HOW TO ROVE
STEP 1: Come to Mount Pleasant on Friday, May 27th from 6pm to 10pm.
STEP 2: Pick up a map from one of the locations below.
STEP 3: Follow the route to check out galleries, studios and creative spaces.
STEP 4: Enjoy the incredible artwork and people that the Vancouver art scene has to share.
STEP 5: Head to the Projection Room above the Fox Cabaret at 2321 Main St at 10pm for the official ROVE After Party!
Click Here to print your own ROVE Map before the big night! All locations will have maps available to ROVERS!
grunt is an artist-run centre founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC, with a vision to be an international renowned artist-run centre furthering contemporary art practice. grunt has an extensive social-practice which includes working and collaborating with local organizations. On the night of ROVE visit to see Elizabeth Milton’s new show “High Kicks into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever.” This is a video installation that investigates the relationship between glamour, affect and the longing for transcendental experience. In the form of a solo exhibition of newly produced works the gallery is transformed into an immersive space where props, backdrops and sculptural materials spill and collapse in and around the video works.
Make is a creative agency, but also a collaborator and a community builder. They foster the arts community in Vancouver through the promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation of awesome art in our gallery space at 257 E 7th Ave. Make’s summer Artist in Residence, Cate Cameron, presents her photographic series “The Flowers are Talking.” Her images explore the liminal point within the Huichol community where tradition and modernity intersect. The Huichol are an indigenous people that live in the Sierra Madre Occidental region of Mexico. Maintained for generations, their culture is strongly linked to nature, folklore and shamanism. Like many indigenous communities in Mexico, their distinct cultural heritage is quickly being eroded by industry and capitalist venture.
For five years, Kafka’s has been a community hub, proudly supporting local artists by providing them with an affordable, high-visibility venue in which to exhibit their work. Kafka pride itself on being the bridge between local artists and the community, making great art accessible to everyone.
Omaha Studios (108 E. Broadway) is a collection of 13 art studios that are home to artists of all disciplines including photographers, painters, textile artists, installation artists, jewellers, and digital artists.
The mission of the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is to promote the development of, and excellence in, the visual arts in Canada – accomplished through innovative art projects and programs. The gallery and studio space, BAF Studio, is located at 108 East Broadway. At BAF Studio, they promote and exhibit engaging contemporary art in an environment that aims to be open and accessible to everyone. BAF Studio also has a special focus of providing assistance to promising, qualified emerging artists through professional development and exhibition opportunities.
FIELD Contemporary was founded in 2013, FIELD was conceived as a space to promote critical artistic thinking and understanding. FIELD is a place where local contemporary artists are able to correspond with international artists. Committed to furthering Vancouver’s visual cultural identity, FIELD wishes to lend the opportunity for success to emerging artists and curators.
Jamie Smith created ROVE as a way to engage the community with the vibrant art scene of Mount Pleasant. She is a Vancouver artist, educator, consultant and events producer. She holds degrees in Fine Arts from University of Victoria and Arts Education from University of British Columbia. Jamie is an artist herself in Mount Pleasant and opened THRIVE Studio this year to support female artists in Vancouver (and beyond!).
For inquiries please contact Jamie at email@example.com and for daily ROVE updates follow us on Instagram @roveyvr