Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 17

A Vancouver Park Board residency

Sun Jul 17
Exhibition Hall | Various Vancouver parks

How many times in our busy lives do we ever stop to just listen? Listen to the sounds around us, listen to our inner voice, listen to nature or listen to our family and friends talk. Nowadays, nobody seems to have the time to listen because they are just rushing through everything. Listening is an art that requires patience, and to remind people of its benefits. The day is hosted by the World Listening Project in honour of renowned Canadian composer, music educator, and author, the late R. Murray Schafer, who was born on July 18, 1933. –

From July 12-17, the Roundhouse marks this celebration with concerts and soundwalks, in honour of Murray Schafer – to engage in the art of noticing with our ears.

Free Events

Coterminous(ly) Skempton: An installed concert featuring the piano works of Howard Skempton
July 12 and 13, 11:45pm-2:45pm
Roundhouse Exhibition Hall

Coterminous(ly) Skempton is presented in partnership between Vancouver New Music, the Vancouver Park Board and the Roundhouse Association. VNM is dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events. Featured pianists: Rachael Wadham, Giorgio Magnanensi, Daniela O’Fee, Matthew Odell, Paddy Ryan, Risa Tonita, Charlie Cooper, Ethan Darlington, Olive Shakur.

SOUNDWALK for R. Murray Schaefer
Sun July 17, 12:30 – 2:15pm
Meet @ Roundhouse Turntable (off Davie Street)
In partnership with Vancouver Soundwalk Collective
Limited participation: EVENTBRITE

Sun July 17, 2:30 – 4pm
Roundhouse Exhibition Hall
Concert of R. Murray Schaefer’s work
Diffusion by Giorgio Magnanensi


Call to Pianists

WANTED local musicians to perform works in a two-day concert July 12 and 13 at the Roundhouse. 

We are looking for local pianists to perform works by Howard Skempton in a two-day concert at the Roundhouse. The works will be presented as a walkthrough installation and feature a rotation of pianists. Howard Skempton is a composer, pianist, and accordionist from England. His compositions are minimalistic, melodic, and often free from formal development; a refreshing turn from the often chaotic sounds of our busy world.

Entry requirements:
Please submit a video recording of yourself performing a piano piece of your choice. It can be anything you have been working on recently or a past performance, as long as you feel it demonstrates your level of performance skill. Concert documentation or phone video playing will both be accepted. If you have any concerns or question about this, or would like some more score examples, please feel free to get in touch.

Submission deadline: June 15th, 2022.
Please send your submissions or inquiries to


Re-storying Your Future: Youth Film and Video Residency
Winter/Spring 2022

Climate stories don’t have to be all doom and gloom, they can uplift and re-center marginalized and underrepresented voices, as well as non-extractive worldviews. Part of a three month residency entitled Re-storying Your Future, youth and young adults developed a script and created their own narratives on climate change in a 48 hour film shoot.

How Climate Change Affects Love
World Premiere May 7, 2021
Screenplay by Yunsoo Kim, How Climate Change Affects Love examines the concessions a newlywed couple must make towards affirming their love and mitigating climate change.

The film was realized with guest artists: Carmiel Banasky (Script Writing Instructor), Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo (Echo Park Film Instructors), Kasey Atcheynum (Frames Film Coordinator) and Noor Zaib (Frames Film Instructor).

Filmed on location at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
and Moberly Arts Centre, on the unceded, ancestral territories of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) Nations.

Watch the film on Vimeo

Image: Everlyn Becky and Kasey Atcheynum in How Climate Change Affects Love. Photo credit: EPFC North.

Produced by Vancouver Park Board: Decolonization, Arts and Culture in partnership with Echo Park Film Center North, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House – Frames Film Program, Moberly Arts Centre and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

The Frames Film Program supports Indigenous youth and their peers to address barriers in their lives, express themselves creatively through film, and become agents of change in their communities.

Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, July 31

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

Time moves slowly as I lay still
An installation by Kirsten Hatfield
WINDOW Gallery

“Time moves slowly as I lay still is an abstract non-linear comic that explores ideas around grief, isolation and accessibility. This piece explores my relationship with the temporal non-linear nature of disability, chronic illness and healing. 

The process of grieving one’s health is an especially isolating one. When you’re sick you grieve alone, it’s like grieving the loss of a loved one only that loved one is you. All your hopes, dreams, goals and who you used to be are forever altered. You don’t get to forget for a moment because the illness and pain in your body is a constant reminder. Only you don’t receive the support and community that occurs when there is a death, because to them you are still living. Not only is it emotionally isolating but with my illness I physically have to be alone in a quiet dark space to rest; too sick to read or look at a screen, but also too sick to sleep. 

Grief, healing, and illness are all non-linear experiences that are constantly fluctuating. I wanted the viewer to read this comic in a similar way. I approached this series from a more illustrative lens than I would typically approach paintings. I used positive and negative shapes of the same forms to express the loss of joy and access to joy that happened when I became ill. The negative shapes represent ‘ghosts’ of what could have been. Through the repetitive use of these defined forms and painted veils abstracting the viewer’s eye I aim to produce a feeling of inaccessible barriers.” – Kirsten Hatfield, 2022

WINDOW Gallery is a Roundhouse exhibition space located near our Pacific Avenue entrance. The space is for artists who explore the links between community and creativity in their work. Exhibiting artists consider the context and setting of this window in the work that they propose, and explore ideas around ‘looking in’.

Tuesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 14

A Roundhouse partnership with Filipino Music & Art Foundation in BC

Tue Aug 9 – Sun Aug 14
Exhibition Hall

Engage with a collective body of original works by Filipino and Filipino-Canadian artists and heighten your awareness of creative and artistic talent from the Philippines, including Danvic Briones, Paulina Constancia, Patrick Cruz, Tessie Dichupa, Charlie Frenal, Simon Grefiel, Kiana Hipolito, Ed Lantin, Lenore RS Lim, Chito Maravilla, Esmie Gayo Mc Laren, Christian Vistan, Broderick Wong.

Sunday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 31

A Roundhouse partnership with Group of Five Photographers

Sun Aug 28 – Wed Aug 31
Exhibition Hall

Travel to the interior of BC and beyond, engaging with the people and places through the inquisitive eyes of photography enthusiasts Ben Chan, Yui Hung Cheng, Jonathan Lau, John Leung, and William Zhou.

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