Launched – Rungh Magazine featuring New Cartographies: Power To The Young People

Volume 8, Number 1
This issue of Rungh Magazine features New Cartographies: Power To The Young People a review of the Three-Thirty Exhibition at the Doris McCarthy Gallery. Keep reading >

Rungh - Volume 8, Number 1 is NOW available

Rungh - Volume 8, Number 1 is NOW available
New reading to close out 2020. Take a peek at what's inside Volume 8 Number 1. Keep reading >

NEW Rungh Issue with Artist Run Centre features, poetry & more

Rungh - Volume 7, Number 4 is NOW available
New Artist Run Centre features, poetry, fiction, and more. Keep reading >
Moving Forward

NEW Rungh Issue - the music edition

Rungh - Volume 7, Number 3 is NOW available
This issue of Rungh focuses on music with a look at new work by Mohamed Assani, Ruby Singh and Cartel Madras. Keep reading >

NEW Rungh Issue featuring poetry, song and reflections

Rungh - Volume 7, Number 2 is NOW available
Rungh Volume 7, Number 2 features video recordings of the Rungh Readings that took place in 2019, two of which reactivated some of Rungh's archive issues. Keep reading >

Support Art and Feminism at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

In partnership with Rungh Magazine March 14, 2020 | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Surrey BC – Surrey Art Gallery is partnering with Rungh Magazine to increase the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia by hosting an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery on Saturday, March 14, from noon to 4 p.m. Keep reading >

Support Art and Feminism at Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Rungh Samachar

February 2020

Our next issue of Rungh is just around the corner and we have an early excerpt from Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo. Rungh continues to champion and showcase Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour artists from across Canada and their amazing work. To further support their work, we would love to hear from you! Keep reading >

Peter Morin and Ayumi Goto this is what happens when we perform the memory of the land, 2013 documentation of performance Courtesy of the artists Photo: Ashok Mathur

Ending 2019 with a NEW ISSUE of Rungh

Volume 6, Number 4

As 2019 and this decade comes to a close, we, at Rungh, are excited about things to come - more conversations, more content, and features on more artists. We wrap up the year with a NEW ISSUE of Rungh - Volume 6, Number 4, a Film and Video Issue, and will be back in the new year with another Rungh Samachar. Keep reading >

HONOUR. Credits: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward.

FILLED - Job Opening: Communications Assistant

Vancouver - Rungh is seeking a part-time Communications Assistant to assist with design, content production, and social media outreach (Twitter, Instsgram, Facebook). View full details >

Summer Block Party - Rungh Readings

Join us for poetry, prose, and performance!

Vancouver - Hogan’s Alley Society, in partnership with Rungh Cultural Society, is hosting an afternoon of readings from Rungh’s Antiracism issue. This event will be an archive “activation” as well as a showcase for new work by emerging and established artists. Read more.

Summer Block Party Series

Rungh Reads

Rungh invites you to an afternoon of poetry and discussion!

Vancouver - Rungh Cultural Society, in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance is hosting an afternoon of poetry readings at the Full Circle Studio. Read more.

Rungh Readings

Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video

Longing and BelongingApril 26, 2019 – Join Rungh at DOXA for three screenings on May 9 and May 10, as we explore Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video. An exciting period in Canadian cultural production is explored in three separate programs: Dispora (short films by Ian Rashid and Leila Sujir); Desire (short films by Shani Mootoo, Ian Rashid, Kaspar Saxena, and Michelle Mohabeer); and Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas (a feature length documentary featuring Ali Kazimi and Jeffrey Thomas – both WINNERS of the 2019 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts). Read more.

Rungh Joins International Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit–a–thon

February 26, 2019 - Join Rungh at a "pop up" event at the Surrey Art Gallery on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 12 noon to 4pm. Read more.

LAUNCH – Rungh Magazine Vol. 6, No. 1

A new voice on Canada's cultural scene

February 26, 2019 – Rungh is one of Canada’s leading arts and culture sites. Since 1992, Rungh has been a leader in focusing upon culture produced by racialized and intersectional communities. Rungh brings the margins to the centre. Rungh. Means. Colour. Read more.

Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week 2018

October 17, 2018Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week 2018 is a series of free public events, panels, conversations, and screenings that highlight artist-run centre archives, artists working with archives, and the intersections between contemporary art practices and social movements in Vancouver. Read more.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Sponsors Rungh Archive Creation Program

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

August 16, 2018 – Rungh is pleased to announce that the prestigious Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in its 85th year anniversary, has entered into a Sponsorship with Rungh for Rungh’s Archive Creation Program. With the support of the Banff Centre, Rungh will be able to grow it’s program which focusses on activating the Rungh archive through events, creation projects, research, mentorship and a year round program of activity. The Banff Centre Sponsorship will serve to encourage additional funding from various sources for this exciting and innovative program.

Desis in the Diaspora - A Canadian South Asian Youth Visual Arts Exhibit

May 28, 2018 - Rungh is happy to be a Media Partner for 'Desis in the Diaspora' featuring the art work of Jagdeep Singh Raina. The show is being presented by the South Asian Studies Institute at University of the Fraser Valley and other presenting and funding partners.

The event will be held on Sunday June 10, 3-5pm at Sikh Heritage Museum, at 33089 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, with the artist in attendance.

Keep an eye on Rungh's next issue for more work by Jagdeep Singh Raina.

Letter from Victoria

April 13, 2018 - Editors Note: Rungh continues to follow the events unfolding at the Open Space gallery in Victoria, BC. A letter regarding the meeting held on Saturday, March 10 can be found here. We welcome responses.

Rungh – Fundraising and Development Internship

April 8, 2018 - Rungh has a new Internship position available to assist with fundraising and development projects and goals. Read more.

Event Report: Do You See What I See?

March 31, 2018 - On March 23, 2018, the Zista Arts Society in Toronto held a group art exhibition entitled “Do You See What I See?” at the Super Wonder Gallery. Curated by Nimisha Bhanot, Rungh asked Aneesha Dev to provide an event report. Thank you to all. Read more.

Open Space forms a new interim Board of Directors; former Board resigns

March 13, 2018 - The new interim Board of Directors at Open Space has issued a statement which can be found here.

IBPOC Victoria hosting public forum at Open Space

March 5, 2018 - IBPOC Victoria will he hosting a public forum at Open Space in Victoria on Saturday, March 10 at 2 PM. This event is independent of Open Space. The text of their Facebook post is reproduced here.

University of Victoria -Department of Writing supports ACC-CCA Boycott of Open Space

ACC-CCA Boycott gathers national momentum

March 5, 2018 – The University of Victoria, Department of Writing has released a letter written to Open Space, Executive Director, Kegan McFadden, supporting the ACC-CAA Boycott. The letter can be found here.

As of March 5, 2018, over 80 individuals and institutions across Canada had signed the Boycott petition.

Rungh receives response to Aboriginal Curator Resignation from Open Space

March 2, 2018 – Rungh has received a response from Sandra Hudson, a communications consultant, authorized by Open Space to respond. The text of the email received is here.

Call to Boycott Open Space Arts Society

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/ Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC/CCA) issued a "Call to Boycott Open Space Arts Society's Call for a 'Curator of Exhibitions' " today in response to the resignation of Open Space's Aboriginal Curator, France Trépanier. The link and full text of the Boycott announcement is here.

Aboriginal Curator Resigns from Open Space - Rungh Seeks Response

February 20, 2018 - Rungh has received a public resignation letter from France Trepanier, the former Aboriginal Curator at Open Space, effective February 20, 2018. The text of the whole letter is printed here. Rungh has sent a note to Open Space requesting a written response from the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Centre A and Rungh Partnership – Archive/Creation Group

January 10, 2018 – In partnership with Centre A, Rungh has formed a new Archive/Creation Group. This group will work to activate the Rungh archive and create new content as Rungh moves forward in making its archive more accessible and in developing educational resources which incorporate the archive.

SFU to digitize Rungh archive

October 6, 2017 – Rungh is pleased to announce its partnership with Simon Fraser University (SFU) for SFU, Special Collections and Rare Books at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, to commence the digitization of the Rungh archive.

Rungh joins Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/cp) as an Incubation Partner – September 2017

Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires is a three year initiative project with joint Directors, France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly. For more information:

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