artbank

1897 Powell st Vancouver, B.C. V5L1H8
heyartbank@gmail.com
a place for art and music
opened May 7th 2010

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"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."
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acehotel:

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."

Happy birthday Henry Miller.

So long Artbank, thanks to everyone for all the continuous support and contribution you will be missed. Look for a new location in the spring. ❌⚪ Mandy

So long Artbank, thanks to everyone for all the continuous support and contribution you will be missed. Look for a new location in the spring. ❌⚪ Mandy

Hey all, It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the closure of Artbank. Due to current city pressures and zoning issues the space will be closing at the end of August.

I would like to invite you to celebrate the existence of this creative space over the next two months. I will be organizing a few events before we close the doors and I will keep you posted on what that will look like. I would also like to extend a huge thank you for the support and creative energy that has been poured into this gallery and community space. If you have an interest in using the space before we close up please contact me at heyartbank@gmail.com

For those of you that have events booked beyond August I have been in touch and look forward to talking with you about the reality of this situation. For those of you that have events booked in the next two months we should be fine in terms of city presence so don’t fret. Feel free to contact me with any concerns.

Thanks again,

Mandy

Selling things at McLean park in strathcona right now! All day an there is a bunch of us.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ARTBANK! 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ARTBANK! 

Annual Community March Against RacismSaturday March 23Starts at 2 pm at Clark Park (Commercial Drive and 14th) Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories*Family-friendly festivities! Bring your neighbours, banners and drums!*WATCH VIDEOS FROM LAST YEAR:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQii7Z9-yAwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_UM4nj_iyUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYa9cKAvgR4The International Day for the Elimination of Racism marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid’s passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186. Every year we join friends and allies around the world to mark this day and to speak the truth about racism.We stand in solidarity with the courageous leadership demonstrated by Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, most recently evident in the Idle No More movement. We also recognize that Idle No More is one mobilization amongst centuries of ongoing Indigenous resistance against colonialism.This country is founded on the exploitation and marginalization of racialized communities, including dispossession and displacement of Indigenous nations, theft of resources from the global South, as well as the enslavement, exclusion and exploitation of diverse communities of colour. This country is marked by the forced confinement of Indigenous children in residential schools and the internment of Japanese-Canadian children in camps. Today we see the same logic resulting in Indigenous children being forcibly apprehended from their families and refugee children being incarcerated and facing mandatory detention.Today we need to stand together and renew our anti-racist resistance. We need to show that we will not be complicit in racism. These are just some examples of devastating policies and projects that we stand against:* Mass criminalization and incarceration under Harper’s new omnibus crime bill and Kenney’s omnibus refugee exclusion act.* Tragedies of missing and murdered Indigenous women across these lands.* Omnibus Bill C-45 that reduces environmental protections and threatens Indigenous sovereignty by privatizing Indigenous lands. * Increasing restrictions on immigration and family sponsorship while expanding exploitative temporary worker programs.* Bailing out banks while communities of colour live in poverty and face low wages, poor pensions, dangerous working conditions, and unemployment. * Corporate destruction and environmental racism on Indigenous territories from pipelines in Alberta and BC to Canadian mining operations across Africa and Latin America.* Involvement in military occupations from Afghanistan to Palestine to Mali, and Tory plans to expand Canadian military bases around the world. * Racist stereotyping, fear-mongering and scapegoating continues to permeate the media, education system, policing institutions, and workplaces.We encourage our friends and allies to be pro-active in countering racism. Join us in solidarity and resistance on March 23rd to celebrate the dignity, strength, and resilience of our communities.For more information email noii-van@resist.ca or call 778 885 0040 http://www.nooneisillegal.org/
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Annual Community March Against Racism

Saturday March 23
Starts at 2 pm at Clark Park (Commercial Drive and 14th)
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

*Family-friendly festivities! Bring your neighbours, banners and drums!*


WATCH VIDEOS FROM LAST YEAR:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQii7Z9-yAw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_UM4nj_iyU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYa9cKAvgR4


The International Day for the Elimination of Racism marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid’s passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186. Every year we join friends and allies around the world to mark this day and to speak the truth about racism.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous leadership demonstrated by Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, most recently evident in the Idle No More movement. We also recognize that Idle No More is one mobilization amongst centuries of ongoing Indigenous resistance against colonialism.

This country is founded on the exploitation and marginalization of racialized communities, including dispossession and displacement of Indigenous nations, theft of resources from the global South, as well as the enslavement, exclusion and exploitation of diverse communities of colour. This country is marked by the forced confinement of Indigenous children in residential schools and the internment of Japanese-Canadian children in camps. Today we see the same logic resulting in Indigenous children being forcibly apprehended from their families and refugee children being incarcerated and facing mandatory detention.

