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/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.
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。
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mairin Deery (Vice-President)
Marcus Prasad (Secretary)
222 East Georgia St.
Vancouver BC Canada
604.689.2907 we are currently best reached by email given limited hours in the gallery
LIMITED HOURS to support greater efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19
Wednesdays to Fridays from 2 to 7pm
Saturdays from 12 to 5pm
Please review our Safer Spaces Statement.
Our programming is always free and open to the public.
There is a lip at the entrance to the gallery, and due to sidewalk work on E. Georgia, currently we can't confirm the measurement. We can assist with the 112cm (44 in) sliding door if a wider door width is needed, but the roadwork also means our portable ramp for the wider entrance is currently unusable. The self-contained gender-neutral washroom is not wheelchair accessible, and due to COVID-19, our washrooms are no longer accessible to the public.
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.
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.