Special Events

Events Listings
Feb to May 2016

*Ticketed event


Members Opening | Feb 19 | 8-10pm

Performance/Tour* | UJINO/Plywood City | Feb 20 | 6pm/6:45pm/7:30pm

Family FUSE Weekend | Mar 5-6 | 10am-5pm

Spring Break 2016 | Mar 14-18 | Daily 12-4PM

Art Auction 2016* | Apr 9 | 6pm

FUSE* | Apr 15 | 8pm-12am

Audain Prize + VIVA Awards 2016 | Apr 9 | 6pm

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture

Membership has its benefits!

If you take something that doesn’t belong to you, that you have no right to use, and you change it, add something to it, combine it with something else, is it now yours? Is this theft or is this the process of creation? Find out at the MashUp Members Opening. Featuring artists from Pablo Picasso to Barbara Kruger. Find out more »

Fri, Feb 19

in the Gallery

Present your Membership card and receive admission for you and one guest.

Plywood City, 2008
plywood, record player, rotator, guitars, guitar pick ups, lamps, light bulbs, radio, blender, amplifier, cloth, drill, vacuum cleaner, chain, brush, hairdryer, cables, wooden crates, TV and mixed media
dimensions variable
Courtesy of the Artist and PSM Gallery

Performance & 1st Floor Tour*
UJINO | Plywood City

Tokyo-based artist UJINO turns mechanical sounds into complex rhythms with his sound sculpture Plywood City (2008), which he performs live in the gallery. In this piece UJINO uses domestic appliances (blenders, hair dryers, light bulbs, etc.) and other equipment (drills, guitars, turntables, etc.) to create elaborately improvised beats and sounds.

With an interest in DJ and club culture, as well as musical improvisation and performance, UJINO’s practice is preoccupied with the use of language—musical, written and spoken—and the transformations of meaning that occur through the process of material and conceptual translation.

Each performance is 15 minutes in length and is followed by a 45 minute tour of the first floor with a Gallery Educator. Find out more »

Max 25 guests per performance and tour (due to the restricted space around the installation). Please arrive 10 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Total program time is one hour per group.

Sat, Feb 20

in the Gallery, 1st Floor

$12/$10 for Members.







Family FUSE Weekend

Discover the Vancouver Art Gallery's Family FUSE Weekend, where you will meet artists, musicians, dancers, performers, and educators for a weekend filled with family fun! Participate in a range of fun activities, performances, and hands-on sessions throughout the Gallery. Explore the groundbreaking exhibition MashUp through a diverse range of performances and hands-on activities. Find out more »

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply.

Sat-Sun, Mar 5-6

In the Gallery

FREE for Gallery Members and for children age 12 & under when accompanied by an adult.

Presenting Sponsor:
BMO Financial Group

Spring Break 2016
Weekly Family Programs

Join us at the Gallery for a range of family activities this Spring Break. Activities include sketching led by our Art Agents, art hunts and other exploratory games. Visit the Making Place and participate in guided hands-on art-making activities. Find out more »

Generously Supported by:
the Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery

Mar 14-18
Daily, 12-4PM

In the Gallery

FREE* for Members or with Gallery admission. FREE for children 12 & under.
*The programs are free for families with Gallery admission and are run on a drop-in basis. Bookings are required for groups: groupbookings@vanartgallery.bc.ca.

All of our activities are designed so that children aged 5 & up and their families can enjoy these activities together. The Gallery provides all the resources and materials for no additional cost.

Hank Bull presents Edward Burtynksy's Work Greenhouses, Almira Peninsula, Spain, 2010 at Art Auction 2014

Art Auction 2016*

The highly anticipated 2016 Art Auction will showcase pieces from more than 70 renowned local and international artists. The evening will commence with cocktails followed by gourmet dining and entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a wide selection of artwork and luxury items. Join us for the Art Auction on April 9.

Sat, Apr 9

details coming soon.

This is Now

Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs and unexpected surprises make FUSE Vancouver's favourite art party—a place to see some of the best in local performance art, theatre, contemporary dance and music, plus take in the FUSE lounge. Find out more »

Produced by MediaLab
Guest Curator Joyce Rosario

Fri, Apr 15

In the Gallery

$22.85 (+tax)
Tickets at the door.
Free for Gallery Members.

Media Sponsor:
Georgia Straight

2015 Audain Awards
Photos: Pardeep Singh

Audain Prize + VIVA Awards

The Audain Foundation, the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Vancouver Art Gallery cordially invite you to attend this annual celebration with the visual arts community. The ceremony will honour this year’s recipients of the most prestigious visual arts awards in this province: the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts and the VIVA Awards.

Tues, Apr 19

This ceremony is free and open to the public. More details to follow.

For more information contact: events@vanartgallery.bc.ca