september, 2019

18sepAll Day28octFeaturedFeasting for Change exhibitState of the Practice


Event Details

Cover image of Csetkwe Fortier’s “We Ain’t Got Fish, But…” taken by Henri Robideau, courtesy of grunt gallery.


A Vancouver Park Board residency project in partnership with Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Sustenance Festival, and Wild Salmon Caravan.

Feasting For Change: September 18-28, 2019

“Food will be what brings the people together”

– Secwepemc Elder William Jones ‘Wolverine’ Ignace

What does a just transition to building a regenerative practice look like in the arts? In this exhibit, guest curator Dawn Morrison of Wild Salmon Caravan draws upon a creative arts practice embedding Indigenous perspectives of regeneration, sustenance, and life spirit.

A regenerative practice moves away from linear, production-oriented thinking and shifts towards holistic perspectives. It is a life-giving paradigm to regenerate society, reflect on our daily lives and give ourselves time to work and heal in different ways. 

“The life cycle of wild salmon provides a powerful metaphor for a regeneration of life spirit. The relationship between wild salmon and Indigenous people are interlinked as keystone species for biodiversity and cultural heritage. With loss of cultural diversity, we lose biodiversity. A regenerative paradigm underlines our Indigenous worldviews. Human creativity is critically important to address environmental and social crises in the world we live in today.” 

– Dawn Morrison, guest curator

Inspired by these ideas of a regenerative practice, this exhibition explores a selection of community-engaged arts to push the boundaries between art, culture, food, and life spirit.


Exhibit Opening: September 19, 2019
5:00pm-7:00pm, Free!

MC’d by Tuy’t’tanat Cease Wyss with opening words from Dawn Morrison.

  • Meet featured artists
  • Taste food and drink from across cultures
  • Enjoy live music and performance from Ava Caldwell
  • Pick up a copy of the latest Right to Food zine from the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
  • Learn about local community food initiatives such as Wild Salmon Caravan, Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, and hua foundation

Please register in advance to save your spot:

This is part of an annual exhibition titled “State of the Practice” that highlights Vancouver Park Board’s long-standing commitment to artists working in community to engage citizens in creative practices. Presented in partnership with Sustenance Festival, Wild Salmon Caravan, Vancouver Park Board and Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Sustenance Festival banner by Joyce Liao. 


September 18 (Wednesday) - October 28 (Monday)


Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver




For Radical Access Mapping Project’s Full accessibility audit of the Roundhouse see here.

Mobility Access: The Roundhouse is wheelchair and scooter accessible, including washrooms, ramps and elevators, and wide entrances and exits. The entrances are at street level, with ramps, and while there are elevators in the building our event remains on the ground floor.

Parking: There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, only street parking around the neighbourhood, and 2 parkades nearby.

Transit: Plan your trip. Address: Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver

Bathrooms: There are a mix of single stalled and multi-stalled bathrooms, and a mix of gender neutral and trans-inclusive, each with clear signage. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.


Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver, V6Z 2W3