Tours and discussions of Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape and Joan Balzar: Two exhibitions from the collection can be arranged from Tuesday to Friday for groups and classes, lasting 50 minutes and longer. For more information, please contact Belkin Public Programs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (604) 822-5600.
Drop-in tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays between 12:30 and 4 pm. Drop-in tours are casual and conversational, lasting about 15 to 30 minutes. These can be arranged the day-of at the Reception Desk or ahead of time by calling (604) 822-4883.
Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape explores works from the Belkin’s permanent collection through the lens of recent philosophical ideas, questioning and breaking down old borders between the human and the non-human. Artists in the exhibition include Claude Breeze, Genevieve Cadieux, Kenneth Callahan, Emily Carr, Geoffrey Farmer, Russell FitzGerald, Sam Francis, Lawren Harris, Donald Jarvis, Ann Kipling, Glenn Ligon, Attila Richard Lukacs, Ron Martin, Gordon Payne, Margaret Peterson, Jerry Pethick, Marina Roy, Carolee Schneemann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Jack Shadbolt, Corin Sworn, Elizabeth Vander Zaag and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Joan Balzar includes a selection of works by the artist (1928-2016), a key figure in the development of abstract painting on the West Coast in the 1960s. These works from the Belkin’s collection are displayed in the print gallery and Koerner Library.[more]
Scott Watson discusses the two concurrent exhibitions, Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape and Joan Balzar: Two exhibitions from the collection. Click through for a video of the tour.[more]
In conjunction with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery’s exhibitionIdyll, artists Audrey Capel Doray and Joan Balzar held a discussion about their work and their careers, which have spanned almost five decades. Capel Doray and Balzar reflected particularly on the 1960s and early 1970s and the context in which their work was produced. The conversation was moderated by Lorna Brown, an independent artist, curator and writer. Brown is currently working on a web-based project on Vancouver Art in the 1960s .[more]