News

18 March 2020

Supporting efforts to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19, Access Gallery is now closed to the public until further notice. We will be cancelling all remaining events related to Mmm... and plan to host similar gatherings (Crit Nites, Drawing Nites, Brain Lunches) at another time. The Members Show & Sale is now finished.

4 March 2020

Hand in hand with Mmm.., we're hosting a fundraising campaign! Check this out for fun swag and updates about our month. Every donation helps this small but mighty artist-run centre! Visit to browse, donate, and share this with your friends! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/mmm2020

8 February 2020

Access Gallery is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Member’s Show & Sale, opening our space to showcase the variety of talents of our community.

4 February 2020

Access will be closed 4 February 2020 due to weather. Check our social media accounts for any further updates about today, and news about tomorrow should conditions worsen.

4 December 2019

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to wish everyone a warm and happy winter.

Access Gallery will be closed from 21 December 2019 to 6 January 2020, inclusive. For news and updates on our current and upcoming programming, visit our website or any of our social media links. Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

25 November 2019

Our hearts are full! A huge thank you goes to the sponsors, members, volunteers, board members, staff, and 44 artist donors who made our most important fundraiser of the year More is More a memorable event celebrating artist-run culture! As a non-profit, we depend on the support of our community to continue as a platform for emerging + experimental art practices.

4 October 2019

FILLED
The Program Assistant will work closely with the Director/Curator to develop and executive a curatorial project with accompanying publication. In addition to this project, they will work closely with the Project Coordinator, the Board of Directors, visiting curators, and participating artists to coordinate the gallery’s exhibitions. This is an opportunity not only to learn about the inner workings of an artist-run centre, but to do so through the development of an autonomous project with support of an established organization.

27 September 2019

Visit our table at the Vancouver Art Book Fair from 18 to 20 October 2019 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. We'll be launching a new publication to accompany Fermenting Feminism, and will bring a selection of our more recent publications and a new edition of tote bags! 

8 August 2019

Access will be closed until mid September. Katie and Yasmine are busily preparing for our fall exhibition, PLOT projects, submissions review, and forthcoming fundraiser—taking time for beaches, picnics, summer walks, and studio days where we can. Have a relaxing summer, and we'll see you in September for the opening reception of Fermenting Feminism!

17 July 2019

Access Gallery is currently accepting proposals for review. Deadline is 15 August for fall review. Visit Submissions for full information.

12 July 2019

On behalf of Access Gallery, I'd like to wish the best of luck to Catherine de Montreuil as she leaves her role as Projects Coordinator. Since beginning at Access in January 2017, Catherine has shown generous dedication to the stability of the organization, and to the rigour of our programming. Her organizational knowledge helped to guide our collective work through a period of transition between Kimberly Phillips and I as Director/Curators. Just prior to my arrival, Access underwent a renovation which resulted in the development of a new space, PLOT.

25 June 2019

We're thrilled to launch our new website, thanks to brilliant and patient work by Morgan Rogers and the team from Co&Co. Our new site allows us to share more images of our exhibitions, and provides easy navigation between exhibitions, PLOT initiatives, events, and news! We're continuing to populate our most recent archive so you'll soon be able to read curatorial texts from past projects. Enjoy browsing our site, and let us know if you find any bumps along the way.