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All Together Now

Thursday, June 23, 2016 to Sunday, March 19, 2017

All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds features 20 beautiful, rare, and unconventional collections, with something for everyone including corsets, prosthetics, pinball machines, taxidermy, toys, and much more. In this exhibition both collector and collected are objects of study, interaction, and delight.

All Together Now explores the act of collecting, the collector’s vision and the role collections play in building identity, public memory and social connections. The exhibition will explore the questions: Why do people collect, and how do private collections touch public consciousness?

The project builds on the fascination with private collections, as evidenced by TV shows dedicated to the subject and thriving online and in-person communities of collectors. Vancouverites were invited to submit their collections for inclusion in the exhibition. Although the collections have now been chosen for the exhibition, the public can still contribute photos of their own collections to be included on a projected wall of photo. To submit your photo, share it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MyCollectionatMOV.

 


 

Collectors and their Collections

Angus Bungay: Action figures and toys

Major James Matthews: Vancouver history

Art Lingren: Fly fishing lures and gear

Marie Allen: Artificial eyes

David Moe: Prosthetics

Maurice Guibord: Expo '67 memorabilia

Gabrielle Whiteley: Taxidermy

Melanie Talkington: Corsets

Gerry Parson: Juke Boxes and toasters

Nancy Bendsten: Chairs

Harold Steves: Seeds

Neil Whaley: Vancouver memorabilia

Imogene Lim: Chinese restaurant menus

Rob Frith: Concert posters

Ken Stephens: Ramp walker toys

Willow Yamauchi: Drag queen costumes

Kyle Seller: Pinball machines and arcade games

Yosef Wosk: Circus toys

Lyanne Smith & Angus McIntyre: Transit memorabilia

Anonymous: Pocket watches


 

Credits

Curator: Viviane Gosselin, Senior Manager, Curatorial and Curator of Contemporary Culture at Museum of Vancouver

Design: Daniel Irvine, Principle Architecture

Photography: Rebecca Blissett

 


 

SFU/SIAT Collector Documentaries

In addition to the 20 collections featured in this exhibition, we are fortunate to have a series of short documentaries about additional Vancouver collectors featured in the Museum. The full list of SIAT films being showcased:

  • Johnnie Christmas: Comic Book Collector by Stephanie Bourgeois, Carlo Misajon, Arthur Wang
     
  • Fritz Duernberger: Bike Collector by Carol Ho, Quinn Kim, Jennifer Lee, Clinton Walsh
     
  • K.K Chow: Radio Collector by Crystal Lam, Syrus So, Mark Wakeham
     
  • James Phillips: Boombox Collector by Anezka Chua, Ty Husband, Andy Shin
     
  • Stuart Kennedy: Camera Collector by Tianchi Bi, Di Lin, Chanyasunhachan Promtep, Marco Yuen
     
  • Lucien Lu: Marvel Figures Collector by Yanto Liang, Roxanne Shih, Jessy Weng, Linfeng Xu

  • Robyn Volk: Vintage Collector by Claire Cong Chen, Winnie Hung, Joevy Leong, Aaron Sham
     
  • Jeff “Martini” Martin: Sneaker Collector by Rachel Ward

 


 

Thanks to exhibition sponsor:

City of Vancouver Archives

June 23, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk and Tour with Viviane Gosselin
Join us for an in-depth curator's talk and tour with MOV Curator of Contemporary Culture Viviane Gosselin, who will delve into All Together Now's themes of identity, memory and connection with regards to both the objects and the people who collect them.
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

Date: Thursday, June 23

Time: 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members

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Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds:

July 14, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Wine Tasting and Collector Talk: Helixophiles – People Who Love Corkscrews.

Mark your calendar to attend a fun and engaging summer evening sipping wine at MOV.

