Current Exhibitions


Shoalwan: River Through Fire, River of Ice
Lyndal Osborne

The Great Hall
January 21, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Lyndal Osborne, Shoalwan: River Through Fire, River of Ice (detail) mixed media installation, 2003.

A large-scale installation comprised of 7,500 glass jars punctuated by elliptical islands made from organic materials collected by the artist on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton and the Shoalhaven River, NSW, Australia. Artist talk: Friday January 22, 7:00pm

Alberta Art Foundation


A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr
Edward Burtynsky

The Great Hall
January 21, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Edward Burtynsky, Shipyard #7, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005, chromogenic print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist, © Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

A selection of photographs by Edward Burtynsky presented in dialogue with paintings and drawings by Emily Carr. Though working in different media and over fifty years apart, both artists sought to record the changing, industrialized landscape and our place within it. Curated by Bruce Grenville. Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with the generous support of the Killy Foundation.

The Killy Foundation


Adrift in the Same Pond
Edith Krause

The Great Hall
January 21, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Edith Krause, Rotifer, wood cut

A collection of human-sized woodcut portraits of swimmers and plankton, accompanied by a multi-media installation. Combined, the works underscore the interdependent relationship of all species.


Hidden Harmonies
Ross Bollerup

January 21, 2016 - March 6, 2016

Ross Bollerup, Blue Origin, 2012, acrylic on canvas

A recent body of work derived from the artist’s observations of the humble and multitudinous lifeforms that exist in the cracks and crevices of our lives. The artist’s process reflects the complicated, and often unnoticed, compositions that surround us every day.