Exhibits

As You Are

3rd Street
New Westminster, BC

Tel: (604) 525-3244

Starting August 3, 2016 The Gallery at Queen’s Park will be hosting, As You Are, a new exhibition featuring artists Cara Bain and Gillian Wright. The show runs until August 28. Both artists foster a passion for creating art based from human faces and expression. Creating genuine human connection through an exploration of the human body is the central theme of this show.

Dates:

August 3, 2016 – August 28, 2016

Hours:

Wednesday: 1 pm – 8 pm

Thursday to Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Experience the Fraser
experience the fraser

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

The Fraser River Discovery Centre offers a fun and interactive mini ravine trail system that promotes the opportunities and experiences the Lower Fraser River corridor has to offer. The indoor trail will transport you to the scenic shore of the Mighty Fraser and invite you to get on a bike, portage a voyageur canoe or simply experience the joy of a walk through the woods.

Opened:

September 2014

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

I Spy
ispy

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

The Fraser River Discovery Centre presents a permanent interactive exhibit on the working river highlights economic activity along the Fraser River. A series of panels are combined with a lookout and listening station. We would like to thank our partners: BNSF, SRY Rail Link, SMIT, Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, and Seaspan for their contributions in the development of this exhibit.

Opened: 

September 2013

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Joe Plaskett Oil Paintings
Oil Canvas

716 6th Ave
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-527-4660

The New Westminster Public Library is lucky to own 20 works by the late Joe Plaskett, New Westminster’s most celebrated visual artist. The eleven pastel drawings and nine oil paintings depict New Westminster streets and vistas. These works were acquired over many years through a combination of gifts and purchases, in conjunction with several shows the artist held at the library in the 1970s.

The oil paintings will be available to view on the 2nd floor during library hours in September and October. The pastel drawings, located in the Plaskett Room, may be viewed if the room is not in use. Visitors will be able to enter a draw for a copy of Plaskett’s biography, A Speaking Likeness, signed by the artist.

The exhibit commemorates the first anniversary of Plaskett’s death, in September 2014, at the age of 96, and is mounted as part of the library’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.

Dates:

September- October

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday (except holiday weekends): 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

My River My Home
my river my home

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

At the Fraser River Discovery Centre: the exhibit is a global exchange of children’s artwork, developed as part of a collaborative, scientific research project between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley. We would like to thank our partners: the University of Fraser Valley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Centre, DFO and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Opened:

September 2013

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Seafood for Thought
seafood for thought

788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-521-8401
Fax: 604-521-9401

At the Fraser River Discovery Centre, the exhibit Seafood for Thought explores contemporary issues regarding sustainable fishing and will help visitors make seafood choices that benefit our waterways. Human activity on land and industrial fishing have destroyed marine ecosystems and driven some species to extinction. Scientists have warned that if we do not change the way we fish, we could run out of seafood by 2048. At the same time, we are encouraged to eat seafood for its health benefits. A growing world population will lead to increased demand for seafood. What are we to do? Explore Seafood for Thought to learn about sustainable seafood and what we can do to preserve marine habitat. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

Opened:

August 2014

Hours:

September to May:

Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June to August:

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

space_
space

777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC

This exhibition first explores a human connection with celestial space. We are spatial beings. The works dwell on bodies, on their placement, and the paths these bodies make in space. Our imaginings of the celestial sphere are imbued with memories of home. Will this always be the case? When we finally leave earth what will we remember; what will connect us? Will we remember our origins and the space we once occupied? An exhibition that explores the connection between human space + outer space.

Featured Artists and works include: Elizabeth Price (UK) Two Channel Video Installation, Jane + Louise Wilson (UK) – 4 Channel Video Installation, Tavares Strachan (Bahamas) Sculptural Installation and David Bowen (USA) Sculptural Installation.

Opening Reception:

June 23rd 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dates: 

June 23rd 2016 – August 23rd 2016

Hours: 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

The End of the Affair: Re-imagined Roles and 20th Century Cinema

700 Royal Avenue, Fourth Floor North
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604.527.5723

The End of the Affair: Re-imagined Roles and 20th Century Cinema is an exhibit of Paintings by Stefanie Denz. This exhibit is at the Amelia Douglas Gallery

Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 15, 4:30pm – 7:30pm. Refreshments and live music

Artist’s talk:

Friday, September 16, 10am

Dates:

September 15-October 22

Hours: 

Monday to Friday: 10am – 7:30pm

Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

This is How I Dream
Queens Park Gallery Art Exhibit

3rd Street
New Westminster, BC

Tel: (604) 525-3244

The Arts Council of New Westminster is proud to present, This is How I Dream, a whimsical art exhibition by Vancouver based artist Krista Hilge. Hilge draws inspiration from her childhood memories and dreams to produce pieces in a variety of medians. This show is sure to leave attendees feeling grateful for the little things in life.

Dates:

September 5, 2016 – September 25, 2016

Hours:

Wednesday: 1 pm – 8 pm

Thursday to Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Monday and Tuesday: Closed

this part remains with me
ADG poster_DeGagne Steffenson

Fourth Floor North, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave
New Westminster, BC

Tel: 604-527-5723

“this part remains with me” is an exhibit of mixed media works by Louise A. DeGagné and Gregg Steffensen.

Make sure to visit during the 13th annual New West Cultural Crawl August 13 and 14, 11am – 5pm.

Opening Reception:

August 13th, 11am – 2pm (Refreshments provided)

Artists’ talk:

Friday, September 9th, 10am.

Everyone welcome

Dates:

August 4th – September 9th, 2016

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 10am – 7:30pm

Saturday: 11am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed