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

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.

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.

Installation view of Delineations
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Delineations: Marilyn Dyer and Gailan Ngan

See bright paintings and sculptures that explore the tension between line and form.

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.

Yam Lau Hutong House
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Yam Lau: Hutong House

Look inside a traditional Chinese courtyard house in this video installation about home, friendship, and time.

Art by Surrey Secondary School Students
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Art by Surrey Secondary School Students

See the creativity of local youth through photography, paintings, drawings,  collage, and more.

Jaswant Guzder, Prayer spaces and portrait 1, 2016, ink, cloth on natural linen.
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Facing Time

Get up close to faces in paintings, photographs, textiles, and more. This exhibit invites you to consider the importance of faces in a time of virtual gatherings, selfies, and mask-wearing. Virtual tour now available! View here