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Capture Photography Festival Names Jas Lally as TD Assistant Curator of Engagement

September 20, 2021, Vancouver, BC—Capture Photography Festival is pleased to announce the appointment of Jas Lally as the Festival’s new TD Assistant Curator of Engagement. She assumes her position as of October 4, 2021.

Lally has been involved in the Vancouver art community for over 10 years working in not-for-profit

organizations supporting local emerging artists. Her past positions include, Assistant at Art Rental & Sales at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Lally is currently serving as President for the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, President and Fundraising Chair for the Board of Directors of the Richmond Art Gallery Association and is on the Artist Residency Committee for Burrard Arts Foundation. She received a Master’s in History of Art from the University of Birmingham, UK, in the curatorial program where she was the team leader in organizing a graduate-led exhibition of drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

As TD Assistant Curator of Engagement Lally will have the opportunity to assist with researching, developing, planning and executing public programs, events and public-facing communications to offer significant engagement with all aspects of the Festival. This position is made possible with the generous support of Capture’s Presenting Sponsor, TD Bank Group, through its corporate citizenship platform The Ready Commitment, which is helping to amplify diverse voices within cultural organizations.

Lally states, “I am really excited to be part of the Capture team and help bring meaningful art encounters to the public.”

Capture’s Executive Director, Emmy Lee Wall states, “We are so pleased to welcome Jas as the Festival’s TD Assistant Curator of Engagement. Offering accessible and innovative public programming is an important part of the Festival and we are thrilled to have a position dedicated to realizing this goal. Jas’ passion for contemporary art and deep roots within the art community will be invaluable as she takes on this critical position within our team. We are indebted to TD for their generous support in realizing this important role for the Festival.

Statement from TD:

“We are very pleased to offer our congratulations to Jas Lally, and we wish her every success at Capture Photography Festival in her new role as TD Assistant Curator of Engagement,” says Naki Osutei, Associate Vice President of Social Impact at TD Bank Group. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration, as part of the TD Ready Commitment to support arts and culture events, initiatives, and organizations that amplify diverse voices.”


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About Capture Photography Festival

Capture is an annual festival connecting Vancouver to the world through lens-based art. The Festival is committed to presenting the most compelling lens-based art from local and international artists. Each April, photography and lens-based art is exhibited at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Metro Vancouver as part of the Exhibition Program, alongside an extensive Public Art Program, and an Events Program that spans tours, films, artist talks, and community events. Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Capture Photography Festival is Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival.

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