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/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。


MISSION
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

604.689.2907
info@accessgallery.ca



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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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