SCA | Quick News | September 22, 2023

Debby Friday wins the Polaris Music Prize

Congratulations to SCA alumnus Debby Friday, who won the 2023 Polaris Music Prize, worth $50,000, for her album GOOD LUCK, which was released on March 24, 2023, by Sub Pop. More on the prize HERE, and watch her Polaris Music Prize performance HERE.

Congratulations, Katrina!

Congratulations to SCA alumnus and one-time SCA Graduate Program Assistant Katrina Orlowski, who's the incoming Program Director of grunt gallery. More HERE. Also, don't miss SCA alumnus Francisco Berlanga's exhibition, Enticed and Entangled en algo Antiguo, at the grunt gallery from September 15 – November 4, 2023. More HERE.

SCA Fall 2023 Art Sale

The SCA Visual Art Student Union has reorganized their upcoming Fall 2023 Art Sale to take place here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hasting St., Vancouver) on September 27 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Don't miss it! More HERE.

Garez's short film Gentle Hum of Spring

SCA alumnus Simon Garez's short film Gentle Hum of Spring, which also has SCA alumni Devan Scott, Cameron Mackenzie, and Nathan Douglas as part of the production, is playing as part of VIFF Short Forum: Program 5 at the 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival on October 6 at 9:00 PM at VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver) and October 7 at 3:00 PM at International Village (88 W Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Kong on Sonja Ahlers

Read SCA alumnus Yani Kong on Sonja Ahlers, for Galleries West. Read it HERE.

McMann in Luna Fest

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is performing on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in downtown downtown Revelstoke as part of the Luna Arts stream of the Luna Fest, running 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. More HERE.

Stir on New Works' Pop Up Dances

Read Stir Vancouver on New Works' series of FREE Pop Up Dances, including SCA alumnus Salome Nieto on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM at Ron Basford Park at Granville Island. Also, SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's alter ego Nick Gold, is the host of the series. Read it HERE.

Bridge in VAFF

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge, who's an MFA student at York University, is screening, She Sings For The World, his MFA thesis short film, at the 2023 Vancouver Asian Film Festival​, running in-person from November 2 – 5 at the International Village Cineplex Odeon Theatre (88 W. Pender St., Vancouver) and November 11 at Scotiabank Theatre (900 Burrard St., Vancouver) and online from November 6 – 12. More HERE.


SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim's live "one-of-a-kind video game experience," asses.masses, is running from September 22 – September 24, 2023, at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. W, Toronto). More HERE.

2023 FCAT Convocation Ceremony and Reception

OMG! It's that time again. The Fall 2023 FCAT Convocation Ceremony and Reception is Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM, which includes the Convocation ceremony itself in SFU Burnaby's Convocation Mall (8888 University Drive, Burnaby). RSVP HERE.

Dear Friends &.

The next Dear Friends &., a collaborative series by The Capilano Review and Western Front, runs Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Western Front (and streaming online), featuring Klara du Plessis, Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi, and Sonnet L’Abbé, hosted by SCA alumnus and Capilano Review Art Editor Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross and Kiel Torres. RSVP HERE.

Introducing the Gibson Art Museum

Our friends and colleagues at SFU Galleries hare holding an exhibition, Introducing the Gibson Art Museum, from September 19 – 30, 2023, at their soon-to-be old (or perhaps classic) location in room 3004 in the Academic Quadrangle at SFU Burnaby (8888 University Drive, Burnaby), open Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. More HERE.

Symbiotic Cabaret

Tickets are now on sale for Rumble Theatre's Symbiotic Cabaret, which runs September 22 & 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver), featuring includes SCA alumnus Blake Hobson-Dimas' installation work, FAMILY / They do not Come Back, as well as SCA alumni Brianna Bernard, Garvin Chan, and Jesse Del Fierro and behind the scenes. More HERE.

Cobalt & Crone in the Friday Round-Up

Cobalt & Crone with Joseph Hirabayashi, SCA alumni Stefan Nazarevich​ and Shion Skye Carter​, and Ziyian Kwan​, which runs September 20 – 24 & September 27 – October 1, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Dumb Instrument Dance​'s space MORROW (910 Richards St., Vancouver), is included in DanceHouse's Friday Round-Up. Read it HERE and grab tickets HERE.

OUTSIDE photos

Click through to SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuino's Instagram to see some great photos from a performance of Theatre Terrific​'s OUTSIDE, co-directed by Angelo Moroni and SCA MFA student Jesuino, which ran as part of the 2023 Vancouver Fringe​.

Sum at Evergreen

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum​ is playing on September 23, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), as part of Evergreen's Rehearsal Hall Sessions. More HERE. For a list of other shows Sum's playing visit her website.

