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 604.662.4719

Video Documentation

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

Aug

Saturday, August 1, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Catacombs Tours / in the Gallery
Led by Gallery educators, this rare and unusual tour explores the underground catacombs of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For full details click here »

Tickets: $12 general or $10 for Members.
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm Tours: SOLD OUT

Maximum 15 guests per tour. Meet in the Lobby. Tickets available online only. Regular admission applies.

Geoffrey Farmer
Saturday, August 8, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Catacombs Tours / in the Gallery
Led by Gallery educators, this rare and unusual tour explores the underground catacombs of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For full details click here »

Tickets: $12 general or $10 for Members.
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm Tours: SOLD OUT

Maximum 15 guests per tour. Meet in the Lobby. Tickets available online only. Regular admission applies.

Geoffrey Farmer
Saturday, Aug 15, 8pm-12am
FUSE
10 Year Anniversary / Art Music Performance / in the Gallery
Celebrating 10 years of live performances, dJs and unexpected surprises in the Gallery spaces. FUSE is Vancouver's favourite art party-a place to see some of the best in local performance art, theatre, contemporary dance and music.

Curated by Kate Armstrong | Produced by MediaLab | In partnership with ISEA2015

Tickets available now.
FUSE Admission*: Online advance ticket: $20 (+tax) | Free for Gallery Members.
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*No passes or discounts valid for FUSE admission. Senior, Student and General Admission tickets do not apply towards FUSE admission.

FUSE 10 Year Anniversary

Sept

Saturday, September 5, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Catacombs Tours / in the Gallery
Led by Gallery educators, this rare and unusual tour explores the underground catacombs of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For full details click here »

Tickets: $12 general or $10 for Members.
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm Tours: SOLD OUT

Maximum 15 guests per tour. Meet in the Lobby. Tickets available online only. Regular admission applies.

Geoffrey Farmer
Tuesday, September 8, 7pm
So Long Summer Slideshow / David Wisdom / in the Gallery
Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slideshows, featuring a selection of works by local artists with musical accompaniment.

Updated presenter list: This special farewell to summer slideshow features presentations of images set to music by acclaimed artists Sophia Burke, Aaron Carpenter, Adad Hannah, Doug Lander and Alex Morrison and other special guests..

Tickets: $5 for Members and Students (with valid ID)
$10 for non-members
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Details: Doors and cash bar: 6:30pm | Slideshows: 7pm | Musical performance: 8:30pm

*A limited number of tickets will be available on September 8 from the Membership desk starting at 6pm.


David Wisdom
Saturday, Sept 19, 3pm
Residue: The Persistence of the Real
Artist Talk / Robert Burley/ in the Gallery, 3rd Floor Courtroom
Toronto-based photographer Robert Burley's gives an illustrated artist talk about his documentary-based practice and extended project The Disappearance of Darkness currently on view in the exhibition Residue: The Persistence of the Real. The Disappearance of Darkness (2005-2012) examines the abandonment and demolition of the photographic film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms that have become obsolete with the rise of digital photography and smartphone cameras.

Tickets: available from the Membership desk starting at 2pm.
Doors open at 2:30pm.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Residue

Oct

Saturday, Oct 3, 3pm
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Lecture / Inside and Outside the Frame:
Understanding Paintings in their Historical Context
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Francesco Freddolini, Luther College, University of Regina

in the Gallery, 1st Floor, Annex Workshop, Annex Bldg


Many Renaissance and Baroque paintings have experienced a variety of lives. Although we now admire them in museums, these objects originally existed in ecclesiastical, public or domestic contexts. For example, paintings could function as tools for prayer above altars or as celebratory images displayed in aristocratic palaces. By looking outside the frame—at the context that surrounded the paintings—this talk explores historical patterns of display, casts light on how viewers interacted with artworks and suggests how such images communicated meaning in their original social contexts.

Important Information: Free for Members. No Gallery admission Required. Seating requires a ticket and is limited to two per person. Tickets available from Gallery Reception from 2pm. Doors open at 2pm.

Presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver. Italian Consulate


Of Heaven and Earth

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