Capture Photography Festival

Creative Spaces

Monte Clark Gallery

Monte Clark Gallery exhibits and promotes the work of contemporary Canadian artists along with a selection of international artists in a global and historical context. Highlights  include artist exhibitions at the Esker Foundation, Calgary, the Musée des Beaux-arts Montréal, the International Center for Photography, New York, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. The Gallery is located in the Flats district of Vancouver in a working and exhibition space designed by award-winning D’Arcy Jones Architecture.
Monte Clark Gallery

Equinox Gallery

Equinox Gallery, one of Canada’s leading galleries, is committed to presenting the work of Canadian artists in the context of an international program. The gallery is located in a 12,000 square foot converted warehouse on the east side of Vancouver.

Equinox Gallery represents many important Canadian and international artists and places many works in public and private museums and in the collections of private clients.
Equinox Gallery

Pendulum Gallery

The Pendulum Gallery was created by the City of Vancouver as a legacy to enhance the experience of living and working in the downtown core. The light-infused, seven-storey, glass-covered atrium hall creates a dramatic setting for art exhibitions.

The Pendulum Gallery provides an alternative public exhibition venue in the city for artists and arts groups interested in exhibiting in a highly visible but non-traditional gallery environment that appeals to both casual visitors to the building and a dedicated gallery-going public.
Pendulum Gallery

South Main Gallery

South Main Gallery offers a wide range of contemporary fine art, featuring works by Canadian and international artists. The gallery’s mandate is to promote public appreciation of, and exposure to, the visual arts while developing strong relationships with visual artists. SoMa is committed to providing a venue for artists to display work, and by doing so allowing them to pursue their passion for excellence. As well, SoMa seeks to engage the neighbourhood and greater community in the passion for the enjoyment, exploration, and acquisition of art.
South Main Gallery

Wil Aballe Art Projects

Wil Aballe Art Projects currently exhibits most notably, the younger generation of Vancouver art practitioners in a series of interdisciplinary, concept-oriented, and space-based exhibitions in a variety of media including sculpture, video, sound, painting, printmaking, photography, and performance. The gallery is located in a semi-industrial space that provides opportunities for a multivalent set of ambitious presentations.
Wil Aballe Art Projects

Roundhouse Community Arts Centre

The Roundhouse is located in the centre of one of the largest urban experiments in history, transforming a few hundred acres of mostly vacant lots into one of North America’s densest and most diverse urban sites. The Roundhouse creates an oasis in this centre, enabling people to use their creativity and energy at any level to rejuvenate themselves and be better equipped to face a blizzard of challenges and opportunities around them.

The people who work or play or socialize at the Roundhouse are active participants in an evolving project to find new and creative ways to integrate the arts, community culture and sports, and celebrate diversity of people, values, ideas, and activities.
The Roundhouse

Remington Gallery

The Remington Gallery and studio is all about photography. It is home to eight artists working in various areas of photography, from fashion and commercial photography to abstract and conceptual and archival works. Beside the studio, the Remington has a gallery space used to exhibit photographic works from various files and experience levels. The goal of the Remington is to become a hub of photographic culture within the Vancouver’s community, creating a dialogue between practitioners and offering the community a space to create and share their work.

The Remington Gallery is a collective of photographic artists. The Remington Gallery also allows space for artists to showcase and exhibit their work to the public.
Remington Gallery

FIELD Contemporary

Founded in 2013, FIELD was conceived as a space to promote critical artistic thinking and understanding, a place where local contemporary artists are able to correspond with international artists, and an enterprise committed to furthering Vancouver’s visual cultural identity.

FIELD seeks to respond analytically to a society saturated with imagery, through curation and programming, and cultural dialogue concerned with contemporary art aesthetics, and by providing mechanisms for patrons allowing for a further understanding of contemporary art in an accessible environment. FIELD wishes to lend the opportunity for success to emerging artists and curators.
FIELD Contemporary

Visual Space Gallery

Visual Space Gallery rents space for art and photography exhibitions, small concerts and rehearsals, book launches, workshops, presentations, and special events.

