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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
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Today's hours
12 pm - 6 pm
2 Apr 22·1:00 PMuntil3:00 PM

Open Studio

Food as Sculpture by Svava Tergesen

A detail of a photo-based artwork by Svava Tergesen. The image shows a food sculpture that Tergesen made out of citrus fruits.

Svava Tergesen, Surprise, 2019.


Open Studio is a monthly program for young visitors and families inspired by contemporary art practices and CAG’s current exhibitions. Please join us for an art-making workshop designed by artist Svava Tergesen and led by CAG staff.

Inspired by Michelle Bui’s upcoming exhibition Mutable Materialism, participants will be invited to create unique sculptures made out of food, learning different techniques and approaches to building their very own sculptural creations with kitchen staples.

Svava Tergesen (b. 1993, Vancouver, BC, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in photography. Combining elements of sculpture, collage and cooking, her work reimagines everyday experiences of domesticity, gender and health. Tergesen’s recent commission with the City of Vancouver, Garnished Sundries, was on view on 20 bus shelters around Vancouver in January 2021. She has exhibited at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver, and was recently long-listed for the New Generation Photography Prize.


A limited number of spots will be available. To attend the event in person, please register via Eventbrite here.


All children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks are requested for all ages 5 and up. Vaccine passports will be checked for participants 12 years and older.

If you are unwell on the day of the workshop, please stay home! We’ll look forward to welcoming you to another Open Studio event soon.

For any questions, please email