Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission


Appetite for Construction, Special Event
Saturday October 22, 2:00-4:00 pm

Off-site: 544 Main Street
The entrance is on Keefer Street, 2nd floor (go upstairs)

Contribute an item to Keg de Souza’s temporary architecture and share your experiences of urban change in Chinatown and the DTES.

Australian Artist, Keg de Souza is hosting a conversation about the changing urban fabric of Chinatown/DTES and the related issue of gentrification in global cities such as Sydney and Vancouver.

She invites participants to bring an item that encapsulates this moment of change through food culture in the area. For example: menus, dried goods, food packaging, or utensils. These items will be vacuum bagged and used to build an immersive temporary architectural space similar to a ‘time capsule’ of the past, present and perhaps an indication of the future of Chinatown and the DTES.

Tea, scones and blackberry jam from de Souza’s 2015 Preservation workshop will be served at 2:00. Everyone is invited to participate in this informal discussion about food culture, displacement, and gentrification.


Appetite for Construction, Special Event

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

Guillaume Leblon

October 14, 2016 to January 1, 2017
Opening: Thursday, October 13, 7-9pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of a solo exhibition by French artist Guillaume Leblon.

Featuring a radical transformation of our galleries populated by a selection of new and recent works, the exhibition will create a characteristically poetic universe, a world of its own.


Opening | Guillaume Leblon - UNTANGLED FIGURES

Call for participants

Curatorial Retreat
Saturday, November 19 to Sunday, November 20,
Burrard Marina Field House Studio,
1655 Whyte Avenue

Curators-in-residence Zoë Chan and Tatiana Mellema invite local curators to participate in a weekend-long retreat to workshop projects currently in development. The Curatorial Retreat will allow for informal but focused conversation on the participants’ projects, while offering a platform for critical discourse around curatorial practices. During the retreat, each curator will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation on their project, followed by a 20-minute discussion with the group. Participants must be prepared to attend both days, and to give and receive feedback.

Eligibility: The Curatorial Retreat is geared towards participants who have experience curating exhibitions, public programs, or special projects. All are welcome to apply but please note that spaces are limited. Priority will be given to those with an active curatorial practice.

To apply, email the following information as a single PDF:

  • CV
  • A summary of the exhibition, public program or special project to be presented (250 words)
  • 2–3 sentences explaining why you want to participate

– Deadline for applications: October 17

The Curatorial Retreat is part of a new initiative by local curators Zoë Chan and Tatiana Mellema. Our primary goal is to provide support for independent curators in response to the need for collaborative networks and infrastructures that encourage critical curatorial practices within Canada. This includes providing platforms for peer-to-peer dialogue on curatorial research, in partnership with local arts organisations.

Zoë Chan’s curatorial projects have been presented at MSVU Art Gallery, Articule, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, and the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). She has contributed to Canadian Art, C Magazine, esse arts + opinions, and Momus. A two-time recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Project Grant to Curators and Critics, she received the 2015 Joan Lowndes Award in recognition of excellence in critical or curatorial writing.

Tatiana Mellema is currently pursuing a PhD in Art History at the University of British Columbia. Some of her exhibitions include, “Notes on the Nude,” Vancouver Art Gallery (2016); “Mark Clintberg: Do I still cross your mind?,” Illingworth Kerr Gallery (2013); and “Paul Butler: The Greg Curnoe Bicycle Project,” Art Gallery of Ontario (2011). She has worked at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, The Banff Centre, and the National Gallery of Canada. Her writing has been published in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Border Crossings, and Black Flash.




Call for participants - Curatorial Retreat

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, October 29
Responding to Guillaume Leblon’s exhibition create a dreamscape collage from various materials and fragments.

Saturday, November 26
Body Language
Inspired by the Guillaume Leblon’s installation, create a series of plasticine sculptures using molds based on clothing and the body. This initiative is presented in collaboration with ArtStarts on Saturdays.


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

We acknowledge the generous support of the Peter Szeto Investment Group for our Family Day program.


Family Art Day | Dreamscapes

Shaun Dacey
Saturday, October 29, 3pm
Join CAG Curator, Shaun Dacey for a guided tour of Sameer Farooq and Mirjam Linschooten’s exhibitions.


Shaun Dacey | Tour of exhibitions


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