THE INCUBATOR A pop-up dedicated to fostering the female voice

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How can we benefit from continued dialogue around gender, or by coming together in a supportive and educational context? The Incubator will be an experimental project space that seeks to be a welcoming and supportive space for emerging cultural practitioners through opportunities for mentorship, skills development and networking. It is our hope that through collective participation, we will be able to open up a dialogue that is both critical and generative in a theoretical context but has a practical impact on young women seeking direction.

The space will be open Monday, May 5th – Sunday, May 11th from 12 noon to 5pm. On site you will find a library of books that have influenced our participants, which you can browse through while drinking free tea or coffee. Sometimes we might play movies, or get into heated debates- hopefully instigated by you. Come hang out.

EVENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MAY 6TH– One-on-one portfolio review sessions with Helga Pakasaar (Curator, Presentation House Gallery) and Kimberly Phillips (Director/Curator, Access Gallery) for a handful of you lucky folk. Inquire to incubatevancouver@gmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7TH – “Why come together? The continued importance of feminism”, 7pm a presentation of speakers and open dialogue moderated by Kristina Fiedrich featuring:

  • Janet McDonald (Manager of the Art Department, The Georgia Straight, Owner, Sedated Clothing Company)
  • Pennylane Shen (Curator, Art Consultant)
  • Jessica Yeandle-Hignell (Artist)
  • Christine D’Onofrio (Artist; Lecturer, UBC)
  • Kim Ridgewell (Designer, 123w;Volunteer, SheSays Vancouver)
  • Tarah Hogue (Co-Founder and Curator, Gam Gallery)

Focusing on the representation and experience of women in contemporary culture, business and the creative industry in Vancouver, this series of talks and panel discussion will provide the chance to garner insights about the state of feminism and importance of continued dialogue, while also providing practical tips for artists and cultural practitioners.  Bring your questions and don’t miss this!

FRIDAY, MAY 9TH – Reception for #GIRLONGIRL, 7-11pm, with a performance by Luciana D’Anunciacao and prOphecy sun at8:30pm, 585 E Broadway

#GIRLONGIRL is an exhibition of emerging Vancouver-based artists, alongside a few of their predecessors, mentors and educators. It highlights the variety of work being produced while also pointing to the similarities we see cross-generationally.

SATURDAY, MAY 10TH– Gallery Crawl. Meet at The Incubator at 1:00pm if you want to traipse around the city with us.

SUNDAY, MAY 11TH – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Come by and craft up some silly and revolutionary gifts. Artist led workshop starts at 1pm and crafting continues until 5. Free Supplies. and you can join at any point

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. Presented by Black & Yellow Gallery.

THE INCUBATOR
A pop-up dedicated to fostering the female voice
Dates: May 5-11, 2014
Location: 585 E Broadway, Vancouver
Website: http://incubatevancouver.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417137738556075/

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