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Local Colour

Local Colour was a grass roots protest in 1991-1992 against the exclusionary practices of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Rungh is working on the Local Colour archive and contemporary creative responses and reflections. Please contact Rungh if you wish to get involved.

This conversation with Tarah Hogue and Zool Suleman is an entry point into the Local Colour protest. Thank you to the Vancouver Art Gallery for sharing this documentation of the conversation.

Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue is the inaugural Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery and is a Visiting Curator at the Institute of Modern Art in Mianjin Brisbane for 2018.


Zool Suleman
Zool Suleman is the Editor of Rungh and the Executive Director of the Rungh Cultural Society. He has been involved in a variety of capacities with the Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage Canada, Province of BC (arts and culture), and the City of Vancouver (immigration and arts/culture). His writing has been published in Ankur, Fuse, Parallelogram, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Observer, and National Observer.