Realms of Refuge

Realms of Refuge is a two week residency at InterUrban Gallery that involves artists and community participants working together to create and animate miniature worlds that explore and express different ways we find, create and imagine places of refuge, shelter and comfort. Artists include, among others: Ruth Howard, Savannah Walling, Kelty McKerracher, Bill Beauregarde, Renae Morriseau, Sharon Kallis, Russell Wallace, Rose Georgeson, Adrienne Marcus Raja and Karis Jones Pard. This residency has two components for community members to participate in:

Sundays, 16 and 23 October 2016, 1:00-5:00pm. Interurban Gallery (1 East Hastings Street, Vancouver)

For artists and cultural workers involved and interested in community-engaged and inter-cultural arts practices. This two-part workshop will provide a hands-on learning experience of community arts facilitation. Facilitated by Ruth Howard, AD of Toronto-based Jumblies Theatre, joined by Vancouver Moving Theatre’s AD Savannah Walling, Kelty McKerracher, Renae Morriseau (Cree/Saulteaux) and others.

Application deadline: Friday, 14 October 2016, 5pm. Limited to 16 places. Participants accepted on a first-served-first-paid basis. Fee: Regular $50. / Downtown Eastside involved low-income residents – pay what you can.
For further info / to register please contact Kelty McKerracher at or 778-886-8871,
or download HERE.

2. PUBLIC ACTIVITIES – Everyone Welcome. Interurban Gallery
PROJECT LAUNCH - Wednesday Oct 19, 5:00-6:30pm. Refreshments.

Wednesday to Saturday, Oct. 19-22, 1–4pm
Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 26-28, 11–4pm
Thursdays, Oct. 20 & 27, 6:30–8:30pm

Being a Good Neighbour in the Downtown Eastside - with Jean Swanson and Diane Wood
Friday Oct. 21, 8-9:30pm
Reconciliation and cross-cultural collaboration – with Renae Morriseau and Rose Georgeson
Friday Oct. 28, 8-9:30pm

Saturday Oct. 29: 4:30 to 6:00pm. Refreshments.

There will also be special workshops for artists and community groups. Please get in touch with Kelty at or 778-886-8871 if you are interested.