Gallery hours

Due to weather conditions, the Gallery will be closed at 2 pm today (Friday February 23). We will re-open tomorrow at 11 am.


Current Exhibition

Clearly Ambiguous

Clearly Ambiguous

Mixed media by Louise Dee and Adrienne Moore

February 20–March 4, 2018

Meet the Artists: Saturday, February 24, 2–3 p.m.


The Ultimate Traveller

Multi-media visual and musical presentations by Peter Langer, BA, BSc, MA.  An internationally renowned travel photographer, Peter has travelled to over 175 countries.
Impressions of India

Impressions of India
Wednesday February 28, 7–9 p.m.
Cost: $15

Register at 604-925-7270 (Course #44790) or online.

Drop-ins also welcome (space permitting).

Peter just returned from an extensive fact-finding mission, covering northeast, north, south, west and central India. He concluded that many of India’s stunning historical monuments have been restored and are in much better shape than they were even 10 years ago. Also national parks and green spaces are becoming a source of national pride, and at long last a modicum of environmental consciousness is slowly seeping into the Indian psyche.

Art History Presentations

Doris SalcedoThe Poetics of Contemplating Atrocity: Doris Salcedo

Monday, March 5 | 7–9 p.m.
The violence in her native Colombia is a driving force behind contemporary sculptor Doris Salcedo's works. How can artwork reference such violence without overtly shocking the audience? Her works are subtle in a way that invites deep contemplation on how human beings treat each other and how art can hold space for the victims of conflict and colonialist oppression. Salcedo's work answers the question: When faced with atrocity, what can art do?

Cost: $15
Register by phone at 604-925-7270 (course # 41559) or online.

Presenter: Sandra Seekins, M.A., Art Historian, Capilano University

*Please note the Art History presentation on Kara Walker has been rescheduled from Feb 26 to March 26

Art Tours

Polygon Gallery

Exploring the North Vancouver Art Scene

Join gallery staff for a one-day tour of what’s exciting in the North Vancouver art scene. We will explore the new Polygon Gallery and tour the exhibition N. Vancouver, which includes newly commissioned works from 15 regional artists, with existing pieces from various public and private collections. Lunch will be at a local eatery (not included in cost of tour) or bring your own lunch. We will tour artists' studios in the afternoon.Bus leaves from Ferry Building Gallery. All-day parking is available at Ambleside Park.

Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $60. Register at 604-925-7270 (course #43889) or online.


Celebrating Nooroz: Iranian New Year

Celebrating Nowruz: Iranian New Year

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Join exhibiting artist Mahtab Firouzabadi for a hands-on experience in the gallery where participants are invited to explore the meaning behind the symbols of Nooroz, the Iranian New Year celebration.

Admission by donation. Limited space, call 604-925-7270 or book online to reserve your spot (course #44037).


Arts Connection

Professional Development Series

Marketing for Artists with Annie Briard

Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Whether self-represented or working with a gallery, artists are increasingly expected to work towards generating buzz and followings for their work. This workshop will introduce various marketing tools and approaches including websites and social media strategies, while highlighting how to increase press coverage for their work.

Cost: $25 (includes refreshments). Register at 604-925-7270 (course #44042) or online.

Annie Briard's work has been presented across Canada and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, screenings, and as public art projects. She teaches photography, art theory and professional practice courses in the undergraduate program at Emily Carr University.

Upcoming Exhibition

Mahtab Firouzabadi

Branching Out

Paintings by Mahtab Firouzabadi

March 6–25, 2018

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 6–8 p.m.

Meet the Artist: Saturday, March 10, 2–3 p.m.


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Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
Gallery Hours
Tues - Sun: 11AM - 5PM
Closed Mondays
Tel 604-925-7290