A comprehensive overview of Surrey Art Gallery's TechLab over two decades and more than 60 artist projects.

Surrey Art Gallery’s TechLab was among the first exhibition spaces in Canada to be dedicated to the display of new media art. Designed by and for artists, over two decades the TechLab was a residency site, network hub, and installation platform for dozens of artworks made by both emerging and professional creative practitioners from across Canada and internationally. It would go on to serve as the basis for the Gallery’s multimedia, interactive art programming both on-site and further afield.

TechLab: Experiments in media art 1999-2019 is a survey of the TechLab, with an overview of every exhibition, project, and artwork was shown in the space over two decades. Also included are a selection of critical essays from leading academics and curators working across the field of new media, discussing the broader art-historical context of the TechLab as well as its legacy. Contributors include Rhys Edwards, Alison Rajah, Caroline Seck Langill, Robin Oppenheimer, Kate Armstrong, Beryl Graham, and Jordan Strom. 

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Catalogue: 257 pages, full colour

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ISBN 978-1-926573-62-5 (hardcover)

ISBN 978-1-926573-63-2 (digital)


TechLab: Experiments in media art 1999-2019 book cover