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News / January 29, 2015

Gallery Hop Vancouver 2015

Join us for a day of art, talks and tours at the Canadian Art Foundation’s Gallery Hop Vancouver. Mark your calendars now, and keep an eye on this space for updates as they become available.


Gallery Hop Vancouver: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Art. Talks. Tours.

Join us for a day of art, talks and tours at the Canadian Art Foundation’s Gallery Hop Vancouver, presented in partnership with RBC.

Register for these events to reserve your space by clicking here.

Panel Discussion: Making Opportunity
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street

With important cultural infrastructure projects underway, or recently completed, it is time to take a look at what kinds of new opportunities these projects will bring to the Vancouver art scene. Join Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes as he kicks off the Gallery Hop with a panel that looks into the future that Vancouver is building for itself.

Kathleen Bartels, director, Vancouver Art Gallery
Ron Burnett, president, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Brian McBay, executive director, 221A
Nigel Prince,* executive director, Contemporary Art Gallery
Reid Shier, director and curator, Presentation House Gallery
Andy Sylvester,* owner and director, Equinox Gallery

Talks and Tours
1:30–5:00 p.m.
Various locations in Vancouver

Enjoy guided tours of many galleries and institutions in Vancouver. At each stop, an art expert will share a talk on the exhibition on view. Scroll down for information on all of the tours, including meeting points, addresses, tour guides and exhibition information.

Wrap Party
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Equinox Gallery, 525 Great Northern Way

Finish your Gallery Hop at the Canadian Art wrap party, being held at Equinox Gallery. Marten Elder’s “Perceptual Renderings” and a group show called “Pictured Windows” will be on view. Richard Rhodes, editor of Canadian Art, and David Balzer, associate editor and author of Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else, will introduce the Spring 2015 issue of the magazine, and subscriptions will be available at a special Hop rate.


Gallery Tours

Downtown Tour
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Led by Tiziana La Melia,* winner of the 2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Meeting Point: Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street

Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street
Jeremy Shaw, “Medium-Based Time”

Republic Gallery, 732 Richards Street, Third Floor
Yedda Morrison, “Nothing here appears to exist but what contributes to harmony”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street
David Hartt, “adrift”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street, Second Floor
Group show, “Images That Speak”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

SFU Teck Gallery, 515 West Hastings Street
Neil Campbell, “Interior”


Gastown/Chinatown Tour

3:30–5:00 p.m.
Led by artist Howie Tsui.
Meeting Point: Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street

Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova Street
DTES artists, “The Right to Remain”

The Apartment,* 119B East Pender Street
Group show, “Occasional Furniture”

221A, 100–221 East Georgia Street
Ron Tran, “The Kitchen Garden at Home/Store”

Access Gallery, 222 East Georgia Street
Rebecca Bayer and Laura Kozak, Emiliano Sepulveda and Eden Veaudry, “Field Studies: Exercises in a Living Landscape”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival


Great Northern Way Tour
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Led by writer, critic and Canadian Art contributor Aaron Peck
Meeting Point: Monte Clark Gallery, 105–525 Great Northern Way

Monte Clark Gallery,* 105–525 Great Northern Way
Karin Bubaš, “Paper Forest”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

Equinox Gallery,* 525 Great Northern Way
Marten Elder, “Perceptual Renderings,” and Group show, “Pictured Windows”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

Catriona Jeffries Gallery,* 274 East 1st Avenue
Myfanwy MacLeod

Winsor Gallery, 258 East 1st Avenue
Group show, “Wayward,” and Colin Smith, “Inside Out”


Main Street Tour
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Led by Craig Sibley, interdisciplinary artist.
Meeting Point: Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, 293 East 2nd Avenue

Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, 293 East 2nd Avenue
Jonah Samson, “Dream Distortions”

grunt gallery, 116–350 East 2nd Avenue
Henri Robideau, “Eraser Street”
In association with the Capture Photography Festival

Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue
Alma Alloro, Maggie Groat, Anne Low, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Lis Rhodes, “Reading the Line”

CSA Space, 2414 Main Street
Mike Jones, “Some Day Soon”


Expand Your Hop

These galleries also welcome you to hop in for a visit.

South Granville Gallery Row

Kimoto Gallery, 1525 West 6th Avenue
Pousette Gallery, 403 and 404–1529 West 6th Avenue
Petley Jones Gallery, 1554 West 6th Avenue
Douglas Udell Gallery, 1566 West 6th Avenue
Uno Langmann, 2117 Granville Street
Ian Tan Gallery, 2202 Granville Street
Elissa Cristall Gallery, 2239 Granville Street
Masters Gallery, 2245 Granville Street
Heffel Gallery, 2247 Granville Street
Douglas Reynolds Gallery, 2335 Granville Street
Initial Gallery, 2339 Granville Street
Marion Scott Gallery, 2423 Granville Street
Kurbatoff Art Gallery, 2435 Granville Street
Bau-Xi Gallery, 3045 Granville Street

Around Town

Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Avenue
Artemis Gallery, 104C–4390 Gallant Avenue
Presentation House Gallery, 333 Chesterfield Avenue
West Vancouver Museum, 680 17th Street
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street
IE, Gallery, 1339 Johnston Street, 190 North Building
Gallery Jones, 1725 West 3rd Avenue
Robert Lynds Gallery, 1639 West 3rd Avenue
Charles H. Scott Gallery, 1399 Johnston Street
Burrard Arts Foundation, 108 East Broadway
Back Gallery Project, 602 East Hastings Street
Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP, 105-1356 Frances Street



At RBC our support of the arts has been a longstanding priority, which is why we are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with the Canadian Art Foundation and support Gallery Hop Vancouver. RBC knows emerging artists need our help, which is why we focus on artists in the early stages of their careers through the RBC Emerging Artists Project. This project is about more than just financial support. Whether it is through mentorship, programming, providing access to a broader audience or facilitating awards and prizes, we support up-and-coming artists to help them gain national recognition for their talent as they bridge the gap from emerging to established.

Connect with artists associated with the RBC Emerging Artists Project at the Gallery Hop. Each space is indicated with an asterisk.
Downtown Tour: Tiziana La Melia, winner of the 2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, will lead the tour.
Gastown/Chinatown Tour: Past RBC Canadian Painting Competition jury member Garry Neill Kennedy is represented by The Apartment.
Great Northern Way Tour: Monte Clark represents Colleen Heslin, winner of the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and jury member Holger Kalberg. Catriona Jeffries represents Rebecca Brewer, winner of the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Equinox Gallery represents artists Etienne Zack and Ben Reeves, both finalists in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.



The Capture Photography Festival is an annual celebration of photography and lens-based art. Capture presents more than 100 free exhibitions, events, films and public art projects throughout the month of April with the participation of more than 75 cultural institutions across Metro Vancouver.


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