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.

Past Exhibitions


February 12 to May 1, 2011

Althea Thauberger
Carrall Street (Powell Street), 2008-09
digital c-print
Collection of Artspeak Gallery

Visit the WE: Vancouver microsite for further information on the exhibition and related public programs, special events, tours and lectures. Please click here or the image below.

Vancity member offers:
On Tuesdays during WE: Vancouver, Vancity members get $6.50 off the price of adult admission, and $10 off the price of an Individual or Household Gallery Membership. Just show proof of Vancity membership. Visit vancity.com/celebrate65 or the Gallery for complete details.

WE: Vancouver ?2 Manifestos for the City examines Vancouver through the extraordinary range of practices, actions and ideas that shape and activate it.

In this city dynamic activities occur at diverse levels and modes of production, from vast multi-million dollar developments to small projects realized on a shoestring. They may involve the work of a few or of many, but their impact on our perception of the city is broad and opens up alternate models for living and new possibilities for thinking about this place.

Architects offer diverse ways for us to occupy our built environment. Designers invite us to consider how we consume and interact with the world around us. Artists reconfigure the city, revealing new ways to see and be seen. Activists unsettle our patterns of engagement, indicating new pathways. Planners shift the very ground we walk on, proposing new models for communities. This exhibition gives form and voice to these many actions.

The exhibition includes the work of more than 40 Vancouver-based cultural producers, including Althea Thauberger, SHAPE, Red Flag Design, Keith Higgins, MGB Architecture, the Office for Soft Architecture, Michael Turner, Natalie Purschwitz, Robert Kleyn, Office Supplies Incorporated, Christian Kliegel, Sabine Bitter + Helmut Weber, and many others.

WE: Vancouver will feature events in collaboration with the exhibition participants. Please visit the WE: Vancouver microsite for more information.

This exhibition is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, senior curator, and Kathleen Ritter, associate curator.

Presenting Sponsor:

This exhibition is supported by the City of Vancouver's 125th Anniversary Partnership Grants Program with the participation of the Government of Canada: