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). Submission information can be found here. Summer 2023 COVID-19 Safety Measures can be found here.

With gratitude as guests, Access is located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (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. Our gallery borders the site of Hogan’s Alley, an important home to Vancouver’s Black population until their forced displacement through the construction of the Georgia viaduct fifty years ago.

As a not-for-profit artist-run centre, Access Gallery is a platform for emergent and experimental art practices. We enable critical conversations and risk-taking through new configurations of audience, artists, and community.

VISION: We envision a world in which critical and provocative art-making creates meaningful exchanges, challenges fixed perspectives, and generate epistemic change. 

VALUES: We value experimentation and creative risk-taking, rigorous dialogue, accessibility, unexpected forms, collaborations and synergies, and support for artists when they need it most. 

222 East Georgia St.
Vancouver BC Canada
V6A 1Z7

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm


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通路畫廊地點位於  xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), 與 Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (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。



我们的馆址位于xʷməθkwəy̓əm(马斯基姆), Skwxwú7mesh(史夸米希), 以及 Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh(兹莱尔-瓦图什)原住民未割让的土地上。作为一个在殖民地上建立的艺术馆,我们是不请自来的客人,并对能够在这里工作心怀感恩。

同时我们也地处于自十九世纪起便聚集了以说粤语为主的华工、移民和商家的温哥华华埠;仅一街之隔则是原黑人聚居地、后因五十年前建造乔治亚高架桥被强行拆除的霍根巷(Hogan’s Alley)。




愿景: 在我们憧憬的世界中,引人深思和具批判性的艺术创作能够帮助我们实现深度交流、挑战既定观点和颠覆现有认知。

价值观: 我们注重实验和冒险精神、严谨的交流、无障碍措施、出乎意料的艺术形式、(多方)协同合作和在艺术家最需要的时刻为其提供支持。


222 East Georgia St.

Vancouver BC Canada

V6A 1Z7

营业时间: 周二至周五,中午12点 下午5点

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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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