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.

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.

 

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.

Past Exhibitions

Art installation of flourescent lights sitting on top of stacked sawhorses.
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Garden in the Machine

Examine the complex relationship between computer technology and nature through digital art.

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ARTS 2019

Enjoy art by local artists in this annual juried show.

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Cindy Mochizuki: Autumn Strawberry Residency

An artist-in-residence, Mochizuki will gather local berry farming stories from Japanese Canadians.

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Sara Khan: Suraj Kinare

Immerse yourself in intriguing watercolours mixing fantasy and reality.

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The Built World Around Us: A Juried Photography Exhibit

See photographs that capture the built environment south of the Fraser River.

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Fischli and Weiss: The Way Things Go

Watch a video of a spectacular chain reaction of objects set up inside a warehouse.

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Omer Arbel: Particles for the Built World

See sculptural and home building experiments in fabric-formed concrete.

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Purposeful Play: Art by Surrey Secondary School Students

Local students shine in this exhibit of drawings and paintings.

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Colette Urban: Gambler

Try and solve a mountain of puzzle pieces in this interactive sculpture.

Camille Turner, Jérôme Havre, and Cauleen Smith, Triangle Trade, 2017, film still, HD video, 14 min, 31 sec, colour sound. Photo by Alyssa Bistonath.
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Triangle Trade: Camille Turner, Jérôme Havre, and Cauleen Smith

A short film that examines specific relationships between black identity, land, and belonging.