The galleries are currently closed for the installation of the upcoming exhibition:
Song of the Open Road
Please join us for the opening celebration on Saturday, April 1, 4-6pm, all welcome!MORE
Manti, Börek, Baklava
Burrard Marina Field House Residency
Until April 2017
The Contemporary Art Gallery welcomes Vancouver-based artist Derya Akay as the Burrard Marina Field House artist-in-residence this spring.
Akay is collaborating with women elders from a range of cultural backgrounds to explore and share local and diasporic culinary traditions. This convivial preparing and partaking of food is a gateway to oral history, which Akay understands as both storytelling and the sensations and memories summoned through communal eating.
“For my residency, I have developed the project working with five elder women who will work with me to give workshops to ten to fifteen people, as a social exercise that revolves around food, time and the labour of kitchen” – Derya Akay
Over the course of March, April and May, Derya Akay will co-host a series of workshops and meals where the public is invited to gather for cooking and conversation with the women elders.
Image: Derya Akay and women elders cook at the Burrard Marina Field House. Photograph Michelle Martin.
Saturday, March 18, 12-3pm, free
Cooking with Maria Dyulgerova and her granddaughter Biliana Velkova
AT: Burrard Marina Field House, 1655 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver.
Tickets and information (currently a wait list)
Sunday, April 2, 5-8pm, $40 includes full meal and workshop.
Shabbat Dinner and Fresh Challah presented in partnership with The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.
Dinner will be prepared by artist Derya Akay, Sara Ciacci, Leonor Etkin, Claire Hammer and Debbie Kafka.
AT: The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, 6184 Ash Street (2nd floor), Vancouver.
Tickets and information
More events to be announced in April and May, please check www.contemporaryartgallery.ca for details.
Derya Akay (b, 1988, Turkey) is an artist living in Vancouver. He received the 2016 Portfolio Prize Emerging Artist Award in Vancouver. Recent solo exhibitions include with bread, Campbell River Art Gallery, 2017; Pumice, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, California, 2017; Painting with Light, Kunstverein Toronto, 2015; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Supper, Centre A, Vancouver, 2014. Group exhibitions include Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, 2017; Unit 17, Vancouver, 2017; Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016; The Gardener Museum, Toronto, 2015; Geometry of Knowing Part I, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, 2015.
About the Burrard Marina Field House
Throughout 2017 CAG is hosting a series of artists-in-residence, each working toward participatory projects to be realized throughout 2017–2019. The Field House Studio is an off-site artist residency space and community hub organized by CAG. This program moves beyond conventional exhibition making, echoing the founding origins of the gallery where artists were offered support toward the production of new work while reaching out to communities and offering new ways for individuals to encounter, participate and connect with art and artists.
The Burrard Marina Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, along with many private and individual donors. Please visit our website for a full list of supporters. For further details about the program, all forthcoming residencies and associated events visit our website at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca
and the Field House blog at www.burrardmarinafieldhouse.blog
For 2016–2019 we acknowledge the generous support of the Burrard Marina Field House Studio Residency Program by the Vancouver Foundation.MORE
April 1 to June 18, 2017
B. C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries
Events Room, Window spaces
Off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station
Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival
Join us to celebrate the opening of the feature exhibition launching Capture Photography Festival 2017, Song of the Open Road.MORE
Are you a teacher seeking to develop work with your class based on our exhibitions? Or are you planning a field trip and would like further guidance?
The CAG offers engaging arts learning for students from K-12. Our school programs involve an interactive guided tour of gallery exhibitions and the option of thematically connected art making. Rooted in enquiry and discussion our education programs invite students and teachers to creatively explore visual art materials and processes as well as critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage diverse themes, perspectives and complex ideas.
Our school programs are designed to meet the areas of learning identified in the BC Education Ministry’s Arts Education curriculum.
1 hr. – $50.00 (maximum 30 students)
The guided program for students from K-12 involves an insightful, inquiry-based exploration of the exhibitions allowing for creative learning and developing key transferable skills such as problem solving, communication and literacy.
Guided Program + Art Making activity
2 hrs. – $90 (maximum 30 students)
For the guided program combined with art making activities in response to our exhibitions for students from K-12, in-depth tours of current exhibitions combine with workshops investigating the techniques, medium and practices of the work on display. These workshops enable meaningful dialogue to emerge developing critical thinking, making and understanding.
Considering spending a full day with your class in downtown Vancouver? We are in close proximity to a range of other cultural organizations that also offer school programming.
For more information or to book a program for your class, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 604 681 2700.
To apply for funding to support your visit to the CAG, please visit daytrippers.ca
Exhibitions for 2016/2017
The CAG exhibits national and international artists that work with a diverse range of media, processes, and practices offering an important opportunity to engage with current ideas and issues.
Isabel Nolan: The weakened eye of day
July 29 – October 2, 2016
Isabel Nolan’s exhibition is an unfolding story of light as a central metaphor for truth and optimism. This exploration of our place beneath the sun includes text works, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, paintings and photographs.
Guillaume Leblon: UNTANGLED FIGURES
October 14, 2016 – January 1, 2017
New York-based French artist, Guillaume Leblon creates fictional spaces through sculptures made with familiar everyday objects. A figurative presence is suggested through imprints, clothing and other remnants.
January 13 – March 19, 2017
U.K artist Haroon Mirza makes immersive kinetic installations that deal with the distinctions between noise, sound and music. For CAG plant forms and solar panels are used to explore the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current.
Capture Photography Festival
March 31 – June 18, 2017
We will curate a group exhibition as the feature show for The Capture Photography Festival including local to international artists, more details to come.
With a practice rooted in performative interventions, our newest Burrard Marina Field House artist-in-residence Diane Borsato explores the effects of minimal gestures on larger social structures. Her work—which in the past has dipped into the varying fields of mycology, astronomy and beekeeping—surprises with an immediately established intimacy. A feat for her projects which typically take years to develop and execute.
She is currently focused on Ikebana, or Japanese flower arrangement, for an upcoming exhibition at the CAG in 2017. Diane has long held a fascination for Japanese aesthetics, and her interest in the ephemerality of flowers has early beginnings in her university job as a florist. As part of her research in Vancouver, Diane has been visiting with local practitioners and organizations, including the Vancouver Ikebana Association (VIA).
Hollis Ho, a teacher in the Sogetsu school of Ikebana, introduced Diane to some of her students and gave a preview of their work for an upcoming exhibition at the Nitobe Memorial Garden. The special two-day show will be the Sogetsu school’s first large-scale outdoor exhibition in Vancouver, and opens this Friday (July 29).
Diane also met with Kuniko Yamamoto, president of the VIA, and Judie Glick, a former head of the association. The VIA will participate in the 40th Annual Powell Street Festival this weekend with a display and twice-daily demonstration at the Vancouver Buddhist Temple.
Her next meeting was at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. She toured the centre’s garden with director-curator Sherri Kajiwara and Nick Sueyoshi, of the Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association. Diane had a chance to become familiar with plants native to the Northwest Coast, as well as some Japanese transplants. The climate this year has been particularly encouraging to a loquat tree (biwa), which produced fruit for the first time since it was planted—perhaps an auspicious sign for Diane’s work to come.
Continuing her research, Diane visited the Nitobe Memorial Garden with Naomi Sawada, a fellow student of Ikebana and manager of public programs and promotion for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. A stroll through the quiet garden on a hot summer’s day was perfect for a conversation about the development of Diane’s project. Inazo Nitobe (1862-1933), for whom the garden was named, was a vital figure in bridging the culture of North America and Japan.