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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
16 Sep 17


Visual Arts Summer Intensive 2017

From Visual Arts Summer Intensive, 2017. Courtesy Arts Umbrella

FIRE ALARM is an exhibition of work by seven 15-19 year old participants of Looking Through the Window: Visual Art Summer Intensive, a youth program created in collaboration with Arts Umbrella. The exhibition is presented at CAG’s Window Spaces from September 16-24, 2017.

For this exhibition, each student has developed a character from a set of found objects. Using their character as a guide, the students created an arrangement consisting of found objects and a variety of window dressings. Through strategies of display and concealment, FIRE ALARM provides a window into the domestic spaces and lives of 7 characters while reflecting on CAG as a site inevitably tied to the private space of the condominium.


Sam Brock-Mahood, Xing Chen, Peggy Li, Gracie Lyngen, Mina Mitic, Nicole Pereira, Danielle Rozali

About Visual Arts Summer Intensive

The Visual Arts Summer Intensive offered in collaboration between CAG and Arts Umbrella is a three-week visual arts intensive specifically designed for youth between the age of 15 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice. The program is designed to be a stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation and pushing the boundaries of their own art making in a supportive studio environment. Throughout the program, participants have the opportunity to work with leading artists, curators and educators in Vancouver as they explore a range of contemporary art practices and exhibition making. The program culminates in a professionally installed exhibition in the windows of the Contemporary Art Gallery.