SCA Professional Practice Series: Visual Arts Networking Panel

Friday, March 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM | FREE
4350 (Large Music Room) – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

We'll be joined by a panel of professionals working across various fields in Vancouver's visual arts scene to discuss the process of building relationships to support a working practice after graduation, moderated by the SCA's Kathy Slade. Open and informal, the panel is here to address your questions – what do I do next? how do I get my work shown? what funding is available to me and how do I access it? what other roles can I play within the community?

This session will be of special interest to students with a visual arts practice (undergraduate and graduate), but is open to all areas, including recent graduates.

Light refreshments will be served.


Lucien Durey – Artist
Karina Irvine – Coordinator, SFU Galleries
Christina Hedlund – Collections Manager, SFU Galleries
Henry Heng Lu – Curator, Centre A
Cate Rimmer – Director/Curator of the Libby Leshgold Gallery and Exhibitions, ECUAD

Lucien Durey

Lucien Durey is an artist, writer and singer based in Vancouver. Recent exhibitions include Motion & Motive, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto (2019); SUPER, NATURAL, Unit 17, Vancouver (2019); TWO ROOMS, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver (2019); Phenomenal Hosts, Neutral Ground, Regina (2018); and Paraphernalia, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver (2018). He authored the yearlong bimonthly review column “Vancouver Report,” published in 2017–18 by Canadian Art. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

Karina Irvine

Karina Irvine is a writer and Gallery Coordinator at SFU Galleries. Her writing has appeared in C Magazine, Canadian Artfrieze, BlackFlash among other outlets. She has held positions at Canadian Art (Toronto), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver) and Plug In ICA (Winnipeg). At SFU Gallery she has organized projects such as Charlene Vickers: Speaking with Hands and Territories (2018), Unpacking Art: Lunchtime Talks in the SFU Art Collection (2017-2018) and co-curated Ann Beam and Carl Beam: Spaces for Reading (2019). Karina also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Or Gallery. She received her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, a diploma in Art History at The University of British Columbia and MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies at York University.

Christina Hedlund

Christina Hedlund has held the position of Collections Manager at SFU Galleries since 2013. She is the primary staff member responsible for maintaining the SFU Art Collection’s 5,600 works. Given the number of works within the collection and activities surrounding it (including multiple construction projects across the SFU Burnaby campus over the last four years) there have been several challenges to ensure the collection’s care and accessibility. Major recent projects that Christina has undertaken is the digitization of over 200 works to SFU Galleries online database and selecting and overseeing the proper relocation of public art works. Other aspects of the position include acquisitions, deaccessions, documentation and preventive conservation. Christina received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, a Museums Studies Diploma, Algonquin College, Ottawa and a Master of Arts, with Distinction, in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University, England. Christina has worked at various cultural institutions including Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario and Kelowna Art Gallery.

Photo Credit: Yuula Benivolski

Henry Heng Lu

Henry Heng Lu is a curator, artist and programmer of moving images living between Vancouver and Toronto. He is co-founder of Call Again, a mobile initiative/collective committed to creating space for contemporary Asian diasporic artistic practices, through exhibitions, screenings, and roundtables. Currently, he is Curator at Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Independently, he has presented projects through numerous channels, including Creative Time Summit, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, CONTACT Photography Festival, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shenzhen, The New Gallery, Vtape, Trinity Square Video, and Toronto Fringe Festival. His writings have been published by Canadian Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, C Magazine, ArchDaily and for Richmond Art Gallery, PLATFORM Gallery, and Gardiner Museum. Lu holds a Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. His curatorial focus is in fostering dialogues that engage multigenerational artistic practices in a cross-cultural context.

Cate Rimmer

Cate Rimmer is the Director/Curator of the Libby Leshgold Gallery, Emily Carr University where she has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. She was the founding Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver, served as Director of Truck Gallery in Calgary and was a Curator in Residence at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal. In 2010/11 she curated a year-long public art project for the City of Vancouver entitled Walk In/Here You Are. Her recent projects include The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea, a multi-part exhibition project at the Charles H. Scott Gallery which looks at our relationship to the sea. She was the recipient of the Alvin Balkind Curator’s Prize in 2015.

Kathy Slade

Kathy Slade is an artist, author, curator, editor, and publisher.

March 06, 2020