Enjoy this wine tasting event as the Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery pays tribute to the Okanagan Valley's rich and colourful  history and geography. The wines pay homage to the Ganton and Larsen families, original and longstanding land-owning partners of the winery. The winery sources grapes from vineyards across the Okanagan Valley, allowing for diversity, consistency and distinctiveness. 
 
Mingle with friends and the community and listen to a presentation by local corkscrew collectors Wayne Meadows and Sal Robinson as they share a brief illustrated history of corkscrews, their purpose and development around the world - it’s not all about opening wine!
 
Once upon a time one needed a corkscrew to open shoe polish, motor oil, mouthwash, ketchup and perfume in addition to beer, whisky and wine. Wayne and Sal's presentation will feature photographs as well as live examples of a variety of tools and contraptions for opening bottles. They will describe how collecting corkscrews has been the impetus for restoring a heritage house, researching and publishing two books, and travelling around the world for corkscrew fellowship and treasure hunting. 
 
We look forward to seeing you during this captivating evening which showcases wine and collector items along with the stories and interesting lives of remarkable collectors. 
  
Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to explore the new exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds – on view at MOV from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 
Date: Thursday, July 14
 
Time: 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $15 Students & Seniors.
 
               MOV Members Free. Special Summer Offer! 
 
 

Register online for this event and you'll be entered to win this gift basket from MOV and Prospect Winery!

 

 
Presenters:
 
Wayne Meadow's interest in corkscrews came from his long-time winemaking hobby. After retiring from the satellite industry, he took on the construction of the Corkscrew Inn Bed & Breakfast.  Other collections (betel cutters, cast iron toy guns and Asian locks) take a distant back seat to corkscrews. Wayne has published two books on corkscrews and designed and fabricated his own steam-powered corkscrew.
 
Sal Robinson has been with City School, a mini school program in the West End, throughout her career in education. Spare time has been spent building and maintaining the Corkscrew Inn, making leaded windows, and haunting antique shows and markets. Sal has edited three books on collecting and for the past 16 years has published the corkscrew club’s newsletter.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

Official Wine Partner 

 

 

 

August 18, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: Undressing Drag

Join us for drinks and a lively discussion about the fashion of local drag performers - the Bovines - an ensemble that performed throughout the lower mainland during the 1980s.

Vancouver collector and All Together Now exhibition contributor, Willow Yamauchi will speak to the history of her father’s drag queen ensemble and the handmade costumes once featured in their act. Local fashion historian Ivan Sayers will contextualize the fashion sensibilities of Canadian drag performance with historical narratives and illustrative charms. Drag performances from the lovely Peach Cobblah and Isolde N. Barron will follow the presentations.

 
 
Date: Thursday, August 18
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11
             
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

Official Wine Partner 

 

August 23, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Art Lingren’s Passion for Fly Fishing.
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Join us for an interesting presentation from fly fishing enthusiast, Art Lingren.

Art Lingren will share photographs and stories detailing his antique tackle collection, fly tying techniques and the lovely fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren fly fishes in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and throughout his home province of British Columbia.

Throughout most of his adult life, Art Lingren has been actively involved in the fishing community. Art is a member and past president of the Totem Fly Fishers, British Columbia’s oldest fly fishing club, and is an honourary member of the Loons Fly Fishing Club. Art has served three years as president of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers and stands as their unofficial BC fly fishing historian. Art has additionally served as director of the Steelhead Society of BC for many years. In 1995, he was awarded the BCFFF's Angul Award which is granted to British Columbian fly fishers who show an appreciation for the ancestry of fly fishing heritage and the excellence surrounding its development as both an Art and Science. In 1999 the Federation of Fly Fishers selected Art as the 6th recipient of their prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown Award.

Date: Tuesday, August 23 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: * Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.

MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership. 
 
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.

 

 

September 08, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Imogene Lim and Harold Steves' Passion for Chinese Menus and Seeds

Join us for diverse discussion featuring two of All Together Now's passionate collectors.

