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.

Upcoming Exhibitions


June 24 to October 1, 2017

Shelagh Keeley
Notes on Obsolescence, 2014
acrylic paint, collage elements, crayon, graphite, oil stick, photograph on paper and plastic film
Promised Gift to the Vancouver Art Gallery
Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Persistence draws on recent works, largely from the Gallery’s collection, that illuminate the shifting role and unexpected endurance of technologies, physical objects and bodies. Key works include Shelagh Keeley’s Notes on Obsolescence, a large-scale wall drawing portraying Jacquard looms in a defunct textile mill, and a collaborative installation by Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson which incorporates a myriad of disused objects.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director.