Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission


Sylvia Kind
Tuesday, October 6, 7pm
Sylvia Kind, PhD is an instructor in the School of Childhood Studies at Capilano University and an atelierista at the Capilano University Children’s Centre. Her work is motivated by an interest in artistic ways of knowing, children’s studio practices, experimentations with art as research in early childhood settings and the intersections of art and pedagogy. Kind will respond to elements of play in Ryan Gander’s exhibition.

Feedback Series
This series invites cultural and critical producers to present thoughts and ideas rooted in their own interests and practices, and invites audiences to join in the conversations that will explore relevant contemporary issues, theories, ideas and culture.


Feedback Talk: Sylvia Kind

Artists’ Book Week: Ho Tam
Tuesday, October 13, 7pm

In conjunction with the 2015 Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s Artists’ Book Week, the CAG presents local artist Ho Tam discussing recent publications including his hotam and Poser projects.

This event is presented by the Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the Vancouver Art/Book Fair’s open-source event series Artists’ Books Week.


Artists' Book Week: Ho Tam

27th Annual Gala and Art Auction
Saturday November 7, 2015

Rosewood Hotel Georgia
801 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC

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.

We are excited to announce that this year’s auction will include work by Canadian artists such as: Andrew Dadson, Wayne Ngan, Tiziana La Melia, Kelly Lycan and Geoff Rees.

Individual tickets are $250 or $2,250/group of 10 tickets
Visa, MasterCard or American Express are accepted via this website (below or in the online SHOP). To pay by cheque contact us (see below).

No tickets are printed. Names will be on a list at the door.

Absentee bids will be accepted for those who cannot attend.

Avoid disappointment and purchase early. The event sold out last year!

For absentee bids and questions please contact Kristin Cheung at or 604-681-2700.





27th Annual Gala and Art Auction - Tickets now on sale!

Come by for free exhibition tours and free drop-in art making events for kids, families, friends… all are welcome and all ages are welcome!

September 26: Palette Portraits – 12-3pm free

Explore conceptual portraiture in response to Ryan Gander’s series of portraits and palettes painted from memory. Create your own ‘palette portrait’.

October 31: Hide and Seek Sculptures – 12-3pm free

Responding to Gander’s sculptures that suggest hiding place dens made by children from all manner of household items including bed sheets, golf umbrellas, cushions and laundry racks, participants will collaborate to create a large shelter structure.

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.



Free Family Day - 'Palette Portraits' Art Activity Day!

Visit the CAG booth ‘V06′ on the 2nd floor at PS1 MoMA, NYC.

Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20, 2015, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17, 6-9pm.

On the booth we will have a selection of CAG publications and editions from over our 30 year publications program, including: Christopher Williams, James Welling, Geoffrey Farmer, Erin Sherriff, Steven Shearer, Mungo Thomson, Stan Douglas, Sarah Browne, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ken Lum, Nathan Coley, Frances Stark, Euan MacDonald, Jurgen Partenheimer, Kelly Mark, FASTWURMS, Robert Orchardson, Roy Arden, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, Shannon Oksanen, Alex Morrison, Dexter Sinister, Neil Campbell, Beau Dick, Brian Jungen…and more…

…and featuring new 2015 CAG books by Mike Nelson and Ryan Gander.

…plus..We are also launching the new limited edition print by Mungo Thomson.

….Additionally we will have limited edition books by Erdem Tasdelen, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Keg de Souza, Walter Scott, Stefan Bruggemann, Aurelien Froment, Kay Rosen, Mike Nelson, Duncan Campbell, Jeremy Shaw and Gunilla Klingberg.

see you there!


CAG @ Printed Matter's NY ART BOOK FAIR @ MoMA PS1, Booth V06

Ryan Gander in conversation
Friday, September 11, 4.30pm

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
2nd Floor, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street

Join us for a special in-conversation event between Gander and CAG Director Nigel Prince, a playful discussion centred on the themes and ideas present in the exhibition: Make every show like it’s your last. Presented with SFU Galleries.


Ryan Gander in conversation


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