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Vancouver Hop

Art. Talks. Tours.
April 12. All day.

Gallery Hop logoThanks to everyone who came out to the 2014 Art Hop! Hope everyone enjoyed the day. See you in 2015!

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Morning 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Public Conversation

Vancouver Art Gallery
Courtroom 302, 750 Hornby Street

The Gallery Hop day begins with a public conversation that will whet the palate for the day. Join Vancouver artists Colleen Heslin, Emily Hill, Jeremy Hof, Angela Teng and Elizabeth McIntosh before setting out!


Afternoon 1:30–5:00 p.m.
Tours & Talks

Engage with Vancouver through four free tours through many of the city’s art galleries and institutions. This year, each stop will feature a talk or event, making for a more interactive experience.

Evening 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Magazine Launch

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street

After the day of free talks and tours, make your way to the Contemporary Art Gallery for the launch of the Spring issue of Canadian Art.

To attend, please RSVP to by April 8.

Public Conversation

11:30 AM–1:00 p.m.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Courtroom 302

Join Vancouver artists Colleen Heslin, Emily Hill, Jeremy Hof, Angela Teng and Elizabeth McIntosh for a public conversation on ideas within contemporary painting and materiality. This informal discussion draws together artists whose work challenges traditional boundaries of the medium and whose hybrid approach leads us to consider painting as a means, and not an end.

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Angela Teng is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, Vertical Gallery in Victoria, Millennium Place in Whistler, Back Gallery in Chicago and Washington State University in Bellingham. In 2010, Teng received the Whistler Arts Council’s Artist Award of Excellence.

Emily Hill is a graduate of the Textile Arts program at Capilano College and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her first solo exhibition was recently held at Macaulay Fine Art in Vancouver. Group exhibitions include VSA Gallery and Concourse Gallery, both in Vancouver. She is the co-organizer of the project space Model in Vancouver.

Colleen Heslin is completing her MFA at Concordia University in Montreal and holds an undergraduate degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Laroche/Joncas and Battat Contemporary with Jen Aitken, both in Montreal. Heslin is a part-time professor of painting at Concordia University and the founder of The Crying Room Projects in Vancouver. She was the 2013 winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Since graduating from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Jeremy Hof has exhibited at major institutions including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museée d’art contemporain de Montreal. His work is currently on view at Jessica Bradley Gallery in Toronto. Hof was the 2008 winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

Elizabeth McIntosh’s works have been acquired by major institutions across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Bank of Canada. Her work is currently on view at Equinox Gallery with a forthcoming solo exhibition at Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. McIntosh is an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Free Gallery Hop Limited Edition by Broken City Lab

Make This Better, installation view, Ripper's Valley Broken City Lab (BLC) is an artist-led collective that works through collaborative social practice and creative research to understand the ways in which locality is shaped and enacted in the city. Their latest project, Flagged for Review, unfolds as a weekly series of temporary flag installations in and around the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Burrard Marina Field House, aiming to highlight a range of curious and challenging ideas that inform the ways we experience, imagine and historicize the city of Vancouver. As an extension of these installations, BCL will create a series of free mini-flag multiples on the occasion of this year’s Hop.

These limited-edition flags will be available at the Contemporary Art Gallery as well as participating Hop galleries.

Image: Broken City Lab, Make This Better (installation view, Ripper’s Valley, Windsor, Ontario), 2010–ongoing, courtesy the artists.

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Broken City Lab’s Burrard Marina Field House Residency continues until April 27.

Magazine Launch

Tammi Campbell's work on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of Canadian Art
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Contemporary Art Gallery
To attend, please RSVP to by April 8.

The perfect way to end the Hop day is with a celebration! Join Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes at the launch of the Spring issue. The event will take place at the Contemporary Art Gallery where you can enjoy Kevin Schmidt’s new solo exhibition.

The Spring issue of Canadian Art includes an exploration of the work of Erin Shirreff, who recently had an exhibition at the CAG; a look at the late Arnaud Maggs; Tammi Campbell’s relationship with Frank Stella, Clement Greenberg and Modernism in general; along with other highlight articles about painter Otto Rogers, sculptor Ron Huebner and multimedia artists Barbara Astman and Julie Favreau.

