Burrard Arts—May 26, 2020
Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our city and province’s impressive response to this unprecedented challenge, we are excited to be reopening BAF’s gallery location in compliance with Phase 2 of BC’s Restart plan.
BAF will be resuming its 2020 programming in the second week of June with enhanced health and safety measures in place.
Guest safety measures include:
- Distancing mandatory and masks encouraged within the gallery
- Enhanced hygiene practices including regular sanitizing of high-touch surfaces
- Limited guest capacity to facilitate physical distancing
- Printed goods replaced with digital options to reduce high-touch surfaces
- For those who feel safer viewing the exhibitions alone, appointments will be available from 10am to noon, Tuesday to Saturday
We cannot wait to welcome our community back into the gallery to connect over local art in a safe, healthy, and physically distanced manner.
Burrard Arts—May 20, 2020
“In the books and films that I have chosen, there is a passage or a moment in which the imagery grips me and holds me, and it stays with you just like a good painting. Painting, for me, is this attempt to recapture that moment or passage of affective suspension.” – Caitlin Almond
Today, we’re sharing ten films and books which have been important to artist Caitlin Almond, who will be exhibiting with BAF next month. Ranging from theory and philosophy to contemporary Tim Burton movies, this is an honest and personal list of creative works that have shaped her as an artist.
Don’t miss Caitlin’s installation Crosshatch, which will be on view in BAF’s Garage starting in June 2020.
Burrard Arts—May 6, 2020
“I’ve always been interested in how technologies affect people and society, so I find most of the media I consume is about speculative futures, or the social impacts of current technology. It would be easy to file many of my interests under the category of science fiction or fantasy, but I see a very large overlap with these entertainment-associated labels, and theories of technology and culture. Somewhere in between them is where my deeper interests are.” – Eli Muro
Today, we’re sharing two lists from 2020 resident artist Eli Muro; keep reading for books, films, digital media and more to dive into as we all spend more time at home.
First is a list of creative coding tools they’ve gotten to know through their practice as a digitally-engaged media artist. Next up are some books, videos and other media they’re enjoying right now.
Burrard Arts—April 21, 2020
“Isolation has given me the gift of time, which means revisiting books collecting dust on my shelves. I love books by Indian authors because they are able to write about the most unjust, heart-wrenching things in the most beautiful ways. Many of the people on my list – artists, writers, activists – are pioneers. I’ve always been inspired by the fearlessness of out-of-the-box thinkers and the legacies they leave behind. It inspires me to be more fearless in my own art practice and work towards creating a legacy my son can be proud of.” – Sandeep Johal
Keep reading for a list of things that Sandeep is reading, watching, and listening to to stay inspired as we all spend more time at home.
Burrard Arts—April 8, 2020
“I like to start my day with a few hours of reading. Studying art history and theory motivates me to get to the studio, and those ideas then find their way into the work while I’m painting.” – Kate Metten
Looking for some inspiration – or distraction – as we all socially distance inside our homes? Here are the books Kate Metten is enjoying during this newfound downtime.
Burrard Arts—March 26, 2020
“As a storyteller myself, I appreciate the stories of other women that I can relate to. Movies are one of my ways to relax, and also get inspired.” – Jackie Dives
Right now, everyone is spending more time at home as we practice social distancing and self-isolation. While this is a challenging time, it can also be an opportunity to relax and enjoy learning more about the things we care about, and come away refreshed and inspired.
For BAF resident artist Jackie Dives, movies about other female artists are the perfect stories to dive into during this extra downtime. Read on for fifteen movies about women artists, from documentaries to biopics, and links to where you can find them to rent, buy or stream online.
Burrard Arts—December 16, 2019
The Garage Street-Facing Public Exhibition Window
Call for Proposals
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11:59PM, Tuesday, January 21, 2020
How to Apply: View full Call for Proposals
Burrard Arts—April 24, 2019
The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is pleased to announce that it is relocating its operations into a new, expanded location at 258 East 1st Avenue at the centre of the False Creek Flats neighbourhood, an area increasingly recognized as the burgeoning centre for fine art in Vancouver.
With the new location will come an expansion of the BAF’s programming. BAF’s Residency program, which provides select local (largely emerging) artists with funding and studio space to create new bodies of work, is currently offered 4 times quarterly throughout the year. The residencies culminate in solo exhibitions at the BAF Gallery. Within the new facility, the program’s capacity will double – welcoming eight artists per year and allowing for increased dialogue and relationship between artists who may be working concurrently with one another.
The new facility will also provide the opportunity for a dynamic addition to the organization’s program – a exhibition space that is viewable 24/7 from the street. This highly visible, sidewalk-facing exhibition space will represent another bold opportunity for work by contemporary artists to be shared with the public.
BAF’s new location will celebrate its official opening on October 3rd with a special exhibition and art auction event entitled Artists Supporting Artists, a special collaborative event between BAF and Heffel Auction house. Regular programming will then resume on Thursday, October 18th with two exhibitions of new work from artists Michael Batty and Tyler Toews.
Burrard Arts—April 23, 2019
The Garage Public Exhibition Space
Call for Proposals
Deadline: Friday, February 22
How to Apply: View full Call for Proposals.
With the Burrard Arts Foundation’s move into new premises at 258 East 1st Avenue has come an exciting addition to our programming: The Garage. A former loading bay, The Garage has been renovated into a street-facing, glass-fronted exhibition space. The work inside will be visible through the pictured glass garage door only; gallery guests will not be able to enter the space.
In keeping with the BAF’s mission to support emerging artists, foster creativity in the public realm, and break down barriers to accessibility, we are excited to announce that we will be opening up The Garage to proposals from local artists. The Garage is an ideal opportunity for artistic experimentation, and a low-barrier way for artists to get involved in BAF’s activities. The Garage acts as the most public access point into BAF’s on-site programming, and we are seeking proposals that will spark public curiosity and engage passersby with the gallery.
We are now accepting proposals, with a deadline of Friday, February 22nd. The selected artist(s) will be notified on Friday, March 1st, with the first selected installation opening on Friday, April 5 alongside BAF Gallery’s next exhibitions from artists Holly Schmidt and Charlene Vickers.
Full submission guidelines, and directions on how to apply, can be found in the full Garage Call for Proposals. We invite you to reach out with any questions you may have around the feasibility and suitability of your idea.
Thank you so much, and we look forward to seeing your ideas!