Contemporary Art Bus Tour

Tiko KerrNovember 8, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Discover where the artmaking magic happens! Catch a ride with us to artist studios in Vancouver’s Eastside!

This is a fabulous, up-close opportunity to talk to several critically acclaimed artists about how they make art and organize their studios to facilitate their creative process. Ages 16+. Cost is $39. Bring a bag lunch or pick something up on site.


Led by Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom and curatorial researcher Rhys Edwards, participants will meet at Surrey Art Gallery for an orientation over coffee before hitting the road. You’ll head towards Olympic Village to first visit Lyse Lemieux’s studio. She focuses on drawing, painting, and installation work and is known for her innovative incorporation of textiles with drawing, painting and collage. Next up is Elizabeth McIntosh whose oil-based paintings explore geometric abstraction and figuration. Then meet Ian Wallace, a significant figure in Canadian contemporary art—he was a founding member of what is known as the Vancouver school of photoconceptualism and was one of the first artists to make ultra-large photo works. Note the studios in this building require using stairs as the elevator is unavailable.

In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Parker Street Studios to visit with Tiko Kerr who is well-known for his Vancouver landscapes and icons with a twist—literally. Also at Parker Street Studios is Val Nelson whose paintings are distinct for their loose brushwork and the way she often combines two unexpected spaces, such as a baroque interior with a highway traffic jam. Last but not least you’ll meet Judson Beaumont. His whimsical and imaginative furniture—such as a grandfather clock with arms to a melting dresser—you won’t forget!

On this tour, you’ll experience a real diversity of art mediums, styles, and studios while getting to know some prominent Vancouver artists.
How to Register

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