Address: 750 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 2H7
The Permanent Collection
Housing a permanent collection of more than 10,000 artworks, the Vancouver Art Gallery continues to build on the collection's historical and contemporary strengths through the acquisition of work by local and international artists through donation and purchase. Currently, approximately 3% of the collection is on view.
One of the collection's principal strengths is the abundance of works by artists of this region, a strength that reflects the Gallery's commitment to preserve and present works by British Columbia's finest artists. Through emphasis on the presence of the art of this province, the Gallery recognizes the continuing links to the history of British Columbia and its prominence nationally and internationally. The Gallery's holdings include a major collection of photo-conceptual work by internationally renowned Vancouver-based artists Jeff Wall, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Roy Arden and Ian Wallace, among other distinguished artists. The Gallery also houses the most significant collection of Canadian artist Emily Carr's work. Artists E.J. Hughes, Maxwell Bates, Toni Onley, Jack Shadbolt, Bertram Charles Binning, Gordon Smith, Alistair Bell, Takao Tanabe, Robert Davidson, Michael Morris, N.E. Thing Co., Ken Lum, Ann Kipling, Gathie Falk, and Brian Jungen, among many others, are well represented.