On Newsstands Now: Canadian Art’s Spring 2014 Issue »

Gallery Tours

Download a printable map.


Tour 1 Gastown

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Led by artist Laura Piasta
Meeting point: Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street

  1. Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street
    “Tapetum Lucidum,” Ajay Kurian Talk by artist Ajay Kurian
  2. Trench Contemporary Art, 102–148 Alexander Street
    “Home, Memory of Land & Space,” Nicholas Galanin
  3. Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova Street
    “10 years of State of Emergency (État d’Urgence) by ATSA,” Pierre Allard and Annie Roy (co-presentation with Grunt Gallery)
    Talk by Gallery Gachet representative
  4. The Apartment, 119B East Pender Street
    B Wurtz, Hans Wendt Talk by UBC professor of art history, Catherine Soussloff

Tour 2 Chinatown

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Led by curator, writer and Canadian Art contributor, Tatiana Mellema
Meeting point: Unit/Pitt, 236 East Pender Street

  1. Unit/Pitt, 236 East Pender Street
    “Spaces of Contestation”
    Talk by gallery manager, Brynn McNab
  2. 221A, 100–221 East Georgia Street
    “Dirt and Not Copper,” Lorna MacIntyre and Zin Taylor
    Talk by exhibition curators Meredith Carr and Jacquelyn Ross
  3. Publication Studio Vancouver, 222 East Georgia Street
    “Whole Lotta Love”
    Talk by The Music Appreciation Society
  4. Access Gallery, 222 East Georgia Street
    “The Brood,” Fan-Ling Suen
    Talk by director and curator, Kimberly Phillips
  5. Centre A, 229 East Georgia Street
    “Follow Suit,” Kotama Bouabane and Henry Tsang
    Talk by executive director and curator, Tyler Russell

Tour 3 Main Street

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Led by artist Eli Bornowsky
Meeting point: Burrard Arts Foundation Studio, 108 East Broadway

  1. Burrard Arts Foundation Studio, 108 East Broadway
    “Post Rem”
    Talk by all exhibiting artists
  2. Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue
    “Joan Dark”
    Talk by curatorial assistant, Jacquelyn Ross
  3. Wil Aballe Art Projects, 528–2050 Scotia Street, Buzzer 189
    “The Seasons Have Changed But We Have Not”
    Talk by artists Sean Alward, Christopher Rodrigues and Jeffrey Hallbauer
  4. Grunt Gallery, 116–350 East 2nd Avenue
    “10 years of State of Emergency (État d’Urgence) by ATSA,” Pierre Allard and Annie Roy (co-presentation with Gallery Gachet)
    Talk by Grunt Gallery representative

Tour 4 Great Northern Way

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Led by writer, critic and Canadian Art magazine contributor Aaron Peck
Meeting Point: Monte Clark Gallery, 105–525 Great Northern Way

  1. Monte Clark Gallery, 101–525 Great Northern Way
    Talk by write and collector Claudia Beck
  2. Equinox Gallery, 525 Great Northern Way
    “Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey”
    Talk by curator Mina Totino
  3. Catriona Jeffries Gallery, 274 East 1st Avenue
    “The Written Face,” Rebecca Brewer
    Talk by associate director Anne Low
  4. Macaulay Fine Art, 293 East 2nd Avenue
    Charlie Roberts
    Talk by artist Neil Campbell

Off tour gallery talks and events

Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street
“League,” Germaine Koh
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Public participatory event

Gallery Jones, 1725 West Third Avenue
“Fan Fiction,” Brendan Tang and Alex McLeod 2:30 p.m.
Talk by Gallery Jones owner, Shane O’Brien and Canadian Art editor, Richard Rhodes

Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre
“The hero, the villain, the salesman, the parent, a sidekick and a servant,” Instant Coffee
4:00 p.m. Talk by SFU Galleries director Melanie O’Brien

Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street
“Who Knows,” Tim Etchells Kevin Schmidt
5:15 p.m. Talk by artist Kevin Schmidt

Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street
“How Wheeling Feels When the Ground Walks Away,” James Hoff

Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street
“Canadian Visionary,” Lawren Harris
“A Terrible Beauty,” Edward Burtynsky
“Or There and Back Again,” Myfanwy MacLeod


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