Burnaby Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting a variety of exhibitions and events in the galleries of the Burnaby Art Gallery and throughout the community. Services include educational programs for children, adults and seniors, community projects and exhibitions in schools, recreation facilities and community centres. Lively school programs enhance and support the exhibitions in order to develop visual and cultural literacy within our community. Public programs are also designed to enrich the experience of the visitor as it relates to each exhibition. Talks and workshops are held in conjunction with some of the exhibitions, with artists and invited guests discussing issues surrounding the subject of the artworks.
There are now some 5000 works of art including prints, drawings, photographs, paintings and collage; it is largely 20th century British and Canadian artwork.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Parking Facilities : Free : Bus
Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchair access : Washrooms
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Programs include gallery tours, art lunches, outreach programmes, artists' talks and public discussions, and summer art camps for children.
School Programs : Age 5-11 : Age 12-17
Classes or Workshops
Please check the website for current events and programmes.
Burnaby Art Gallery offers school programs for primary, intermediate, and secondary age groups. Visit the gallery for a combined Gallery Tour and Workshop or we can bring an Outreach Program right into your classroom.
The Gallery's lively exhibition tours engage students first through discussion and observation, then through a workshop that expands on the exhibition and gives the students hands-on experience with making art. Your class can also come for a free self-guided tour.
A Gallery educator brings an artwork from the gallery's collection into your class to provide the basis for a creative art activity.
B.A.G. in a Box
Four themed boxes containing artwork, activities and tools are available for 12 day loans free of charge.
In the B.A.G. - Free Family Sunday Programs
Once a month, drop by and join us for an interactive experience that combines the current art gallery exhibit with a free hands-on studio activity. No registration is required.
Lunch B.A.G. Days 16 yrs & up
Join us for a sandwich, tour the current exhibits with an exhibiting artist, guest curator or the gallery's public programmer and enjoy a lunch break that encourages Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“food for thought.Ă˘â‚¬Âť Book five for yourself or book yourself and four co-workers and save, five bookings for $35.00 (save $7.50). Call 604-205-7332 to register. Lunch is provided. Bookings must be 24 hours in advance of the tour. Cancellation without 24 hours' notice cannot be refunded.
Fridays, 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Burnaby Art Gallery is a beautifully and authentically restored Arts and Crafts mansion complete with a wide veranda looking out over the park, a fireplace with inglenook, leaded glass windows and many other architectural details. You can rent the fireside room for an intimate wedding, luncheon, birthday party or meeting. The lawn is also available for wedding ceremonies. The main gallery is available after business hours for large ceremonies and meetings.