Visit the ArtStarts Gallery

  • Rethinking Dwelling Fleetwood Park Secondary in Surrey

  • Sense of Place Windermere Secondary in Vancouver

  • Elements in Time Squamish Montessori School in Squamish

  • Understanding the Tidal Pool through Metaphor Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary in Skidegate

  • Water, Micro and Macro L V Rogers Secondary in Nelson

  • Sunlight and Shadows Macaulay Elementary in Victoria

  • Adopt the Sea-Kiigad Gay.Ywaay Edwin S Richards Elementary in Mission

  • Encounters with Places Brentwood Park Elementary in Burnaby

  • Community and Cultural Diversity Clearbrook Elementary in Abbotsford

  • Rethinking Dwelling Fleetwood Park Secondary in Surrey

  • Sense of Place Windermere Secondary in Vancouver

  • Elements in Time Squamish Montessori School in Squamish

  • Understanding the Tidal Pool through Metaphor Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary in Skidegate

  • Water, Micro and Macro L V Rogers Secondary in Nelson

  • Sunlight and Shadows Macaulay Elementary in Victoria

  • Adopt the Sea-Kiigad Gay.Ywaay Edwin S Richards Elementary in Mission

  • Encounters with Places Brentwood Park Elementary in Burnaby

  • Community and Cultural Diversity Clearbrook Elementary in Abbotsford

Dwellings: From Seabeds to Cityscapes

October 2014 to March 2015

Where we live—and how we inhabit that space—shapes our experiences, our culture, and even who we are.

In this exhibition, we invite you to explore the many ways in which young people from across British Columbia have reflected on their immediate surroundings and examined the concept of dwelling—in both human and natural worlds.

Investigate how creatures in different habitats interact with the spaces they inhabit, envision the human body as a dwelling space, imagine habitations for people in the future, and delve into many other creative contemplations on where we dwell.

Dwellings features artwork from Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across BC:

 

Dwellings Talk Series

Each month, the Dwellings Talk Series invites you to join a conversation about the idea of "dwellings" from three distinct perspectives: urban ecology, youth homelessness, and urban design. Engage in this knowledge exchange with the rest of our community and join the conversation after the talk.

WHERE: ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street
WHEN: The 2nd Saturday of every month, 2:30pm-3:30pm
WHO: Everyone! Admission is free! 

 

Wildlife in the City | November 8, 2014, 2:30pm-3:30pm

On November 8, meet Metro Vancouver Regional Park Interpreter, Zoey Slater, as we explore Wildlife in the City.

Regional Parks preserve habitat close to urban areas for both wildlife conservation and the health and happiness of our urban population. Investigate urban wildlife with a Metro Vancouver Regional Park Interpreter. Open your eyes to the seen and unseen wildlife co-existing with us. What elements do they require? How have they adapted, expanded with us, or been excluded? Why is exposure to wildlife and the proximity of functional ecosystems so important to an urban population?

 

Youth Homelessness | December 13, 2014, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Details to come!

 

Urban Design | January 10, 2015, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Details to come!


Past Exhibtions

Explore exhibitions that have been presented by ArtStarts since we opened our young people's gallery in 2006.

More to Do at the ArtStarts Gallery

Free Weekend Workshops and Special Events

On the last Saturday of the month, we host ArtStarts on Saturdays, a free workshop series for families that features 45-minute, multi-disciplinary, culturally diverse workshops led by some the best children's artists. Also join us for special events throughout the year, such as Vancouver Draw Down and Culture Days.

ArtStarts Gallery for Young People's Art