SOLIDARITY is a year long public program presented by Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in collaboration with curators Lam Wong and Sarah Ling. This project is centered on inter-generational dialogue and public education on well-being and recovery through art, history, and culture. Bringing together local Indigenous and Chinese-Canadian artists, the program includes artist workshops, public forum, and two group exhibitions. The program will also produce art and cultural exchanges such as traditional medicine and music.
Check back soon for a full calendar of events.
Find out more here.
June 12 – Sept 12, 2021
Kelly Cannell – ʔəy̓xʷatəna:t | Angela George – qʷənat | Rick Harry – Xwalacktun | Laiwan – 朱麗雲 | Sarah Ling – 凌慧意 | Cease Wyss – T’uy’t’tanat | Lam Wong – 王藝林
Sept 23 – Dec 23, 2021
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun | Lam Wong 王藝林
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs. This Ming Dynasty-style garden-home is the first among its kind to have been built outside of China, and continues to be unique among the world as the result of the joint collaborative effort of community members, the Canadian Government, and the People’s Republic of China.
As a registered not-for-profit all Garden revenue goes toward the fulfillment of our mission to bring together cultures and communities through educational and public programs.
Over the years, the garden has received several honours and designations: it is one of Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s “Places That Matter”; was named World’s Top City Garden by National Geographic in 2011; and voted Canadian Garden of the Year by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in 2012.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.
Lam Wong is a Canadian visual artist, designer and curator. His interest is primarily rooted in regional West Coast art history, with an emphasis on the development of painting and its avant-garde narrative. An immigrant from Hong Kong during the 1980s, Lam studied design, art history and painting in Alberta and BC. He sees art making as an on-going spiritual practice. His main subjects are the perception of reality, the meaning of art, and the relationships between time, memory and space. Lam has worked in Vancouver since 1998. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Board of Director at Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art).
Sarah Ling is an interdisciplinary storyteller and scholar born in Prince Rupert, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Tsimshian people. She specializes in community engagement, storytelling, content development and project management for public history and cultural heritage initiatives. Her research background is on Chinese-Indigenous relations in BC. She produced the award-winning documentary “All Our Father’s Relations” and co-edited the publications “Journeys of Hope: Challenging Discrimination and Building on Vancouver Chinatown’s Legacies” and “Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow.” She serves as the Chair of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC and on Vancouver’s Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee.
Read a “Message from the curators” here