SCA | Quick News | June 9, 2023

Reimer wins!

SCA MFA student Jami Reimer, following up the successful run of Soft Tongues: a Bioacoustic Opera, her MFA Project, which ran May 26 & 27, 2023, has won the Canada Council for the Arts' Robert Fleming Prize. Congratulations, Jami! More HERE.

Priest's That Worm-like Feeling…

The SCA's Eldritch Priest is presenting his paper, That Worm-like Feeling…, at the London Conference in Critical Thought, which runs June 31 – July 1, 2023, at London Metropolitan University. More HERE.

Clay in What Is Welcome? & The Street

The SCA's Allyson Clay is part of the exhibition What Is Welcome? at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from June 23 – August 12, 2023, and opening June 22 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, which also includes Claudia Cuesta, Andrea Fraser, ReMatriate Collective and Holly Schmidt, Skeena Reece, Kika Thorne, and Tania Willard. More HERE. Also, Clay is part of the exhibition The Street, running June 3 – September 3, 2023, at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss St., Victoria), which was "organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery under the Across the Province touring program," curated by Grant Arnold. More HERE.


Through My Lens by Amy Amantea and the SCA's James Long (Theatre Replacement) is part of Folda: Festival of Live Digital Art, running June 7 – 10, 2023, at various times in the Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St. W., Kingston). More HERE.

Betty Mitchell Awards

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez (for Ghost River Theatre's presentation of STRUCK) is up against SCA alumni Cindy Mochizuki and Sammy ChienChimerik 似不像 (for Theatre Calgary's presentation of SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa's adaptation of Mark Sakamoto's memoir Forgiveness) in the category of Outstanding Projection or Video Design at the 2023 Betty Mitchell Awards, which recognize "excellence in Calgary's Professional Theatre Community." Kanagawa's Forgiveness is also nominated for both Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production of a Play. Winners will be announced Monday, June 19, at the awards ceremony at the Jubilee Auditorium Lobby (1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary). See all the nominees HERE.

Sound talks LIVE THROUGH THIS & Empty Spaces cover

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​ is giving an artist talk on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 2:00 PM in support of her exhibition LIVE THROUGH THIS at the Seymour Art Gallery​ (4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver), running to July 8, 2023. More HERE. Also, Sound shared the cover for Jordan Abel's Empty Spaces on her Instagram, which is out in August, 2023, from McClelland & Stewart​, which she did the art for.

Wallgrin and Tudor at the Fox

SCA alumnus Wallgrin​ is playing with Sam Tudor at the Fox Cabaret​ (2321 Main St., Vancouver) on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Tickets HERE.

rice & beans theatre​'s Polyphonic Translation Residency

rice & beans theatre​, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as its artistic director, are presenting the Polyphonic Translation Residency: Showcase & Discussion, featuring their inaugural Polyphonic Translation Residency artists Sarvin Esmaeili and Emily Jung presenting excerpts of their pieces Maman, do you love me? and Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show, respectively, on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM, both in-person at Progress Lab 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver) or online. More HERE.

Triana in the Informal DADAO 22-23 Artist Showing

SCA alumni Jhoely Triana is part of Dance West Network​'s Informal DADAO 22-23 Artist Showing on Sunday, June 25, 2023, near the seawall by Elsie Roy Elementary School (150 Drake St., Vancouver) at 12:00 PM, presented as part of Dance West Network's Des Arts Dehors / Arts Outside program. More HERE.

Ross' Baby Voices

SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery and Sungpil Yoon co-curated the group exhibition, Inside voice(s), please, is holding a closing event on June 9, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, featuring SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross reading Baby Voices, her commissioned text for the exhibition. Since the gallery is in a domestic space, please email for the gallery’s address and accessibility information. More HERE.

withintentions' Green

Download the latest issue of withintentions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, this time on the theme of Green HERE.

Charles' Where have all the rivers gone

Here's a good installation image by Rachel Topham of SCA alumnus Roxanne Charles weaving Where have all the rivers gone, which is part of exhibition Transmissions at the Art Gallery at Evergreen​ (1205 Pinetree Way #1, Coquitlam) until July 23, 2023. Click through to read more about the work HERE.

