Events & Programming

Upcoming Events

Peripheral Review Fundraiser Auction

From Saturday August 13 – Saturday August 27, 2022, PR will host our very first online auction with an ambitious roster of work by Canadian and international artists. The auction will take place entirely on our new website and includes a wide range of price points for increased accessibility. All proceeds will go towards supporting PR’s publishing activities and paying contributor fees.

2022 Auction Artists:

Pardiss Amerian | Eli Bornowsky | Jasmine Cardenas | Yan Wen Chang | Allyson Clay | Rachel Crummey  | Patrick Cruz | Gabi Dao | Sarah Davidson | Sam DeLange | Hannah Doucet | Lucien Durey | Morris Fox | Shannon Garden-Smith | Andrew Harding | Emily Harrison |  Colleen Heslin | Yifan Jiang | Kelly Jazvac | Ivetta Sunyoung Kang | Jack Kenna | Chantal Khoury | Zoe Koke | Zahra Komeylian  | Luther Konadu  | Katie Kotler | HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander | Andrew Yong Hoon Lee | Caitlin LaPeña | Garret Lockheart | Jenine Marsh | Deirdre McAdams | Elizabeth Milton | Mariana Muñoz Gomez | Audie Murray | Zinnia Naqvi | Philip Leonard Ocampo  | Julie Oh | Sophia Oppel | Preston Pavlis  | Jordan Elliott Prosser | Les Ramsey | Jasmine Reimer | Meg Ross | Larissa Tiggelers | Alex Tedlie-Stursberg  | Sean Weisgerber | Joy Wong | Thea Yabut | Shaheer Zazai | Shellie Zhang

PR Summer Block Party

Mark your calendars for an exciting outdoor block party event celebrating the end of our online auction in the plumb‘s laneway on Saturday August 27th, 2022! Events begin at 2pm and go until 9:30pm, there will be beer, food, open studios, live music and art performances, by-donation tarot readings and raffle prizes that dreams are made of!!!! Tickets are required for entry, stay tuned here for more information on how to obtain yours in advance so you don’t miss out! 🙂

Archived Events

Workshop your Pitch

Are you an emerging or unpublished art writer looking for tips on how to hone your pitch or first draft?

In advance of our Winter 2021 Call for Submissions Deadline (Monday December 13 at midnight PST) we are offering three virtual workshops over Zoom to help give you tips and personalized feedback on how to write an effective pitch for writing on visual art exhibitions and events.




Sunday Summer Reading Series

The Sunday Summer Reading Series are a month-long series of critical discussions on readings chosen and hosted by various artists, curators and organizers in a public park, organized by Editor Lauren Lavery.


 2021 Artists:

Emma Metcalfe Hurst (August 29, 2021)

The event took place at China Creek Park North in Vancouver, BC.

Qian Cheng (August 22, 2021)

The event took place at China Creek Park North in Vancouver, BC.

Emily Dundas Oke (August 15, 2021)

The discussion was hosted online on Zoom.

Fan Wu (August 8, 2021)

We read a selection of poetry, prose, theory, and spiritual texts chosen by Fan under the theme of Non-attachment to the Self: A Collective Reading.The discussion was hosted online on Zoom.

Featuring excerpts of writing including:

2020 Artists:

Belinda Kwan (August 2, 2020)


Dallas Fellini (August 9, 2020)

Noor Bhangu (August 16, 2020)

Brit Bachmann (August 23, 2020)

  • Selections from the archives of Issue Magazine including: “Some are Weather-Wise; Some Otherwise: Criticism in Vancouver” by William Wood; SelectedSpicy Samplings” chosen by Brit Bachmann; A Glossary of terms organized by Brit Bachmann. The discussion was hosted online on Zoom.

Cadence Planthara (August 30, 2020) 


2019 Artists:

Larissa Tiggelers (August 5, 2019)

Vince Rozario (August 11, 2019)

Mohammad Rezaei (August 18, 2019)

Katie Kotler (August 25, 2019)

Safia Siad (September 1, 2019)