Secret Lives and Habit@

Illuminated living spaces seemingly on display to evening passers-by provide the inspiration for Janet Wang’s WINDOW installation, Habit@. Habit@ transforms the Roundhouse exhibition space into a portal to peek inside the domestic lives of urbanites. A series of stacked boxes of varying sizes represent apartments and condominiums. Some rooms are empty, some are occupied by […]

Jamming at the Field House

The Burrard Marina Field House provided a majestic backdrop for a two-day jam making workshop (August 1 & 2) that was the brainchild of Australian artist Keg de Souza.  The Field House Residency Program (supported by the Vancouver Parks Board) provides studio space for artists in exchange for the development of community-based arts projects; the […]

Exhibiting the Heart of Women

The voices of Indigenous peoples in contemporary culture are still stifled, as the traditions have historically been stripped away since the beginning of colonialization. Art has been used by Aboriginal people in order to heal from this assimilation, and to allow for a political assertion. However, it has primarily been male artists that have been […]

Everybody Dance Now

Contemporary dance and the Roundhouse community connected recently, during auditions for PuSh Festival’s 2015 production of Le Grand Continental®. For those who are unfamiliar with PuSh, it is a multi-disciplinary, international performance smorgasbord that celebrated its 10 year anniversary last winter. I look forward to it each year as a bright spot in the post-Christmas […]

A WINDOW ON VANCOUVER ARTISTS: TRISH SHWART

What is your artistic medium? Until recently I made 2 dimensional work using collage, painting, drawing etc. However in the last year or so I have started to make small installations, dioramas that tell a story or parts of a story. The birds and the dancers in the Roundhouse vitrine are the first time that […]

Beerlesque IV: A Night of Seductive Drinking

Are you interested in intimately experiencing quintessential pieces of Vancouver’s culture? This October, the Roundhouse presents a fundraiser that is a unique mix of two of the city’s most popular pastimes: beer and burlesque. Billed as an “adult carnival for the senses”, Beerlesque IV brings together BC’s best burlesque performers and craft beer breweries for […]

Bringing the Vancouver Hip Hop Community Together

What does a Hip Hop community look like? According to the Universal Zulu Nation, a hip hop community is based on the sharing of ideas and resources, while providing service to the broader community through outreach programs. The aim of the organization is to promote peace, equality and humanitarianism through the four elements of hip […]

Explosion of Talent at the Queer Arts Festival

Dare being challenged. Risk being changed at this year’s Queer Arts Festival at the Roundhouse. From July 23 to August 9, the festival will highlight cutting-edge performance art, music, visual arts, literature and more by artists of all ages at this year’s festival under the theme “ReGenerations.”