Behind the Ribbons

As part of my internship at the CAG, I was able to assist with the installation of Grace Schwindt’s exhibition.  The fun part of this installation was being able to assist with the colour coordination of the 9 jewel toned and naturally dyed ribbons. There was no formula or method to the colour selection, just what… Read more »


Volunteer Profiles: Michelle Doherty

What brought you to volunteer at the CAG? I’ve always had an interest working in an art gallery, and I discovered the CAG last summer while exploring. I began chatting with Jocelyn at the front desk, picking her brain regarding her journey on how she got to work there, and she recommended I submit my… Read more »


Volunteer Profiles: Jennifer Tuan

What brought you to volunteer at the CAG?  I am a student studying art history and was looking to gain experience in the field of art. I chose to volunteer with the CAG because it provides an intimate platform where people have the chance to meet and interact with artists and others in the art… Read more »


Volunteer Profiles: Sara Khan

What brought you to volunteer at the CAG? I finished my BFA degree from Lahore, Pakistan, six years ago and have been painting and showing ever since. When I moved to Vancouver at the beginning of this year, I wanted to figure out how the art world functions here. I did a lot of gallery… Read more »


Hello from Jas Lally | New Programs Assistant at the CAG

Hello all! My name is Jas Lally and for the next 10 months I will be working as the Programs Assistant. I am excited to work with Shaun Dacey, Curator of Learning and Public Programs, the staff and volunteers at the CAG. I have been working and volunteering in the arts for the past few… Read more »


Hello from Sally! | From Anchorage to the Salish Coast

Hello! My name is Sally, I’m a temporary addition here, volunteering at the CAG, and with my time here hurrying by I wanted to fill you in on how I got here and all the cool stuff I’ve been doing at the CAG. I’m from the UK and have come to Vancouver for six weeks… Read more »


Help us build a unique art-dance commission

  We are very excited to launch and follow the progress of our Kickstarter campaign for a new partnership commission with Ballet BC and artists Wood & Harrison. Since launching last week we have 12 initial backers and lots of press on the project. Click below to read what they are saying about us! http://www.straight.com/blogra/783156/ballet-bc-and-brit-artists-launch-project-kickstarter… Read more »


An initial research visit to Vancouver – Sameer Farooq

Similar to the myths told in many large, cosmopolitan cities, Vancouver seeks strength through the telling of its cultural diversity. During my research residency at the Burrard Marina Field House Studio, I had the opportunity to visit a variety of institutions charged with cultural vitality. Time after time I was confronted by the awkwardness, sincerity,… Read more »


A ‘Brand New View (Vancouver)’ arrives…by Don Millar

On Thursday, October 10th a Brand New View (Vancouver) is coming to Vancouver courtesy of the Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg. Klingberg uses familiar corporate logos to create quasi-oriental installations that take the cold and corporate and transforms it into warm and inviting art. A former graphic designer, her work considers how these public icons come… Read more »


600 Campbell: Summer Youth Intensive Finale

Over the course of ten weeks, the Contemporary Art Gallery brought together eleven emerging artists: Anne Riley, Charlotte Newman, Hannah Axen, Kelly McInnes, Kristina Jaggard, Lexi Vajda, Maia Nichols, Matilda Cobanli, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Ryan Genoe, Sophia Wolfe to explore the intersection between dance, choreography and visual art in our inaugural Summer Intensive. Working… Read more »


Exploring Vancouver with Sameer Farooq

As mentioned previously, I hosted artist Sameer Farooq in Vancouver for research towards an upcoming residency and public project in 2015. Beyond making entrancing documentaries, Farooq also has a shared artistic practice with long time collaborator, Dutch artist Mirjam Linschooten. the CAG has invited the duo to develop a Vancouver-specific project. With Linschooten already in… Read more »