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Art Exhibitions 2020


Residents of the James Black Gallery host and curate exhibitions of work in many mediums and forms. The space has a combination of elements that allow artists to be playful with the design and usage of the space. Workshops and venue rentals can be found on our Facebook page. 

TAPE HEADS 1: A Magnetic Mediums Sound Events Series
January 25th, 2020

TAPE HEADS 1: A Magnetic Mediums Sound Events Series|| The Vancouver Low Frequency Festival Presents a brand new series of events at The James Black Gallery, occurring every few months, focused on Magnetic Mediums for Sound Recording Artists and Enthusiasts
This FIRST Tape Heads will be FREE and is a Soft Open in time for Snoozefest brought to you by Quiet City. In the coming months, TAPE HEADS will be fully realized with LIVE PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS and expanded ACTIVITIES.

Annual General Meeting
February 22, 2020

Annual General Meeting||The James Black Gallery invites all members and interested community to our second annual general meeting. We'll be appointing new board members, discussing the budget, and voting on any new changes to our structure. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Sloth Backpack Workshop
February 15-16, 2020

Sloth Build-a-Backpack Workshop||Join The James Black Gallery and Powell River resident artist Emma Wetherill in an all inclusive 2 day intensive weekender sewing workshop February 15th 10am to 4pm and 16th 10am to 6pm! Absolutely no sewing experience required!
Workshop total base price of $200

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

Audio Mixer Basics
April 4th, 2020

Audio Mixer Basics: Peripheral Hardware Effects|| Learn How to Integrate Hardware Effects like Sidechain Compression, Gating, Delay or Reverb, into your signal chain on your Analog Audio Mixer
An afternoon Workshop for Emerging to Established Producers, Musicians and Sound Artists looking to add another level of Technical Knowledge to your Sound and Maximize your Audio Signal Chain.
Please bring your Analog Audio Mixer and we will explore the basic functions and differences of each on a Full Soundsystem.

There will be mixers available for those who don't have one of their own.
Cables and One Peripheral Hardware Unit will be provided to each participant to integrate with their mixer.

January 17, 2020

CRUSH|| The James Black Gallery presents a student show in connection with VISA at UBC.  Featured Artists: Dave Dong, Ann Richards, Darcy Wang, and Ophelia Zhao. Imagining the exhibition is a dictionary about the word “crush”. These artworks are the definitions of “Crush” through the artists’ explorations of the relationship between the internal and external “crush”. We hope that the audience will also have a “crush” on the exhibition. We want to have an impact on the senses and emotions.

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

Intro to Contact Mics
April 5th, 2020

A Contact Microphone Focused Experimental and Exploratory Electronic Instrument Introduction to Amplifying everyday Resonant Objects
Contact Microphones are a unique way to amplify Resonant Objects.
Attached to a Physical Resonant Object, Wall, Table or Window (for a few examples) these microphones transform basically anything into an instrument. Common uses of them are for guitars, cello or violin.
For this Workshop we invite you to explore your environment to find a Resonant Object you would like to hear in a new context.
Some examples of past participants Resonant Objects include: a computer mouse, a tape measure, a soap bottle and an old ipod with a audible drive in it!