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.




SEPT 9
3pm
Courtroom 302
at the Gallery

Behind the Lights: The Making of the Façade Festival
Façade Festival

Meet the artists of the 3rd annual Façade Festival. In a series of short presentations by nine artists involved in the project, learn about the ideas and process behind their projections, how these new artworks fit within their larger practices and what it means to work at large scale.

Presenting artists: Fiona Ackerman | Scott Billings | Annie Briard | Shawn Hunt | James Nizam | Luke Ramsey | Evann Siebens | Ben Skinner | Paul Wong

Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation and hosted by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Free to attend.



SEPT 28
THUR 7pm
Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
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Keynote Lecture
Isabelle Graw

The Value of Painting
Part of the symposium A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today

A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today presents a range of perspectives reflecting on the current state of contemporary painting practices. The symposium is co-organized by the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

A lecture by internationally renowned art critic and professor Isabelle Graw opens the symposium. Graw will consider what constitutes painting today and look at current measures of value in painting, from artistic to economic, through the lens of critical theory. A day-long symposium follows on September 29. Find out more »

Free to attend.

Image: Isabelle Graw, Photo: Christian Werner

Visionary Partner for Art Education:
Ji Ping Bai


The Goethe-Institute is an arts partner of the Vancouver Art Gallery



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OCT 3
TUE 7pm
2nd floor
in the Gallery

Curator’s Tour
Bruce Grenville and David MacWilliam

Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting

Join co-curators Bruce Grenville and David MacWilliam for a tour of the exhibition Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting.

Free for Members or with Gallery Admission.




OCT 24
TUE 7pm
Room 4East
in the Gallery

Marking Place Speakers Series: Michael Prokopow
Speaker Series

Cultural historian and curator Dr. Michael Prokopow looks at the design history of Canada as it relates to the cultural and material effects of immigration. In this lecture, he will discuss how design has long been seen as an effective mechanism in the construction of national identity and how contemporary design practices present an opportunity to consider and question the values of nationhood and nationality. Find out more »

Free for Members or with Gallery Admission.




OCT 28
SAT 3pm
3rd floor
in the Gallery

Curator's Talk
Rachel Gotlieb

True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada

Tour the exhibition True Nordic with Rachel Gotlieb, co-curator of the exhibition and curator at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.

*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.