Art Action Earwig on Saysutshun

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, are presenting Tooth Full of Wisdom: A Performance on Saysutshun on June 11, 2023, from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM at Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park), in support of their exhibition Give Birth Love Tooth, which is at the Nanaimo Art Gallery until June 25, 2023. More HERE.

PR Art Writing Contest

Peripheral Review​, the online art magazine edited by SCA alumni Lauren Lavery​, has announced their "inaugural PR Art Writing Contest, judged by artist and writer M. Gnanasihamany, with a $500 cash prize. Full info HERE.

Laiwan wins the VIVA

SCA alumnus Laiwan joins Hazel Meyer are the 2023 VIVA Award winners, along with Daina Augaitis winning the Alvin Balkind Curator's Prize, which are administered by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation. Congratulations! More HERE.

Basanta​ on Grand Arch (Solid Waste)

Read a quick text by SCA alumnus Adam Basanta​ about his work Grand Arch (Solid Waste), which is part of his exhibition Every Beloved Object, which runs to August 27, 2023, at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville, Ontario). Read it HERE.

Fredriksson​ workshops

SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson​ is teaching some upcoming workshops: Contemporary Dance + Improvisation & Choreographic Thinking (Beginner / Intermediate) on June 17 & 18, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and Contemporary Dance + Improvisation & Choreographic Thinking (Intermediate / Advanced) on July 15 & 16, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, all at 45 West Hastings, Vancouver ($30 – $60 sliding scale per day / drop-in or $50 – $100 per weekend). RSVP to

Ariaratnam, Wong, Schoening, Allen

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam is playing on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at 8EAST​ (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver) with Andrea Wong, Spencer Schoening, and Mike WT Allen, presented by the NOW Society. More HERE.

Centering Indigenous Joy

SFU Public Square are hosting Centering Indigenous Joy: A Celebration of Literature, Arts, and Creativity on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the 312 Main street gathering space, staring at 5:30 PM. More HERE.

Wilson in Queers in Space

SCA alumnus Wilson S. Wilson is part of the Queers in Space: Pride in Art Community Show, which runs June 19 – July 8, 2023, at The James Black Gallery (144 E. 6th Ave., Vancouver), presented as part of the Queer Arts Festival. More HERE.

The Reminder: Community Print Project

With support from Malaspina Printmakers, SFU Galleries have launched The Reminder: Community Print Project, a set of special artist prints (editions of 10) to purchase, including one by SCA alumnus Katayoon Yoosefbigloo, presented in support of Kate Mosher Hall's exhibition, The Reminder, which is at SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery from June 9 – August 19, 2023. More HERE.

Storytelling Through Art Engagement Tools

Our friends at SFU Galleries are presenting Accessibility as Creative Practice: Storytelling Through Art Engagement Tools, the "third and final Access as Creative Practice workshop, which is centred around Disabled, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, or racialized people," facilitated by their Access as Creative Practice Intern Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa and Siobhan Barker, on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. RSVP HERE.

Bowering's PhD Thesis Examination

Former SCA Sessional Instructor Scott Bowering let us know that he's having his PhD Thesis Examination, "Dimensions of Practice: The Skandhas as a Gestalt-Informed Framework for Holistic Approaches to Post-Secondary Contemporary Arts Education," on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 11:00 AM in Room 1315 at SFU Harbour Centre (555 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE. Good luck, Scott!

Anza-Burgess is part of Walang Hiya Pinxy and Pinay Poetry

SCA alumnus Rose Anza-Burgess is part of Walang Hiya Pinxy and Pinay Poetry event at Massy Arts Society (23 E. Pender St., Vancouver) on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. More HERE.

