Our Young Patrons program is tailored to individuals who are active in the arts and culture sector, creative, and motivated. In becoming part of the CAG Young Patrons community, you are joining a network of art-minded young professionals, artists and other creatives. Attend behind-the-scenes art gatherings that are both social and educational (drink and learn about contemporary art), from studio visits to collections tours and more, as well as exciting events with our dynamic community partners.
We would love to have you on board as a Young Patron; the rate of the program is only $10/month or a one-time rate of $120/year. The benefits of the program not only include an invitation to the activities mentioned but your choice of a free publication and artist editioned work, in addition to complimentary beverages at all CAG events.
If you sign up by April 25th two lucky winners will receive a prize package that includes a $25 gift card to Earnest Ice Cream, a $50 gift card to Frank + Oak, and a $50 gift card to Woo to See You (total value $125). In addition, the next five winners will win a scent by Osmics. If you would like to join our program to be eligible to win this prize, sign up here or email email@example.com to learn about monthly instalments.
What’s At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges
Saturday, February 4, 12-5PM
World Art Centre, SFU, 149 West Hastings, Vancouver
What’s At Stake? Intertextual Indigenous Knowledges is an afternoon of talks, panels and a spoken word performance that examines knowledge, power, authority, and sovereignty in the construction of artistic practices. Following on Intertextual: Art in Dialogue, a roving reading group that was held at participating galleries over the last year, this program is meant to function less like a syllabus and more like a web of ideas. Intertextual aims to examine/critique and create/support a community based in text, recognizing the process of selection and concomitant erasure that occurs in any process of representation.
Taking the critical historiography of Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A Changing History of Ideas (UBC Press, 2013) as a point of provocation, this event belongs to an intertextual discussion of artistic practice and the role of art institutions (from artist-run centres to public gallery models) in Vancouver. This series has been produced with the participation of SFU Galleries, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Contemporary Art Gallery, grunt gallery, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Presentation House Gallery, UBC Press, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Western Front.MORE
Intertextual: Art in Dialogue
Dylan AT Miner: Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism and Autonomy
Grunt Gallery, #116–350 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver
Wednesday, August 3, 7pm
Join Dylan AT Miner a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist and scholar for a discussion of from his book, Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism and Autonomy to be published in 2017.
This talk is presented as part of Intertextual; Art in Dialogue, a roving reading group that aims to examine/critique and create/ support a community based in text. In addition to the CAG
participating organizations include UBC Press, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, grunt gallery, SFU Galleries, Vancouver Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Presentation
House Gallery, Access Gallery, Or Gallery, Charles H Scott, 221A Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery and VIVO Media Arts Centre. For more information about Intertextual: Art in Dialogue, please visit www.facebook.com/intertextualartindialogue
Marketing & Event Assistant
Summer Student Contract
The Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking a Marketing & Event Assistant to assist the Gallery Team and in particular help in the preparation and promotion of an annual Gala and Art Auction. The Marketing & Event Assistant will perform these duties during a 14 week period at 40 hours per week. The position will be conducted in English and will begin May 29, 2017 and end September 1, 2017.
Learning and Public Program Assistant
Summer Student Contract
The Learning and Public Programs Assistant will provide assistance with Learning and Public Programming initiatives including the creation of education resources for teachers and students for upcoming exhibitions, assisting with public programming for the exhibitions of Gordon Bennett and Levine Flexhaug, and supporting the delivery and documentation of the Summer Youth Arts Intensive offered in collaboration with Arts Umbrella. The Learning and Public Programs Assistant will perform these duties during a 14 week period at 35 hours per week. The position will be conducted in English and will begin May 29, 2017 and end September 1, 2017.
The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is searching for a Curator
The Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking to appoint a new Curator to take up post as soon as possible in 2017.
Working as part of the team, the Curator initiates, develops and implements gallery exhibitions, off-site projects, residencies and publications in consultation with the Executive Director. The Curator oversees all aspects of program delivery, exhibition coordination and preparation, installation planning, monitors certain budgets and contributes to development and public programming initiatives. The Curator represents CAG in the community to enhance the profile and reputation of the gallery. Evening and weekend work is required.
The successful applicant will be appointed within the salary band $42,000-$50,000/annum subject to qualifications and experience. This is a permanent full-time position (minimum 40 hours per week) that includes extended health and dental benefits after successful completion of a probation period. Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.
The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is searching for an Operations Administrator (Part time)
The Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking to appoint a new Operations Administrator to take up post in 2017. The position is offered on a 3 days/ 24 hours per week basis.
Reporting to and providing administrative support for the Executive Director, the Operations Administrator is responsible for the efficient management of CAG’s operations in relation to office effectiveness, facilities management, Society administration and IT, to best support the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
This is a permanent part-time position, 3 days/ 24 hours per week. The successful applicant will be appointed pro rata within the salary band $40,000-$45,000/annum subject to qualifications and experience plus be eligible to receive extended health and dental benefits after successful completion of a probation period.MORE
Inside Out: Studio, Gallery, Street
Open call: Visual Art Summer Youth Intensive
Arts Umbrella, Contemporary Art Gallery and SFU collaboration
August 8 to 26, 2016
Inside Out: Studio, Gallery, Street is a three week visual arts intensive speci cally designed for youth between the age of 14 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice.
It will provide a stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation and pushing the boundaries of their own art making in a supportive studio environment.
Youth will have the opportunity to work with leading artists, curators and educators in Vancouver as they explore and produce a range of contemporary art practices such as the context-speci c installation, large-scale collaborative sculptures and exhibition making. Participants will engage in critiques and discussions about developing ideas, working with materials and viewing works of art.
The program will culminate in a one-day exhibition at CAG.
Application Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2016 for accepting applications. Space is limited, please apply soon. The fee for the intensive is $480.00.
Application forms are available at http://www.artsumbrella.com/vasi
For more information about the program, please contact: Holly Schmidt, Assistant Curator at h.schmidt@ contemporaryartgallery.caMORE
Feelings, a limited edition porcelain sculpture made by Elisabeth Zvonar, was published by the Contemporary Art Gallery for It`s What You Do With It That Counts , the 22nd Gala Dinner and Art Auction held on November 6, 2010.MORE
This booklet was published on the occasion of the international group exhibition Concrete Language held at the Contemporary Art Gallery from September 8 to November 5, 2006. The publication contains a short text about each individual artist and an essay by co-curator Jenifer Papararo and Christina Ritchie.MORE
This foldout brochure / poster was published on the occasion of the exhibition A Thousand Miles of Dust and Ashes by artist Lucy Pullen, held at the Contemporary Art Gallery from March 14 to April 27, 2003.MORE
This foldout brochure was published on the occasion of the exhibition L.I.P. Service from July 11th to August 31st, 2003, which showcased a small cross section of artworks from the collections of the City of Vancouver and the Contemporary Art Gallery that were produced during the 1970's and early 80's in Vancouver.MORE
This booklet accompanied the exhibition 'Vikky Alexander - Vaux-le-Vicomte Panorama', February 6 to March 20, 1999, which includes an essay by Ian Wallace.
This publication is out of print. It can be viewed at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick reference library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.MORE
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition French Kiss from December 13, 1997 to January 31, 1998. The following artists are included in the exhibition and publication: Ghada Amer, Jean-Sylvain Bieth, Bernard Lallemand, Dany Leriche and Patrick Raynaud.MORE