Vancouver Art Blog documents Autofictional

Check out these great (as always!) installation shots from Vancouver Art Blog of Autofictional, the SCA MFA Grad Exhibition, featuring Lauren Crazybull, Lauraine Mak, Mena El Shazly, Cody Tolmie, and Douglas Watt, which closes tomorrow – September 23, 2023 – at SFU Galleries​' Audain Gallery (149 W Hastings St., Vancouver). See them HERE.

Lee and Obuwoma in Catalyst

SCA alumni Anthony Kit Chun Lee 李杰縉 and Ogheneofegor Obuwoma are both part of the 2023 cohort for Vancouver International Film Festival's Catalyst Mentorship Program. Congrats! More HERE.

Chandra at the Shaw Festival​

SCA alumnus Arthi Chandra shared some behind-the-scenes images from the 2023 Shaw Festival​, where she's the intern Assistant Director for Prince Caspian, The Game of Love and Chance, and The Amen Corner. See them HERE.

New Kesh! coming

SCA Music & Sound student Devon Furtado / Kesh! is releasing Bloody Mournings on October 13, 2023. Watch the trailer HERE.

O'Brien's Family Photo / Embroidery Workshop Series

SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien is running a four-part Family Photo / Embroidery Workshop Series on Wednesdays from October 4 – 25, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Clayton Community Centre (7155 187a St., Surrey). Registration is required, please: RSVP HERE.

Jadid curates Khosravi

SCA alumnus Hamidreza Jadid curated Vespertine, an exhibition of work by SCA alumnus Homa Khosravi, for the 4th installment of the Pankeh Annual, presented by Sherry Interior Design, running September 21 – October 3, 2023, at Sherry Interior Design (#126 – 998 Harbourside Dr., North Vancouver). More HERE.

NUMB DAME at Victory Square

SCA student Saskia Cseh's NUMB DAME are playing a FREE show with New Age Doom, Goats and Lasers, and Parson Hex on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Victory Square (200 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), starting at 7:00 PM. More HERE.

Aoki's Echoes of Silence

SCA alumnus Jennifer Aoki's Echoes of Silence is part of the Women in Dance International Dance Film Festival, which runs October 14-15, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan. More HERE.

Get an Edmeades, support Peripheral Review

Support the Peripheral Review​, which has SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery as editor, by buying SCA alumnus Deborah Edmeades' Artists, Mystics, Suffragettes A-Z (2017), a cast paper sculpture edition (from a set of 26), which is just one of the great artworks up for grabs as part of the Peripheral Review's fundraiser auction. But act fast: bidding is live until Friday, September 29, 2023, at midnight (PST) / 3:00 AM (EST). More HERE.

Kisiskâciwan back on tour

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich​ is bringing Kisiskâciwan back on tour: see it Saturday, September 30, at 6:30 PM at the Resource Centre for the Arts' LSPU Hall (3 Victoria Street, St. John's) as part of Neighbourhood Dance Works' Festival of New Dance; on Thursday, October 5, at 7:30 PM at the Alderney Landing Theatre (2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS) as part of the Prismatic Arts Festival; and on October 25 & 26, from 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, at cSPACE Projects (Suite 125 – 1721-29th Avenue SW, Calgary) as part of Springboard Performance's Fluid Fest.

Rahi in Indonesia

Click through to SCA alumnus and current PhD student George Rahi​'s Instagram for a set of photos from his summertime trip to Indonesia, where he worked with Dewa Alit, Emon Subandi, and Made Subandi. See them HERE.

who claims abstraction (with a difference)? – the book

Available now from SFU Galleries and Publication Studios Vancouver (the SCA's Kay Higgins and Kathy Slade): who claims abstraction (with a difference)?, edited by Kristy Trinier, Kimberly Phillips, and Francisco-Fernando Granados, with contributions by SCA PhD student Kristina Lee Podesva, Margaret Dragu, an interview with Jonathan VanDyke and Francisco-Fernando Granados, Christian Camacho-Light, and artwork images by Granados. Produced in support of Granados’ 2023 exhibition who claims abstraction? at the Teck Gallery, it's also designed by SCA alumnus Debbie Chan, who's the Audain Gallery's Interim Exhibitions Coordinator. More HERE.

interplay_2023's recording fundraiser

Donate to SCA alumnus Deanna Peters​' interplay_2023 "recording fundraiser" and see recordings of "live online artworx" by SCA alumnus Caroline MacCaull with Jasmine Liaw, SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuíno, and erψn temp3st, Miguel Maravilla, and Margaret Dragu + Brady Marks. Help offset the shortfall HERE.

D’Anunciação's Boiling bodies

SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação is presenting "Boiling bodies: street carnival dances from the northeast of Brazil" on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented by The Dance Centre at Scotiabank Dance Centre and the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC). Tickets HERE.

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