A menu can be a souvenir from a place visited or a special occasion event, but in a collection they tell a much richer story, especially those from Vancouver's Chinatown. During its heyday, Chinatown was very much a part of people's dining experience. Imogene Lim's menu collection reflects as much about Vancouver's community as it does about the Chinese food of the time. Imogene will present her perspective on collecting Chinese restaurant menus, a hobby that turned into a passion after inheriting a modest menu collection from her father and uncle. Imogene's talk will focus on menus acquired from once cherished local restaurants that are now extinct including WK Gardens, Yen Lock and Ho Inn.
 
Harold Steves is a vegetable seed collector. Obtaining seeds from Canadian seed companies and from the Seed Savers Exchange, Harold's collection contributes to a network of growers who collect, save and share seeds. Although intended for mail order, most sales from the Steves' seed catalogue is patronized by Vancouver-based gardeners and farmers.
 
 
Date: Thursday, September 8
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
September 17, 2016 / 11:00 AM
Sci-Fi Collector Day
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The Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre invite you to a turbocharged, science-fiction-themed afternoon for the entire family. This day will open your mind to multiple intergalactic interactive activities.

Come participate in a happening that combines action figure collectors, 1970s/1980s video game consoles, science fiction film props, galactic craft and rarely screened science fiction short films created by local and national video artists. Engage with action figures, build mini space ships at our Star Trek craft table, play Atari, Magnavox and Colecovision video games, and drop into our micro-cinema for a science fiction film feast.  
 
You are encouraged to attend in science-fiction-themed costume. 
 
Date: Saturday, September 17
 
Time: 11am - 4pm
 
Registration: Advance tickets not required. Single admission to Museum of Vancouver or the H.R. Macmillan Space Center provides access to this event. 
 
Participants: 
 
Ryan Dunnison works in the video game industry. Ryan's collection of vintage video game consoles are driven by his fascination with the little-known history of Vancouver's own video game development, which dates back to the early 1980s. Ryan's collection celebrates second-generation video game culture; he restores the consoles that he acquires from game stores, garage sales, and thrift stores.
 
Eric Fell is a collector, writer, comedian, and actor. Eric created the smash comedy The Critical Hit Show and is one third of Vancouver’s movie enthusiast show The Gentlemen Hecklers. Both productions have gained a loyal following and international acclaim. This event features Eric's collection of Kenner's Star Wars action figure line from the 1970s and 1980s.
 
Video Out Distribution is a non-profit, non-exclusive distributor of media art on video to galleries, festivals, educational institution collections and broadcasters nationally and internationally. Video Out provides artist-driven distribution services that promote the practices of independent media art and earn revenue for independent media artists. Founded in 1980 by the Satellite Video Exchange Society,  Video Out’s distribution services and its 4,000-title collection are part of the VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
 

 

Thanks to our event sponsors

 

September 22, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Object Knowledge - Inside MOV's Collection
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Join us for an insider's perspective of the Museum of Vancouver's collection, presented by MOV Curatorial Associate, Jillian Povarchook. 

Since 1894, the Museum has been building a collection on behalf of the people of Vancouver. Until the late 1960s, the Museum's collection grew erratically, in reaction to the tastes of local collectors and offers from potential donors. Bridging archaeology, ethnology, natural history, and settlers’ effects,the trajectory of the accessions brought a diverse object based collection of the world to Vancouver. More recently, particularly since the 1980s, collecting at the Museum has become more directed; its current acquisitions highlight a desire to exhibit Vancouver to the world.

