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

Entrance to Surrey Art Gallery and Surrey Arts Centre showing a colourful vinyl window mural.
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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. 

Colourful mural by Sandeep Johal on Surrey Arts Centre classroom windows, with 3 people nearby.
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Sandeep Johal: It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see

This vinyl mural on the Surrey Arts Centre classroom windows invites play, joy, and wonder.

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 from Canada and other countries around the world.

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!

Artists Nancy Ainomugisha and Olúwáṣọlá Kẹ́hìndé Olówó-Aké expand the conversation on how society interprets Blackness.

 

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.

Mixed media artwork of rocks splashed by waves, a cellphone case lying on rocks with a cityscape image on it
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Surrey Art Teachers Association: Connect

Enjoy the creative talents of local art educators.

Past Exhibitions

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.

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.

3 pink illustrations on gold background of South Asian women, from left to right: Laxmi Bai on a horse carrying a sword; Selvi driving a taxi; and Phoolan Devi, a bandit queen
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Sandeep Johal: What If?

Step into a world reimagined with resilient South Asian women.

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.

Image of PICS cultural exchange project participant Safaa embroidering
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Seven Stories

Gratitude, family, and friendship come to life in this community art exhibition developed by Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS).

Photograph of a single boot on a red hill with a building behind.
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ARTS 2021

Enjoy local art in this popular juried art show organized by the Arts Council of Surrey.

Cindy Mochizuki, Autumn Strawberry, 2021, animation still. Photo courtesy of artist.
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Cindy Mochizuki: Autumn Strawberry

Experience life on local Japanese Canadian farms in the twentieth century prior to WWII with hand-painted and digital animation.

Henry Tsang, Hastings Park: Building A - Livestock Building North, View Looking West, 2021, pigment ink on metallic paper, 122 cm x 91 cm. Photo by artist.
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Henry Tsang: Hastings Park

With a thermal imaging camera, multimedia artist Henry Tsang makes Hastings Park's invisible history visible again concerning Japanese Canadians during WWII.

Mark Soo, Twilight on the Edge of Town, 2020, video still, dual-channel video installation, mixed media, sound
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Mark Soo: Twilight on the Edge of Town

Immerse yourself in this video installation where the recent past meets the speculative future.