Art from the Archives

Explore the wealth of stories, artworks, and ideas that have shaped the Gallery, from essays about works in the permanent collection to teacher guides and recordings of past events and performances.  

Surrey Art Gallery has a 45-year rich history, exhibiting, publishing, and programming.

#ArtFromTheArchives explores the wealth of stories, artworks, and ideas that have shaped the Gallery, from essays about works in the permanent collection to teacher guides and recordings of past events and performances.  

This page will be updated on an ongoing basis with links to historic resources for art education and scholarship.

Additional Resources

  • An Open Book is Surrey Art Gallery's long-standing essay series on works in the permanent collection, with works from artists like Vikky Alexander, Don Li-Leger, David Neel, Nancy Paterson, and many more.
  • The Surrey Art Gallery Presents publication line focuses on exhibitions and projects from the Gallery's history. Essays focus on works by artists such as Sylvia Grace Borda, Marianne Nicholson, Nicolas Sassoon, and more.
  • Many of Surrey Art Gallery's exhibition catalogues are freely available online. Recent uploads highlight artists such as Nicoletta Baumeister, Don Hutchinson, and Nep Sidhu.
  • Teacher Guides expand upon exhibitions in-depth, providing educators with fun learning activities, key themes and concepts, and background on all of our major exhibitions. Recent guides have focused on exhibitions with artists such as Kathy Slade, Jim Adams, Omer Arbel, and many more.

 

Image of the Centennial Arts Centre, ca. 1975.