Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 14, 2017

Vancouver Vancouver Public Library Receives $2 Million in Support to Expand its Central Branch Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament (Vancouver Centre), today announced $2 million in funding for the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Ms. Fry made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 8, 2017

Vancouver Vancouver female photo-art masters get the nod in Scotiabank Photography Award longlist.  Vancouver artists Vikky Alexander, Dana Claxton, and Nancy Davenport have made the nomination longlist for the annual Scotiabank Photography Award.  Georgia Straight, February 7, 2017 Edmonton Canadian Artists Take on Cancer.  The relationship between body and self is often expressed in terms … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 7, 2017

Vancouver Simon Starling at Rennie Collection Simon Starling is an artist who is interested in stories, and, as evident in his exhibition here, they often involve the twentieth-century sculptor [Henry Moore]. Starling’s photograph Musselled Moore (Reclining Figure, 1950), 2008, depicts a maquette that riffs on a Moore sculpture—Warrior with Shield, 1953–54—acquired by the Art Gallery … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 2, 2017

Vancouver Elizabeth Price announced as Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s Audain Artist-in-Residence.  As cutting-edge visual art trends tiptoe further towards multimedia and digital pieces, Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s latest choice for the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Program is right on point.  Offering some of the world’s leading contemporary artists the chance … Continue reading