Transformation and Imagination: Animal Collages with Sandeep Johal

Fri Mar 19, 1 PM

Vancouver Art Gallery

Sandeep Johal, Dancing Monkey, 2020, collage on paper, Courtesy of the Artist

Join us for a week of virtual spring break programs from March 15 to 19 that consider the many ways that we can express our ideas, identities and stories through the real, imagined and dream-worthy themes of Underwater, Underground, Playspace, Outerspace and Intergalactic.

Friday, March 19 | 1 PM


Sandeep Johal uses shapes and lines inspired by her South Asian heritage to tell stories. Tell your story by transforming shapes, patterns and coloured paper into your own imagined animal collage!

Materials you’ll need:
  • Coloured paper
  • Heavy paper for background
  • Patterned paper or pieces of fabric inspired by your family
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencils
  • Pencil crayons or markers

Spring Into Art is presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery in collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Opera Company will present their Spring Break programs from April 12 to 16, 2021.


CART Services (Communication Access Realtime Translation) are available for Public Programs upon request. Please provide seven business days of advance notice prior to an event. We will make every effort to meet requests made outside of this window of time.

To place a request, please contact Family Programs Coordinator Christina Jones by email at cjones@vanartgallery.bc.ca or by phone at (604) 662-4700.


Sandeep Johal is a contemporary Canadian artist whose bold, colourful forms and intricate black and white line work is aesthetically and conceptually inspired by her South Asian heritage. In 2019, Johal’s work was featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the 3rd Floor Rotunda in conjunction with the exhibition Moving Still: Performative Photography in India. She has also worked on site-specific projects with Burrard Arts Foundation, Indian Summer Festival and Vancouver Mural Festival. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications, including CBC Arts, CBC Exhibitionists, The Georgia Straight and Gray Magazine. Johal was the 2019 recipient of Darpan Magazine’s Artistic Visionary Award. Johal holds a Fine Arts Diploma with honours from Langara College (2007) and lives and works in Vancouver, BC, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples. sandeepjohal.com


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