This fire-breathing dragon is coming to Burnaby, and you need to be there


How do you top a mirrored infinity room that became the talk of the town? A fire-breathing dragon seems like a good place to start.

Gallery goers can get a sneak online peek at one of the installations that will be part of the Luminescence IV exhibition when it opens at Deer Lake Gallery on Saturday, March 16: Ron Simmer’s Berzerkatroid Dragon.

Ron Simmer’s Berzerkatroid Dragon, seen at a previous event, is coming to Luminescence IV at Deer Lake Gallery. Screenshot/YouTube

The Burnaby sculptor’s installation – which checks in at about 16 feet long, nine feet high, seven feet wide and 450 pounds – has been revealed as one of the highlights at the fourth annual exhibition of works celebrating light. The Burnaby Arts Council gallery has been holding the exhibition to mark the spring equinox each year since 2016, when Simmer’s infinity room became a huge draw and brought thousands of visitors to the gallery.

This year’s exhibition will include up to 30 two- and three-dimensional works by professional artists, all exploring the theme of light – and, if past years are anything to go by, visitors can expect an astounding array of work of all kinds.

Check out the dragon via XARAX – and, while you’re at it, get your VIP pass now to be part of the opening night fun.

VIP all-access passes are currently on sale for opening night; a $25 pass will get you priority access at 7 p.m. (general admission isn’t until 8 p.m.), an exclusive performance by ACROfire Entertainment, a private meet-and-greet with the artists and a drink ticket. You can buy them online via Eventbrite, or see the Burnaby Arts Council site for more details about the show.