcast hosted by SCA alumnus Devan Scott, will be discussing the podcast and answering listeners' questions, instead of covering Lubitsch's Sumurum. Also, perhaps as a way to gather some questions, How Would Lubitsch Do It is starting a discord.

D’Anunciação's Sensational Poetry

SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação is holding Sensational Poetry: Poetry and Bodies on Tuesday, April 25. 2023, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Collingwood Neighbourhood House (5288 Joyce St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Map a Creative Project with Taylor

Heidi Taylor, SCA alumnus and Artistic and Executive Director of the Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC), is hosting Mapping a Creative Project: Out of your head and into the world on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Progress Lab 1422 (1422 William Street, Vancouver), presented as part of PTC's 2023 Workshop Series. More HERE.

Wallgrin at the Fox

SCA alumnus Wallgrin is playing a double-headliner with Sam Tudor June13, 2023, at the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St., Vancouver). Tickets HERE.

Capture Canada Line Exhibition Walking Tour

Curator and SCA alumnus Maria Filipina Palad is holding a Capture Canada Line Exhibition Walking Tour on Sunday, April 23, 2023, starting at 1:30 PM sharp at Aberdeen Station (4100 No. 3 Road, Richmond) and ending at Lansdowne Station (5400 No. 3 Road, Richmond), featuring work by SCA alumnus Faune Ybarra (at Aberdeen Station) and Jaspal Birdi (at Lansdowne Station), presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival. More info and RSVP link HERE.

Share Dance: In Practice | The Child as a Teacher

SCA alumnus Starr Muranko (Raven Spirit Dance Society) and Julie Lebel (Foolish Operations) are presenting Share Dance: In Practice | The Child as a Teacher on Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM at Q7 Studios (77 East 7th Ave., Vancouver), presented by New Works.

HAIRY CARROT in pictures

Check out some documentation photos of SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuíno's HAIRY CARROT: A PROPOSAL FOR A COMMUNITY FOOD & ART CENTRE ACTIVATION, which was part of To-ing and Fro-ing in my Fourth Dimension, a spring art show on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the SCA Visual Art Studios (611 Alexander Street, Vancouver), also featuring work by MFA students Taryn Walker, Ghazal Majidi, Irfan Brkovic, Lam Tung Pang, Niloufar Samadi, Liz Oakley, and Justine A. Chambers, along with PhD candidate George Rahi. See them HERE.

Lavery talks Here and Now

SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery was in conversation with Dana Qaddah, Gloria Wong, Ian Wallace, Khim Hipol, and Tom Hsu on Thursday, April 20⁠, 2023, about the exhibition Here and Now, which runs to April 28 at the Pendulum Gallery⁠ (885 West Georgia St., Vancouver), presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival.

Discounted Hotpot Centre in rEvolver  

SCA alumni Anthony Kit Chun Lee's Discounted Hotpot Centre is running May 24 at 9:30 PM, May 28 at 3:45 PM, June 2 at 8:15 PM, and June 3 at 1:30 PM at the VanCity Culture Lab (1895 Venables St., Vancouver), presented as part of Upintheair Theatre's 2023 rEvolver Festival

River Clyde Pageant Open House

For folks in and around New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, the The River Clyde Pageant (founded by the SCA's Ker Wells and SCA alumnus Megan Stewart in 2015), who are looking for a permanent "space where we could present year-round programming, workshops & events, host visiting artists, maintain a community garden, and so much more," are holding an Open House on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at New Glasgow Lobster Suppers (604 Route 258, New Glasgow). More HERE.

withintensions' Double Feature

withintensions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, is calling for submissions for their next issues on the theme of Double Feature. Here's what they have to say:

This months theme is a 2 for 1, meaning we are looking for you to submit a diptych that will be published in 2 consecutive issues.

Each pair of works will be published first half in our April issue and second half in our May issue.

When we say diptych, we just mean a pair of companion works that can be of any medium, including written works.

The deadline is the 28th of April, so email us your submissions or dm us if you have any questions.

More HERE.


