Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 22, 2016

Vancouver Industry expert: Vancouver street artist iHeart talks anonymity, ladders, and debt.  If you’ve ever passed Vancouver General Hospital, headed down Main Street, or cycled through Stanley Park, you’re probably already familiar with the work of one of Vancouver’s premier street artists, iHeart. Inevitably compared to the designs of global superstar Banksy, iHeart’s paintings target … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 20, 2016

Canada Indigenous Artists and Curators Win Prestigious Hnatyshyn Awards  The Hnatyshyn Foundation announced recipients of a number of prizes tonight. Artist Peter Morin (Brandon, Manitoba) and curator Tania Willard (Chase, British Columbia) are the recipients of the 2016 Visual Arts Awards. Morin received the $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist, and … Continue reading

Save the dates – Library Book Sale!

The annual Vancouver Art Gallery Library Book Sale will take place this October during the 2016 Vancouver Art/Book Fair at the Gallery. It’s a great chance to find out-of-print and nearly new art books, exhibition catalogues and collectible items for your personal bookshelf… or for your bibliophile friends and family. We hope to see you … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 19, 2016

Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery Appoints Ann Webb as Associate Director, Director of Engagement & Strategic Initiatives Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Webb as the Gallery’s Associate Director, Director of Engagement & Strategic Initiatives. With nearly three decades of experience as a leading figure in the Canadian cultural sector, Ann … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 15, 2016

Vancouver Fall arts preview 2016 visual arts critics’ picks: Hybrids emerge from spaces in between.  “This season, local and international artists explore hybridity or in-between-ness, whether cultural, geographical, or historical.  Ceramic artists, especially, shine this season, including Brendan Lee Satish Tang, whose engaging works fuse Ming Dynasty porcelain motifs with techno-pop forms (at Gallery Jones … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, September 14, 2016

Vancouver Why Art21 Thinks Vancouver is Canada’s Top Art City.  While each city across Canada has its own creative advantages, it’s difficult to deny that Vancouver’s art scene is the standout from an international perspective—and for good reason.  With artists ranging from Geoffrey Farmer (Canada’s 2017 Venice pick) to Jeff Wall, Vancouver artists are known … Continue reading