Bhajju Shyam’s Exhibition Dates Extended
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Bhajju Shyam’s Exhibition Dates Extended

“Art that makes the Nightingale sing until morning.” – John Berger If you’re feeling those post-Indian Summer Festival blues, there’s still one last chance to catch acclaimed Indigenous artist Bhajju Shyam’s work. By popular demand, Shyam’s exhibit ‘Art is the Only Language I Have’ will be on for one more week. Thirty exquisite original works...

by July 18, 2017July 18, 2017
Taike: South Asian + Indigenous Programming
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Taike: South Asian + Indigenous Programming

The word taike (pronounced tie-kay) was used when First Nations and South Asian men worked and lived together at lumber mills. It means ‘father’s elder brother’. We hope to highlight and reinvigorate this special and shared sense of community and kinship between these communities. Indian Summer Festival has introduced a multi-year strategic programming stream called...

by May 31, 2017October 26, 2017
Art for Punjabi Market
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Art for Punjabi Market

A Public Art Project curated by Indian Summer Festival As Vancouver warms up once more for the annual Vaisakhi celebrations on April 15th, a unique public art project comes to Punjabi Market. Curated by Indian Summer Festival, the project treats the street banners along a four-block stretch of Main Street as a canvas for high...

by April 11, 2017April 13, 2017
Cross-Pollinations with Major Cultural Institutions
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Cross-Pollinations with Major Cultural Institutions

Partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery Our partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2016 was one of our most comprehensive. Centred around BHARTI KHER Matter, the first ever solo exhibition by an Indian artist at the Vancouver Art Gallery, we curated FUSE, Vancouver’s favourite art party, taking over the Vancouver Art Gallery after-hours and turning...

by September 20, 2016April 11, 2017
Developing the Next Generation of Arts Professionals
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Developing the Next Generation of Arts Professionals

Working with Interns and Volunteers Every year, ISF takes on three to five interns via co-op and mentorship programs. To us an internship is not about handing off menial tasks, but an opportunity to grow our next generation of arts leaders. In 2016 we had five interns – three university students and two early career...

by August 30, 2016April 11, 2017