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Ground Floor Art Centre Ground Floor is a collective that supports early emerging artists by providing accessible opportunities that further the development of artists’ practices.
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Ground Floor supports early emerging artists by providing accessible opportunities that further the development of artists’ practices. Ground Floor is a reaction to the need for community strengthening, network development and programming opportunities for artists in the early stage of their careers. Based on the values of care, hospitality and a positive approach to failure, Ground Floor emphasis

es experimentation of work and the cross-pollination of disciplines. Ground Floor is a collective comprised of Yasmine Haiboub, Asia Jong, Jack Kenna and India Eliot Oates.

Some Window Art Walk events to look out for on this sunny weekend 🌕🌞🍂🍃Via  We will be hosting some guided tours and a ca...
10/09/2022

Some Window Art Walk events to look out for on this sunny weekend 🌕🌞🍂🍃

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We will be hosting some guided tours and a casual closing event this weekend! The tours will be area focused (see markings on map in the last slide) at the following times and places:

Sunday September 11 @ 2PM
Meet @ Clark Park
(purple section)

Monday September 12 @ 2PM
Meet @ Cedar Cottage Park
(green section)

Monday September 12 @ 6:30PM
Meet @ China Creek Park
(orange section)

And our closing event will be held at Clark Park on Sunday, September 11, 6:30PM. Yasmine and Stephanie will be there with a stack of maps for everyone who’d like to pick up one and catch up with the walk in its final week, so bring your friends and family, and/or some drinks and snacks for yourself if you’d like to stay for a bit!

See you there! (And DM us if you can’t find us!)
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We are so excited to invite you to GAME NIGHT w  🧩♟🎲 next Monday, July 25, 6:30–8:30pm at Trout Lake Park‼️🌀He will be l...
19/07/2022

We are so excited to invite you to GAME NIGHT w 🧩♟🎲 next Monday, July 25, 6:30–8:30pm at Trout Lake Park‼️🌀

He will be launching 🌱Plants and Pleasure 😈 a board game he designed and produced through his WEDGE Residency last year. Attendees will be invited to play Plants and Pleasure together in groups of 2 to 4 at the covered picnic tables in Trout Lake Park in East Van, with plenty of snacks and drinks on offer (please note that this will be an alcohol-free event).

Register at the 🔗in bio 🤩

📸 Ariana Chaparro

🚨APPLICATION DEADLINE TOMORROW🚨 Sunday, June 12,11:59 PM PDT for WEDGE RESIDENCY a residency for early-emerging artists ...
11/06/2022

🚨APPLICATION DEADLINE TOMORROW🚨 Sunday, June 12,11:59 PM PDT for WEDGE RESIDENCY a residency for early-emerging artists co-produced by and Ground Floor!
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This year’s residencies will provide early-emerging artists and cultural practitioners with the opportunity to work directly with a mentor to explore a research question related to the past, present and or future of “Vancouver.”

If you have any questions please check out our FAQ pdf in the 🔗 in bio or just shoot us a DM!!! 😋

Just a couple weeks left to submit your application for the 2022         🪓WEDGE Residency🪓 with  Any questions??? This 6...
28/05/2022

Just a couple weeks left to submit your application for the 2022 🪓WEDGE Residency🪓 with

Any questions??? This 60-minute info session will provide prospective applicants with further details on the residency and application process, including an open Q&A period

The event will be held via Zoom… Register directly via link 🔗 in bio

This session will be live captioned (CART)

See you there 🍉🍰🧀

Delighted to be sharing some documentation from 🍒ᗰEET ᗰE ᑌᑎᗪEᖇ TᕼE ᑕᕼEᖇᖇY TᖇEE🍒 with photos by  🧨1. Tiziana La Melia, Aq...
09/02/2022

Delighted to be sharing some documentation from 🍒ᗰEET ᗰE ᑌᑎᗪEᖇ TᕼE ᑕᕼEᖇᖇY TᖇEE🍒 with photos by 🧨

1. Tiziana La Melia, Aquarium club console (janis), version 2.0, 2014/2021
2. Nadya Isabella, Papa-paparazzi (detail), 2021
3. Installation view, Meet Me Under the Cherry Tree, Duplex, Vancouver, 2021
4. Installation view, Meet Me Under the Cherry Tree, Duplex, Vancouver, 2021
5. Tiziana La Melia, Memory Soups Potpourri Pet Parasite Bomboniere (detail), 2018/2021
6. Nadya Isabella, First Orchid, 2021
7. Tiziana La Melia, Wand, 2020
8. Opening reception, Meet Me Under the Cherry Tree, Duplex, Vancouver, 2021
9. Opening reception, Meet Me Under the Cherry Tree, Duplex, Vancouver, 2021
10. Exhibition door, Meet Me Under the Cherry Tree, Duplex, Vancouver, 2021

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🍒ᗰEET ᗰE ᑌᑎᗪEᖇ TᕼE ᑕᕼEᖇᖇY TᖇEE🍒 is an exhibition that featured the work of Ka Kiu Chan ( ), Nadya Isabella ( ), and Tiziana La Melia ( ) and ran November 20–December 4, 2021. This exhibition was curated by Aij ( ) & Sai ( ) presented by Ground Floor and ExotiK Custom Framing ( ) and Exhibition Services, and hosted by Duplex ( )❣️

🍒ᗰEET ᗰE ᑌᑎᗪEᖇ TᕼE ᑕᕼEᖇᖇY TᖇEE🍒Please won’t you play with me, whisper to me, hug me? How do you feel right now or at any...
13/11/2021

🍒ᗰEET ᗰE ᑌᑎᗪEᖇ TᕼE ᑕᕼEᖇᖇY TᖇEE🍒Please won’t you play with me, whisper to me, hug me? How do you feel right now or at any given time during the day? Tell me what happened. I caught that fleeting glance from earlier so I know there’s something you want to tell me. Your restraint is unbearable and your silence is swelling into a blister so let me poke it and spill the contents. Promise me that we’ll be in on it together.

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🍒ᗰEET ᗰE ᑌᑎᗪEᖇ TᕼE ᑕᕼEᖇᖇY TᖇEE🍒features the work of Ka Kiu Chan ( ), Nadya Isabella ( ), and Tiziana La Melia ( ). Please hang out with us and feel free to share the latest gossip at the exhibition opening November 20, 7-10pm at Duplex (1889 Franklin Street, Vancouver)‼️The exhibition runs November 20–December 4, open Saturday and Sunday noon-4pm or DM us to make an appointment. This exhibition is curated by Aij ( ) & Sai ( ) presented by Ground Floor and ExotiK Custom Framing ( ) and Exhibition Services, and hosted by Duplex ( )❣️❣️❣️

🌀💫Our current WEDGE resident Woojae Kim  invites you to a brief one-on-one encounter💫🌀Welcoming guests one at a time, Wo...
10/10/2021

🌀💫Our current WEDGE resident Woojae Kim invites you to a brief one-on-one encounter💫🌀Welcoming guests one at a time, Woojae will offer participants a photograph printed on handmade incense paper coated with an original fragrance. While the incense burns a short text will be read aloud.
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Each encounter will last approximately five minutes and is best experienced without a mask. All encounters will be held outdoors—rain or shine—with appropriate distancing protocols in effect. The artist is fully vaccinated. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more info and to RSVP, tap our link in bio❗️❗️❗️
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"The scent was made as I recalled the fear of loss I felt during the past 18 months. The fear of losing someone close. The fear of losing my sense of smell. The fear of losing my chance to say goodbye. A photograph turns to smoke releasing the embedded scent into the air. The scent goes into our nose and comes out as words." - Woojae Kim
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Woojae Kim combines his research on biology with somatic experiences. He often invites organisms to influence the process of artmaking and change the experience of artwork throughout its lifespan. He is currently learning about soil science as a way to think about colonization, (bio)diversity, and non-human intelligence. Woojae is an immigrant from Korea and now lives in Vancouver, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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[Image description: An image of a hand holding a photograph against a white background. The photograph is half-burnt, leaving a partial black and white image.]

