Adults Are So Last Year

@ 12-5pm

Western Front opens its doors for kids and their adults. Artists and musicians have been commissioned to create works and participatory projects in all mediums and for all ages – plus BBQ + Earnest Ice Cream.

Free to attend!

Form Play
Artists Colleen Brown and Dawn Cerny will use supplies and tools sourced from around the Western Front to carry out an iteration of their collaborative project Form Play. Together, participants will explore the Western Front as they wind their way through the building, playing with a collection of materials.

Mini Films 
In this stop-motion workshop led by Cindy Mochizuki, participants will create small films using everyday objects to build short animated scenes. Participants will respond to the questions and concerns left behind in a box at the Western Front which allows the general public to seek short answers around the ‘future’. The short films will result in an ongoing projection to be on display over the course of the day.

What is something that makes a children’s story a GREAT story? Sound effects! Create your own story with sound effects, and learn to make a simple circuit with Sound Artist Alanna Ho!  Suitable for ages 4+.

Dive into active listening through play and exploration using the hydrophone with Sound Artist Alanna Ho! Suitable for ages 2+.

Gamelan Bike Bike 
Play with Gamelan Bike Bike on their incredible instruments made out of recycled bike parts. Hear how they interlock rhythms with flare!


Colleen Brown is known primarily as a sculptor. Brown lives in Vancouver and holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver and an MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Her work was most recently included in Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery. She has also participated in recent exhibitions and events at Western Gallery, Bellingham; Shelfed, Vancouver; Hedreen Gallery, Seattle; Airbnb, Seattle; and The Apartment, Vancouver. Brown is the recipient of a 2016 Portfolio Prize.

Dawn Cerny received her MFA in sculpture from Bard College.  Dawn works in a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, and sculpture.  Her work has been shown at many venues including Henry Art Gallery; Or Gallery in Vancouver, Canada; and Night Gallery in Los Angeles.

Cindy Mochizuki creates multi-media installation, performance, animation, drawings and community-engaged projects that explores both fiction and the documentary. She has taught numerous digital storytelling workshops for youth through the Family FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Richmond Media Art Lab, and Reel to Real Film Festival.