Jillian's presentation will explore multiple single item accessions of the museum's early collection - a collection that has amassed 70,000 artifacts - in addition to highlighting sub-collections, such as the Major James S. Matthews’ Collection. Major Matthews served as the City of Vancouver’s first Archivist, documenting the pioneer and early civic history of this city. Matthews' based collection serves as the primary inspiration for the museum’s current feature exhibition, All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

Jillian Povarchook spent her early childhood sitting quietly in the room which her mother worked: the First Peoples Gallery at the Royal BC Museum. More recently, Jillian attended SFU where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Middle East and Islamic Studies. Jillian additionally engaged with a working group studying the connection between Domestic Spaces and Citizenship while working on her degree. She is in her sixth year of lovingly tending to the artefacts of the Museum of Vancouver’s collection as MOV's Curatorial Associate.

 
Date: Thursday, September 22 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets:  Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
 
October 06, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Between The Bumpers
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Join us for a high scoring Q&A session with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament Champion Robert Gagno - two of the most recognized pinball enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland.

Moderated by special guest: Tommy Floyd. 

Local arcade machines collector Kyle Seller, and international pinball tournament champion Robert Gagno, will discuss the local pinball scene, their individual pinball obsessions, and the role pinball has played in developing their friendship. Kyle and Robert's friendship dates back to the late 1990s when Kyle sold the Gagno's their first pinball machine. At this time, Robert was 10 years old; to say this machine made an impression on him and his interests would be an understatement.  
 
Date: Thursday, October 6
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 

 
Contributors
 
All Together Now exhibition contributor Kyle Seller purchased his first pinball machine when he was 16 years old. He has since amassed 60 pinball machines in his personal collection. His passion for pinball now extends to restoring machines and developing pop up pinball arcades throughout Vancouver. Kyle has an adoration for the art and music that certain machines evoke: clowns, “carnies” and "circus freak" art is the iconography that attracts Kyle to the machines and pinball culture. Kyle coordinates the Stacked Pinball League and other tournaments throughout Vancouver, embracing the pinball community as a central social network in his life.  
 
Robert Gagno is the current World Pinball Champion! Born in Vancouver, raised in the lower mainland, Robert has been ranked the top pinball player in Canada and one of the top ten in the world for the past five years. Robert loves hockey, most sports, and playing board games with friends. His memory for numbers and statistics is superb. Robert is also an avid gymnast who enjoys the trampoline and practicing back flips. 
 
Tommy Floyd is a mainstay of the local and national pinball scenes. In 2011, he launched Flipper Freaks Pinball Club and he is the owner of Nitro Amusements - a Mission, BC based pinball repair and sales company. Tommy is the director of Fraser Valley Flipout - Canada's largest pinball tournament - which Robert Gagno is a former champion. You might also recognize Tommy as the former lead vocalist of the now defunct 1980s Vancouver rock band Pretty Boy Floyd. Informed and charismatic, Tommy's professional and personal affiliation with both Kyle and Robert will serve as an entertaining facet of this public discussion.  www.flipperfreaks.com   www.nitropinpall.com
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 
October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: TILT! Public Pinball Tournament.
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Local pinball collector, All Together Now exhibition contributor and Stacked Pinball League coordinator Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public.

Special guest, tournament director Robert Moller will be directing Tilt!   

Square off against amateur opponents in a triple elimination tournament. Play up to 8 coveted machines from the pinball stratosphere including Funhouse (1988), Cyclone (1988) and Jack-Bot (1995). Scores will be updated live on the internet for players to follow as they anticipate their next game. Prizes, drink bar and enthusiasts abound. A fun environment for casual pinball players and those who have dreamed of becoming a wizard. 

Date: Thursday, October 13
 
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 

A very special thank you to our event sponsors.

 

            

 
 

 

Official Wine Partner

October 23, 2016 / 2:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Ocularist, Marie Allen

Take a closer look at glass eyes and their history, with collector Marie Allen.

Ocularist Marie Allen is as much historian as she is an artificial eye designer. Her presentation will highlight the evolution of artificial eye design, locating its roots in ancient Egypt. Allen will illustrate the scientific and design developments of the glass eye and explain modern-day North American fitting techniques. Marie will also discuss fabrication details including the hand painting and veining process, and answer audience questions.
 
