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

Sept

Tuesday, September 16, 7pm
Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting
Curator's Tour / Ian Thom / in the Gallery
Curator of historical art, Ian Thom will conduct a tour of the exhibition, which is comprised of works from the Vancouver Art Gallery's permanent collection.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Douglas Coupland

Saturday, September 27, 3pm
Emily Carr & Landon Mackenzie: Wood Chopper and the Monkey
Curator's Tour / Grant Arnold
Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Grant Arnold will conduct a tour of the exhibition.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Wood Chopper and the Monkey

Oct

Wednesday, October 1, 7pm
Learn about the Design Architects of the New Vancouver Art Gallery
Meet Herzog & de Meuron / with Christine Binswanger: Senior Partner and Simon Demeuse: Associate / Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street
The design architects of the new Vancouver Art Gallery will talk about their diverse take on museum design through a selection of previous projects. Founded in Basel in 1978, Herzog & de Meuron is internationally recognized for designs that are both highly inventive and responsive to the site, geography and culture of the place for which they are conceived. Come hear what makes Herzog & de Meuron one of the world's most lauded architectural firms as well as their initial impressions about Vancouver, followed by a public discussion.



Tickets: $10 general admission, $7 for Gallery Members and students with valid ID card, Available online at tickets.northerntickets.com or in-person at the Vogue Theatre. Sorry, tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT.

Send questions for the architects in advance by Twitter to @vanartgallery #HdMVan

*Perkins + Will are the executive architects for the new Vancouver Art Gallery project.

Herzog & de Meuron

Friday, October 3, 6-8pm
Vancouver Art/Book Fair
Members Preview Only / in the Gallery Lobby and Annex
Members of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Project Space are invited to an exclusive preview of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair the evening before it opens to the public. Join the event by becoming a member!

Members FREE. Members bring a guest for $10 (pay for entry on site)



Tickets: $20 general admission (includes purchase of Project Space Membership) available online through Vancouver Art/Book Fair


Presented by Project Space

   

Vancouver Art Book Fair

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5, 12-5pm
Vancouver Art/Book Fair
in the Gallery Lobby and Annex
Free and open to the public, the Vancouver Art/Book Fair is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. Presented by Project Space and held at the Vancouver Art Gallery, VA/BF is a two-day festival of artists' publishing featuring work by nearly 100 publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

Free to the public

Vancouver Art Book Fair

Tuesday, October 7, 7pm
Art Rentals & Sales
Artist's Talk / Taralee Guild / in the Gallery
In Taralee Guild's Nature's Cathedral series, treed canopies from British Columbia's rain forest become a metaphor for the sacred space and echo the euphoria of being in these surroundings.

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

Taralee Guild

Thursday, October 9, 4pm
Teen Art Group
TAG 2014-15 Launch / in the Gallery
Teen Art Group (TAG) is an exciting art and design program for youth aged 15-18, which takes place two afternoons per month from 4-7pm, during the school year at both the Gallery and Emily Carr University. Join us for the launch of the launch of the 2014-15 Teen Art Group.

Visit the Teens page to downlaod a application form and information sheet.
For more information contact Susan Rome, Program Coordinator, at srome@vanartgallery.bc.ca or 604.662.4700 x2308


TAG

Tuesday, October 14, 7pm
Emily Carr & Landon Mackenzie: Wood Chopper and the Monkey
Artist's Talk / Landon Mackenzie / Annex Workshop
The artist presents an illustrated lecture about her work and discusses her research into the work of Emily Carr.

Free to the public

Wood Chopper and the Monkey

Friday, October 17, 8:30-10:30pm
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
Members Opening / in the Gallery
Join a few throusand of your fellow Members to mark the opening of this exciting new exhibition. Present your Membership card and receive admission for you and one guest.

For Members only. Find out more about becoming a Member.

the Forbidden City

Monday, October 20, 5:30-7pm
Opening remarks: 6pm

Offsite: Robert Youds
Opening / Robert Youds / Offsite, Shangri-La Hotel
1100 W. Georgia Street (at Thurlow)

Join us for the opening of Offsite: Robert Youds, the newest installation exhibition in the Gallery's ongoing Offsite series.

Free to the public

Robert Youds

Tuesday, October 21, 6pm
Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form
Scholars Panel / Michelle Jacques, Ian Thom, Linda Jansma, Anna Hudson / Room 4East
Scholars and curators of the exhibition will present several perspectives on the life and work of Jock Macdonald to mark this landmark exhibition revisiting the career of this important Canadian artist.

Download a PDF Flyer

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Jock Macdonald

Saturday, October 25, 2pm
Offsite: Robert Youds
Artist's Talk / Robert Youds / Blue Moon Theatre, 6th Floor
Shangri-La Hotel, 1100 W. Georgia Street (at Thurlow)

Falling between painting and sculpture, architecture and design, this talk by Victoria-based artist Robert Youds addresses the range of materials his work and the installation at Offsite.