The Gallery does not represent and is not responsible for the promotion of the client beyond what is stipulated in the agreement and does not guarantee attendance or sales.
Past Events at the Visual Space Gallery

Ukama Gallery

Ukama Gallery specializing in original stone sculpture opened its doors on Granville Island in February 2015. The gallery represents over 200 highly skilled emerging and world-renowned artists from Zimbabwe. Each unique work of art is personally selected in collaboration with local partners, with an eye toward capturing the remarkable variety of styles that flourish in an artistic community that ranges across the country, from well-established artist communities and cooperatives to the many hard-to-reach rural areas.

The Ukama Gallery collection is curated to convey a real sense of the important contribution that Zimbabwean sculptors are making to modern art.

Ukama is a Shona word that is used to describe the close personal relationships that unify an extended family. The name was chosen for the gallery because it is hoped these beautiful works of art will help to foster individual relationships with Africa, a sense of involvement rather than detached appreciation. In the spirit of fostering unity, and reciprocal connectedness, we represent local BC mixed-media artists and painters.
Ukama Gallery

Winsor Gallery

Winsor Gallery has distinguished itself locally, nationally, and internationally as a premier source for contemporary art. Foremost a commercial gallery, Winsor Gallery strives to ensure the long-term development of its artists’ careers through promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation.

Winsor Gallery has accrued one of the most attractive portfolios of established and emerging talent in Vancouver. A cornerstone of the Vancouver art scene, the Gallery relocated from its seminal South Granville space in 2012 to the Flats on East 1st Avenue and is part of a burgeoning industrial neighbourhood that has become Vancouver’s new centre for contemporary art.
Winsor Gallery

Back Gallery Project

Back Gallery Project, started in a room behind the Monte Clark Gallery in 2007, was established with the intention of showcasing emerging and mid-career artists whose practices challenge and add to the creative dialogue.

Back Gallery Project works with local and international contemporary artists supporting artists and collectors through curatorial expertise. The gallery also supports non-profits and fundraisers throughout the year.

Back Gallery Project strives to accompany and support Vancouver art patrons prospecting new talent and to help the discerning eye discover “what will be.”
Back Gallery Project

Gallery Jones

Gallery Jones represents contemporary Canadian and international artists in the mediums of photography, painting, and sculpture. The gallery is located in the Flats neighbourhood, home to over a dozen visual art venues and the future home of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Gallery Jones engages in programming both locally and abroad that promotes relevant work by dedicated artists.
Gallery Jones

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery, the largest public art museum in western Canada, is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative visual arts institutions in Canada.

The gallery features the work of groundbreaking contemporary artists from around the world, presents historical art of international significance, is committed to exploring the art of Asia, and provides a global platform for British Columbia’s dynamic artistic community, including the work of First Nations artists.

The gallery presents a multitude of public programs that offer new ways to consider art for visitors who come from throughout the region and from around the world.
Vancouver Art Gallery

Robert Lynds Gallery

Established in 2012, Robert Lynds Gallery has become a noticeable participant in the Vancouver art community recognized for its compelling exhibitions. The Gallery represents established contemporary artists who demonstrate analytic art practices and is focused on setting a precedent in exhibiting local, national, and international works and aiming to advance the intellectual and material vanguard and engage public and industry discourse on local and international platforms.
Robert Lynds Gallery

Untitled Art Space

Untitled Art Space is an independent art gallery in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown created for artists to realize ideas and concepts and gain exposure within the city’s growing art community.

Untitled is a space that fosters community in art with an emphasis on interactive media and collaborative work facilitating many different art forms under one roof. The team behind Untitled embraces both local and international artists and is open to all art practices, creating a meeting place for like minds to gather and be part of Vancouver’s dynamic and evolving art culture. Untitled is known for its packed-to-the-brim art openings occurring at least twice a month as well as magazine launches, audio-visual performances, and other collaborative events.
Untitled Art Space

Make Gallery

Make is a not for profit creative agency, collaborator, and community builder. We foster the arts community in Vancouver through the promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation of awesome art in our gallery space.

