Past Events

BC Gay and Lesbian Archives photo identification project

The BC Gay and Lesbian Archives (BCGLA) is a diverse collection of LGBTQ2+ history, started by Ron Dutton in 1970s and recently donated to the City of Vancouver Archives. Of...

An Interview With Justin Ducharme & Zachery Longboy

The pop up exhibition running, running, trees go by... shows at SUM Gallery from August 20-25 during the 2019 Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Curated by Festival Programmer Justin Ducharme, it...

running running trees go by…

Curated by Justin Ducharme in collaboration with the Artist… this year’s Festival offers a pop-up exhibit featuring new and retrospective works from artist Zachery Longboy. Longboy is from Churchill, Manitoba...

Curator Tour – 69 Positions

June 27 @ 6pm Hosted by Kaschelle Thiessen

The SUM and remains of 69

Artist panel on May 30, 2019 | 6-8pm Please also join us for a panel on May 30, at 6PM: “The SUM and remains of 69” – a salon with...

69 POSITIONS: THE QUEER CANADIAN AND QUÉBEC ARCHIVE IN FILM AND BEYOND

Opening May 14, 2019 – 6pm MAY 14 – AUG 17 | with VIVO Media Arts The west coast stop of Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project’s touring exhibition series, marking...

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (ALOT) presents They are a Lesbian

with Jane Byers and Cicely-Belle Blain March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jane Byers Nelson, B.C. poet, Jane Byers, “came out” with her 2nd poetry collection, Acquired Community, in October 2016...

An evening of film, poetry, and conversation

Join us at SUM gallery for a two-part gathering, sharing art and conversation on the topic of displacement. Through these gatherings we invite the public and artists to come together...

Karin Lee: QueerSUM 心

May 12 – August 18, 2018 I Opening May 12, 2018 2 – 4pm I Curated by Paul Wong and SD HolmanPresentation Partner: On Main Gallery Karin Lee: QueerSUM 心...

Chocolate or Chicken Bones?

Exhibition: January 8 - February 7, 20119 Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pmOpening reception: January 8, 6-8pm. SWAN Vancouver presents, in partnership with SUM Gallery - Queer Arts Festival, Chocolate and Chicken Bones, a...

Poly Queer Love Ballad

March 5 – 9 | 8 pm March 9 & 10 | 2 pm Co-produced by Queer Arts Festival Presented with the Frank TheatreandZee Zee Theatre A New Slam Poetry Musical By Anais Westand Sara Vickruck Directed by Julie McIsaac  After playing...

Adrian Stimson: Naked Napi

SUM Gallery, Canada’s only queer multidisciplinary gallery, is honored to host Adrian Stimson’s debut of their most recent work for the gallery’s second exhibition of the year, Naked Napi. “For...