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.

Current Exhibitions

From the Collection


March 9 - June 9, 2019


Aganetha Dyck
Eaton Triplets, 1976-81
wool, textile
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Peter Dyck

This exhibition of contemporary works from the Gallery's collection features art that evokes displacement as a tool to elicit viewer reactions ranging from empathy and understanding, to the unexpected and disruptive. It includes work by Sonny Assu, Aganetha Dyck, Sherry Grauer, Ken Lum, Myfanwy MacLeod, Teresa Marshall, Luanne Martineau, Tim Paul, Jayce Salloum, Robert Therrien, Patrick Traer, Renée van Halm, Holly Ward, and others who have employed diverse strategies in their sculptural forms to initiate many various effects.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator.

  • Ken Lum, Untitled (Red Circle), 1986
    fabric, wood
    Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund, Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Patrick Traer, baby blue balls, 2002
    plywood, cotton, cardboard, polyurethan, foam batting, vinyl, zippers, approximately 2000 covered buttons, stainless steel buckle and chain
    Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Luanne Martineau, Dangler, 2008
    wool, silk, dye
    Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program and funds provided by the Acquisitions Committee: David Aisenstat, Claudia Beck, Laing Brown, Sherry Killam, Karen Killy, Della McLaughlin and Lesley Stowe, Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

  • Haida Artist, Woman with labret mask, 1820-1825
    wood, pigment
    Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift from the Collection of George Gund III