We aim to be the top creative agency for community arts engagement by creating shows and providing emerging artists and creators with a platform to show their work, express their ideas and concepts, and gain exposure to contribute to the creative pulse of this city. Supporting our local arts scene is some of the best stuff we could ever do.
Make Gallery

Burrard Arts Foundation Gallery

Burrard Arts Foundation is a non-profit visual arts organization that seeks to promote development and excellence in the visual arts in Canada through innovative art projects and programs.

The Foundation seeks to advance the understanding and appreciation of the arts in Vancouver by showcasing local and global artistic talent and dialogue from the creative minds of today and tomorrow in dynamic ways within the grasp of our community. Our interest is to provide opportunities to enable artists to produce their work and share it with the world.
Burrard Arts Foundation Gallery

truth and beauty gallery

The truth and beauty gallery is a commercial art gallery devoted exclusively to the exhibition, consideration, and appreciation of all aspects of the photographic form. The gallery is a resource for exhibitions, edition prints, monographs, books, open-edition loose prints, and portfolios. The gallery holds talks, lectures, and workshops, and participates in civic arts activities.

truth and beauty gallery features the Collective, a retail and online platform that represents a large roster of independent Canadian photographers in a permanent, full-time, revolving exhibition. The gallery is pleased to be celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2016.
truth and beauty gallery

grunt gallery

grunt gallery was founded in 1984 in Vancouver, BC, with the vision of becoming an internationally renowned artist-run centre inspiring public dialogue by creating an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative, collaborative, and provocative contemporary art and for exploring our diverse Canadian cultural identity.

We offer public programming in the form of exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and other special projects in the community to further the practice of contemporary art.
grunt gallery

Covan02 Art Gallery

Eleven local artists with a passion for art formed Collective Visions and established the Covan02 Art Gallery in October 2015 to open up a space where they can support each other and grow together as artists. Covan02 also offers shared public studio space where other local artists are free to explore new techniques, work among peers, and learn from other artists.

Collective Visions produces multimedia artwork including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings; pastel and pencil drawings; photography; ceramics; leather crafts; and tapestry, and hosts a gala art opening each month during which works by one of the collective’s artists are shown in the Feature Gallery. New works by the other Collective Visions artists are also shown several times a year.
Covan02 Art Gallery

The Gam Gallery

Gam Gallery, created in December 2009, is located within and fronts ACME Studios in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. the Gam operates as a gallery, studio space, small boutique, and venue. The Gallery’s programming includes a multidisciplinary schedule of exhibitions, artist talks, screenings, pop-up shops, live music, and games nights

Reflecting the artistic community in which it is located, Gam Gallery strives to foster an inclusive, social environment that supports the development of artistic practice by offering opportunities for experimentation, creation, and presentation, as well as sales. Central to this are partnerships with post-secondary institutions, community organizations, and events that support the arts in Vancouver.
Gam Gallery

Bau-Xi Gallery

Bau-Xi Gallery opened in 1965 to create a showcase for the emerging and established Canadian artists in need of a gallery on the West Coast. “Bau-xi” (boe she) translates to “great gift.” One of the oldest contemporary galleries in Vancouver, Bau-Xi has expanded over the years to include the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, and Bau-Xi Photo, one of the few strictly photography galleries in Toronto.
Bau-Xi Gallery

Gallery 295

Gallery 295 is a volunteer artist-run space committed to providing means and facilities to support the finished production of photographic works and practices. The gallery’s focus is on emerging artists, on emerging photographic practices, and on engaging with contemporary photographic dialogues. Through its association with The Lab, Gallery 295 is able to provide access to photographic developing, printing, and finishing facilities in Vancouver, allowing emerging artists the means to complete and exhibit their projects.
Gallery 295

Art Beatus Gallery

Art Beatus Gallery was founded in Hong Kong in 1992 and was the first gallery of its kind operating simultaneously on both sides of the Pacific. Art Beatus represents and promotes international modern and contemporary art with a focus on contemporary Asian art.

