Lectures and Talks

The Gallery's public lectures, classes and discussion groups presented by artists, curators, art historians, critics and collectors are springboards for understanding and appreciating the world of art and visual culture, for exchanging ideas and for debating issues. These events take many forms, ranging from traditional slide presentations to informal artists' talks in the galleries. They bring renowned scholars, critics and artists to Vancouver, setting local art and artists in an international framework and drawing together some of the brightest minds of our time.

For more information please call 604.662.4700

 
VIDEOS ONLINE

Video Documentation

Visit the Gallery's video page, to view documentation of lectures and talks.
Vimeo - Vancouver Art Gallery

*TICKETED EVENT | All programming is in the Gallery and free with Gallery Admission unless otherwise indicated.
Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back for complete up-to-date listings.


JULY 26
TUE 7pm
In the Gallery, 4th floor
Room 4East and Rooftop Pavilion

Summer Slideshows / David Wisdom

Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slideshows. Featuring local artists and arts practitioners, the evening is a warm gathering pairing selected images with music and introductions by Wisdom and the artists. Each presenter creates a new slideshow to share and the event is followed by a musical set and an opportunity to mingle with the artists.

Slide Presenters: Connie Kuhns | Adad & Toro Hannah | Deirdre Hofer | Stuart McCall | James O’Mara | Kate McBride | Holly Armishaw | Melissa Mercier

DJ: Rodney Graham

Doors open and cash bar 6:15pm. Slideshows 7pm. DJ 8:30pm

Thank you for your interest in this event. Advance, online ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase from 6pm in the Gallery Lobby at the Event Desk. Please note that advance ticket holders must check in by 6:45pm or their spot may be released.

AUG 13
SAT 11am
Meet at Robson Street entrance
of the Gallery

Walking Tour / Zoe Kreye

Artist Zoe Kreye invites participants on a walk that explores downtown Vancouver through its direct relationship with the body. This tour takes the form of a series of instructional scores, meditative walks that encourage new ways to activate perceptions and find creative forms of connection within the city. Participants will engage in a series of physical exercises that intertwine internal personal space and external public space. This walk encourages us to connect to our local environments by building a path to slowing down and finding space for critical reflection and for wonder.

This is the second in a series of walking tours that explore the three sites of the Vancouver Art Gallery—past, present and future—within the urban cityscape.

Zoe Kreye is an interdisciplinary artist who lives between Vancouver and Berlin. She creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Kreye obtained a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar and cofounded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Registration required as capacity is limited.

TICKETS*: $15 General admission
$10 for Members






**Please note, this tour takes place rain or shine (within reason) and will last approximately 1.5 hours
AUG 13
SAT 3pm
In the Gallery, 4th floor

Curator’s Tour / Colin Browne
I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

Guest curator Colin Browne shares his extensive original research about the meeting of Emily Carr and Surrealist painter Wolfgang Paalen in Victoria, BC, in 1939, and discusses the exceptional work created by both artists before and after their encounter.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

AUG 23
TUE 7pm
In the Gallery, 4th floor
Room 4East and Rooftop Pavilion

Summer Slideshows / David Wisdom

Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slideshows. Featuring local artists and arts practitioners, the evening is a warm gathering pairing selected images with music and introductions by Wisdom and the artists. Each presenter creates a new slideshow to share and the event is followed by a musical set and an opportunity to mingle with the artists.

Doors open and cash bar 6:15pm. Slideshows 7pm. DJ 8:30pm

Tickets are sold online in advance. Limited tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event. Please note that advance ticket holders must check in by 6:45pm or their spot may be released.

TICKETS*: $10 General admission
$5 Members and Students with valid ID




SEPT 20
TUE 7pm
In the Gallery, Room 4East

Lecture / Colin Browne
I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

In this illustrated art historical lecture, guest curator Colin Browne looks at an unexpected moment in the history of Modernist painting occasioned by the meeting of Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in Victoria in 1939. This talk also explores their relationship to the culture of the Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast and Paalen’s influence as a painter and theorist on Abstract Expressionism.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

SEPT 23
FRI 1pm
In the Gallery, 1st floor

Scholar’s Tour / Catherine Soussloff
PICASSO: The Artist and His Muses

UBC art history professor Catherine Soussloff tours the exhibition and discusses Picasso’s later works (1955–73) in relation to both the artist’s earlier practice and the history of art in the second half of the 20th century.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

*TICKETED EVENT | All programming is in the Gallery and free with Gallery Admission unless otherwise indicated.
Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back for complete up-to-date listings.