Winkler's God Said This

SCA alumni Maki Yi (as Masako) and Jonathan Kim (Lighting Design), plus with a poster by SCA alumnus Keely O’Brien, are part of Leah Nanako Winkler's God Said This, which is running June 2 – 24, 2023, at the Pacific Theatre (440 W 12th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Listening to Lhq’a:lets / Vancouver

SCA alumnus and Associate Professor at UBC's School of Music, Dylan Robinson, is part of Listening to Lhq’a:lets / Vancouver, which is partly a critical response to R. Murray Schafer’s and World Soundscape Project's 1973 The Vancouver Soundscape record, on June 23, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at UBC's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (Seminar Room 307 – 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver), which is the final Friday evening event in the Artists Within the Anthropocene series, co-presented by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. More HERE.

Chasing The Poem

SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan is one of the readers for Chasing The Poem tonight – Friday, June 9, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – at Massy Arts Society (23 East Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Welcome, Vines Art Society

Vines Art Festival, begun by SCA alumni and Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux, has changed its name to Vines Art Society to better "reflect the work we do year round." Check out their new site HERE.

Telford's Inverso Summer Intensive

Upcoming: Lesley Telford's Inverso Summer Intensive, running August 14 – 18, 2023, daily from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), which we're co-presenting with SFU Woodward's. Register HERE.

McMann in Celebrating Resilience

For your long-view event calendar, SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is participating in Celebrating Resilience on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 7:00 PM, at St. Albert's Arden Theatre (5 St. Anne Street). More HERE.

Silverfox in Invisible Forces

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox and Tiffany Shaw's Invisible Forces and You are on Syilx Territory, with Sheldon Louis, Coralee Miller, David Wilson, and Manuel Axel Strain, open today (Wednesday, June 7) and runs to August 24, 2023, at UBC Okanagan's FINA Gallery (Creative and Critical Studies building, 1148 Research Road), presented as part of UBC Okanagan's 2023 Indigenous Art Intensive, which also includes SCA alumni Michelle Sound, Dylan Robinson, and Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill as participants. More HERE.

BLOT reviewed

For Bulgarian readers (or through your browser's translation program), here's a review of SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman and Simona Diaconescu's BLOT – Body Line of Thought by Bulgarian choreographer Mila Iskrenova. Read it HERE.

Perfect Strangers in Whitehorse

SCA alumni June Fukumura and Keely O'Brien of Popcorn Galaxies are presenting Perfect Strangers, "an uncommon walking tour," from June 16 – 18, 2023, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM in downtown Whitehorse, presented by Nakai Theatre. Grab tickets HERE.

Below the Radar's season recap

Congrats to SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement's Below the Radar crew for another busy season of episodes, including with the SCA's NiNi Dongnier, Erika Latta, and Nadia Shihab, and SCA PhD students Yani Kong and Joni Low. Listen to them all HERE.

Dancing on the Edge 2023

Here's Stir Vancouver on the 2023 Dancing on the Edge Festival, running July 6 – 15 at various venues (including here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts), which features many SCA folks, including SCA alumni Emmalena Fredriksson (Ecdysis & Soft Palate), Isabelle Kirouac (Meta/fauna), Vanessa Goodman (excerpt from Edictum, commissioned by Juan Villegas), Sarah Hin Ching U (Silent Howl), Sara Coffin (Utawtiwow Kijnaq – Our Mother's Road, with Sarah Prosper for Mocean Dance), and Barbara Bourget (Wreck Beach Butoh, with Jay Hirabayashi for Kokoro Dance). Read it HERE.

Murao's Blue Garden

Watch SCA alumnus Natalie Murao's short film Blue Garden on CBC Gem HERE.

Szepty/Whispers online

Rumble Theatre are streaming Szepty/Whispers – which includes SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull (New Media/Projection Designer), Sammy Chien (New Media/Projection Mentor), Cindy Mochizuki (Scenography Designer), and David Mesiha (Sound Designer & Composer), as well as current SCA student Jack Chipman (Caption Designer) behind the scenes – on demand from their website. Watch HERE.

I spy… Walkthrough

Watch a "video walkthrough" of Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical AwarenessI spy… Project Catalogue 2020-2022, which includes SCA alumni Joni Cheung / Snack Witch, Hannah Dubois, Kaila Bhullar, kathy feng, Phoebe Huang, andi icaza-largaespada, and Samantha Walters. Watch it HERE.

June 09, 2023