SCA alumnus Michelle Sound is presenting LIVE THROUGH THIS at the Seymour Art Gallery (4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver) from May 20 – July 8, 2023, with a reception on Sunday, May 28, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, an Artist Talk on Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 PM, and a Tufting Demonstration on June 25 at 2:00 PM. More HERE.

Basanta's Fontaine at Plural

Represented by Montreal's ELLEPHANT, SCA alumnus Adam Basanta's Fontaine is part of the Pavilion Exhibition at the Plural fair, which runs April 21 – 23, 2023, at the Grand Quay, Port of Montreal (200 de la Commune W St.).

Donate your old phone

Have an old phone you're not using? Consider dropping it off to Gallery Gachet, which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George as Artist Director, as a donation for Our DTES cellphone drive. More HERE.

Walters' Order of the New Hyphae

Samantha Walters' Order of the New Hyphae is part of Rumble Theatre's upcoming Tremors Festival, which runs May 18 – 20, 2023, at Progress Lab 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Taghi-Zada plays O'Callaghan

Aysel Taghi-Zada is performing SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's Doubt is a body as part of Freesound's "mini-festival" Music for Violin & Electronics, on Friday, May 5, 2023, from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Society Clubhouse (967 College St., Toronto). Tickets HERE.  

Pancouver on U's Silent Howl

Pancouver interviewed SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U, who is presenting Silent Howl on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 3:30 PM at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver), presented as part of The Dance Centre's International Dance Day programming. Read it HERE.  


SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY's GOOD LUCK, out now on Sup Pop Records, is reviewed by Resident Advisor. Read it HERE.  

Pancouver on Yassine's How Far Can a Marked Body Go?

Read Pancouver on SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine's How Far Can a Marked Body Go?, which was presented on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the VIVO Media Arts Centre. Read it HERE.  

Ecdysis on film

Saw SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson and presumably one of the crew for this project schlepping a big tank down the hall and into the elevator yesterday. Can't wait to see the final "film version" realization of Ecdysis that Fredriksson is producing with SCA alumnus Daniel O'Shea, SCA student Myah McCarthy, and Lukáš Hyrman. See some clips HERE.

Myers Embodied Transpositions

Upcoming: Embodied Transpositions, a 5-day workshop with Registered Somatic Movement Educator Heather Myers, running May 1 – 5, 2023, daily from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Find out more and contact Myers HERE.

Happy Valley at the Firehall

Presented by rice & beans theatre, SCA alumnus Derek Chan 陳嘉昊's Happy Valley runs May 25 – June 4, 2023, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver). Working behind the scenes are SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay (Director), Heidi Taylor (Dramaturg), Megan Lane (Set/Props/Costume Designer), Andie Lloyd (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), and Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong / Sapphire Haze (Sound Design). More HERE.

Ariaratnam needs Healing Tones – for real!

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam, sick with COVID (first time!), has had to cancel his Earth Day collecting of "Healing Tones" at 8EAST. However, Ariaratnam is still accepting your Healing Tones. Help him feel better! Find out more about the project HERE.

Derksen curates McMann for the ESO

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is premiering SCA alumnus Jessica McMann's Muskwa's Mountain Home on Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7:30 PM at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music (4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton) as part of Love Is A Battle Field, "a special evening of 21st century orchestral music by Indigenous Prairie composers hosted by JUNO-nominated artist Cris Derksen." More HERE.  

Look ahead: Jazz Fest

A quick look at this list, shared by Miss604, of free public shows in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival includes SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam & Adrian Avendaño playing the Innovation Series at Revue Stage (1601 Johnston Street, Granville Island) at 5:00 PM some day between June 28 – July 2, 2023. Lots of other good combos listed, too, besides. More accurate scheduling can be for on the Coastal Jazz website.  

Morelli on Deslauriers

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Jannick Deslauriers' "radical vision" for CBC Arts. Read it HERE.

M.I.A (Paper Planes)

Check out a new track, M.I.A (Paper Planes), by SCA Music & Sound student Devon Furtado aka Kesh!

April 21, 2023