Collaborating with partners and associates in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, Art Beatus also organizes special shows and exhibitions for internationally acclaimed artists of non-Asian origins. Art Beatus believes that special exhibitions of artists of the highest calibre add to the artistic diversity and interests of the gallery and provide a frame of reference for appreciating, as well as evaluating, Asian art within an international context.
Art Beatus Gallery

ArtStarts Gallery

The ArtStarts Gallery is the first in Canada devoted exclusively to young people’s art. Since 2006, the Gallery’s exhibitions have celebrated the exciting artwork that emerges when students, educators, and professional artists work together to deepen learning, creativity, and community connections.

The gallery’s exhibitions often showcase the work resulting from ArtStarts’ Artists in the Classroom grants, which support opportunities for students in schools to work directly with professional artists to learn the arts and learn through the arts.
ArtStarts Gallery

Atrium Gallery at Science World

Once upon a time, art and science were intrinsically connected. They rose out of the same ground, and created and defined cultures. Science parallels and overlaps art in many ways. Both are a means of investigation. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that are tested in places where mind and hand come together. Both use materials, people, culture, history, religion, and mythology. Both transform information into something else. Both are a source of inspiration.

Science World, as a charitable organization inspiring future science and technology leadership throughout British Columbia, is interested in sharing these ideas in new and interesting ways and show how art can sometimes be a better way to communicate a science concept than words alone.

Science World works with local artists who are interested in and inspired by science, showcasing different works of art in its Atrium Gallery.
Science World

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum, a natural history museum on the campus of the University of British Columbia, strives to increase our understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education, and outreach, to inspire a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

Through daily activities, special events, and rotating feature exhibitions visitors can increase their knowledge and understanding of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Presentation House Gallery

Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver has been exhibiting contemporary photographic and media art, including video and installation, film projection, digital and time-based media, and historical and experimental photography since 1981. The gallery has consistently produced groundbreaking exhibitions profiling some of the world’s most notable artists and photographers, including Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Rodney Graham, Alexander Rodchenko, and Andy Warhol.
Presentation House Gallery

Republic Gallery

Founded in 2006, Republic is a commercial gallery focused on the promotion and exhibition of contemporary visual arts.
Republic Gallery

West Vancouver Museum

The West Vancouver Museum fosters awareness and understanding of art, culture, and history through exhibitions and educational programs and profiles important creators, innovators, and significant events that shape its community, region, and country.
West Vancouver Museum

Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey Art Gallery is the second largest public art gallery in the Metro Vancouver region, internationally recognized for showing diverse artistic practices, including digital and audio art, by local, national, and international artists. Gallery interpretive programs include talks, symposia, demonstrations, workshops, and school programs with artists, educators, and other specialists.

Surrey Art Gallery engages the community in an ongoing dialogue about issues and ideas that affect our numerous communities, as expressed through contemporary art, and in opportunities to interact with artists and the artistic process.

Since 2010, Surrey Art Gallery has been presenting time-based digital and interactive art on UrbanScreen, an outdoor projection venue, which can be viewed from street level and SkyTrain, between Gateway and Surrey Central stations.
Surrey Art Gallery

The Reach Gallery Museum

The interest of The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford is to be the centre of cultural and creative innovation in the Fraser Valley. The Gallery is committed to preserving and sharing the stories of the area’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and showcasing the best in the visual arts from both inside and outside the community.

The Reach is a gathering place and fosters intercultural and intergenerational exchanges in an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
The Reach Gallery Museum

Other Capture Photography Festival Spaces

The Moat Gallery at Library Square
Beaumont Studios
Tartooful
Performance Works
Chernoff Fine Art
The Playground
Pink Monkey Studios
Lonsdale Quay Market
Langara College
Inform Interiors
Canada Line: YVR Airport Station
Canada Line: Waterfront Station

Other Connections

Canada Line Art Program
Canada Line Art Installations
This Open Space
Open Spaces in Vancouver

from 2016 Capture Photography Festival Events