Meet Melissa | Learning & Public Engagement Intern

My name is Melissa Woo and I am the Learning and Public Engagement Assistant Intern at the Contemporary Art Gallery for the summer of 2018. Currently, I am a third year Psychology major at the University of British Columbia. Throughout this experience my position has been challenging at times as my previous background is not… Read more »


Maddie Leach Residency

From August 13 to 30, 2018, we continued the ongoing residency at the Burrard Marina Field House with New Zealand artist Maddie Leach. Her proposal is centred on the histories, meaning and locations of the Simon Fraser monument in New Westminster and has evolved over successive visits, research and meetings with various communities in this… Read more »


Exhibitions from the Archives | L.I.P. Service

This month for Exhibitions from the Archives, we return to 2003 when the Contemporary Art Gallery celebrated its 30th anniversary with the exhibition L.I.P. Service. In the 1970s the Trudeau government started a new project that would be the first of its kind. The Local Initiatives Program (L.I.P.) was a new ambitious initiative lasting from… Read more »


Meet Tianna | Marketing & Communications Intern

My name is Tianna Barton and I am honoured to be working as the Marketing and Communications Intern at the CAG this season. An integral part of Vancouver’s art community, the CAG’s dedication to public engagement, education and art accessibility speaks to my values and future goals as an artist. Here at the CAG, I… Read more »


Exhibitions from the Archives | Brian Jungen

As our second throwback this summer for Exhibitions from the Archives, we return to Brian Jungen’s exhibition, which took place both in the interior and on the exterior of the gallery from July 28 to September 23, 2001. Now a well-known artist and currently showing in the UK as part of the Liverpool Biennale, Brian… Read more »


The A New Path to the Waterfall Finale

June 14th’s choreographed walk marked the final event of A New Path to the Waterfall. Over the course of the year, the students in MaryAnn Persoon’s grade 6/7 class worked with six different artists, additional guest artists and the Contemporary Art Gallery at large. The presence and practices of each of the artists, T’uy’t’tanat Cease… Read more »


Exhibitions from the Archives | Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir

Throughout summer 2018, the CAG blog will host a throwback series, Exhibitions from the Archives, exploring the gallery’s rich history. To kick it off we begin with Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir’s Beyond Guilt – The Trilogy, (2003-05), shown at the Contemporary Art Gallery from April 7 to June 5, 2011. The duo’s first solo… Read more »


Introducing the intersectors

This last session with Justine A. Chambers (and sadly the last session of A New Path to the Waterfall) was packed! Throughout the day, the grade 6/7 class not only began designing their t-shirts for their walk, the intersectors, but also went through the fine tuning of their moves. Using the map that Justine finalized… Read more »


Rehearsals for ‘the intersectors’

Combing the routes from last week’s walks, Justine created a new route for the final choreography. The class was able to test this route and plan the logistics of their moves at a few sites of interest over these past few sessions with Justine. This included the alley way from last week, the stairwell in… Read more »


Planning choreographed walks

This week’s session brought the class back outside to conduct field work towards their choreographed walk on June 14th. Using the maps Justine had provided them with, the class split into four different groups. Testing each group’s route involved brainstorming actions, gestures and other surprises that they could engage their audience with on the 14th…. Read more »


Final project with Justine A. Chambers

For the last month of the school year, Ms. Persoon’s grade 6/7 class is working with Justine A. Chambers, the final artist to participate in A New Path to the Waterfall. With a practice founded upon movement, everyday choreographies and collaborative creation, Justine’s project with the class will get everyone up and moving! For her… Read more »