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The Gallery demonstrated its excellent and long-standing relationship with the PuSh
International Performing Arts Festival in January 2014 by co-producing FUSE: The PuSh Festival

Edition . UK-based artists and curators Forest Fringe worked with the Gallery’s Performance
Curator, Vanessa Kwan, to create a program that explored a range of experimental theatre
and dance works by artists 605 Collective, Cris Derksen and Caroline Liffmann, Chop Theatre,
Radix Theatre, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret and Kat Single-Dain.
In April, musician Veda Hille guest curated a fantastic series of performances and activities

for the A Terrible Beauty edition of FUSE . Artists included Joel Klein, Film in Music (Peggy Lee
and others), Paul Anthony and Dawn Petten, My Name is Scot, J.R.R. Tokin’, Billy Marchenski
and Allan Zinyk.

Adult Programs The 2013/14 year has been a vibrant one for discourse at the Vancouver
Art Gallery. Throughout the year the Gallery has engaged in numerous partnerships to create
responses and extensions to the ideas in the exhibition program, whether it was Raincity
Chronicles at the Hotel Vancouver for Grand Hotel: Redefining Modern Life , Mark Lewis at the

Pacific Cinematheque for the artist’s Offsite: 8 Days installation or The Future of the Future:
An Evening of Ideas at the Vancouver Club for Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is
anything is everything . Institutional partnerships included the Vancity Office for Community

Engagement at SFU Woodward’s for a talk by artist Kimsooja, as well as Emily Carr University
of Art + Design, where an artists’ talk by Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller was held. The
Gallery once again hosted the growing Vancouver Art/Book Fair, produced by Project Space, an
event drawing over 1,500 visitors to the Gallery for a weekend celebrating independent art books.
With new series such as FOCUS on the collection , Critical Reflections and Perspectives tours,

the Gallery engaged myriad visitors in events that address the extended meanings of art in its
many forms. These included discussions of Emily Carr by Philippe Raphanel, Lawren Harris
by Eli Bornowsky, and Myfanwy MacLeod by Lorna Brown and Dan Starling, as well as lectures
by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Hank Bull and Robert Atkins on the work

of Muntadas. Scholarly events with wide appeal—such as the Edenshaw Symposium, which
gathered First Nations practitioners and scholars Chief 7Idansuu James Hart, Robert Davidson,
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Christian White, Bill McLennan, Robin K. Wright and Aldona
Jonaitis to discuss the legacy of Charles Edenshaw’s work—were complemented by activities

such as Douglas Coupland’s Lego crowd-sourcing events, as well as creative lectures by Susan
Fast and The Music Appreciation Society, who shed light on the work and ideas presented
in Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again . The Gallery’s dedication to artist’s talks was

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