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.

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Video Documentation

Visit the Gallery's video page, to view documentation of lectures and talks.
 
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*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.




MAY 2
TUE 7pm
in the Gallery
Annex Workshop

Panel Discussion

The Influence and Legacy of Susan Point: Dana Claxton / Jim Kew / India Rael Young / Jordan Wilson

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl surveys the expansive career of influential Musqueam artist Susan Point. In this panel, speakers share their knowledge of and appreciation for the art of Susan Point and consider her ongoing influence and legacy. Jim Kew, Cultural Representative for the Musqueam Indian Band, reflects on Pointís life and work through the theme of transition within the traditional Salish paradigm. Filmmaker and artist Dana Claxton speaks from a Hunkpapa Lakota perspective on the role of Indigenous woman's art and the importance of Pointís work to future generations of artists. Art historian India Rael Young and Musqueam curator Jordan Wilson consider her wide-ranging oeuvre and multi-disciplinary artistic contributions from printmaking to public sculpture and to expanding the appreciation of Coast Salish cultural expression.

   PRESENTERS   

Free, no Gallery admission required. Seating is first come, first served.



MAY 13
SAT 3pm
in the Gallery
1st floor

Curatorís Tour
Grant Arnold

Susan Point: Spindle Whorl

Join co-curator Grant Arnold for a tour of the exhibition Susan Point: Spindle Whorl, the first major survey of pre-eminent Coast Salish artist Susan Point, before it closes on May 28.

Free for Members or with Gallery Admission.




MAY 27
SAT
3-4:30pm
in the Gallery, 2nd floor

Exhibition Tour
Grant Arnold and Artists
Pictures from Here

Curator Grant Arnold tours Pictures from Here with some of the artists in the exhibition. Arnold will talk about approaches to photography that developed in British Columbia over the last several decades, while the artists elaborate on their specific artworks.

Participating artists (listed in speaking order): Ian Wallace | Arni Haraldsson | Christos Dikeakos | Marian Penner Bancroft | Henri Robideau | Cornelia Wyngaarden | Barrie Jones | Paul Wong | Ingrid Baxter | Sandra Semchuk

Free for Members or with Gallery Admission.




JUNE 6
TUE 7pm
in the Gallery, Room 4East

Curatorís Talk
Grant Arnold

Pictures From Here (2017) & 13 Cameras (1978)
Work in Progress Curators' Talks

Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, will discuss Pictures From Here (2017) in relation to 13 Cameras (1978), an exhibition of photographs by a group of individuals who use the photographic image as a means of visual expression, collectively curated by the artists. Find out more »

Free for Members or with Gallery Admission.




JUNE 24
SAT 3pm
in the Gallery, 3rd floor

Exhibition Tour
Daina Augaitis and Artists

Persistence

Chief Curator/Associate Director Daina Augaitis tours the exhibition Persistence, joined by the artists Shelagh Keeley and Germaine Koh, who will elaborate on their respective installations.

Free for Members or with Gallery Admission.




JUNE 27
TUE 7pm
SOLD OUT!
UBC Robson Square, Theatre C300
800 Robson Street
Directions »

Heller Lecture
Ross King

Claude Monetís Secret Garden

Claude Monetís water lily paintings conjure visions of peace, beauty and tranquility. However, these majestic canvases were created during a time of war and an anguished period in the artistís life. Drawing from his new book Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies (2016), acclaimed historian Ross King delves into the art and life of Claude Monet in this illustrated lecture, which will examine the impact of these events on his most iconic paintings. Find out more »

Generously supported by Paul and Edwina Heller in memory of Kitty Heller.

   SOLD OUT!   

Thank you for your interest in the Heller Lecture. Unfortunately this event is now full.

*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.