Marie Allen has been working as an ocularist for 30 years, helping patients with her hand-painted and hand-carved glass eyes. Marie started collecting eyes while training in England; her instructor offered Marie his prized collection of vintage glass eyes. Touched by his generous gift, Marie quickly became enamored with the historical significance of oculus developments. Marie does not actively seek items for her collection, rather, they seem to find her. She donates most of her glass eyes to ophthalmologists and oculists working abroad, ultimately passed on to patients in developing nations.
 
Date: Sunday, October 23
 
Time: 2:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.

 

November 01, 2016 / 7:00 PM
WIZARD MODE: Special film screening
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In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning speed challenges.

Vancouver filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry capture a portrait of silver ball passion that you've never seen before. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the film screening.
 
Burnaby born and raised Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering the art of the pinball machine. He isn’t simply an aficionado of the game, he is one of Canada’s top pinball players and among the very best in the world. Robert also happens to have autism. As a young boy, his parents realized they could give him a quarter and he would play on a pinball machine for hours. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported him as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. Wizard Mode is an intimate, personal depiction of Autism, family and dedication. As Robert and his dad travel to pinball competitions across North America, his little tics become more noticeable and the additional challenges he faces become evident. But Gagno’s determination, as well as the love and support of both family and friends, are his secret weapon (DOXA). The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, based in Pittsburgh, PA. (Canada, 2016, 94 min.) 
 
Vancouver based filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Lee Petry have co-directed, shot, written, and produced films under the SALAZAR moniker since 2010. Focusing on documentaries that tell unique stories of individuals whose lives create change within their communities, SALAZAR has had the privilege of filming with world-renowned kinetic artist Theo Jansen, travelled the deep south with IO Tillet Wright shooting over 1500 portraits of LGBTQ Americans for the project ‘Self Evident Truths, told the story of the only Muslim professional sumo wrestler living in Tokyo and even managed to get a Grammy nod for their work for recording artist Tegan and Sara. SALAZAR is proud to be presenting their first feature length film - Wizard Mode.
 

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Doors: 6:40pm

Film: 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults: $10; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $8.

MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
November 17, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Off the Record with Rob Frith and Howie Vickers.
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Trip back to the 1960s where psychedelia and Vancouver popular music was all the rage. All Together Now exhibition contributor and Neptoon Records owner Rob Frith hosts a discussion with Howie Vickers, former front man of local psych band The Collectors.

Once a key member of Vancouver's most notable 1960s psych band innovators, The Collectors (Lydia Purple) Vickers has contributed to multiple bands over his 40 year music career. Vickers left the group in 1969, the remaining members of the band reconstituting themselves as Chilliwack. 

Frith and Vickers will discuss the early days of The Collectors, the bands of which they shared concert bills, the tours, Vancouver's late 1960s music scene, and the record industry at the birth of the Psychedelic and Classic rock era. Vickers will also talk about  jingle composition for commercial radio and television  - an industry he now works in. This should be a memorable evening. Don't miss out on learning about this key era in Vancouver pop culture history.

 
 
 
Date: Thursday, November 17
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
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All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.

 

January 19, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection – Celebrating Expo 67 with Maurice Guibord

All Together Now contributor Maurice Guibord and curator Viviane Gosselin acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 with insights, memories and collectables from this ground-breaking Canadian event. 

Did you attend Expo 67 – the world exposition in Montreal, held during Canada’s 100th anniversary? Join historian, All Together Now contributor and ultimate Expo-phile Maurice Guibord and share your memories and souvenirs. Indeed, some of us enthusiasts did purchase and wear tacky sombreros on the Expo site as if it was the coolest thing to do that summer! 
 
Expo 67 had varying impacts on various communities; the exhibition meant different things to different people. What did Canada gain from the Expo 67 experience, and what did people take home with them? How did this event impact Montreal and other French-Canadians and Anglophone communities across the country? On many levels Expo 67 was a formative event for Canada, and an indelible moment in our history and our consciousness. Let’s celebrate it together on its 50th anniversary!
 
