Upcoming Events

July 1, 2015

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill

Tea Zen by Don Wong, Lam Wong & Bryan Mulvihill
The Canadian premiere of master calligraphy scrolls meditating on the poetry of tea

Exhibit: July 1 – August 31, 2015

Tea is the world’s most popular drink. Behind this simple drink lay many layers of meaning and beauty. Tea has specific symbolic qualities that relate to the view of Asian philosophical traditions. The first is simplicity. Both Buddhism and Taoism stress that a life of simplicity brings great peace. Yearning for extravagance never brings satisfaction. The taste of tea is thus very special because it’s not extravagant or excessive. It is beautiful in its simplicity.

Tea Zen exhibition gives a glimpse of how this fascinating drink captures the human spirit and relates to Zen. The exhibit showcases Lam Wong’s documentary in which he interviews tea farmers, tea lovers, artists, tea masters and a Zen monk, his photographs of tea fields in China, a hand-made 100-piece tea set and the exquisite calligraphy scrolls written by master calligrapher, Don Wong.

Don’s cursive script is fluid with well controlled brush strength, a harmony of boldness and softness, full of drama and spirit. His works are highly regarded and collected in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the United States, the UK, Germany and France.

Joining the father – son duo is Bryan Mulvihill, Vancouver and New Delhi-based artist, calligrapher, Asian scholar, tea historian, and a founder of the art salon known as the World Tea Party. His calligraphy scrolls intend to inspire the creative participation of the viewer.



Start: July 1, 2015 10:00 am
End: August 31, 2015 7:00 pm

September 3, 2015

Not The Dao by Shayla Perreault

Art Exhibition
Not The Dao
by Shayla Perreault

Exhibition: Sept 3 – Sept 30
Special Opening: Sept 12, 2015 from 7-10pm
RSVP to Operations@vancouverchinesegarden.com

We are proud to present one of our own. Our multi-talented colleague, Shayla Perreault, operations manager by day and visual artist by night, shows her true colours in the upcoming “Not The Dao” exhibition. The title is inspired by the quote: “The Dao that can be explained is not the Dao.” While there are some Daoist ideas reflected in her paintings, Shayla says her oil on canvas abstract landscapes with the mysterious dots and clear delineation between ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ are inspired by concepts of contrast, transformation and gentle destruction to birth something new.

Teaming up with Ian Widgery, world renowned and Time Magazine profiled music producer and DJ, Shayla invites all to come to the Garden on September 12th from 7–10pm and participate in the “Day to Night” special event/opening.

Both artists will perform live: Shayla painting and Ian spinning. Come dressed expressing your creativity!




Start: September 3, 2015 10:00 am
End: September 30, 2015 6:00 pm

September 12, 2015


Special Opening for Not The Dao

Special live event on September 12, 7-10pm, full of music, live spinning and painting, sugar and expressive wardrobe! Come dressed to impress and bring your inner diva. This special opening of the Not The Dao exhibition, presented by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden runs from September 3 to 30, 2015 welcomes all!

RSVP to operations@vancouverchinesegarden.com


Start: September 12, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 12, 2015 10:00 pm

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