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.
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April

Tuesday, April 14, 7pm
Andrew Dadson: Over the Sun
Artist's Talk / Andrew Dadson / in the Gallery, 3rd floor
Andrew Dadson discusses his working methods and the work on view as part of Over the Sun.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Seating & Tickets: Tickets available from 5pm in the Gallery Lobby
from the Admissions and Membership desks.

This talk will take place in the exhibition Over the Sun and space is limited.
Seating begins at 6:30pm and is first come, first served.


Over the Sun
Wednesday, April 15, 8am-8pm
The Associates
Day Tour / Art-Food-Travel / La Conner, WA
Join the Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery for an art-filled day tour to La Conne, WA, to visit two museums and partake in some fine dining... Find out more »

For Associate Members only. Fees apply

The Associates
Thursday, April 16, 7pm
The Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts + VIVA Award
Audain Prize / Great Hall, Vancouver Law Courts, 800 Smithe Street
This year, Michael Morris is awarded the thirteenth Audain Prize, funded by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts. Elizabeth Zvonar is the recipient of the 2015 VIVA Award, granted annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Foundation will also present the second biannual Alvin Balkind Curator's Prizes to Cate Rimmer and the Charles H. Scott Gallery, the institution where she works as Curator of Gallery + Exhibitions. To mark this annual celebration with the visual arts community, a ceremony honouring the recipients will be held at 7pm on Thursday, April 16 in The Great Hall of the BC Law Courts building in downtown Vancouver.

Free and open to the public

The Audain Prize

Friday, April 24, 8pm-12am
FUSE
Art Music Performance / in the Gallery Store
Live performances in the Gallery spaces, dJs and unexpected surprises make FUSE Vancouver's favourite art party-a place to see some of the best in local performance art, theatre, contemporary dance and music.



FUSE Admission*: Online advance ticket: $20 (+tax) | Free for Gallery Members.
Tickets available in February 2015.


*No passes or discounts valid for FUSE admission. Senior, Student and General Admission tickets do not apply towards FUSE admission.

FUSE

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30pm
Beyond the Trees: Wallpapers in Dialogue with Emily Carr
Artists' Talk / Wallpapers / in the Gallery, Room 4East
Artist collective, Wallpapers (Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Sylvain Sailly) discuss their art practice as it relates to an expanded field of photography and the moving image. Wallpapers uses computer-generated animated patterns to produce site-specific installations. This artists' talk is presented alongside the exhibition Beyond the Trees: Wallpapers in Dialogue with Emily Carr, which considers the relationship between painted and digital representations of nature, exploring how they can coexist.

A public reception follows the talk from 7:30-8:30pm in the Rooftop Pavilion, located on the 4th floor in the Gallery.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Seating & Tickets: Tickets available from 5pm in the Gallery Lobby
from the Admissions and Membership desks.

Doors open at 6pm. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

This talk is presented in conjunction with Capture Photography Festival.

Beyond the Trees

Tuesday, April 28, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk / Torrie Groening / in the Gallery, AR&S Showroom
In her ongoing series titled Out of Studio, Groening depicts a traveling artist's makeshift work space photographed in both real and constructed locations. Find out more »

Free to attend but space is limited. For more information: 604.662.4746
or email manager@artrentalandsales.com.

This talk is presented in conjunction with Capture Photography Festival.

Torrie Groening

Thursday, April 30, 4pm
Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
Curator's Tour / Ian Thom / in the Gallery, 1st floor
Senior Curator Ian Thom tours the exhibition Cézanne and the Modern and shares his knowledge of the Pearlman Collection and the significance of the works on view, including a singular collection of Cézanne watercolours.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Cezanne and the Modern

May

Saturday, May 2, 3pm
Cézanne and the Modern:
Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection

Lecture / Barbara Tyner / in the Gallery, Room 4East
Expanding the Picture: Women Artists of Modernism
Notice anything missing from the exhibition Cézanne and the Modern? In this lively talk, Barbara Tyner presents an expanded picture of Modernism that includes female artists. She playfully pairs each male artist in the show with an important female artist whose work offers a parallel in medium, style, mode of depiction, subject matter and influence. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec finds his analogue in Suzanne Valadon, Edgar Degas goes tête-à-tête with Mary Cassatt and Cezanne meets his match in an equally revolutionary painter (but we'll have to leave Europe to find her). These women are not lesser artists, and were successful painters and sculptors of the vanguard who worked in an exhilarating modernist vocabulary alongside their male counterparts.

Barbara Tyner is an art historian, writer, lecturer and filmmaker specializing in creative approaches to women's art history. She earned her BA at UCLA and her MA at the University of New Mexico, and has taught and lectured extensively on her specialties for the last 15 years

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Seating & Tickets: Tickets available from 1:30pm in the Gallery Lobby
from the Admissions and Membership desks.

Doors open at 2:30pm. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Cezanne and the Modern
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm
Material Future:
The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery

Lecture / Jacques Herzog / Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe Street
A Lecture by Jacques Herzog, Herzog & de Meuron
Award-winning architect Jacques Herzog will give a lecture at the Orpheum Theatre in the context of the current exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery Material Future: The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Learn about the firms' vision of how architecture can shape cities and cultural life. The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A with the public. Find out more »

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Tickets:
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$10 general admission $7 for Gallery Members* and
students** with valid ID card

*Members, Log in » to obtain your ticket promo code.
**Students, use student promo code: HerzogStudent, student ID will be checked at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm.


Herzog & de Meuron

Tuesday, May 12, 6pm
Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat
Artist's Talk / Reena Saini Kallat / in the Gallery, Room 4East, 4th floor
Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat recreates migration routes across the world through a symbolic web of human and cultural movement and exchange. In this artist talk, Kallat discusses her interest in the notion of the map as dynamic, ever changing, transfer of data and energy through the movement and intersection of travellers.

This talk is presented in anticipation of her Offsite installation,
which opens Thursday, May 14 at 6pm.


Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute, West of the Shangri-La Hotel.
Reena Saini Kallat

Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm
Opening Remarks 6:30pm

Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat
Opening / Reena Saini Kallat / Offsite
Join us for the opening of the Gallery's 11th Offsite exhibition series Offsite: Reena Saini Kallat.

Free to the public

Offsite is located on West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute, West of the Shangri-La Hotel.
Reena Saini Kallat

June

Tuesday, June 16, 6pm
Residue: The Persistence of the Real
Artist's Talk / Stan Douglas / in the Gallery, Room 4East
Vancouver artist Stan Douglas, 2013 recipient of the Scotiabank Photography Award, speaks about his new work and critically renowned practice. After this illustrated artist talk, Douglas is joined by Residue curator Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, to talk about the film Luanda-Kinshas and this work's relationship to the exhibition theme. Audience questions will follow.

There will be a private reception following the talk for the Young Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery. For more information on the Young Associates click here »

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Seating & Tickets: Tickets available from 5pm in the Gallery Lobby from the Admissions and Membership desks.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Residue

Saturday, June 27, 3pm
Residue: The Persistence of the Real
Curator's Tour/ Grant Arnold / in the Gallery, 3rd Floor (meet at title wall)
Join Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, for this public tour of the exhibition. Arnold will discuss realism and the documentary impulse present in the contemporary art of nine international artists.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission
Residue

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