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Walk With Me / Uncovering the Human Dimensions of the Overdose Crisis

September 30 - November 21 2020

This fall CVAG is opening space for:

Walk With Me; Uncovering the human dimensions of the overdose crisis; seeking justice, hope, and transformation. 

We welcome you to Walk With Us – as we journey through the human dimensions of a crisis that has deeply impacted our community – in pursuit of meaningful change.

September 30th – November 21st, 2020 (with the exception of closure on November 11th).

The artwork and audio created through this project can be visited Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10am – 4.30pm in the Gallery. COVID protocols will be followed.

‘Story Walks’ are guided audio walks, approximately 1 hour in length, that start and end at the Comox Valley Art Gallery and journey into surrounding neighbourhoods and parks.
‘Story Walks’  schedule:

Wednesdays and Saturday,  September 30 – November 21 (closed November 11)

  • 11am (Bridge Walk)
  • 1pm (Alley Walk)

Registration is encouraged (call the Comox Valley Art Gallery at 250-338-6211 or go to the Walk With Me project website).
Drop-ins are welcome as space allows.

Events provide a way for us to think and talk about the stories and insights being shared.
Activities include Community Conversations, Artist Talks, Speakers, Healing Circles, Panel Discussions, Policy Discussions, etc. and will include food and community dialogue.
Events are open to the general public, and no registration is necessary. COVID protocols will be followed and space is limited.
People who have taken the ‘Story Walks’, or are about to take them, are encouraged to attend.
Keep an eye out on this page, as events continue to be programmed.

The Walk With Me project is presented at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in partnership with Thompson Rivers University and AVI Health and Community Services and is part of the research project: ‘Cultural Mapping the Overdose Crisis in Kamloops and Comox Valley, B.C.’ in collaboration with a dynamic group of community organizations and individuals seeking to make change. Support provided by:

-Vancouver Island Health Authority – Community Wellness Grant

-BC Arts Council – Arts Based Community Development

-Vancouver Foundation – Participatory Action Research Stream

To learn more about the project, visit: www.culturalmapping.ca

Exhibitions

  • Here and Together: Creating Connectedness amidst a Global Pandemic

    HERE AND TOGETHER: Creating Connectedness Amidst a Global Pandemic Acknowledging the power embedded within creative practice and technology to bring people together in the age of COVID-19, this project aims to cultivate, for the Comox Valley Art Gallery and Vancouver Island region, new forms of ‘hereness’ and ‘togetherness’. The project strengthens the Gallery’s role as… 

    July 31 2020 - July 31 2021
  • PUBLIC PLACE : SACRED SPACE

    This multi-year program integrates themes of welcoming, gathering and healing.

    October 27 2018 - December 31 2020

Events