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New Vancouver Art Gallery will Benefit Entire Visual Arts Community

The entire visual arts community in Vancouver and British Columbia stands to benefit from a new purpose-built space for the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the institutions’ board and leadership are stepping up their efforts to ensure all voices are heard in the discussion about how the new Gallery space should be developed.

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By February 1st, the City of Vancouver is expected to present a report to City Council regarding the future of Larwill Park located at Georgia and Cambie, and the VAG’s request that two acres of this city-owned property be designated for the development of the new space.

A group of artists launched the online petition this summer, and have already collected hundreds of signatures from other artists, critics, art writers, educators, curators, gallery workers and gallerists who support the project.

In the coming weeks, the Gallery will be adding more to the discussion, releasing an overview and recommendations of the business plan for the new building, and working with the City on a public consultation for the project. –