lectures and talks

The Gallery's public lectures, classes and discussion groups presented by artists, curators, art historians, critics and collectors are springboards for understanding and appreciating the world of art and visual culture, for exchanging ideas and for debating issues. These events take many forms, ranging from traditional slide presentations to informal artists' talks in the galleries. They bring renowned scholars, critics and artists to Vancouver, setting local art and artists in an international framework and drawing together some of the brightest minds of our time.

For more information please call 604.662.4719

Video Documentation

Visit the Gallery's video page, to view documentation of lectures and talks.
VideosVimeo - Vancouver Art Gallery

April

Tuesday, April 1, 7pm
Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary
Talk / Eli Bornowsky / in the Gallery
Vancouver-based painter Eli Bornowsky discusses the late work of Lawren Harris, speaking to the artist's turn to abstraction and the influence of spirituality and theosophical pursuits in his artistic process.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Lawren Harris

Saturday, April 5, 3pm
Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary
Curator's Tour / Ian Thom / in the Gallery
Senior curator Ian Thom tours Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary, providing an overview of the exhibition and a biographical background of the artist.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Lawren Harris

Tuesday, April 8, 7pm
Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again
The Music Appreciation Society Presents Led Zeppelin / in the Gallery
"hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove."

The Music Appreciation Society presents a panel discussion and performance of Led Zeppelin covers by an ad-hoc Led Zeppelin tribute band comprised of adolescents.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Myfanwy MacLeod

Tuesday, April 15, 7pm
The Audain Prize and Viva Awards / The Great Hall, Law Courts Building, 800 Smithe St.
The Audain Foundation, The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation and the Vancouver Art Gallery cordially invite you to attend an awards ceremony honouring Fred Herzog, 2014 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts recipient and Skeena Reece & Mina Totino, 2014 Viva Awards recipients.

Ceremonies with reception to follow. Free to the public.

AudainPrize2014

Tuesday, April 22, 7pm
A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky
Transformed Utterly: Poets respond to a Terrible Beauty / Jordan Abel, Amy De'Ath, Rita Wong / in the Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery and Poetry Is Dead magazine present a reading of new poems by Vancouver-based writers commissioned to respond to the exhibition A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky. Read in-situ at the Gallery, the works will also be published in the forthcoming issue of Poetry is Dead.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Edward Burtynsky

Thursday, April 24, 6-8pm
(Opening remaks 6:30pm)

Offsite: Babak Golkar
Opening / Babak Golkar / Offsite (1100 West Georgia Street)
Join Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar for the opening of the latest outdoor-exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite.

Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite is located at 1100 West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets in downtown Vancouver.

Free to the public.

Offsite: Babak Golkar

Friday, April 25, 8pm-1am
FUSE
A Terrible Beauty / Art/Music/Performance / in the Gallery
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: $17 (+tax)

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

FUSE - A Terrible Beauty

Tuesday, April 29, 7pm
Out of Sight: New Acquisitions
Curator's Tour / Stephanie Rebick / in the Gallery
Stephanie Rebick, Assistant Curator, tours the exhibition and discusses key themes and approaches to curating from the collection.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Out of Sight

May

Saturday, May 10, 1pm
Offsite: Babak Golkar
Artist Talk / Babak Golkar / Offsite (1100 West Georgia Street)
Babak Golkar discusses his working process as well as the public aspects of his exhibition at Offsite.

Free to the public.

Offsite: Babak Golkar

Tuesday, May 13, 7pm
Artist's Choice: Cock and Bull
Perspectives Tour / Lorna Brown, Dan Starling / in the Gallery
Artist and curator Lorna Brown and artist Dan Starling conduct a tour of Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again and Artist's Choice: Cock and Bull, discussing the artist's curatorial selections as well as key works and themes.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Artist's Choice: Cock and Bull

Tuesday, May 20, 7pm
Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again
Lecture / Susan Fast / in the Gallery
Scholar of Musicology, Music and Gender Studies, Susan Fast delivers a lecture about Led Zeppelin fan culture and her book In the Houses of the Holy: Led Zeppelin on the Power of Rock Music.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

Myfanwy MacLeod

Tuesday, May 27, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk & Showroom Tour / Galen Felde/ Art Rental & Sales Showroom
Vancouver painter Galen Felde creates imagined landscapes that explore the tension between urban and natural environments.

Free to attend but space is limited. Advance registration only.
To register: 604.662.4746 or email manager@artrentalandsales.com.

Art Rental & Sales

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