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Further your learning of contemporary art and issues relevant to your local community. Watch our videos with artists and learn about their influences, artistic practices, and artwork in their own words!

Download accompanying handouts with additional quotes from the artist, related topics and themes, and strategies to engage your students. Visit our Guides and Resources for further exhibition-related materials and resources. New resources will be added weekly.

 

Learning From Artists

Roxanne Charles in front of her work ŚЌE,ЌÁL / Microphone.

Hear from Roxanne Charles as she discusses her artwork ŚЌE,ЌÁL / Microphone, 2017, with with Feather Arnouse, Harley Chappell, Leann Wells, Samantha Wells, and Joan Williams, in the Gallery's Permanent Collection. Check out Sharing Perspectives: Indigenous Contemporary Art Workshop Teacher's Guides containing inquiry-focused activities and discussion questions that reinforce ideas and processes related to Charles' art practice.

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Roxanne Charles in focus in front of her artwork Surrey's Urban Sprawl

Learn from Roxanne Charles as she discusses her artwork Surrey's Urban Sprawl, 2014, in the Gallery's Permanent Collection. Check out Sharing Perspectives: Indigenous Contemporary Art Workshop Teacher's Guides containing inquiry-focused activities and discussion questions that reinforce ideas and processes related to Charles' art practice.

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Trenton Pierre standing away from camera looking at his artwork Guardian Spirits on floor-to-ceiling windows.

Listen to sɬə́məxʷ (Trenton Pierre) speak about Guardian Spirits, his work on the windows of North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex.

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Nep Sidhu exploring his exhibition Shadows in the Major Seventh.

Hear about Nep Sidhu's art practice and read more about his solo exhibition Shadows in the Major Seventh with the companion exhibition catalogue.

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Close-up shot of Robert Davidson in smiling in front of a projection of his print work.

With Vancouver Art Gallery Curator Ian Thom, listen and learn about Robert Davidson’s art practice with an Art from the Archives interview from May 2, 2010. Read about Davidson's artworks Supernatural Eye and Eagle Calling both in our Public Art collection

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Marianne Nicolson standing on a platform looking over her large-scale carving of The Sea Captain.

Listen to 'Tayagila’ogwa (Marianne Nicolson) as she explains what led to the creation of her artwork The Sea Captain.

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A projection of Sonny Assu's artwork 1UP at UrbanScreen. Photo by Edward Westerhuis.

After watching Sonny Assu's site-specific UrbanScreen artwork 1UP, read Ellyn Walker's essay as part of Surrey Art Gallery Presents and published in Art after Dark: 10 Years of UrbanScreen.

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Pierre Sasseville and Jean-François Cooke standing outside in between large scale blue and red pipes and aluminum deer compromising their artwork Circulation.

Playing with humour, Pierre Sasseville and Jean-François Cooke's outdoor sculpture Circulation encourages the viewer to think about the relationship between nature and culture. Read more about what the deer, pipes, and colours symbolize with a printable handout.

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Maurice Van Der Beke medium close-up shot with arm outstretched and smiling in front of green foliage.

The oldest artwork in the Gallery's Public Art collection, Mandala After Prayer Wheel is made of copper and measures 2 metres across. Listen to Maurice Van Der Beke to find out about the inspiration behind the artwork and print out the accompanying handout.

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 Installation image of April Hickox, Variations Primaries. Photo by Scott Massey.

By arranging and rearranging school props used in painting and drawing classes, April Hickox considers how we determine what is art. Watch Hickox's four channel digital art video installation Variations Primaries.

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Bruce Walther medium close-up shot.

Learn how the history of Port Kells influenced the public artwork Weave of Time by Bruce Walther.

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Sean Alward speaking about his work Fern Facade.

Find out about the process of creating the public artwork Fern Façade and the details that went into the piece with artist Sean Alward.

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Erica Stocking looking at the camera with a plant out of focus in the background.

By thinking about hearth and home, and how we relate to one another, hear from Erica Stocking about her public artwork Blankets located at West Village Energy Centre and Park.

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Night photo of Marianne Nicolson's art The Way In Which It Was Given to Us on UrbanScreen at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. Foreground are the backs of people's heads in shadow watching the art.

Referencing the pictograph as a way of recording stories on the land, watch video of Marianne Nicolson's The Way In Which It Was Given to Us at UrbanScreen. Siku Allooloo provides the soundtrack and accompanying Surrey Art Gallery Presents essay "Bearing Witness" published in Art after Dark: 10 Years of UrbanScreen.

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An interior rotunda at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre with Four Seasons hand drums.

Learn about Brandon Gabriel and Melinda Bige's public artwork Four Seasons at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. View the Teacher's Handout, read the audio transcript, and understand the significance of the village of qəyqə́yt.

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Brandon Gabriel wearing a black shirt saying fearless while standing in front of his public artwork Four Seasons at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre.

Hear from Kwelexwelsten (Brandon Gabriel) about his art practice and his beginnings as an artist. Learn more about Gabriel's other public artwork Raven and the First Sunrise.

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Ian Johnston facing the camera in front of a black background, hand outstretched.

Ian Johnston discusses his project Machine for Singing, shown as part of the exhibition Transnational Absolute.

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