At Surrey Art Gallery, a session about Charlene Vickers’ and Cathy Busby’s “Intertribal Lifelines” at an Art Together workshop with the artists. (submitted photo: Surrey Art Gallery)

National education award for Surrey Art Gallery at museums association conference in Toronto

Newton-area facility recognized for its Indigenous contemporary art education and engagement

Operators of Surrey Art Gallery are celebrating a national award for outstanding achievement in education.

On Wednesday (April 17) in Toronto, the Newton-area facility was recognized for its Indigenous contemporary art education and engagement during the Canadian Museums Association’s national conference.

Last year, the gallery launched an Indigenous Contemporary Art Intensive, “a summer residency in their TechLab where five young artists developed their practice and worked alongside mentors,” according to a city release.

Surrey Art Gallery also increased its offerings of Sharing Perspectives, an Indigenous contemporary art workshop for students in Surrey classrooms. As well, since 1999, the gallery has hired an Indigenous artist-educator to go into Surrey schools and share the gallery and public art collections, and also teach a hands-on art activity growing out of their practice. Other initiatives in 2018 included a participatory installation by artists Roxanne Charles and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah titled Bearing Witness.

• RELATED STORY: Fabric-formed concrete strengthens new Surrey gallery show and house under construction.

The CMA annually honours museums in Canada that demonstrate excellence in the areas of education, exhibitions, new media, conservation, marketing and research.

“We are honoured the gallery received this national award,” Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum said in a release. “It is both an acknowledgement and validation of the longstanding work of Surrey Art Gallery to create meaningful opportunities for artists and audiences. This award recognizes how art can connect citizens, build understanding and empathy, and create vibrant communities.”

Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88th Ave. in Bear Creek Park, was founded in 1975. It is the second largest public art museum in Metro Vancouver.

https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13156.aspx



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Delta council approves plan to reopen city facilities

Next phase of plan includes outdoor pools, summer day camps, outdoor fitness programs

Surrey student earns TD Community Leadership scholarship

Harjot Bal recognized for his One Blood For Life Foundation

‘Pods’ set up at Surrey homeless centre

Temporary shelter set up in April to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Suspect sought in alleged indecent act in South Surrey

Police say incident occurred near 13 Avenue and 131 Street

New Serpentine rail bridge completed in Cloverdale-Sullivan

$3 million crossing replacement marks first of 13 flood-mitigation projects

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Importance of accurate, ethical reporting more critical than ever

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

IHIT names homicide victim found in the Fraser Canyon this week

Police asking for tips into the suspicious death of 29-year-old Alicia Berg

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

Most Read