Art in Conversation

Learn more through live event discussions and talks, interviews with local and nationally-based artists, virtual tours of art exhibitions, and other behind-the-scenes features on the artworks which move us.

Surrey Art Gallery recognizes that art never exists in a vacuum – it's a part of a broader conversation about the world we live, work, and play in.

Follow #ArtInConversation for live event discussions and talks, interviews with local and nationally-based artists, virtual tours of art exhibitions, and other behind-the-scenes features on the artworks which move us.


Live Events: Online Conversations

Thursday Artist Talks

The Surrey Art Gallery Association's Thursday Arts Talks series has been running at Surrey Art Gallery for over 30 years. These talks help emerging to professional artists share their work with audiences. Always presented on the first Thursday of each month, talks have included painters, sculptors, writers, illustrators, multimedia artists, and more. These talks are delivered live on Surrey Art Gallery Association’s Facebook Page, and replays are available to watch anytime afterwards.  Check back in September for the line up of talks this fall!


September 10 with Jennifer Clark

Local artist Jennifer Clark will examine some of the causes and then give solutions on how to overcome them, such as developing good work habits and creating an environment that supports creative abundance. 


  •  Melissa Critchlow

    Melissa Critchlow

    July 2 with Melissa Critchlow. Demonstrating her process of finding the perfect composition, colour palette, and textured marks to make her acrylic landscape paintings come to life, Critchlow also delved into what inspires her pieces and how the importance of feeling connected spiritually to nature fuels her work.

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  •  Monica Moscoso

    Monica Moscoso

    June 4 with Monica Moscoso. Using a range of techniques while drawing, painting, and embroidering and creating objects, Moscoso is interested in the relationship between creativity and the imagination. She studied graphic design and the human figure in universities in León, Guanajuato and San Carlos, Mexico.

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  • Eunkyo Kim

    Eunkyo Kim

    May 7 with Eunkyo Kim. After graduating from design school in South Korea, Kim worked as a designer, freelance illustrator, and artist in Canada. Her highly imaginative and darkly humorous artworks respond to current events in the complex world in which we live.

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