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Upcoming Shows

Thu. February 23rd 8 pm doors at 7 pm (All Ages)
Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking Navid Navab, Tony Chong, Jerome Delapierre, Michael Montanaro 10-20
Thu. March 9th 8pm doors at 7:15pm (All Ages)
VOICE OVER mind Julia Ulehla, Bill Young, VOICE OVER mind choir Advance $10/15; Door $15/20

Past Shows

Thu. December 8th 2016
(All Ages)
WAVE EQUATION | Matmos M. C. Schmidt , Drew Daniel, Bjork, Terry Riley, Zeena Parkins, Kronos Quartet
Sun. November 20th 2016
(All Ages)
Assembly1 Festival Nous perçons les oreilles , PLANT , The NOW Ensemble .
Sat. November 5th 2016
(All Ages)
WAVE EQUATION: Synth-Score Workshop with Sarah Davachi
Fri. November 4th 2016
(All Ages)
WAVE EQUATION | Sensored & Synthesized Sarah Davachi, Kiran Bhumber, Richard Smith, Bob Pritchard, Marina Hasselberg, Marguerite Witvoet, Alanna Ho
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The Western Front

The Western Front

Confirmed: Aug. 23, 2016
303 East 8th Avenue Vancouver BC

Contact Details
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5

Established in 1973 the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist driven initiatives. The Western Front currently maintains programs in Exhibitions, Media Art and New Music, as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual materials. Through this diverse programming we continue to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.


The Western Front was founded in 1973 by eight artists (Martin Bartlett, Mo van Nostrand, Kate Craig, Henry Greenhow, Glenn Lewis, Eric Metcalfe, Michael Morris, Vincent Trasov) who wanted to create a space for the exploration and creation of new art forms. It quickly became a centre for poets, dancers, musicians and visual artists interested in exploration and interdisciplinary practices. As a focal point of experimental art practice through the 1970’s and 80’s, the Western Front, in connection with other centres like it, played a major role in the development of electronic and networked art forms in a national and international context.

Over its nearly 40 year history the Western Front has promoted critical investigations into and surrounding interdisciplinary, media-based, anti-object, and ephemeral practices with particular attention to the contexts and economies in which art is produced. While general curatorial priorities have remained dedicated to these practices, the Western Front’s internal structure has continued to evolve and a number of distinct programs have been established and retired over the years including Performance Art, Movement Arts, Literary Arts and Front Magazine. The Western Front still continues to program events and exhibitions related to these genres, but no longer supports fully dedicated departments.

Venue Specs

Venue FormatMulti-Purpose / Hall
Liquor LicenseNone, All Ages or Provide your own
Rentable / Hosts Outside EventsYes

Listed Under:
Music Venue

Listing last confirmed: Aug. 23, 2016