City On Edge Curatorial Talk & Tour

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 19:00

Join exhibition co-curators Viviane Gosselin and Kate Bird on an intimate tour of City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, where they will be discussing many of the key exhibition themes, as well as Vancouver's rich protest history.  

Some of the key questions they will answer include: What are the motivations for discussing the topic of demonstrations? What are the challenges of representing protest histories' intangible heritage, performative nuances and multiple voices? The process of researching images and the curator's opportunity to mine private archives will additionally be covered. Participants will  be treated to a few of the stories behind the exhibition’s dramatic photographs. This promises to be an engaging tour, amplifying the voices and narratives of dissent imbedded within Vancouver's history. 
Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: *Adults: $17; Seniors and Students: $15
MOV Members: Free
Individuals who self identify as First Nations: Free. 
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.

Viviane Gosselin is the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at MOV. In her work with Canada’s largest civic museum, Viviane has expanded the museum’s role as city resource, cultural hub, laboratory and catalyst for learning, social interactions and civic engagement. She has produced and led several exhibition teams in museums for the past fifteen years while serving on peer review committees with the Canadian Museum Association (CMA) and Canadian Heritage.
Kate Bird worked for twenty-five years amidst the vast photograph collection at The Vancouver Sun and The Province.  She is the author of City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes and Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos From a Decade That Changed the City, which was nominated for a 2016 British Columbia Historical Writing Award. Kate has been the researcher for numerous books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun, and Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia. 

City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver’s identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver’s protest history from the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers’ photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Opening September 28, 2017.


Sponsored by BC Federation Of Labour