Date: Thursday, January 19
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership. 
 
 
Bios:
 
Maurice Guibord has been active in history and heritage for almost 30 years. His museum experience in the curatorial and programming areas in Calgary’s Glenbow Museum and the Burnaby Village Museum matches his involvement in heritage, cultural and museum organizations in Alberta and B.C. He is also a founding director of the Heritage Vancouver Society, and is active with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and with Radio-Canada as a historical chronicler. He holds a Masters degree in History from Simon Fraser University of which he is a Sessional Instructor. Guibord is an active Board member of the BC Historical Federation and is the President of the Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique. He has been a resident of the Lower Mainland for over 25 years.
 
Viviane Gosselin, senior curator at MOV, led the All Together Now exhibition project. She has a long-standing research interest in the relationship between private and public memories. A few years ago, she conducted interviews as part of a memory study in which Vancouver and Montreal-based participants shared their recollections of Expo 67, forty years after the event. She will bring forward highlights of this study in conversation with Maurice. 
 
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 
 
March 09, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Action Figure Trivia Night - A Happy Hour event
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Test your knowledge of action figures and toy stories at this pub-style quiz show event created by Angus Bungay—whose collection is featured in the Museum of Vancouver’s All Together Now exhibition—and hosted by Eric Fell from The Gentlemen Hecklers. 

This ‘Happy Hour’ event combines all the plastic characters that you coveted, collected, and maneuvered throughout childhood, into an evening of pop culture history and fun competition. (There will be prizes!) 
 
Join us for a drink and prove what you know about toys and the comics, films, and TV shows they’re associated with.
 
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early to explore.
 
Date: Thursday, March 9
 
Time: Bar/Doors, 6pm / Trivia 7:00pm
 
Tickets:  Adults: $18; Seniors, Students: $15; MOV Members: Free!
 
 
*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.
 
 

 

Bios:

Eric Fell is a writer, comedian, and actor from Vancouver. He co-created The Critical Hit Show and The Gentlemen Hecklers and his productions have appeared in some of Vancouver's finest comedy venues. He currently hosts the trivia nights at The Storm Crow Tavern and Storm Crow Alehouse.

Angus Bungay is a passionate collector. Influenced by his father's collections, this once UK-based advertiser claims his surroundings influence his collecting sensibilities. Items such as English candies, stamps and coins have served as a precursor to his infinite collection of action figures of which Angus has been amassing from the Vancouver region for 20 years. A portion of Angus' action figure collection is on display as part of the All Together Now exhibition at MOV.


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ALL together NOW - opening reception

Video (Posted: 24/06/16)

ALL together NOW - opening reception

Video highlights from the opening reception of ALL together NOW: Vancouver Collectors & Their Worlds.

Cultural Power of Collecting

Video (Posted: 23/06/16)

The Cultural Power of Collecting

Viviane Gosselin give Shaw TV an overview of the new MOV exhibition *ALL together NOW: Vancouver Collectors & Their Worlds*

My Collection by: Kyle Seller

Video (Posted: 26/07/16)

My Collection by Kyle Seller

Learn more about Kyle Seller's collection of vintage pinball machines and arcade games

Vancouver Collectors and their Worlds

Video (Posted: 23/06/16)

Vancouver Collectors and their Worlds

Host Sonia Aslam gives us a sneak preview of this truly unique and fascinating exhibition: ALL together NOW
Video (Posted: 24/06/16)
ALL together NOW - opening reception
Video (Posted: 23/06/16)
The Cultural Power of Collecting
Video (Posted: 26/07/16)
My Collection by Kyle Seller
Video (Posted: 23/06/16)
Vancouver Collectors and their Worlds
June 06, 2016 / 11:31 AM
All Together Now press release