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COLLECTION IN REVIEW From July 2012 to June 2013, the Vancouver Art Gallery

acquired 276 artworks through purchase and donation, bringing the total number of works
in the collection to 10,546.
Contemporary art continues to be a strong focus of our acquisitions activity, with significant

purchases of work by emerging artists, including paintings by Rebecca Brewer, Heather
Passmore and Etienne Zack; sculptures by Sonny Assu, Corin Sworn and Brendan Tang; as

well as ink-jet prints by Raymond Boisjoly that were recently presented in Beat Nation: Art,
Myfanwy MacLeod, Torso of a Young Girl, 2006, nylon, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, Photo: Courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.
Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture. These acquisitions were generously funded by proceeds from
the Audain Emerging Artists Acquisition Fund and supported by the Canada Council for the

Arts Acquisitions Assistance Program. The Audain Emerging Artists Acquisition Fund was
also used to purchase Allochthonous Window by Gareth Moore, a large-scale installation that

was commissioned specifically for the artist’s solo exhibition at the Gallery. Relying on the
Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund, as well as generous matching support from the
Canada Council Acquisitions Assistance program, the Gallery was able to acquire works by

local artists including a black and white photograph by Christos Dikeakos, a photographic
installation by Marian Penner Bancroft and an installation made from found objects by Laiwan.

The Gallery’s growing collection of photography was supplemented with the purchase of two
photographs by French artist Patrick Faigenbaum, on the heels of his solo presentation at the
Gallery — his first ever in Canada.

Many other contemporary works entered the collection by way of donation, including two
early vacuum-form plastic works by Iain Baxter from Peter Stanley and Lynne Pomfret, two

abstract paintings by Pierre Coupey from Patti Kernaghan, two early kinetic sculptures by
Max Dean from the Dean Family, a ceramic sculpture by Gathie Falk from Evelyn Springer,
a photograph by Karin Geiger and a collage by Paul de Guzman from Coleen and Howard

Nemtin, a large-scale installation by Robert Linsley from Ivonne Ip, a painting by Damian
Moppett related to his recent outdoor installation at Offsite from a private collection, an artist

book by Robert Morris from Bill Jeffries, a painting executed on a found mattress by Heather
Passmore from Nora Kelly, a painting by Holger Kalberg from Doris and Ed Daughney, ten
drawings by The Royal Art Lodge from Monty Cooper, a suite of drawings by Ed Pien from

Gareth Sirotnik, a large-scale tapestry by Joanna Staniszkis from Audrey and Gerald Clarke,
two installations by David Tomas from an anonymous donor and a large-scale photomontage
canvas by Ian Wallace from Donald Vukson Canadian Collections. Long-standing donors

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