Today we need to stand together and renew our anti-racist resistance. We need to show that we will not be complicit in racism. These are just some examples of devastating policies and projects that we stand against:

* Mass criminalization and incarceration under Harper’s new omnibus crime bill and Kenney’s omnibus refugee exclusion act.
* Tragedies of missing and murdered Indigenous women across these lands.
* Omnibus Bill C-45 that reduces environmental protections and threatens Indigenous sovereignty by privatizing Indigenous lands.
* Increasing restrictions on immigration and family sponsorship while expanding exploitative temporary worker programs.
* Bailing out banks while communities of colour live in poverty and face low wages, poor pensions, dangerous working conditions, and unemployment.
* Corporate destruction and environmental racism on Indigenous territories from pipelines in Alberta and BC to Canadian mining operations across Africa and Latin America.
* Involvement in military occupations from Afghanistan to Palestine to Mali, and Tory plans to expand Canadian military bases around the world.
* Racist stereotyping, fear-mongering and scapegoating continues to permeate the media, education system, policing institutions, and workplaces.

We encourage our friends and allies to be pro-active in countering racism. Join us in solidarity and resistance on March 23rd to celebrate the dignity, strength, and resilience of our communities.

For more information email noii-van@resist.ca or call 778 885 0040 http://www.nooneisillegal.org/

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V-Day Slow Dance 9:00pm until 12:00am

FEB 14TH ARTBANK
As requested by the people!! Party Martyr Productions
brings you a Valentines Day Slow Dance Party!
http://www.facebook.com/PartyMartyrProductions
www.partymartyrproductions.com

Come fill your dance card, (yes, we’ll have dance cards, hand made by Steps!) have a drink and celebrate your single status, your sweet partnership your platonic loves or anything really!! Have a make out, pick up, set up a date, anything is possible, now is the time! $8 at the door, D’s Dance Control + Jinxed are taking slow dance requests here!

There will be 30 mins of fast music followed by 2-3 epic slow songs, rotating all night until midnight!! Spread the word, let’s get some new faces at this event!!!Fancy dress is highly encouraged!The space is accessible from the street with no stairs. There are no stairs to the washroom but the entrance is narrow.

Party Martyr will be making delish libations as usual!Come see me in the vault!!
 

FROM THIS PEAK TO THAT ONE, PART 1


FEBRUARY 15

7:00pm - 11:00pm


GROUP EXHIBITION

work by Hailey Gooch, Haley Hunt-Brondwin, Lauren Everall, Jo Peters, Monika Loevenmark, Liz Toohey-Wiese, and Josie Mitchell

The specific objective and concept of this exhibition is to investigate the space between peaks, the journey to and from each peak, and the peak itself whether literal or allegorical. Whether it be of mountains, mounds, maximums, trips, triangles, primes, perfections or high points. There is something that every peak has in common; its structure. There is a base and a tip. There is a low point and a high point. And there are so many peaks, (in terms of mountains - endless, in terms of experiences- lifetime, in terms of storylines- at least one). So we are repeating and playing with a common shape in different ways, with different things and in different contexts. We are using simple, humble and readily available mediums; we are sketching/recording/ documenting/constructing our explorations of reaching peak after peak from geometry to geology.

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//Haley Hunt-Brondwin//

Haley Hunt-Brondwin received her BFA from Emily Carr University in 2011, her studies including an exchange with the European Exchange Academy in Beelitz-Heilstatten, Germany. An interdisciplinary practice, her work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, performance and writing, exploring the qualities of human relationships and our phenomenological and physiological relationship to landscapes and the Natural. Curious about our interdependence and disassociation to Nature, she explores the play within the binaries.

www.haleyhb.com


//Jo Peters//

Jo Peters is an artist and adventurer. Though born and raised in Vancouver she has spent long periods of time in Alberta, Mexico, London UK, Yukon, and the Kootenies. She holds BFA from Emily Carr and Chelsea School or Art and Design and is currently a bike courier in Vancouver .Her art practice covers multiple disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, performance curating and writing.

www.jo-peters.com


//Monika Loevenmark//

Monika Loevenmark holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and has studied at Central Saint Martins College in London, UK. She has shown in Vancouver and Sweden and is included in the collection of the Government of Canada. She recently spent a year living on the west coast of Sweden in Göteborg studying contemporary Scandinavian art and her heritage.

http://monikaloevenmark.com/


//Liz Toohey-Wiese//

Liz Toohey-Wiese is a graduate from Emily Carr University, receiving her BFA in Visual Arts. In her undergraduate degree she also studied at the University of Victoria and the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Since graduation she has completed an artist residency at Gamlí Skolí in Hrísey, Iceland, and been a part of group and solo shows around Vancouver, B.C. Her work explores relationships between identity and place. Born and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver, her work seeks to intervene in the broader notion of “landscape” in the cities and the surrounding natural areas she finds herself in.

www.liztoohey-wiese.com


//Josie Mitchell//

Josie Mitchell is a graduate of UBC’s Creative Writing Program. Her playwriting has appeared onstage at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Cultch and the site specific play, Party This Weekend. She has worked on projects with Vancouver’s CAG and always loves the chance to work alongside the finely talented ladies of From This Peak to That One.

www.josephinemitchell.org

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