About

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 (PAARC).

With gratitude as guests, Access is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Access additionally recognizes its location in Vancouver’s Chinatown, an area for the gathering of predominantly Cantonese-speaking Chinese labourers, settlers, and businesses since the nineteenth century.
 

通路畫廊成立於1991年,是由一群藝術家運營和管理的非營利機構,並一直致力於開拓視覺領域及展視嶄新的意念和藝術作品。成立宗旨透過藝術家,觀眾,和社會群體的交流,促進具批判和冒險性的對話。

畫廊機構更配合了跟本地和國際單位的合作,不斷尋求為探索而就造的機遇。從而它為新晉及資深的加拿大藝術文化工作者們提供了一個能讓彼此表達自我和評述對方的平台。本機構同時也是藝術家管理中心太平洋協會的榮譽會員之一。

通路畫廊地點位於  xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), 與 Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) 原住民族疆域之中。而畫廊設址在的華埠,正是自從十九世紀起一個主要由華人聚居,勞動及從商的地區。


Director/Curator
Katie Belcher
k.belcher@accessgallery.ca

Projects Coordinator
TBC

Curatorial Assistant
Yasmine Haiboub
yasmine@accessgallery.ca

Summer Program Assistant
TBC

2019 PATRONS
updates coming


2019 SPONSORS


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Megan Jenkins (President)
TBC (Vice-President)
Adrienne Fast (Treasurer)
TBC (Secretary)
Caroline Ballhorn
Jenn Dickieson
Del Hillier
Mairin Deery
Christopher Lacroix
Ed Spence

ADVISORY BOARD

Glenn Alteen
Lorna Brown
Gordon Harris
Michael Morris

222 East Georgia St.
Vancouver BC Canada
V6A 1Z7

604.689.2907
info@accessgallery.ca

Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 5pm


ACCESSIBILITY NOTES

Our programming is always free and open to the public.

There is an 8cm (3.5 in) lip at the entrance to the gallery. We have a portable ramp for the exterior entrance and can assist with the 112cm (44 in) sliding door. The self-contained gender-neutral washroom is not wheelchair accessible. Access is within 120m of major transit routes (#3, 8, 19, 22), and the nearest Skytrain stops are Main Street-Science World (650m) and Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain (800m). Detailed transit information is available by request. There is limited metered street parking and a parking garage on East Georgia.

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Access gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the following funders as well as our committed family of donors, members, and volunteers, for enabling this organization to remain vigorous and connected to the communities we support.

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