Exciting things at Access right now! Our busy last few weeks has seen the opening of our exhibition Twenty-Three Days at Sea: Chapter One: Nour Bishouty, Christopher Boyne, Amaara Raheem... Read more
Year Two: Twenty-Three Days at Sea Residents Announced!
On April 5th 2016 we announced the names of the four successful artists who will participate in the second yearof this travelling artist residency! This second cohort was only... Read more
Bon Voyage Amaara Raheem!
Our final resident for the 2015 - 2016 cohort for Twenty-Three Days at Sea: Chapter 1 has left port and we couldn’t be happier! Join us in wishing Amaara Raheem... Read more
First round of rewards ready for pick up in Vancouver!
Hello Vancouverite supporters!
If you selected any of the following rewards, they are ready and waiting for you at Access Gallery!
- access rucksack
- blank journal
-... Read more
We're ready to go!
Thank you so much for your patience! We wanted to give you an update on the status of your prizes and we're happy to announce that they are now... Read more
Some thoughts from our first two artists-in-residence about their experience at sea...
The filmmaker and writer Lucy Hyslop recently spent some time with our first two artists-in-residence, Elisa Ferrari and Nour Bishouty, and published some of their thoughts in a... Read more
WE'VE DONE IT! WE'VE MORE THAN DONE IT!
Thanks to your generosity and belief in Twenty-Three Days at Sea (all 133 of you), we've successfully funded this campaign, and raised $12,681 to send more wonderfully talented, critically-engaged emergent... Read more
We just had the artist proofs of your prints made, and they are gorgeous!!
We are super proud to be working with the Vancouver-based printer Scott August to produce these limited-edition prints. His colour matching is masterful! We hope to have Vanessa Kwan's drawing... Read more
Thanks to all of you, we're 100% funded, with one week to go!!
Whew, running a Kickstarter campaign is no small amount of work and worry! It is really gratifying to reach our stated goal of $11,000, but this campaign has achieved something... Read more
WE ARE 97% FUNDED!!
As of 11:00pm PST, we are only $259 shy of reaching our fundraising goal!! An enormous thank you to all our supporters! Surpassing our campaign goal is now within our... Read more
WOO HOO!! We've just hit 100 backers!!
Thank you all so much for your support!! That's a lot of friends.
XO Access Gallery
More Press: Vancity Buzz speaks to our artists-in-residence!
This is a really lovely article, which gives particular voice to our residency artists. Thank you Daniel Chai!
Our campaign has been named one of the "Kings of Kickstarter" by Nubi Magazine!
Check it out! Thanks for the shout out, Nubi!
Update from Nour Bishouty on the MV Hanjin Brussels!
We've just received word that our second resident, Nour Bishouty, currently aboard the MV Hanjin Brussels, is well and calling in at the port in Pusan, Korea. She had the... Read more
Woohoo!! We are over 50% funded!
Halfway there! Thank you SO much to our generous supporters for backing Twenty-Three Days at Sea in the first weeks of our campaign! Let's keep it going...we can get there!
Our second residency artist, Nour Bishouty, currently on board the MV Hanjin Brussels was last tracked just off the coast of Vancouver Island, heading out towards the open Pacific!
Based... Read more
Scout Magazine profiles Christopher Boyne's beguiling line drawing (with postage stamps)!
"Container ship" was created especially for Twenty-Three Days at Sea's fundraising campaign.The original ink-on-paper drawing is available for one lucky supporter, as are a limited edition series of archival inkjet... Read more
Yet more press on the project, this time from the CBC...
... emphasizing the fact that Vancouver's prohibitive real estate market has in this case helped us to develop a more innovative and unconventional residency program:
More press! The Asian art journal Art Radar covers Twenty-Three Days at Sea
Wow! We are 28% funded!
An enormous THANK YOU to all of our supporters thus far! We are 28% of the way there. Whew...let's keep it going.
Hugs from all of us at Access...
More local press! Thanks to Amanda Siebert at The Georgia Straight for the feature!
Some local press for Twenty-Three Days at Sea
The Vancouver Courier's Cheryl Rossi interviews Elisa Ferrari, our inaugural artist-in-residence (who just returned from her voyage to Shanghai in mid-July) and project curator Kimberly Phillips:
Important Shipping Information For Locals!
If you live in the Vancouver area and would prefer to pick up your prize from Access Gallery instead of pay for shipping, please select "Faroe Islands" at checkout! And... Read more
Bon voyage Nour Bishouty!
As it turns out, we are launching this Kickstarter campaign on a rather auspicious day, as our second artist-in-residence, Nour Bishouty (based in Beirut, Lebanon) has just boarded the MV... Read more
Woohoo! Our first project backers!
Many thanks to Kate Henderson, GH Dunbar, and Annie Briard, our very first campaign backers! Hugs to you three. xo