Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Re-playing Underwater Chinatown Digital Stories - In collaboration with Heart of the City Festival

If you missed the showcase last year, this is your chance to listen to the stories and meet the participants and the instructor of digital media.

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016  2:00pm - 4:00pm
Free admission. Seats are first-come, first-serve.

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia St, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5
(604) 658-8880, www.cccvan.comwww.heartofthecityfestival.com

Stories to be played at the event:
A Little Chinatown Up North by Joys Chow 
Me, My Great-Grandma and Chinatown by Sophie Fung
Yip Sang – What Kind of a Man? by Godfrey Tang & Joanna Kobylka
Mah Society Kung Fu History by Edmund Ma
Legendary Chinese Hat Lady by Dan Seto
Chinatown in the 70s by Dan Seto
Yolanda’s Story by Yolanda Li and Shelby Tay
When I Think of Chinatown by Jessica Whu
Alan’s Story by Alfred Woo
Moments Worth Savouring by Bob Sung and Elizabeth Cheong 
Excerpts from "The Lion Men Revisited" by Lance Lim
- Escaping the Bombs by Liz Kao

Underwater Chinatown: Digital Stories is a series of artist-facilitated community digital storytelling workshops focused on unearthing alternative histories of Vancouver’s Chinatown. Participants of the workshops researched and discovered the cultural currents that connect them to Chinatown's past and present, learned how to create story boards, craft an engaging story, record voice overs, perform basic audio editing and produced their own digital audio Chinatown stories.

The Underwater Chinatown Community Art Project is co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and Cinevolution Media Arts Society and is partially funded by the Community Arts Council of VancouverDigital media instructor: Catrina Longmuir.
Special thanks: Larry Wong, Shelby Tay, and Neal Miskin

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Exhibition: BATIK Expression of Identities

Opening reception: Sunday October 30th, 2016 12:00pm
Exhibition dates: October 30th - December 9, 2016
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays and Canadian Statutory Holidays
Admission by donation.

Oct 30th 2:00pm
- Panel of Speakers from Malaysia: "Evolution of Malaysian Batik" (Abdul Munir Yahaya, Nik Faiz);
- "Batik by the Baba and Nonya" (Baba Cedric Tan);
- "Demonstration of Batik-Making Techniques" (Jaludin Zaini).

Oct 30th 4:00pm
-Tour of Exhibition by Panelists and Curators

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5 Canada
(604) 658-8880

The Canadian Society for Asian Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia, in collaboration with the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) and the National University of Malaysia, presents the exhibition:

"The Exhibition tells the story of the emergence of batik textiles in Malaysia and the transformation of traditional art and design forms from the 1960's to the present day. Techniques and diverse styles created by ethnic groups in Kelantan, Langkawi, Malacca, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu in Malaysia are explored." - Curator: Salmah Abu-Mansor