Registered

The Japanese Canadian Experience During World War II

April 11 – June 7, 2015

Photographs by Leslie Hossack explore the experience of Japanese Canadians during World War II when they were registered, rounded up and removed. REGISTERED includes newspaper clippings from the 1940s, authentic registration cards, and interpretive photographs of buildings where the story unfolded. This exhibition, which looks at the people, the places and the press, has recently shown at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa. Leslie Hossack has previously completed major studies of iconic architecture in Paris, Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Kosovo and London.
Sponsored by the BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia.

Hours: Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm. Gallery admission by donation.

Tamura building


 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 11, 3-5pm
Conversation with Leslie Hossack and photographer Stephen Waddell at 3:30pm.
Gallery admission by donation.

 

Gallery Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2pm
Join photographer Leslie Hossack in the gallery during Celebrate Spring.
Gallery admission by donation.

 

Walking Tours
Visit sites that appear in the Registered exhibit on two walking tours. The Powell Street Walking Tour on Saturday, May 16, 10am-12:00pm guides you around Powell Street where Japanese Canadians lived and worked before the war, and includes the Maikawa Store, Tamura Building and the Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall. The Hastings Park Walking Tour on Saturday, May 23, 10am-12:00pm introduces you to the early days of Japanese Canadian internment and the Hastings Park commemoration project; this tour includes buildings which were used for the men’s and women’s dorms, and children’s classrooms.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot in advance. Click on the dates to purchase tickets online. Or call 604.777.7000 ext.109. Regular $10 + gst, Members $8 + gst.