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You, Me & Us
Gallery Gachet’s Annual Collective Show

Lacey Prize Announcement

December  Schedule

Expressive Arts New day and time coming soon.

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

Dec 2
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Dec 9
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Dec 16
WePress Open Studio   2-4pm

Dec 17
Volunteer Orientation      3pm

Dec 20
You, Me & Us
Gallery Gachet’s Annual Collective Show

Last day          6-9pm

Gallery Gachet
will be closed from December 21st, 2019 to January 6th, 2020.


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.

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©artwork by Bernadine Fox, Edzy Edzed, Daniel Orduña

You, Me & Us
Gallery Gachet’s Annual Collective Show

On display until December 20, 2019

Gallery Gachet celebrates over two decades of collectivity in art and culture this year with You, Me & Us. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, installation, photography, text, comics, found objects, sound, and process-based work from 17 of the artists who run this valued community-based art centre. 

The artworks presented contend with form and process and address themes of collectivity, intra- and interspecies relations, ecological consciousness, Indigenous kinship, memory, and mental health, as well as destigmatization and safe supply in the context of the opioid crisis, and art as a practice of survival. Many of the artists who connect with Gallery Gachet are self-taught or working differently than academic and institutional conventions. You, Me & Us is a title borrowed from the work of collective member Karen Irving, whose oil painting conveys the relationships whales have with themselves, with each other, and with different fish in the sea. 

Artists: Sharon Burns, Stella Castell, Haisla Collins, Elizabeth Dodds, Edzy Edzed, Bernadine Fox, Karen Irving, Pierre Leichner, Quin Martins, Daniel Orduña, Heather Pelles, Chav Petkov, Bill Pope, Tom Quirk, Bruce Ray, Iven Simonetti, Zola Star.

Located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Gallery Gachet has a mandate to support artists and present contemporary art exhibitions that contend with mental health and socio-political marginalization, while promoting art as a means for survival, cultural participation, and human rights.

For more information contact  604 687 2468 | or visit
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, December 17th at 3pm

Contact: 604-687-2468 or or check out


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Announcement from the Gallery Gachet Collective and Staff

Today the National Gallery of Canada and the Naomi and John Lacey Family announce the recipients of the inaugural Lacey Prize in recognition of artist-run centres in Canada. With joy we share the news that Gallery Gachet accepts the Lacey Prize as runner-up, along with Untitled Art Society of Mohkinstsis/Calgary. We offer our congratulations to the winner, Hamilton Artists Inc.

Gallery Gachet is honoured to be among the recipients of the inaugural Lacey Prize. As a meaningful contribution to the art communities of Gallery Gachet, the Lacey Prize will allow us to offer more culturally-relevant and accessible professional opportunities for artists and art workers whose practices build resilience within and beyond the gallery's neighbourhood, the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. 

Gallery Gachet extends sincere gratitude to the Lacey Family and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation for their considered generosity. We also thank Eric Rhys Miller, Executive Director of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, for nominating Gallery Gachet. We accept the Lacey Prize with dedication to the land, communities, and artists who support Gallery Gachet - past, present, and future. Gratitude is also due to Cecily Nicholson, Anthony Meza-Wilson, and Kristin Lantz, for their years of service through times of crisis and stability, and to WePress Community Arts Space, for their gracious community partnership and indispensable contributions to our shared and distinct communities.

Untitled Art Society was nominated by Jayne Wilkinson, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Art. Hamilton Artists Inc. was nominated by Tobi Bruce of the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

About the Lacey Prize
“Established in 2019, the Lacey Prize responds to an urgent need to recognize and celebrate the activities and impact of small arts organizations and artist-run spaces in Canada — in particular their contributions to emerging and experimental practices, and the critical role they play to foster artists and art within their local communities. Artist-run centres are often the first places to offer emerging artists an opportunity and space in which to exhibit their work. The Lacey Prize reflects the National Gallery of Canada’s and Dr. Lacey’s strong belief that artist-run centres are the lifeblood of Canada’s art ecosystem.” - National Gallery of Canada

The Lacey Prize: Recognizing Artist-Run Centres in Canada by Shannon Moore
July 19, 2019

Dr. Lacey Speaks about the Lacey Prize

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