Whistler Film Festival Rolls Out 2018 Film Lineup and Juries

WFF is set to open this year with Josie Rourke’s MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, starring two of last year’s Oscar nominated best actresses, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Rourke’s breathtakingly beautiful directorial debut explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan), and her struggle to reclaim her rightful throne as Queen of Scotland, then under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).

The Metamorphosis Examines Transformation Through Physical, Spiritual and Cultural Realms

“The fourth presentation of our fall season, The Metamorphosis ties together provocative themes and ideas of change undertaken in more than forty remarkable contemporary works selected from the Gallery’s collection,” says Kathleen S. Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery. “Among the artworks featured, many were acquired by the Gallery over the past five years and this marks our first opportunity to showcase them.”

Open Now: MOA’s First Ever All-Women Exhibition Transcends Boundaries with­ – Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia

For this exhibition, the 61 works, primarily paintings, will be installed in the Audain Gallery. The space will be transformed into an ephemeral microcosm of our natural world, providing a glimpse into another cosmic and infinite universe. Marking the Infinite is a unique opportunity for visitors to cross cultural and geographical boundaries and view the environment through a resonant Indigenous lens, commanding them to seek different ways of seeing and valuing their shared existence.

Vancouver Art Gallery opens Cabin Fever exhibit, looks at history of the cabin as an architectural form and cultural construct explored through installations, models, video, photography and more

Spanning the second floor of the Gallery, Cabin Fever features architectural models, drawings and plans, photography, historical documents, literature, video and ephemera. As the centerpiece of this exhibition, a collection of seventeen architectural models installed in chronological order showcase the cultural influences that have informed cabin design in North America since the seventeenth century. In addition, two full-scale installations by American artist and filmmaker James Benning and a full-size cabin by Canadian artist Liz Magor will be mounted in the Gallery space.

Contemporary Artists reclaim identity through resurgence of Northwest Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment in Body Language exhibit

BODY LANGUAGE features five Northwest Indigenous cultural tattoo practitioners: Nakkita Trimble (Nisga’a), Nahaan (Tlingit), Corey Bulpitt (Haida), Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk), and guest curator Dion Kaszas (Nlaka’pamux). Each of these contemporary artists is researching and reclaiming the traditional techniques of their Nations, and building awareness of the significance and protocols around the tattooing traditions.