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Mad Pride 2019
Mad Honey

Workshops and Events

June Schedule

Expressive Arts New day and time coming soon.

We invite you to join
WePress Open Studio
Mondays 2–4pm
Everyone Welcome

Jun 3
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Jun 10
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Jun 14

Mad Pride
Mad Honey
Opening Night          6-9pm

Jun 17
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Jun 18
Volunteer Orientation     3pm 

Jun 24
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm


Accessibility Info

Front door - 32" width

No steps
Door - 35" width

Toilet clearance:

8'' left side

29'' front

Support bars on left and behind toilet

Our full accessibility audit is available here.

In order to create a space where folks with multiple chemical sensitivities can participate, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products (including essential oils) and smoke far away from the entrance to the space.
For info on how to support people with multiple chemical sensitivities, visit this resource put together by Peggy Munson.


Thank you to our sponsors!!


Mad Pride

Mad Honey

Opening Reception
Friday, June 14th 6-9pm

June 14th - July 27th, 2019

As part of the international Mad Pride movement, Gallery Gachet celebrates mental diversity and confronts stigma with our annual Mad Pride exhibition. Mad Pride rejects the inference of illness and disorder, reclaiming the term mad. We recognize our “dangerous gifts” by opening creative critical conversations about diagnosis, medication, and psychiatry. We believe there should be “nothing about us without us” and we are here to offer an artistic radical challenge
to confining social norms.

2019’s Mad Pride theme is Mad Honey. From our collective hive we puzzle over poison, medicine, madness, sweetness, and intoxication. Mad honey is a form of psychoactive wild honey transformed from the pollen of just a few rare rhododendron species from the Caucasus and Himalayan mountain ranges. It can be a natural remedy or a paralyzing toxin, cause euphoria
or confusing hallucinations depending on the dose. We reflect on the meaning of adverse reactions through venom, sweetness and the dangerous gifts of nature.

The exhibition will feature four artists: Jackie Dives, Edzy Edzed, Janice “Jujube” Jacinto and Andrew Scott. Mad Honey will also include a community component collectively–produced through a block printing workshop facilitated by Haisla Collins.

For more information contact  604 687 2468 | or visit

Expressive Arts | New day and time coming soon. 

We invite you to join WePress Open Studio
Mondays 2–4pm Everyone Welcome

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.
If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468

Volunteer Membership Program

Our program offers access to our facility and programs in exchange for volunteering with us. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for learning at all levels, including communication skills, exhibition coordination, learning about non-profit organization management, professional development skills for artists and arts administration skills.

Our next Volunteer Orientation | Tuesday, June 18th at 3pm

Contact: 604-687-2468 or or check out


Workshops with Lookout Society

As part of our partnership with the Lookout Society,
Gallery Gachet is enjoying hosting regular workshops with residents
at First Place Residence.



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