The thriving contemporary art scene is something all of Vancouver can be proud of. The Vancouver art galleries foster creativity among artists but dialogue. Showcasing Vancouver and Vancouver ideas to the world. As well as showing off the beauty of the area from the Pacific Ocean to the Fraser Valley. As well as ideas that range from the political to the philosophical.
Access Artist Run Centre
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting emergent contemporary art practices. The Access Centre provides a venue for artists and audiences alike. Access Gallery aims to support diverse views and creative practices. Bringing attention to not just in local art, around the world. Access strives to spark critical conversations about contemporary art through the use of experimentation. The Centre not only showcases amazing art but fosters great conversations about art and the world.
Monte Clark Gallery
Originally opening a gallery in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood in 1992, Monte Clark Gallery has undergone a number of moves around the city. The Monte Clark Gallery is generally renowned for being the best space to see conceptual photography and photographic art. It also represents a varied selection of painters and other artists. The gallery’s newest Vancouver location boasts 4,800 square feet of space in which to exhibit some of the finest photographers and artists. Mone Clark creates a more interactive gallery experience which allows visitors to see the workings of a gallery space, as well as the art within.
Equinox GalleryOne of the leading galleries in Vancouver, the Equinox Gallery was founded in 1972 by Elizabeth Nichol. Originally located in downtown Vancouver on Robson Street, the gallery moved to the South Granville gallery district in 1987. As recently as 2012 it moved to its current location in Great Northern Way, the location of a number of other high profile contemporary Vancouver art galleries. Since its inception, Equinox gallery has been strongly committed to promoting the work of local, Canadian artists in an international context. Specializing in art and photography, Equinox is one of the longest standing contemporary galleries in the region. Highlighting the culture of the area.
Diane Farris GalleryFounded in 1984, Diane Farris Gallery quickly developed an international reputation for showcasing contemporary Canadian and international art. With an emphasis on the discovery of emerging Vancouver talent. One of the first galleries to have a website (as of 1996), from 2011. Surprisingly, Diane Farris Gallery closed its Vancouver gallery space in favour of dedicating itself to an international audience online.
Nevertheless, Diane Farris is a dynamic and important part of the Vancouver art scene. This early adoption of emerging technology and social media allows for greater freedom in its artistic calendar that now includes the performance arts. In addition to monthly online features, the Diane Farris Gallery holds exhibitions, lectures and workshops in a number of pop-up venues around Vancouver. In contrast to other Vancouver galleries, Diane Farris operates online. This unique way of presenting art allows Dianne Farris to showcase art in a way different then other Vancouver galleries.