The Reach Welcomes New Curator of Art and Visual Culture

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The Reach staff team and board of directors are thrilled to welcome Adrienne Fast as their new Curator of Art and Visual Culture on February 2, 2018.

Adrienne Fast, Curator of The Reach

“I’m very excited that Adrienne is joining our team, and we’re fortunate to have found such a good fit for our organization and our community,” says Executive Director Laura Schneider, “she certainly impressed us with the range of her curatorial practice, her community-mindedness, and her sincere desire to connect with audiences. I look forward to the insightful contributions that I know she’s going to make at The Reach.”

Fast holds a PhD in art history and theory from the University of British Columbia, and an MA in art history from the University of London. Her academic interests have focused particularly on historical and modern art from Asia, but in her curatorial practice she has contributed to a diverse range of exhibitions, from historical First Nations art from the Northwest Coast, to experimental installation and performance art in Vancouver in the 1960s and 70s, to contemporary performance photography.

Most recently Fast served as Interim Curator of the Kamloops Art Gallery, and previously she was an Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She has taught several university courses on South Asian art history, both in Canada and the US. Fast has lived in Canada, the UK, the Czech Republic, and India, in both large cities and tiny villages, and she looks forward to making a home in Abbotsford.

About The Reach
The Reach is a registered non-profit organization, operated by a small staff team with the assistance of a Board of Directors and fabulous volunteers. With your support, we will continue to develop and present the best in the visual arts by local to international artists, preserve and share the stories of our rich and diverse cultural heritage, provide engaging multidisciplinary public programming for all ages and offer FREE admission to exhibitions and a wide range of other cultural events.

For more information and programming at The Reach visit: or drop by at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford

Media contact for The Reach Team:
Laura Schneider, Executive Director
Phone: 604-864-8087 x125