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The Gallery was very honoured to be asked to present the Vancouver Pavilion at the 9th

Shanghai Biennale which opened in October 2012, resulting in an exhibition of works by British
Columbian artist Brian Jungen that thrilled international audiences. And we were extremely

excited to see the compelling exhibition Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture embark
on a tour across Canada.
We worked hard to engage our community in programs such as our inventive family pro-
grams, including Family FUSE Weekend; the popular multi-disciplinary FUSE program which,

in its eighth year, expanded to four events annually; our School Programs which sparked the
imaginations of thousands of students in grades two to twelve; our fully booked professional
development training workshops for teachers; and Teen Art Group, our important collaboration

with Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
These are just a few of this past year’s many highlights. It was, in every sense, a stellar year.
I am deeply grateful to our staff and volunteers, whose unwavering commitment to the Gallery

has enabled us to take large steps forward, and to the Board of Trustees for its leadership,
support and passion. I would especially like to extend my personal thanks to the artists with
FUSE, Fall 2012, Photo: Melissa Baker. person who walked through our doors or engaged with us from afar this past year, all of whom
whom we are so privileged to collaborate; to our donors, funders and members; and to every

we are very proud to serve.

Kathleen S. Bartels, Director, Vancouver Art Gallery

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