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  • Free Event
  • ASL Interpretation

June 1, 2022 - June 4, 2022

Disability Arts and Culture: Community-Oriented Tour for Access Awareness

Hosted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

In partnership with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and BC Access Festival, we are delighted to offer two special tours to welcome the disabled community to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

This special Access tour offers an opportunity to explore works from the Gallery’s permanent collection, featured in the exhibition Kids Take Over and Restless: Recent Acquisitions.

On these tours, participants will discover the tactile and sensorial aspects of artworks by Guud San Glans Robert Davidson’s monumental painting Octopus (2014) and Gathie Falk’s playful ceramic fruit stacks, to Chantal Gibson’s radical modifications of historical books and Annie Pootoogook’s touching family portrait Listening to the Radio (2005-06), as well as works by Evelyn Roth, Kimsooja, Paul Wong and more.

These tours are designed to welcome disabled community members. If you identify as disabled, please register to join us on these tours.

Please note capacity is limited for the tours.

Each guest and their companion or attendant will receive complimentary admission - you do not need to register your companion / attendant but please indicate in the registration form who will be attending with you.

Presented by the Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture in partnership with Vancouver Art Gallery and Downtown South Community Association. With support from the City of Vancouver, the Province of BC, Wildlife Thrift Store, Outsiders and Others and SPARC BC.


When registering, be sure to let us know of your accessibility requirements and needs.

ASL interpretation will be provided for both events

If you have any requests, concerns, or questions regarding accessibility at this event, please contact Stephanie Bokenfohr by email: sbokenfohr@vanartgallery.bc.ca

We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made within 7 business days of the event. To place a request, please contact Stephanie Bokenfohr at sbokenfohr@vanartgallery.bc.ca or by phone at (604) 662-4700.


Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2, Canada

Phone number: (604) 343-9141

Email: hello@kickstartdisability.ca

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, in Vancouver BC, gives artists with disabilities a voice. This can mean everything from facilitating a disability art group, to bringing an international film to Vancouver, to presenting art exhibitions and concerts. We are committed to supporting and promoting artists in every discipline, with all disabilities (and sometimes collaborations with able-bodied artists). We present the best in Vancouver and BC, and where possible, we bring new voices to Vancouver from across the country and around the world. We support artists and develop audiences for an understanding of disability art. Becoming part of the larger picture, of course, means professionalism. Kickstart is also committed to presenting professional work in a professional context. To coin a phrase “authentic non-sentimental expressions of the disability experience”. In programming and curating, we present cutting-edge work as the artists we present offer distinct perspectives on the human experience – risk taking, artistically engaging, socially relevant and at times, challenging. We are a nonprofit Society and a registered federal charity in Canada, with a small staff and a dedicated crew of volunteers. Please check out one of our events and get involved with us!