Special Events

Events Listings  |   *TICKETED EVENT


TUE 7pm
In the Gallery, 4th floor
Room 4East and Rooftop Pavilion

David Wisdom

Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slideshows. Featuring local artists and arts practitioners, the evening is a warm gathering pairing selected images with music and introductions by Wisdom and the artists. Each presenter creates a new slideshow to share and the event is followed by a musical set and an opportunity to mingle with the artists.

Doors open and cash bar 6:15pm. Slideshows 7pm. DJ 8:30pm.

Slide Presenters: Connie Kuhns | Adad & Toro Hannah | Deirdre Hofer | Stuart McCall | James O’Mara | Kate McBride | Holly Armishaw | Melissa Mercier

DJ: Rodney Graham

Thank you for your interest in this event. Advance, online ticket sales are now closed. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase from 6pm in the Gallery Lobby at the Event Desk. Please note that advance ticket holders must check in by 6:45pm or their spot may be released.


In the Gallery, 3rd floor

Explore and Instagram the Gallery like never before: Empty.

Calling all Vancouver Art Gallery fans who see moments as photographs and live for Instagram!

This is your rare and exclusive opportunity to explore, photograph and Instagram the Vancouver Art Gallery before the doors open to the public on Friday, August 5, 8:30-10am.

Fill out the sign-up form by July 28th for your chance to be one of 10 lucky fans selected to join the first #EmptyVanArtGallery event and experience the Gallery like never before.

AUG 13
SAT 11am

Meet at Robson Street entrance
of the Gallery

Zoe Kreye

Artist Zoe Kreye invites participants on a walk that explores downtown Vancouver through its direct relationship with the body. This tour takes the form of a series of instructional scores, meditative walks that encourage new ways to activate perceptions and find creative forms of connection within the city. Participants will engage in a series of physical exercises that intertwine internal personal space and external public space. This walk encourages us to connect to our local environments by building a path to slowing down and finding space for critical reflection and for wonder.

This is the second in a series of walking tours that explore the three sites of the Vancouver Art Gallery—past, present and future—within the urban cityscape.

Zoe Kreye is an interdisciplinary artist who lives between Vancouver and Berlin. She creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Kreye obtained a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar and cofounded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Registration required as capacity is limited.

TICKETS*: $15 General admission
$10 for Members

**Please note, this tour takes place rain or shine (within reason) and will last approximately 1.5 hours

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.