Free to the public

Robert Youds

Monday, October 27, 7pm
Canadian Art Foundation International Speaker Series
Sarah Thorton / VanCity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street
Join best-selling author Sarah Thornton as she explores the inner lives of contemporary artists in a lecture about her new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts.

33 Artists in 3 Acts draws on hundreds of personal encounters with artists – from global superstars to unheralded teachers - to humanize and demystify contemporary art. Thornton guides the reader with unprecedented access to the lives of the artists as she rummages through studios and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms.



Tickets: available soon.

canadian art

Tuesday, October 28, 7pm
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
Historical Lecture / Patricia Berger / UBC Robson Square:
Theatre-Room C300 (lower level) 800 Robson Street

Berkley-based scholar and author of Empire of Emptiness, Patricia Berger will present a lecture that looks at the important role of Buddhist painting, sculpture, and decorative arts produced by Imperial Qing court artists and distributed throughout the empire.

Free to the public

the Forbidden City

Nov

Tuesday, November 4, 7pm
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
Historical Lecture / Dr. Chen Shen / Room 4East
The Imperial Birthday Celebration was one of three annual festivals at the Forbidden City. This talk introduces festival events within the Forbidden City through a discussion of notable gift objects in the Palace Museum collection.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

the Forbidden City

Saturday, November 8, 3pm
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
Curator's Tour / Timothy Brook / in the Gallery
Guest Curator and Republic of China Chair in the Department of History and Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, Timothy Brook provides an in-depth tour and discussion of the history and objects in the exhibition.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

the Forbidden City

Friday, November 14, 6-8pm
Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art
Leadership Opening / Leadership Circle / in the Gallery
Leadership Circle Members opening for Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art.

Leadership Circle Members only. Find out more about the Leadership Circle.

Unscrolled

Friday, November 14, 8pm-1am
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
FUSE / Art|Music|Performance / in the Gallery
Art and culture of the past and present collide in unexpected ways on this night of performance inspired, in part, by the Forbidden City. Guest curated by internationally acclaimed video artist Paul Wong and produced by MediaLab, it will be an unforgettable night of counter revolutionaries riffing and mashing new party ideas with old traditions. Dress the part. Find out more.

Free for Members or with a purchased FUSE admission.



Tickets: Online advance ticket: $20 (+tax)
Free for Members or with FUSE admission. No passes or discounts valid for FUSE admission

the Forbidden City

Saturday, November 15, 2-4pm
Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art
Artists' Tour / Jennifer Wen Ma, Liu Jianhua, Zhang Enli / in the Gallery
A special tour led by artists involved in Unscrolled takes visitors from room to room for individual talks by each artist about their work.

In Chinese and English, with translation

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Unscrolled

Nov 24-Dec 5, 10am-5:30pm, Tuesdays until 9pm
Gallery Store
Members Shopping Week / in the Gallery Store
20% off regular-priced items during Members 12 Days of Holiday Shopping. Daily, in the Gallery Store.

For Members only

Members Shopping Week

Tuesday, November 25, 7pm
Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art
Curator's Tour / Diana Freundl / in the Gallery
Assistant Curator Diana Freundl tours the exhibition providing an overview of the forms of traditional Chinese artistry present in these contemporary installations.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Unscrolled

Saturday-Sunday, November 29-30, 10am-5pm
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
Family FUSE Weekend / The Past, The New, The Now / in the Gallery
Traditional techniques, cultural exploration and creative technology can be combined in ever changing ways. Join artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators as they explore the ideas of The Past, The New, The Now, through a range of interactive activities, performances and hands-on workshops throughout the gallery. Experiment, Learn and Play. Find out more.

Admission to Family FUSE Weekend is free for Gallery Members
and for children 12 & under when accompanied by an adult

Family FUSE Weekend

Dec

Tues, Dec 2, 7pm
Art Rental & Sales
Artist Talk / Paul Wong / in the Art Rental & Sales Showroom
Award winning artist Paul Wong's 1997 series titled Chinese Cafés; The Five Energies, documents a nostalgic road-trip the artist took through Western Canada and reflects the influence of Chinese Canadians on our culture. The artist's speaks of this work and others which are featured in the Showroom until Jan 30/15.

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

Paul Wong

Through Dec 5, 10am-5:30pm, Tuesdays until 9pm
Gallery Store
Members 12 Days of Holiday Shopping / in the Gallery Store
20% off regular-priced items during Members 12 Days of Holiday Shopping. Daily, in the Gallery Store.

For Members only

Members Shopping Week

November events coming soon. Please check back for updates.