🌟So very excited to announce the release of  and .w.art ‘s zine 🌸𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝é 𝐃𝐨𝐡â 𝐓â𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐡🌸 which combines Soloman's photograp...
24/09/2021

🌟So very excited to announce the release of and .w.art ‘s zine 🌸𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝é 𝐃𝐨𝐡â 𝐓â𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐡🌸 which combines Soloman's photography with jaz's poetry and was produced during their WEDGE residency‼️Stop by the bookshop to pick one up! Copies are free or by donation and any donations made will be redistributed by the artists to mutual aid funds.
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Soloman Chiniquay is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living between xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territory and his homelands of Treaty 7 territory. His lens-based work explores the ways he is welcomed to witness expressions of Indigeneity, creating imagery that attempts to show, in sometimes raw ways, the land and the people on it; the ways people use and connect to the land; and the artifacts they leave on it. Sol has worked on film productions such as The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, and documentary shorts The Hunter and So Alone, and is a founding member of The Stoney Nakoda AV Club.

jaz whitford is a 2 spirit anti-professional, working as an interdisciplinary artist centering community care, ancestral connections and qtpoc relief. they live semi-nomadically, along the unceded west coast of turtle island as well as the interior of so-called british columbia. jaz’s ancestry ties them to unceded secwepemcúl’ecw in the southern interior of so-called british columbia and more distantly to scotland, though the bulk of their work has bloomed within the traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm , skwxwú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ, Stó:lō, and Secwe̓pemc nations where they have been overwhelmed with the warmheartedness, generosity and support of the host nations and indigiqueer community.

🗣We are so happy to invite you to join us for an artist talk with our current WEDGE resident, Michelle Sound .art ! 🐇🥁Mi...
12/07/2021

🗣We are so happy to invite you to join us for an artist talk with our current WEDGE resident, Michelle Sound .art ! 🐇🥁Michelle will provide an overview of her recent work, including the new projects she’s been working on during her time in residence at the 🌟Click the link in bio to register!
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Michelle is a Cree and Métis interdisciplinary artist, educator and mother. She is a member of Wapsewsipi/Swan River First Nation in Northern Alberta and was born and raised on the unceded and ancestral home territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, and a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University Art + Design.

[Image descriptions:

1. A photo of Michelle Sound by Sweetmoon Photography. She is facing the camera and smiling with her elbows resting on a blue metal railing behind her. She is wearing black glasses, brightly coloured beaded earrings, and a dark red velvet top. Her nails are painted a bright blue. Softly out of focus in the background is a view of waterfront buildings.
2. A cropped photo displaying drums of varying sizes on a white wall. On the left appear four drums in fluorescent colours. In the top right corner, two drums are wrapped in denim, such as from the front of a jacket. Another is wrapped in leather with long pieces of black-and-white fringe draping down.
3. A photo displaying a drying cheetah printed fur dyed in fluorescent pink on a table next to yellow gloves, a comb, a wooden mixing stick.]

We're very excited to soon be able to share with you what  , one of our 🧀WEDGE🧀 residents, is cooking up! 😈🎲 In the mean...
22/06/2021

We're very excited to soon be able to share with you what , one of our 🧀WEDGE🧀 residents, is cooking up! 😈🎲 In the meantime, here are some cute pix from our recent studio visit. So great getting to see what semi's been up to at over somosas and chats about board games and bubble tea fantasies 🛁🧋
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semillites is a brown and trans non-binary visual artist and printmaker based in “vancouver,” on the unceded territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. semillites was born in Mexico City in 1995, at the age of nineteen they immigrated to Vancouver. semillites comes from a family of campesinos in central México but grew up far from the land. They look for a path to get back to their roots through their art practice. semillites’ artwork focuses mainly on portraits depicting joy, pleasure and the intricate emotions of brown and trans bodies through drawing, book making and screen-printing. Their art practice follows the same principles that their ancestors taught them: solidarity, collaboration and horizontality.

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