Cartems And Processus

This spring, CAG and artist Diyan Achjadi partnered with Point Grey Secondary School Senior Art Students and teachers on a collaborative project exploring contemporary art and curatorial practices. Over multiple workshops with Achjadi, the students explored notions of art making and artistic process. Processus is an exhibition marking the culmination of their work exploring connections… Read more »


2019 Spring Appeal: Can we talk about something difficult?

Today we live in a world where many things are uncertain, with new challenges emerging to be faced by future generations. Historic support has helped CAG provide a safe setting, a space for dialogue to engage with difficult issues as we grapple with such complexities. Through contemporary art, you can directly participate in and support… Read more »


An update from Andi Icaza-Largaespada

Quarterly Supporter Updates: A look at how membership and donation support is helping the Contemporary Art Gallery impact our wider community We caught up with 2017 CAG Award recipient, Andi Icaza-Largaespada, who presented (untitled) a mountain bought but not yet named on the Gallery façade last year. “Exhibiting at CAG’s window façade space was a… Read more »


How far (and often) have you travelled?

Quarterly Supporter Updates: A look at how membership and donation support is helping the Contemporary Art Gallery impact our wider community What an overwhelming response from Vancouver’s community! Your membership and appeal donations directly support public art projects such as How far do you travel? and with social media lighting up, we wanted to share… Read more »


April incentive | Young Patrons

Our Young Patrons program is tailored to individuals who are active in the arts and culture sector, creative, and motivated. In becoming part of the CAG Young Patrons community, you are joining a network of art-minded young professionals, artists and other creatives. Attend behind-the-scenes art gatherings that are both social and educational (drink and learn… Read more »


Young Patrons update by Rachel Buchholtzer

The Young Patrons program, which I got the chance to work on with CAG Development Officer Kristin Cheung during my time at CAG, aims to create events that are at once social, educational, inclusive and intimate. Events like last week’s Happy Hour with an artist talk by Montreal-based Mohawk artist Skawennati, are a chance for… Read more »


Into the CAG Auction Archives: How It All Began

As someone who was born in the early 90’s and grew up as a teenager in the 2000’s, at times I forget what it was like before the age of the computer. While going through the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Auction archives dating back to 1989, it is fascinating to examine all the hand written documents,… Read more »


Night School at the CAG: Teaching us to say what we mean & mean what we say

Wine & cheese boards — engaging critical & theoretical discussions about contemporary art in Vancouver — where do I sign up?! Night School is a new intensive program  for anyone interested in broadening their understanding of contemporary art. Facilitated by independent curator Lee Plested, participants engage in seminars, studio visits and special events in order… Read more »


So close you can almost touch it!

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, the meals heartier, and the urge to stay in bed more persistent. Luckily there’s a great reason to get dolled up and hit the town! The CAG Annual Gala Dinner and Art Auction is less than a week away, and what better way to spend… Read more »


49 Artworks for CAG 40th Art Auction: Website Launch

The CAG has launched a new website to announce our Annual Gala and Art Auction, www.cagauction.com. This year’s event will be held at the NEW Rosewood Hotel Georgia on Saturday, November 5th at 6.30pm. The website showcases the artists and the exceptional works they have generously donated in honour of our 40th year. Some of… Read more »


Auction sketching

Our 22nd Annual Auction on Saturday was a tremendous success, and a fun night. Thank you to all the participating artists, our hardworking volunteers and to our sponsors that helped make it all happen. For those of you that weren’t able to attend the auction in person, here is a sample of a performance that… Read more »