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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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 Eli Howey | Passageways

 February 28 - April 4, 2020

Including sculpture, printmaking, book arts, and community engagement, Passageways is a solo exhibition by Eli Howey based on a series of watercolour and gouache paintings of the same title. In the series, characters in shadowy environments interact with surrounding objects and flora. The artist illuminates the body as the ultimate symbol of transgression — first physically, as the vehicle, exemplified by the exact moment of being held in the tension of transgressing two spaces, and further, as the energetic mediator, a passageway between tangible and non-tangible spaces that can manifest ideas, movements, thoughts, memories, and other vibrations into physical reality. The artwork reinterprets the body through an expansive symbolism, building towards an imaginative-poetic-visual language around human psychology, identity, and gender.

Eli Howey is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in comics and printmaking. Howey’s artwork incorporates the imagined spaces within environments to tell stories that explore the body's relationship to the unseen world. Reinterpreting the body within an imaginative symbolism allows Howey to explore sensitive topics around gender, identity, and mental health in a more nuanced and understandable way. The artist illustrates the internal world of thoughts, feelings and intuition, which converge on the visual plane. Nature is an important element in Howey’s artwork, providing pathways for creative imagining outside of the confines of capitalist colonial culture.

Gallery Gachet is 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 offer art programs addressing 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

Accessibility Info:
Gallery Gachet is located at 9 W Hastings Street, on the main floor of the Beacon Hotel building near Pigeon Park between Carrall & Columbia Streets. The location is accessible by bus, Skytrain and Seabus within 1 bus connection. Bus routes #14, 16, 20, 95, 4, 7 stop within 1-2 city blocks. The Main space is a single level space with no stairs. The front door is 32" wide with no steps. The front door is not automatic. It can be opened upon request or contact us ahead of time. The gallery layout varies depending on the event and art installation(s) in progress. The washroom is single occupancy and all-genders. The washroom door is 35" wide and not automatic. There are support bars for the toilet on the left side and behind the toilet, with a clearance of 8'' on the left side and 29'' in front. Although the space has a scent-reduced policy, chemicals for art may be used in the space. The venue promotes harm reduction and safety for all patrons. The art exhibitions at Gallery Gachet often contend with lived experiences of trauma, mental distress, and marginalization, which could be triggering for some visitors.


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, March 17th at 3pm

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