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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission always free

Today's hours
12 pm - 6 pm
22 Jul 23·1:00 PMuntil3:00 PM

Open Studio

Between Canvas and Celluloid with Paige Smith

A portrait of Paige Smith. She is wearing a pink face mask and cream-coloured blazer with print triangles.

Photo: Will Ross.


Open Studio is a monthly program for young visitors and families inspired by contemporary art practices and CAG’s current exhibitions. In July, we invite you to join us for an art-making workshop led by artist Paige Smith.

Inspired by CAG’s current exhibition Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill: M*****, participants will learn to manipulate film celluloid using paint, ink and scratching to create moving-image paintings. Throughout this workshop, Paige will introduce cameraless filmmaking techniques exploring how to translate tactile gestures of paint brushes and pens into movement. Each participant will create a short segment, and the group's work will be stitched together and screened at the end of the workshop.


Registration for this event is free, but limited. A number of spots are reserved for families. RSVP to secure your place here.


Paige Smith (she/her) is an experimental filmmaker and visual artist whose artwork collapses distinctions like fiction/reality or nature/culture to fabulate new ontological understandings of ourselves and the places where we exist. She draws attention towards the characteristics, histories, and meanings of the places where her artwork is created and experienced, investigating how viewer perception is informed by its surrounding context. Smith attended Simon Fraser University to study film and visual art, and has recently exhibited with Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, Massy Arts Society, Audain Gallery, Vines Art Festival and VIVO Media Arts Centre.


ASL interpretation is available on request. Requests can be accommodated up to 5 days in advance. Please contact to book or for more information.