Image credit: Gailan Ngan, Double Hearing, 2017, clay, slips, glazes, metal stand, 128 cm x 89 cm x 51 cm. Photo by Dennis Ha. Collection of Surrey Art Gallery. Purchased with support of the Surrey Art Gallery Association.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

A photo of Surrey Arts Centre with a mural on its front windows.
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Atheana Picha: Echoes

This window mural at the entrance to Surrey Arts Centre celebrates the cultural importance of Coast Salish mountain goat horn bracelets and the significance the animal has to the people from this territory. 

An interactive puppet show is set up outside with images projected on a tent and a child playing in the middle.
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Mere Phantoms: Shadows Without Borders

Play with light and shadow in this interactive exhibition that explores human displacement, memories of home, and the refugee crisis.

A colourful spectograph stretches across three walls of a rectangular room with a black couch in the middle.
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Charles Campbell: Black Breath Spectacle

Charles Campbell's audiovisual exhibition cultivates exchanges and solidarity within Black communities.

On left, colourful summery painting of a dirt laneway with houses and trees on the side; on right, a watercolour painting of a cluster of zebras.
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Fraser Valley Chapter Presents: Fresh Paint!

See paintings from professional and emerging artists on a variety of themes.

Running pack of caribou moving to the right
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Zachery Cameron Longboy: Guardian of Sleep

Experience a dream-like layered video art installation.

A photograph of grassy land meeting the Pacific Ocean with mountains in the distance.
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Henry Tsang: Tansy Point

Learn about the Anson Dart Treaties of 1851 in this interactive video installation.

A black and white photograph of the back of a Black man without a shirt, leaning back on his arms and head tilted to the right.
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Concealed Cultures: Visualizing the Black Vernacular

Experience this multimedia group exhibit curated by members of the Black Arts Centre in Surrey.

Several flamingos stand in water in a wooden building with white lamps hanging from the rafters.
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Poets with a Video Camera: Videopoetry 1980–2020

Experience surprising combinations of images and text in this group exhibit of videopoetry in Canada.

Close-up of the torso, side profile, of a Black woman dressed in a colourful outfit containing ribbons
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I see; I breathe; I am!

Curated by the Black Arts Centre, artists Nancy Ainomugisha and Olúwáṣọlá Kẹ́hìndé Olówó-Aké expand the conversation on how society interprets Blackness with storytelling, photography, and film.

 

Past Exhibitions

Painting of arbutus trees, moody photograph of mooring poles, painting of SkyTrain commuter
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ARTS 2022

See what local artists are creating in this annual juried exhibition.

Photograph of houses in India's Punjab with decorative sculptures on the roofs.
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Rajesh Vora: Everyday Monuments

See photographs of water tanks and other rooftop sculptures found in India's Punjab region.

Semi-transparent image of bacteria sample laid over hands, wood, and water
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Body as Border: Traces and Flows of Connection

Artificial intelligence, poetry, and biology combine in this immersive outdoor art project.

Still from Manuel Piña's video work Naufragios
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Manuel Piña: Naufragios

The ocean becomes a kaleidoscope in this moving video work.

Three artworks from left to right: a bird among flowers on crumpled brown paper; crayon drawing of sharks and fish; and a black ink pen drawing in a mandala shape
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Art by Surrey Elementary Students

Have a look at what today's youth are creating.

Collage of turquoise and oranges featuring a figure on horseback charging ahead.
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P.Mansaram: The Medium is the Medium is the Medium

Travel through five decades of P.Mansaram’s artistic practice that revels in repetition.

A black and white image with multiple faces on it framed like a film reel.
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On Air

Works from the Gallery's permanent collection address the rise of mass media culture.

Black and white photograph showing objects including a lamp, wallet, and camera on a wooden table.
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Joy of the Photographic Print

See photographs using a variety of darkroom processes in this exhibit by The Darkroom Group.

Installation view of I Spy a City at UrbanScreen
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I Spy a City

Play "I spy" with sights from Surrey in these short and surprising animations.

Painted red and black circle inspired by Coast Salish design showing two faces. Photograph of artist Phyllis Atkins beside it.
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q̓ʷɑti̓cɑ: k̓ʷam̓k̓ʷəm̓ tə šxʷhəliʔ / Phyllis Atkins: Divine Connection

See life-and spirit-affirming artworks that draw from Coast Salish tradition and show the artist's connection to the world.