Gathering of Wishes and 1000 Paper Butterflies

Workshop and Artist Residency: Gathering of Wishes and 1000 Paper Butterflies
With Eva Wong & Naoko Fukumaru
SUM gallery

Did you miss our workshops? Drop in anytime during our artist residency to make a butterfly with Eva & Naoko:
Drop-in Oct 14 – 27 | Tue – Sat | 12 – 5:30pm

Workshops:
Sat, Sep 25 at 2pm
Thu, Oct 7 at 6:30pm
Sat, Oct 9 at 2pm
Please register for these workshops through the Eventbrite widget below.

Origami butterflies. A thousand of them. And we’re going to make them all! Eva Wong and Naoko Fukumaru will lead a series of in-person Origami workshops with the goal of making one thousand butterflies for their exhibition, Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments, opening Oct 28 at SUM gallery. Guests are also invited to write down their wishes, which will be folded into each Origami butterfly.

Can’t make one of the three scheduled workshops? Eva Wong invites drop-ins at SUM gallery, Tue to Sat, between noon and 5:30pm, beginning Oct 14. Not in Vancouver? You’re also welcome to mail your butterflies and wishes to us! Not handy with Origami, but still want to be involved? We’ll accept just your written wishes, either in person, by mail, or submitted online here—they will be added to a butterfly and will be part of the final installation.

We would like to collect as many wishes as possible by Oct 12.
All Origami butterflies must be received by Oct 26.
Origami butterflies and wishes may be dropped off at or mailed to: SUM gallery, 268 Keefer St #425, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5.

From the Queer Arts Festival Workshop: Wed Aug. 4, 2021

Mass Reincarnation oƒ Wish Fragments 願片大量転生 (Ganhen Tairyou Tensei)

Exhibition opens Oct 28

Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments 願片大量転生 (Ganhen Tairyou Tensei)
Artists: Eva Wong & Naoko Fukumaru
SUM gallery
Oct 28 – Dec 15
Opening night reception: Oct 28 from 6 – 8pm
Please register for opening night reception through the Eventbrite widget below. We are offering entry into the exhibition opening reception in 15-minute time slots to limit capacity. This event is ASL interpreted.

Eva Wong and Naoko Fukumaru’s collaboration brings together the traditional Japanese practices of Origami and Kintsugi to tell a tale of queer transformation. This exhibit will showcase 1000 Origami butterflies, made by community members from our Butterfly Workshops, bursting out of a Kintsugi cocoon. The written wishes of our workshop participants will be hidden within the folds of each butterfly, carried away to be answered by the gods. Kintsugi, long considered a metaphor for the embracing of one’s imperfections, is the art of repairing broken pottery by mending the cracks with gold; paired with the butterfly’s story of transformation, Mass Reincarnation of Wish Fragments reflects themes that are common in 2SLGBTQ+ culture, especially the transgender experience.