Family Day

@ 12:00pm-5:00pm

Join us for a day full of art and music activities designed and led by artists for kids. The special event will highlight the work of local artists and youth working in music, media and visual art. There will be performances, a screening of animated films, hands-on activities and workshops, a BBQ and lots more. Free and open to all. Bonus! Join or renew your membership and receive a free video game!


Scoring Sound with musicians Lisa Cay Miller and Marguerite Witvoet 12-3:45pm

Have you ever heard a drawing before? Come and draw your own score and hear it played by pianists Lisa Cay Miller and Marguerite Witvoet. Each pianist will collaborate with artist Meichen Waxer to guide this hands-on event to create instant graphic scores from drawings and doodles. No experience required.

Hat making with artists Kara Hansen and Kathleen Taylor 12-3:45pm

Shaded by a wide-brim, made taller with an extended cap, concealed behind fringe or angled visors, face framed with bucket, pillbox, pork pie, mushroom, bowler, beanie, wizard or fascinator. Join artists Kara Hansen and Kathleen Taylor for a workshop on disguise with paper hat making.

[Weather permitting] Outdoor obstacle course by Erica Stocking 1-4:30pm

Performance by Cut Loop Assemble 4-5pm 

Students from Burnaby North Secondary Music and Technology Program explore the city, nature, love and everyday life with looping beatbox, storytelling, hip hop, electronics, video triggers and cornstarch.  See the result of video/audio mash ups undertaken by these adventurous youth! Their mentors are Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Josh Hite, and Viviana Caro.

Participating students are: Calvin Jung, Csaba Laszlo, Spencer Drody, Andy Lopez, Kike Kiel, Jonathan Calvez, Aldeus Ramos, Woracha Phochanasrichai, and Ciaran Davis-McGregor​

Game On – Sound Design Project

Students from Burnaby North Music and Technology Program developed sound scores for video games. Here’s your chance to navigate through their sound design demos.

During the winter of 2016, seven students from the Burnaby North Secondary Music and Technology Program continued their exploration of interactive media with sound design for video games using the Wwise game sound engine. The first part of this initiative had the students working with Aleksandar Zecevic from Electronic Arts to complete their official certification with the Wwise software, whilst the second part involved students completing weekly exercises in game sound with Vancouver-based composer Remy Siu. Their final exhibited work is a playable demonstration of a video game featuring customized sounds conceived, recorded and placed into the game by the students themselves.

Participating students: Csaba Laszio, Calvin Jung, Michael Leung, Sarah Inomata, Melissa Guo, Michael Su, Steve Yuan

Mentoring Artists

Aleksandar Zecevic has been plying his trade as a sound designer for thirty years, and is currently a Senior Sound Designer for Electronic Arts in Burnaby, BC. He has worked on audio for a multitude of games, including several editions of the popular NHL series of hockey games.

Remy Siu is a composer and new media artist whose work has been presented internationally in various places such as the PuSh Festival (Vancouver), Sonic Anchor (Hong Kong), CanAsian Dance (Toronto), Centre for New Music (San Francisco) and Constellation (Chicago), among others. He is currently a member of Hong Kong Exile, an interdisciplinary arts company in Vancouver.

Experimental Animation Film Fort – a screening of animated short films

Richard Reeves, A Compilation of Cameraless Animation Films

Alexis Manis, The Observatory

Ed Ackerman and Colin Morton, Primiti Too Taa

Steve Woloshen, Playtime and Minuet

Chris Gehman, Rostrum Press: Materials Testing

Amy Lockhart, Walk for Walk

Rick Raxlen, Sea Horse and Flying Fish

Leslie Supnet, How to Care for Introverts

Also on view, ExhibitionIsla Santa Maria 3D by Oliver Husain