Last Thursday we held an outdoor screening the UrbanScreen right next to the Chuck Bailey Skatepark. The evening featured 14 films, both from SOFIA Collective members as well as local high school students. These videos riffed on our theme of dualities, offering personal insights into the communities in which we live.
For this event, the SOFIA Collective partnered with the Surrey Art Gallery and the Surrey School District. We shared the evening with the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre that shared a series of skate videos, which drew a unique crowd to the screening.
Last week we wrapped up our Walk Ways exhibition at Arbutus Gallery with a pair of artist talks and a group poetry reading.
The artworks on display were a response to eyes-closed walks Taryn Hubbard and Edward Westerhuis each took separately with Social-Practice artist Carmen Papalia. While Edward used this walk to reflect on memory and his childhood in Whalley, Taryn explored the cacophony of sounds spilling out of Surrey Central into Holland Park. Pictured is Neil Prinsen and collective member Phinder Dulai checking out Taryn’s Loud is Not Enough.