ART NEWS EXTRA from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library – New Building News April 17-22, 2013

Council votes on VAG site plan Tuesday

Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang said the lease hinges on if the gallery can raise $350 million during the next two years to fund the project. “They have to meet the condition of raising the money required and then they can build on that site,” said Jang. 24 Hours, April 22, 2013

Vancouver Art Gallery’s new space is a Pyrrhic victory Vancouver Art Gallery officials were celebrating this week, after learning the city is recommending they receive a 99-year lease for two-thirds of a block known as Larwill Park. Globe and Mail, April 20, 2013

Council poised to approve new Vancouver Art Gallery Council poised to approve new Vancouver Art Gallery The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) appears poised to get council approval to build a new $300 million, 310,000-square-foot art gallery on a 1.8-acre downtown city block bounded by Cambie, Dunsmuir, Beatty and West Georgia streets. Business in Vancouver, April 19, 2013

Vancouver mayor supports new $350-million art gallery The Vancouver Art Gallery looks like it will get a new home now that Mayor Gregor Robertson of the ruling Vision Vancouver party has announced his support for a new facility. Vancouver Courier, April 18, 2013

Vancouver Art Gallery goes cross-country with its new fundraising strategy The Vancouver Art Gallery, fighting for years to build a new facility, received a conditional green light on Wednesday. Now it faces a serious challenge: In order to get the land it has been granted by the city, it will need to raise an ambitious pile of cash at a time when governments and donors alike are clawing back funding for cultural institutions. Globe and Mail, April 18, 2013

Could Vancouver Art Gallery be on the move? A parking lot could soon be paved to make way for paradise — the city’s new art gallery, that is — if there’s enough cash. City staff released a report Wednesday that outlined the steps toward a new Vancouver Art Gallery on a 1.8-acre city-owned site at 688 Cambie St., currently being used as a street-level parking lot. The Province, April 18, 2013

New home for Vancouver Art Gallery? | Global News Video Report Grace Ke talks about a proposal from the Vancouver mayor on moving the Vancouver Art Gallery to a new site on Cambie Street. Global News, April 18, 2013

Vancouver Art Gallery step closer to finding new home The Vancouver Art Gallery is one step closer to finding a new home, provided they can come up with millions of dollars in the next two years. A city staff report released Wednesday throws support behind a new location at 688 Cambie Street near Georgia Street. CTV News, April 18, 2013

Vancouver Art Gallery Move To Larwill Park Recommended By City The controversial Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) move has been given a boost by city hall after council was recommended to green light a new site to house the institution’s expanding collection. Huffington Post Canada, April 18, 2013

Feds cool to funding new Vancouver Art Gallery Heritage Minister James Moore’s office issued a statement to the Courier Friday saying the government cannot afford multi-million-dollar projects such as a new Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver Courier, April 19, 2013

Council to Vote on New Home for Vancouver Art Gallery A recent recommendation suggests that The Vancouver Art Gallery might be getting a new home at Cambie and West Georgia streets in case the city council approves the move proposed by staff report and the gallery comes up with $150 million. Oye! Times, April 19, 2013

Art gallery fundraising plan gets solid support An ambitious plan to move the Vancouver Art Gallery is drawing support from a regular critic of the city’s ruling party. NPA councilor George Affleck is on-board with the idea. News 1130, April 19, 2013

City wants to keep old courthouse “cultural” if art gallery does move out The Vancouver Art Gallery is now one step closer to moving to a new location at Cambie and Georgia. But what’s going to happen to the old courthouse once its tenant moves out? Councillor Heather Deal says the city wants to keep the space cultural. CKNW News Talk 980, April 19, 2013

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