ROVE Interview: BAF and James Black Gallery


In the lead up to ROVE the Mount Pleasant art walk coming up on May 26th we are going to introduce to you to some of the artists, galleries and curated spaces that will be taking part!

Today we are excited to share two venues that will be opening up for rovers on May 26th! 

Get to know the Burrard Arts Foundation in this interview!

Describe what you do in a few sentences?

BAF: 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. BAF seeks to advance the understanding and appreciation of the arts in Vancouver by showcasing local and global artistic talent and dialogue from the creative minds of today and tomorrow in dynamic ways, and within the public’s grasp. Our objective is to provide opportunities that enable artists to produce their work and share it with the world.

What can rovers expect when visiting your location?

BAF: We will be showing two new bodies of work at the time of the ROVE art walk, from Dion Kliner and Richard Clements. The shows will run from May 25 – June 24, and more information about the work will be available closer to the date.

Where can people find your gallery online?

BAF: View our website here and you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 Get to know James Black Gallery in this interview!

What can rovers expect when visiting your location?

JBG: The James Black Gallery is a quirky space as it is a house from 1889. ROVE is special because it focuses on artist-in-residents and studio-mates in the space rather than hosting other artist’s works.

What artwork can people can people keep an eye for?

JBG: The James Black Gallery is dedicated to artists showing their work without having to pay a percentage out to the gallery. Artists-in-residence show their work, curate, and run the space. The JBG is located in a heritage building in Mount Pleasant (est. 1889) and their focus is to provide emerging artists a location in which they can practice presentation and experiment with ideas.

Artists whose work you can view at this location are:
Zandi DandizetteTessa Rae Reed, Mason HamiltonNeil MansonCole BazinMichelle WilliamsMarissa Diamond, Maddi Dewalt and Jessica Hill.

What is your dream piece of art to own and why?

JBG: Interactive art are some of the most exciting works in our mind.

Where can we find the gallery online?

JBG: You can visit our website here and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


ROVE with us on Friday, May 26th th from 6pm to 10pm and then party with us at the ROVE after party at the The Projection Room starting at 10pm until late! RSVP here

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