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Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
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James Langdon
A School for Design Fiction
September 2014

As our contribution to Vancouver Design Week, the CAG is
working with James Langdon, recipient of the 2012 Inform
Award for Conceptual Design, presented by the Museum
of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany. Langdon will
offer a short course in reading objects, environments and
messages. Stimulated by the curious genre of design fiction, the programme asserts storytelling as the primary function of design. Langdon will conduct a three day workshop on September 16–18 exploring narrative approaches to design, a series of connected exercises subjecting a collection of found materials to various manual and conceptual processes.

The workshop is not concerned with speculative design or futurism, but with documenting and manipulating the narrative potential of ordinary artefacts through conside ration of their essence; their relations with each other; and the meanings they might be made to express.

Space is limited to 12 participants. further information at or 604 681 2700.


James Langdon - A School for Design Fiction

Tickets are now on Sale!

To view the artworks for auction go to

26th Annual Gala & Art Auction
Saturday, November 8, 6.30pm
Dinner served at 7.30pm
Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Tickets on Sale: Friday August 15

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.

This truly remarkable evening will feature our much anticipated Art Auction, featuring the work of over thirty ‘must know’ emerging and well known Canadian and international artists. New to this year’s event is the inaugural ‘Anonymous Polaroid Project’. A series of polaroid photographs taken by specially invited public figures who have taken images reflecting their daily lives will be up for auction. Only after bidding will the identities of the photographers be revealed.



26th Annual Gala & Art Auction - tickets now on sale!

Field Guides (a guide to Field House Residencies) – Exhibition
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Opening reception: Thursday, September 18, 5pm

The CAG is participating in an exhibition of the Vancouver Parks
Board Field House residents. Documentation of projects from
our artists-in-residence Raymond Boisjoly, Broken City Lab,
Marie Lorenz and Brendan Fernandes will be on display.


Field Guides (a guide to Field House Residencies) - Exhibition Opening

Join us for free drop-in art making events for families. All ages are welcome!

Presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays


Free Family Days at the Gallery

SFU Philosophers Café: Art Salons

In the spirit of social gatherings that provide forums for discussion, SFU Philosophers’ Café will run two art salons in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery. Each café will start with a guided tour of current exhibitions with Director Nigel Prince, followed by a discussion with Shaun Dacey, Curator, Learning and Public Programs and special guests.

Jürgen Partenheimer: The Archive — The Raven Diaries
Saturday, September 27, 3–5pm

Gunilla Klingberg
Saturday, November 1, 3–5pm


SFU Philosophers Café: Art Salons - Partenheimer + Klingberg

A guided visit of the exhibitions on display in French led by UBC Theatre Studies PhD student Lindsay Lachance.

please note new date: Sunday Sept 28, 3pm, thank you!


Guided Visit in French | Lindsay Lachance


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