2021-04-11T20:17:54+00:00 PLAY September 2020 – March 2021 How does play help us to imagine our world? How can play build our sense of belonging and connect us to others? What do we learn when we play . . . and how do we learn when we play Artists for Kids and the Smith

Dwelling: People and Place


DWELLING: PEOPLE AND PLACE The Gordon Smith Gallery is temporarily closed, effective March 19th, 2020 September 27, 2019 – April 16, 2020 This exhibit explores figures and structures, how each of these effects and alters the other. A single or group of figures, or lack thereof, alters a space/structure and in exchange the space/structure



Transformations Selected works from the AFK Collection September 28, 2018 – April 13, 2019 Transformations is an arrangement of artworks that depict or speak to a process of change. A simple search to define the word "transformation" yields many results: there are uses in science and mathematics, in the visual and performing arts,

Art School High


Art School High May 13 to August 26, 2017 The exhibition explored socio-cultural issues relating to identity, adolescence, conformity, marginalization, and rebellious behaviours. Invited artists presented significant works reflecting on the experience of attending high school. These works probed the very nature of learning in diverse environments. Exhibiting artists were Karin Bubaš, John Collins, Rodney Graham,

Figurative Contemplation


Figurative Contemplation October 22, 2014 to May 2, 2015 Comprised of works from the Artists for Kids permanent collection, Figurative Contemplation took a closer look at the figure as subject. Exhibiting artists included Ed Burtynsky, Rodney Graham, Angela Grossmann, Gu Xiong, Karin Bubas, Gathie Falk, Jane Ash Poitras, Irene Whittome, and Attila Richard

Robert Young: Spacial Understanding


Robert Young: Spatial Understanding October 22, 2014 to January 3, 2015 Inspired by the construction of interior spaces as well as the jazz movement, Robert Young’s solo exhibition showcased his works from the Artist for Kids collection. Spatial Understanding focused on Young’s visual integration of personal and art-historical references, and was curated by

Work Is Art


Work Is Art September 10 to October 15, 2014 Curated by Gordon Smith himself, this exhibition celebrated work by local artists and educators: Andrew Alvarez, Wing Chow, Warren Goodman, Dirk Heiss, Bill MacDonald, Frank Mayrs, Les McKinnon, Neil Prinsen, George Rammell, Richard Turner, and Anne Watt.

Gu Xiong: A Journey Exposed


Gu Xiong: a journey exposed May 7 to August 23, 2014 The first major exhibition of work outside the Artists for Kids Teaching Collection was a turning point for the Gordon Smith Gallery. A journey exposed presented artworks by Gu Xiong that referenced the personal and global nature of his work. The works,

Victor John Penner: Not Safe to Occupy


Victor John Penner: Not Safe to Occupy January 15 to February 29, 2014 Asked by a law enforcement agency to photograph Illegal Marijuana Growing Operations (Grow-Ops) in Vancouver in 2001, Penner put together a catalogue of images that opened a window into another world. This exhibition was guest-curated by Michael Love. Featured Image: Beds

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