Special Events

AUG 22
TUE 7pm
Room 4East & Rooftop Pavilion
in the Gallery

Summer Slideshows /
David Wisdom*

Pictures From Here

Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slideshows. This year’s event at the Vancouver Art Gallery features artists from Pictures From Here, our current exhibition of photography and video that focuses on representations of the city and its surrounds. Participating artists share their unique slideshows of still images paired with music, introduced by Wisdom and the artists. The evening is a warm gathering with the opportunity to mingle with the artists over drinks and music.

Host: David Wisdom
Participating Artists: Mike Grill | Fred Herzog | Barrie Jones | Marian Penner Bancroft | Henri Robideau

Doors: 6:30pm | Slideshows: 7pm | Music and cash bar: 8:30pm

   SOLD OUT!   

Tickets: $10 General Admission / $8 for Members or Students with valid ID.
Ticket holders please check in at the Membership desk.
SEPT 4-10
7:30pm-12am each evening
Georgia Street façade
Vancouver Art Gallery

Façade Festival 2017
Diyan Achjadi/Fiona Ackerman/Scott Billings/Annie Briard/Shawn Hunt/James Nizam/Luke Ramsey/Evann Siebens/Ben Skinner/Paul Wong
Burrard Arts Foundation

Façade Festival 2017 is a projection-mapping and outdoor architectural intervention that transforms the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of emerging and established contemporary artists from British Columbia. These monumental projections respond to the urban environment with vibrant creativity and provide viewers with a unique experience of visual art within the public realm.

Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery, with technical support from Go2 Productions, two artists will present their newly-commissioned work each night from September 4–September 8, culminating in an Encore presentation of all the artists’ works on September 9 and a Grand Finale projection-mapping presentation by Go2 Productions

A presentation of art, creativity and technical innovation, Façade Festival 2017 explores the ubiquity of digital forms in modern life and contemplates the role that new technologies play in contemporary art by engaging the public in a grand intervention in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Find out more »

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.

Annex Workshop
in the Gallery

Teen Art Group Launch
TAG: Teen Art Group

Teen Art Group (TAG) is a chance for high school students to work with practicing artists in studio at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and to explore visual culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery. These after-school sessions brings together students aged 15–18 twice a month from October 2017 to May 2018. Full details here »

Schedule: The first and third Thursday of each month, 4-7pm | Program Cost: $400
Application: Registration forms will be available online after the launch on September 14, 2017. Space is limited.

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.
THUR 7pm
Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Directions »
Keynote Lecture: Isabelle Graw
The Value of Painting
Part of the symposium A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today
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.
FRI 9am-5pm
Simon Fraser University, World Arts Centre 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver | Directions »
A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today
The day-long symposium that follows will take the form of four moderated panel sessions, comprised of Canadian and international artists and scholars, each focused on a theme pertinent to issues in contemporary painting. The discussions will cover a range of topics, such as questions of aesthetics and the agency of materials; the economic conditions of painting (and its history); the role of the artist’s studio as a site of intellectual and material production; and the ways in which the practice of painting resists easy translation into words.

The Symposium and Keynote Lecture are free to attend.

Images: Jessica Groome’s studio, Photo: Alison Shields; 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

Supported by:

OCT 27
in the Gallery

Members Opening
Entangled; Portrait of the Artist; Gordon Smith;
Carol Sawyer; True Nordic

YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS! Join your fellow Members to mark the opening of our fall exhibitions: Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting; Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection; Gordon Smith: The Black Paintings; Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive; True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada/Nordique: L’Influence du design scandinave au Canada.

Present your Membership card for admission for you and one guest. Members Openings are your exclusive opportunity to enjoy new exhibitions while mingling with other art enthusiasts. View exhibitions »

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WED 5pm
in the Gallery

Annual General Meeting
Vancouver Art Gallery Association

The Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Art Gallery Association will be held Wednesday, November 1 at 5pm, in the Forecourt of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. All Members are invited to attend. Find out more »

*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.