Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission


Tickets now on sale

28th Annual Gala & Art Auction
Saturday, November 5, 6.30pm
Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Join us at this important benefit event for the Contemporary Art Gallery. Your support allows us to continue our crucial role as the only free independent public art gallery dedicated exclusively to engaging audiences with the very best in contemporary art from Vancouver, Canada and abroad.


Tickets now on sale - 28th Annual Gala & Art Auction

FREE Lunch hour tours
First Thursday every month, with Maddy Tranter

September 1, October 6, 12.15–12.45pm

Join CAG Visitor Assistant Maddy Tranter for a midday tour of current exhibitions.


FREE Lunch hour tours

Tommy Ting

Join artist Tommy Ting for a tour of the current exhibition in Mandarin.

Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. We also encourage visits from primary and secondary schools, ESL groups, university and college students and community groups. For more information or to book a guided visit for your group, contact or telephone 604 681 2700.


Tommy Ting | Tour in Mandarin

Nigel Prince
Saturday, September 24, 3pm
Join CAG Director, Nigel Prince for a guided tour of Isabel Nolan’s exhibition.


Nigel Prince | Tour of exhibitions

Free Family Days at the CAG
On the last Saturday of each month, the CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art making activities that respond to our current exhibitions. All ages welcome.

Saturday, September 24
The Expanding Cosmos
Inspired by Isabel Nolan’s exploration of the cosmos, make a mobile of your own unique solar system.

Isabel Nolan
‘The weakened eye of day’
July 29 to October 2, 2016
Opening: Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents a major body of recent work by Irish artist, Isabel Nolan.

Taking its title from the English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Darkling Thrush’ (1899), the exhibition examines how the light of the sun, physically and symbolically, manifests or resonates in our thoughts, preoccupations and pursuits. In Hardy’s poem, the sun, described as “the weakening eye of day” is a dismal star drained of its force by a gloomy pre-centennial winter afternoon. As its gaze weakens, so flags the spirit of the poet who, until interrupted by birdsong, sees only the inevitability of death in the cold world around him.

Presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays. For more details visit:

We acknowledge the generous support of the Hamber Foundation for our Family Day program.


Family Art Day | The Expanding Cosmos

Jocelyn Statia
Sunday, August, 28 and September 25, 3pm
CAG Visitor Coordinator, Jocelyn Statia leads tours of the current exhibitions.


Jocelyn Statia | Sunday afternoon tour of the exhibitions


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