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June, 2023

Strange Familiars
Meg Shaw

June 3 – June 24, 2023

Meg Shaw paints to explore the psychological forces in human relationships. Her interest is in the shift of power dynamics based in our physical relationships with each other. She’s had a lifelong interest in narrative work and its ability to capture the broader truth in the articulation of a single moment. She reflects on the state of being clothed, or not, and how it changes power dynamics based on gender, age, and body type. There is an uncomfortable interchange between exposure, expectation and being observed.

There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 4 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

Strange Familiars - Meg Shaw

Upcoming workshops

Let’s Talk About Death with Angela Fama

Saturday, June 10 – noon to 4 | $65

The idea is to create a postcard (or two) to send to someone you love in appreciation of life and/or bring images relating to death that inspire curiosity, to integrate/explore reimagining through art making. This is co-created space for exploring ideas, sharing, and listening – as it is, in the moment – whether you’re new or returning to the conversation or art making!

Tickets are $65. Find out more and sign up on Eventbrite.

Mixed-Media Turner with Sonia Iwasiuk

Saturday, June 17 noon – 4 pm

Feed your soul and be inspired!

In this stimulating workshop, you will explore unique mixed-media techniques and easily recreate a William Turner(esque) painting (traditionally painted in oil). Create a simple, stunning piece on a pre-plastered panel using a minimal colour palette, a palette reminiscent of the old Masters. An acrylic medium will bring out the depth and pop the colour, creating a truly vibrant and contemporary artwork you’ll be proud of.  This workshop is great for artists of all levels. Feed your soul and be inspired by new techniques.

$225 / student – includes all materials. Find out more and sign up on Eventbrite.

Glitch Pin Workshop – Learn the Basics of Cross-Stitch

Sat, 22 July 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In this introductory cross-stitch workshop, artist Mallory Donen will demonstrate her step-by-step process of converting glitch images into cross-stitch patterns to make a glitch pin. You will learn the fundamental skills of cross-stitch and pattern creation using By the end of the workshop, you will go home with your very own cross-stitched glitch pin!

Tickets are $50. Find out more and purchase on Eventbrite.

THIS Gallery is accepting workshop proposals for 2023

THIS Gallery is currently accepting proposals for in-person workshops to be held at its Vancouver, Chinatown location.

Workshops are 2 to 4 hours long, usually held on weekday evenings or Saturday afternoons.
Submissions for workshops are ongoing. However, facilitators are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as dates are expected to fill up quickly.

How to apply: For more details and to submit your proposal, fill out our online form here.

Who can apply: Professional and leisure artists, art collectives, and artisans who are able to facilitate a workshop at our Vancouver, Chinatown location. If you have an idea for a fun, engaging and informative workshop, you are encouraged to apply.

Fees: THIS Gallery charges a flat fee of $200 + tax per workshop. This includes hosting, some materials (scissors, aprons, basic drawing materials, etc), and promotion on social media channels and in our monthly newsletter. This fee will come out of your final workshop earnings and does not need to be paid for up front.

Questions? Contact Shannon at

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Purchase art online

There is an ever-changing roster of art available for purchase.

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THIS Gallery acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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