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

COMING SOON!

Dwellings: From Seabeds to Cityscapes

Join us at our opening celebration on Friday, October 24, 3pm-5pm.
Details below!

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:

  • Learn more about the exhibition from ArtStarts Gallery curator Juliana Bedoya.
  • Meet educator Carolynn Elliot, architect Danielle Berwick and students from Fleetwood Park Secondary in Surrey who worked on the Rethinking Dwelling project. They will be presenting their piece and will share some highlights and insights about their process.
  • Meet educator Laura Treloar, artist Brent Clowater and students from Windermere Secondary in Vancouver, who will share their experiences making on-site installations in their community surroundings as part of their multidisciplinary Sense of Place project.
  • Meet Angela Condon, the vice-principal of Edwin S Richards Elementary in Mission who will be sharing the highlights of their Adopt the Sea-Kiigad Gay.Ywaay project and the connection it had with their arts based curriculum.
  • Meet artist Sandi Henrich who working along with an educator and students from the Macaulay Elementary in Victoria, explored their own West Coast forests and represented them with a particular visual
    language.
  • Help create a collaborative art installation and leave a mark that will contribute to the transformation of the gallery entrance.
  • Treats will be served!

RSVP online at http://dwellings.eventbrite.ca

Click here to download an invitation to the event to share. Please invite other members of your school community, friends, family and colleagues. We look forward to celebrating with you!


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