Special Events


FRI 6-7pm
Opening Remarks: 6:30pm
Offsite, 1100 West Georgia St
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Khan Lee

Join us for the opening of Offsite: Khan Lee, the 14th installation in the Gallery’s ongoing Offsite series. Visit the microsite » to find out more about Offsite.

Free to the public. Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets, west of the Shangri–La Hotel, Vancouver BC.

In the Gallery


Join Juxtapoz x Superflat curators and artists for an afternoon of drop-in and registered public programs to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. This series of events provides an introduction to several of the ideas and artworks that make up this dynamic survey of contemporary visual art from Japan, China, Korea, Europe, the United States and Canada.

In the Gallery
3rd floor Rotunda

Juxtapoz x Superflat, A Primer
Evan Pricco

Join curator Evan Pricco for a short introduction to the concepts behind the exhibition Juxtapoz x Superflat. This exhibition was conceived by the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and co-curated with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief of Juxtapoz Art & Culture, a legendary San Francisco-based magazine committed to contemporary art, design, fashion and graffiti. Pricco will give a brief overview of the concept of Superflat and talk about how he and his magazine came to be involved in the exhibition.

*Drop-in. Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Robson Street Plaza by Howe Street

Performance / Yuji Ueno

Trained in Ikebana—the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging— Yuji Ueno creates large-scale, surprising compositions built live in front of an audience. This new arrangement, constructed out of found materials stacked on a ‘98 Ford Taurus Station Wagon, fuses the principles of Ikebana with the sensibility of graffiti and punk art practices.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

In the Gallery
3rd floor Rotunda

Artist’s Talk / Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor

In this short talk, artist Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor discusses her large-scale figural sculptures, which she creates using domestic items salvaged from thrift stores and repurposed in order to construct endearing, yet terrifying creatures.

*Drop-in. Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

In the Gallery
3rd floor Rotunda

Artist’s Talk / Lucy Sparrow

Artist Lucy Sparrow talks about her work Nostalgia Creeps (2016), which subverts everyday objects by crafting them out of felt, playfully commenting on popular culture and rampant consumerism while evoking childlike delight.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

In the exhibition

Live Drawing / Katsuya Terada

Drop in and watch celebrated Japanese artist Katsuya Terada create his detailed ink on paper drawing as he builds one of his complex, fantastical worlds populated by imaginary creatures.

*Drop-in. Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

In the Gallery

Curators’ Afterhours Tour / Evan Pricco and Bruce Grenville

Join co-curators Evan Pricco and Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, for a highlights tour of the exhibition Juxtapoz x Superflat. This dynamic exhibition is a manifesto for new creative practices that can no longer be adequately described by the traditional categories of art and modes of production.

*Tickets required, $15. Available at 5pm only from the Membership desk.

New Delhi & Mumbai

November 16–24, 2016

For its International Travel Program, the Gallery hosts a select group of patrons for visual art–focused travels to locales all over the world, broadening participants’ understanding of art and its wider contexts. Since 2003, destinations have included New York, London, Shanghai, Berlin and Mexico City. Led by Kathleen S. Bartels, Gallery Director, and a curator with expertise in the selected region, the group of 15 to 20 individuals visits distinguished artists’ studios, collectors’ homes and renowned museums.

This year, we will travel to New Delhi and Mumbai in India. Participants will have exclusive experiences at the studios of several artists such as Bharti Kher and private collections and museums such as the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. Accommodation will be provided by the deluxe 5-star Lodhi Hotel, New Delhi, and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, overlooking the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. There is also a post-trip option to Jaipur and Agra. Find out more »

Register online » or contact Lyn Tyler, Director of Development, at 604.662.4207 for more information and to reserve your seat.

WED 5:30pm
in the Gallery, Heritage Courtroom 302

Vancouver Art Gallery Members

Mark your calendars. Please join us for the Vancouver Art Gallery Association's AGM in the Gallery's Heritage Courtroom 302 (located on the 3rd floor of the Annex Building). For more information, please visit About Us ».

All Members are invited to attend.