Special Events

*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.

FEB 11–
APR 8
12–4pm
in the Gallery

Weekly Family Programs:
Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

During this special series of Weekly Family Programs, we will learn about the overarching concepts and themes in Takashi Murakami’s work. Our workshops will create opportunities for experimentation with printmaking, digital design, layering, repetition, pattern, painting and sculpture. Find out more »

Free for children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.


APR 10
TUE 6pm
Doors at 5pm
Inform Interiors
50 Water Street
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Capture Speaker Series:
Art in the Atomic Age
Erin Siddall in conversation with John O’Brian

BOMBHEAD

Artist Erin Siddall and art historian and curator John O’Brian both have a fascination with the atomic: Siddall’s Proving Ground, Nevada, Vancouver, installed at the Broadway–City Hall Canada Line Station, explores global histories of nuclear power through the once-coveted (and radioactive) household item uranium glass. O’Brian’s BOMBHEAD exhibition, on view at Vancouver Art Gallery, looks at the impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art, and includes Siddall’s film work Fukushima Half Life.

How have artists approached the atomic in their work? How do the intertwining histories of nuclear power and photography affect artistic production? As new threat of nuclear action looms today, what responsibilities does art have to address this topic? Together Siddall and O’Brian trace the influence of the nuclear on artistic expression in the atomic age and of art on nuclear activity. Find out more ».

Free but ticketed. Book here »

Presented in partnership by Burrard Arts Foundation, Capture Photography Festival, and Vancouver Art Gallery.

Erin Siddall, Proving Ground, Nevada, Vancouver, 2015-2018 (detail)


APR 19
THU 6pm

Room 4East
in the Gallery

The Market Place and Money–Art as Investment, Advisors, Fairs and Publications/ Marshall Webb
This special Speaker Series, titled Conversations on Contemporary Collecting, is offered to Leadership Circle Members. It is led by the passionate and insightful collector of contemporary art Marshall Webb.

Upgrade your membership to enjoy all the benefits at the Leadership Circle level, including the next events in this exciting series: vanartgallery.bc.ca/leadtheway.

For Leadership Circle Members only.
MAY 12
SAT
Save The Date
Art Auction 2018

The highly anticipated 2018 Art Auction, co-chaired by Gallery Trustee Hank Bull and Marshall Webb, will showcase artworks by renowned local and international artists. The evening will commence with cocktails followed by gourmet dining and entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a wide selection of artwork. 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.