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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
24 Apr 22·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Douglas Watt presents Derek McCormack

Online via Zoom

A portrait photograph of  Douglas Watt sitting on a chair and covering the lower half of his face with his hand.

Portrait of Douglas Watt. Photo: Devin Blair.


We are pleased to announce our latest installment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material.

This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by Douglas Watt. Douglas has chosen to read Derek McCormack’s satiric novella Castle Faggot (2020).

Douglas Watt is an artist living and working in Vancouver's Davie Village on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. He received a BA in Art History from Carleton University, and studied Criticism & Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, Toronto. He is currently pursuing his Master's of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Arts from Simon Fraser University. Recent solo exhibitions include Stunning Evidence, Unit 17, Vancouver (2020) and Deep End Epiphany, Downs & Ross, New York (2021). Most recently, he was included in Some say the soul is made of wind, Downs & Ross, New York (2021); Spirit Off, Yaby, Madrid (2021); and Infinity Ball with Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Unit 17, Vancouver (2022).

Getting the book

Copies of the book can be ordered through Massy Books. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.


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