MAY 10, 2018

Installation by Laurence Philomène (Photographer) Starchild Stela and Jessica Sallay-Carrington

FRUIT BOWL is a queer art show, a colourful & intimate buffet of fruity flavors!! 

Works by :
Jessica Sallay-Carrington -ceramic sculptures "Creatures"
Laurence Philomene - photo prints from "Non-Binary Portraits"
Starchild Stela - original drawings from "Non-Binary Portraits"

Vernissage: May 10th from 6 to 11pm
Come celebrate with us! There will be cake + merch and drinks available

All photo prints will be available for purchase with 50% of the proceeds going to Taking What We Need.


MAY 11-13, 2018

Laurence Philomène

I am a non-binary photographer working around themes of identity, colour theory and queerness. As part of the Rose festival, I will be showing prints from my ongoing project “non-binary portrait series”. The images are bright and colourful photographs of non-binary people as they wish to be represented.

Jessica Sallay-Carrington

Jessica uses figurative ceramic sculptures to question gender and sexuality from the perspective of a pansexual cis female. Combining human and animal she aims to portray the hidden parts of ourselves which we hope to better understand.



FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2008

8pm - Readings of new works by Airin Finkelstein, Zuzanna Smetana, Ash Hicks, Penina         Simon, Jacqueline van de Geer, and Adam Barrett.

Zuzanna Smetana: "Speaking of Grief" is an exploration of the presence of grief, as it ebbs and flows throughout life. This piece focuses on the loss of a mother, and how two siblings must rebuild and reinforce their memories of her.

Ash Hicks: Aimee coaches soccer. Laura's little brother plays soccer. It's summer, they meet, but it isn't that simple. Ash Hicks teases out a tender knot of human connection in this script, read by Wahsonti:io Kirby and Marion Mclean, and directed by Sarah J Culkin. For more info check out:

Penina Simon: When I was 16, I went to a sleep away camp with 11 other visually impaired teenagers from across Canada. At the time I was just coming out and was terrified of being the only gay person there. The probability of meeting another gay person there at this tiny camp was slim, but I met the only openly gay person at blind camp the day that I arrived. 

Jacqueline van de Geer: A naked woman lives on a rock in the wild nature, one day she decides to dress up and try her luck in the big city. A play about love, vegans and  city life.

Adam Barrett: Two men fall in love and it feels sacred to them.  So they do what anyone would do: they start a cult and change the world.  “Fellowship” tells the story of Donald and Cody, the religion they started, and how to save the world with voguing.

Noka Palm Trees is an artist that specializes in digital illustrations and mix media paintings. Her work is rooted in Afrofuturism, Caribbean culture and Fashion.