Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 12 - 6pm
Free Admission


Book Launch and Reading
Meriç Algün Ringborg and Erdem Taşdelen
Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity
Saturday, May 16, 2–4pm

Join us for this book launch and reading to celebrate a new publication, a collaborative project by Turkish artists, Algün Ringborg, who exhibited at the CAG in 2013, and Vancouver-based Taşdelen.


Book Launch and Reading | Meriç Algün Ringborg and Erdem Taşdelen: Investigations on Artistic Subjectivity

Feedback Series: Close Readings — Julia Dault

Tuesday, May 12, 7pm

Mark DeLong, Richard MacFarlane and Brynn McNab

An invited group of local cultural producers offer responses in the form of readings, images or video, providing diverse and layered conversations on Dault’s work.

Feedback Talk:
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 Series: Close Readings — Julia Dault with Mark DeLong, Richard MacFarlane and Brynn McNab

LIQUIDATE: An art publication sale by Contemporary Art Gallery, Access Gallery, Fillip, New Documents, Presentation House Gallery, Or Gallery and Western Front

We’ve been busy spring cleaning. The Contemporary Art Gallery, Access Gallery, Fillip, New Documents, Presentation House Gallery, Or Gallery and Western Front have joined forces to bring you some serious discounts on art publications new and old.  This one time only evening sale is not to be missed.

The evening is sponsored by Jameson Whiskey.
We invite you to enjoy our specialty cocktail: The Librarian for a modest donation of $5.

WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 5-9pm
WHERE: Access Gallery: 222 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

Contemporary Art Gallery sample titles on sale:
Every building on 100 West Hastings – Stan Douglas
You are my sunshine/You are my nebula – Euan MacDonald
Brian Jungen
Cabin Photographs – Scott McFarland

About Access Gallery:
An artist-run centre established in 1991, Access Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and presenting the work of emergent artists, curators and cultural practitioners, as well as those entering a new experimental phase of their practice. We enable critical conversations and risk taking through new configurations of audience, artists and community.

Access Gallery sample titles on sale:
Unsuitable as an Institution: The Tenacity of Access Gallery 1992—2014
Far Away So Close, Part I
Far Away So Close, Part II
Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption
Encyclonospace Iranica
Life After Doomsday: Jason de Haan
The Ever-Changing Light: Raymond Boisjoly

About Fillip and New Documents:
Fillip is a Vancouver-based publishing organization formed in 2004 to expand spaces for critical discussions on contemporary art. Through a magazine and publications program, Fillip provides platforms for examining the relationship between art and society. New Documents is a Los Angeles and Vancouver-based art book publisher.

Fillip and New Documents sample titles on sale:
Downing Street
Yes, But Is It Edible?
Culture Industry
Fillip 19
Institutions by Artists

About Or Gallery:
The Or Gallery is an artist-run centre committed to exhibiting work by local, national and international artists whose art practice is of a critical, conceptual and/or interdisciplinary nature. The Or Gallery has published various works including artist books, record/sound works and critical anthologies. It also runs a small bookstore focused on artists’ publishing, including artist books, zines, periodicals, criticism and theory.

Or Gallery sample titles on sale:
12 Sun Songs, Cranfield & Slade (this is a record)
Ten Shows, Barb Choit
Exercises in Kinesthetic Drawing and Other Drawing, Aaron Carpenter
Vancouver Anthology, ed. Stan Douglas
The D’Or Series (Food for Thought, Notes on Collaboration, Explorations in Psychic Geography, Goin’ Solo)

About Presentation House Gallery:
Presentation House Gallery’s mandate is to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, emphasizing contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art. Since 1984 they have produced over 100 publications, featuring a diverse range of artists and exhibitions. In 2006 the gallery launched the Lynn Valley series of artist-designed publications. This series has featured books by a wide range of contemporary artists including: Richard Prince, Jonathan Monk and Annette Kelm. Presentation House Gallery aims to offer the community a range of experiences which will engage viewers with new considerations about the world in which they live.

PHG sample titles on sale:
Active Process: Artist’s Books Photographic and ContemporaryTwenty-eight  U.S. and Canadian Artists
Death and the Family, Gisele Amantea, Marian Penner Bancroft, Wyn Geleynse, etc.
Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver
Judy Radul: People Things Enter Exit
Attila Richard Lukacs / POLAROIDS / Michael Morris

About Western Front:
Established in 1973 the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music.  We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist driven initiatives. The Western Front currently maintains programs in Exhibitions, Media Art and New Music, as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual materials. Through this diverse programming we continue to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.

Western Front sample titles on sale:
Ritual In Contemporary Performance
Eternal Network: Videos from the Western Front Archive
Recipes For An Encounter
The F Word
Marian Penner Bancroft: Two Places at Once: Transfigured Wood Part IV


LIQUIDATE: An art publication sale by Contemporary Art Gallery, Access Gallery, Fillip, Presentation House Gallery, New Documents, Or Gallery and Western Front

Julia Dault in conversation with Michelle Jacques, chief curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Saturday, May 2, 1pm


Julia Dault in conversation with Michelle Jacques

Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 12-6pm

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents a weekend of epic sound working with Vancouver based NURSE.

Performing two six-hour presentations, this group of tonal alchemists intend to create free improvisational music or Free-Continuum Music. They comprise two basses, one full of riffs, the other a distorted drone, a haunting slide guitar and one constant ‘phase-drone’ guitar, providing the continuum. A wash of space synths make this spare drone-scape lush. The performances will be ongoing throughout the day, the sound reacting to and in response to the environment as it unfolds over time, a constantly evolving texture ebbing and flowing throughout the building.

NURSE prescribe heady medication. Releases to date include Heads Remain (C20 on Soldierpumps); Camping Jam and X-Ray (both cd-r on Get Medicated).


NURSE | Performance

Gallery Hop Vancouver: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Art. Talks. Tours.

Join us for a day of art, talks and tours at the Canadian Art Foundation’s Gallery Hop Vancouver.

Panel Discussion: Making Opportunity
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street

With important cultural infrastructure projects underway, or recently completed, it is time to take a look at what kinds of new opportunities these projects will bring to the Vancouver art scene. Join Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes as he kicks off the Gallery Hop with a panel that looks into the future that Vancouver is building for itself.

Kathleen Bartels, Director, Vancouver Art Gallery
Ron Burnett, President, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Brian McBay, Executive Director, 221A
Nigel Prince, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Gallery
Reid Shier, Director and Curator, Presentation House Gallery
Andy Sylvester, Owner and Director, Equinox Gallery

Talks and Tours
1:30–5:00 p.m.
Various locations in Vancouver

Enjoy guided tours of many galleries and institutions in Vancouver. At each stop, an art expert will share a talk on the exhibition on view.

Wrap Party
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Equinox Gallery, 525 Great Northern Way

Finish your Gallery Hop at the Canadian Art wrap party, being held at Equinox Gallery. Martin Elder’s “Perceptual Renderings” and a group show called “Pictured Windows” will be on view. Richard Rhodes, editor of Canadian Art, and David Balzer, associate editor and author of Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else, will introduce the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine, and subscriptions will be available at a special Hop rate.



Panel Discussion: Making Opportunity


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