Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission

About CAG

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The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art as it is practiced locally through to internationally. It aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse programmes through free access and a profile that is international in scope.

The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. We deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year, provide an extensive range of learning and public programs for adults, families and children, offer a series of residencies for Canadian and international artists directly contributing to the local scene, and publish insightful catalogues that create a lasting legacy of exhibited work. We do this while offering all of our programs free of charge through an admission by donation policy. We believe that access to, enjoyment of and engagement with contemporary art and the surrounding debates should be available and open to all.


Contact, Hours and Information

Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6B 6R5
T 00 1 604 681 2700
F 00 1 604 683 2710
Enquiries — Email

Open — Tuesday to Sunday 12 – 6 pm
Closed — British Columbia statutory holidays
Admission — The Gallery is free of charge
Access — The Galleries are wheelchair accessible

Curatorial enquiries:
Unsolicited materials sent via post or email to including an artists’ CV and visual information (JPEGS/LINKS/CD/DVD) will be reviewed on a bi-annual basis. If sending materials by post please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SAE) if you wish these to be returned to you. We will be in contact only if of interest for the exhibition program.

History Established in 1971 as the Greater Vancouver Artist’s Gallery, through federal employment programs for artists, the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG)…


History, Vision and Mandate

Kristin Cheung, Development Officer Anna D’Avignon, Finance Officer Phil Dion, Preparator Jas Lally, Assistant Curator Julia Lamare, Visitor Coordinator, Events…


The Team

Jan Ballard David Brown, President Amanda Burrows Neil Campbell Javier Campos Myfanwy MacLeod Anthony McDougall, Secretary Jonathan O’Connor Marian Penner…



Directors 1972-1973: Daphne Mennell 1974-1977: Frances Fitzgibbon 1978-1979: Naomi Yoshizawa 1980-1983: Paul Bolding 1984-1988: Christine Elving 1988-1991: Bill Jeffries 1991-1994:…


Past Directors & Steering Committee

Ajani Dharmapala Anastasia Susilo Andrea Valentine-Lewis Brennagh Bailey Curtis Ho Dan Potter Emine Yeter Gabrielle Haynes Gina Choi Weiji Lu…



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An event at the Contemporary Art Gallery is memorable and unique. Rentals are available from 6pm, all day on Mondays,…


Event and Venue Rental

Abraham Rogatnick (1923-2009) was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Art Gallery for many years and…


Abraham Rogatnick Library

Unsolicited materials sent via post or email ( including an artists’ CV and visual information (CD/DVD) will be reviewed on a…


Curatorial Enquiries