Monthly Archives: October 2011

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 an otherwise dull November Saturday than supporting the Contemporary Art Gallery and the artists they exhibit!

The date is November 5th, and the festivities begin at 6:30pm at the new Hotel Georgia.
Tickets are still available, $250 ($225 for members), $2250 for a table of ten.

You can check out the great artworks here.

Happy bidding!

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49 Artworks for CAG 40th Art Auction: Website Launch

The CAG has launched a new website to announce our Annual Gala and Art Auction,

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 the artists include Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Dexter Sinister, FASTWÜRMS, Germaine Koh and Hadley + Maxwell, just to name a few.

The evening is an important benefit event for the CAG which allows the CAG to continue its crucial role as the only FREE independent public art gallery dedicated exclusively to presenting the very best in contemporary art from Vancouver, Canada and abroad.

Tickets are on sale now and selling quickly!

To book your seat or to find out more please contact Sue Lavitt at 604.681.2700 or

Thank you for your generous support and we hope to see you there!

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Corin Sworn selected for the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards

We are pleased to announce that Corin Sworn, whose work will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Endless Renovation, is one of the recipients of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards. This award is presented in partner with Jerwood Visual Art (JVA) and Film and Video Umbrella Awards. It provides a £4,000 bursary for the artists to develop pre-production proposals for significant new works, that will be showcased in the exhibition  Tomorrow Never Knows to be held at the The Jerwood Space, London from March 14 to April 22, 2012.

Here’s what the award’s website has to say about their exhibition:

“Tomorrow Never Knows, will consider the artists’ own individual ‘projects for the future’ against the larger theme of ‘futures past’, offering reminders of the fleeting nature or the untapped potential of earlier manifestations of the future, whilst also reflecting on the uncertainties of futurology.”

During the exhibition, Corin Sworn will once again be under review, this time for the opportunity to recieve one of two £20,000 commissions to develop her proposal into a finished work to appear at The Jerwood Space in 2013.

Congratulations to Corin and the other award recipients Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, and Naheed Raza!

Meredith Carr, CAG Curatorial Intern

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Guided visit tomorrow!

Stop by the CAG tomorrow at 3pm for a guided visit of the exhibition: Thomas Bewick, Tale-pieces, led by Executive Director Nigel Prince. While you are here you can also visit:  Corita Kent,  To create is to relate, both exhibitions run until October 30th, 2011.

Guided visits occur regularly throughout our programming, they are always free and they provide a great opportunity to develop new skills to interpret the art or to simply take a closer look at the exhibition.

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