Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.



Brian Jungen

175-page, full-colour, hardcover catalogue with essays by curator Daina Augaitis, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Ralph Rugoff, Kitty Scott, Trevor Smith and a conversation between Brian Jungen and British artist Simon Starling, co-published with Douglas & McIntyre.

Takao Tanabe

160-page, colour and black and white catalogue with essays by Ian Thom, Roald Nasgaard, Nancy Tousley and Jeffrey Spalding, co-published by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and Douglas & McIntyre.


A colour and black and white, 72 page publication edited by Monika Szewczyk with contributions from Thomas Lawson, Michael Morris/Peter Schuyff, Jessica Stockholder/ Elizabeth W. McIntosh, Scott Watson and Neil Campbell/ Monika Szewczyk assessing the waves of painting in BC since the 1960s.

Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon

A major 336-page, full colour book co-published with the National Gallery of Canada and Douglas & McIntyre with essays by Susan Crean and Shirley Bear, Marcia Crosby, Charles C. Hill, Andrew Hunter, Johanne Lamoureux, Peter Macnair and Jay Stewart, Gerta Moray, and Ian M. Thom. A comprehensive bibliography compiled by Steven C. McNeil, maps and a list of works are included in this major contribution to new scholarship on Emily Carr.

NEXT: Kyohei Sakaguchi: Zero Yen House

A four-page, 4 image, full colour single-fold brochure documenting the Gallery's sixth exhibition in NEXT: A series of artist projects from the Pacific Rim, highlighting work previously unseen in Vancouver with essay by Makiko Hara, Guest Curator.

Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art

Full colour, 182-page, hard cover book, co-published with Douglas & McIntyre with Haida creation stories especially those featuring Raven with contributions by Nika Collison, Vince Collison, Robert Davidson, Guujaaw, Marianne Jones, Peter Macnair and Bill Reid. Also featured are dialogues between contemporary artists Robert Davidson, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Don Yeomans and Daina Augaitis; and weaver Isabel Rorick with Jacqueline Gijssen.

Arthur Erickson

A 192-page, colour and black and white, co-published by Douglas & McIntyre with essays by Nicholas Olsberg (introduction), Edward Dimendberg (Erickson as a cultural anthropologist), Georges Teyssot (affinities in Erickson’s work), Laurent Stalder (relationship of Erickson to Asian traditions) and catalogue entries by Ricardo Castro (moving through spaces) and David Theodore (drawings).

Across the Province ?Dawn: Group of Seven

Full colour brochure with an essay by Liz Bruchet, Curatorial Assistant, to accompany our Across the Province touring program for Dawn: Group of Seven

75 Years of Collecting

Explore selected artworks from the Vancouver Art Gallery's collection in this web-based publication. A 676-page, 1,548 image, full colour, web-based publication that highlights 75 selected works from the Vancouver Art Gallery collection. This is the Gallery's first digital publication conceived and intended for use on the Internet. Here readers can find in-depth information and interpretation on 75 works selected from four collection-based exhibitions produced in 2006. Along with images of the individual artworks, there are artists' biographies, bibliographical excerpts, exhibition histories and a wide range of collection documents. Contributors include: Grant Arnold, Bruce Grenville, Jens Hoffman and Ian Thom.
Special Feature: Interactive Web Publication

Eyes of Laura: Janet Cardiff

A 196-page black and white catalogue documenting the internet project that was commissioned by the Gallery with essays by Bruce Grenville and Ron Wakkary.