On select Fridays, the Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of FUSE–goers have converged at the Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours and unexpected surprises have made FUSE Vancouver's favourite see–and–be–seen event.


A Terrible Beauty
Friday, April 25, 2014
8pm to 1am
Art | Music | Performance

Expansive beauty and terrible realities coalesce in this night of performance inspired, in part, by the striking photography of Edward Burtynsky. Manufactured landscapes give way to other, performative incarnations of the contemporary sublime: operatic dramas, rock and roll extremes and expressions of spectacular, transcendent ruin populate the galleries.

FUSE Admission: Online advance ticket: $20 (+tax)

FREE for Members or with Gallery admission.

No passes or discounts valid for FUSE Admission


Download the FUSE Menu Listings.

To purchase an online advance ticket, select April 25, 2014 and purchase a FUSE admission ticket. FUSE tickets are also available for purchase at the Gallery Admissions desk upon arrival. Tickets for FUSE a flat rate of $20 (plus GST) and Senior and Student discounts do not apply.

 Media Sponsor:
Georgia Straight

Preferred Wine Partner:
Mission Hill

Preferred Beer Partner:
Mission Hill




FUSE images: Cherry Archer; Melissa Baker


Curated by Veda Hille.


  • Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary
  • A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky
  • Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again
  • Scorned: Emily Carr
  • Artist's Choice: Cock and Bull
  • Out of Sight: New Acquisitions