Founded in 1991, Access Gallery is an artist-run centre with a mission to create conditions of emergence for provocative ideas and work in the visual arts. We enable critical conversations and risk taking through new configurations of artists, audience, and community. The organization searches out opportunities to experiment through collaborations (both local and international) that encourage innovation. We aim to bring visibility and critical reception to artists and cultural practitioners when they need it most, often at moments early in their practices, and have offered important exhibition opportunities to many of Canada’s most recognized contemporary artists. Access Gallery is a long-standing member of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres.

With gratitude as guests, Access is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam),
Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Director/Curator

Katie Belcher

Projects Coordinator

Catherine de Montreuil

Curatorial Assistant

Chelsea Yuill

Development Specialist

Jehanne Marie Burns

Project Interns

Jess Portfleet
Michelle Gougani

Designer

Erica Wilk

Exhibitions Preparator

Simon Hauck

Photo and Video Documentation

Sahand Mohajer

Web Designer

Erin den Hartigh

Donors

Jamil Bundalli
Jane Irwin
Anonymous

Supporters

Grant Arnold
Landon Mackenzie
John O’Brian
Paula Palyga

SPONSORS

Fine Art Framing & Services
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Nuba
Opus Art Supplies
Reederei-NSB

Board of Directors

Kate Henderson (President)
Todd Evanger (Vice-President)
April Thompson (Treasurer)
Megan Jenkins (Secretary)
Fei Disbrow
Sunshine Frere
Amy-Claire Huestis
Judy Jheung
Michael Love
Allison Mander-Wionzek
Rachel Smith
Nathan Zeitner

Advisory Board

Glenn Alteen
Lorna Brown
Gordon Harris
Michael Morris

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Access gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, Burrard Arts Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, and our committed donors, members, and volunteers.

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