180-7700 Minoru Gate

V6Y 1R9
Phone: 604.247.8300
Fax: 604.247.8301

Richmond Art Gallery

Contemporary Art Gallery (Public)
The Richmond Art Gallery is the City of Richmond's Public Contemporary Art Gallery and is operated by the City of Richmond's Park Recreation and Cultural Services in conjunction with the Richmond Art Gallery Association. RAGA is an independent, non-profit society formed to support the Gallery. Exhibitions focus on contemporary art and related issues. The Gallery also offers workshops, lectures, outreach programs and art education. The Gallery plays an important role in bringing contemporary art expertise to children youth and adults in an understandable manner.


The Richmond Art Gallery accepts proposals from individuals, collaborating artists and curators for exhibitions. Work in all media will be considered. Submissions for the Gallery must include a completed application form and be received by the Gallery for the yearly deadline of March 1. Submissions may include no more than eight images, a recent CV, a description of the project and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Applications may be sent to the Richmond Art Gallery, Administrative Assistant, 180-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC, V6Y 1R9.
Applications forms are available at the front desk at the Richmond Cultural Centre or can be downloaded from the Gallery website:

Curatorial Mandate:

The Curatorial Mandate of the Richmond Art Gallery is to mount exhibitions of local, Canadian and international stature of interest to our audiences and of importance to the contemporary art community. The Richmond Art Gallery Association sees that the Gallery plays a role in the development of contemporary art in British Columbia and is a crucial link the chain of art institutions across Canada. An important part of the Gallery's curatorial practice is to be aware of work being done in Richmond and the region and to represent it to those constituents.

Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Working Through Repetition
and Difference
Tim van Wijk, Nora Blanck, Sylvia Kind, Jenny Judge, Philippe Sokazo

July 13 – September 9
Opening, Thursday, July 12
6:30 – 8:30pm

Are our internal and external worlds constantly in flux – always transforming?
In this exhibition five artists explore conceptions of change, repetition and perpetual production. The works present both serial and meticulous activities involving an eclectic diversity of means. While all of the artists in Shift explore transformation over time, each examines individual concerns that include environmental degradation, permanence, ephemerality, calls for social change and inward reflection (amongst many others).

Tim van Wijk’s The Landscape Generator is an interactive sculpture, presenting a hand cranked, shifting image of our changing landscape. Human intervention on the land is represented through painted and modeled layers rolling along as though seen through the window of a car on a road trip. The resulting landscape is a seemingly endless recombination controlled by the viewer.
Tim van Wijk has exhibited his work across Canada with recent exhibitions in Saskatoon, Prince George and Victoria. He has produced five hand-bound, limited edition art books through Improbable Press Publications. He received Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, with a focus on printmaking, book production and kinetic sculpture, in 1999.

Nora Blanck’s meticulous thread drawings explore notions of beauty and delight, as well as topical issues like eugenics, genetic engineering and the Nature of Nature. Her works evoke a sense of delicacy and elegance, recalling traditi...+ [ Read all ]



Opening hours

Gallery viewing hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm from Monday to Friday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

The Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to be presenting its second annual Artist Trading Card (ATC) Exhibition July 13 - September 7! We have invited artists and non-artists to submit their ATCs for this exhibition and our call has been answered from ATC enthusiasts from across Canada and internationally. ATCs are tiny works of art that are made to trade. There are no restrictions of medium – materials might involve collage, drawing, painting, stained glass, metal, wax, computer generated imaging, photography – the possibilities are endless! ATCs are intended to be a non-commercial, non-hierarchical avenue for artistic exchange. Cards are traded one for one and everyone is invited to participate.

The exhibition will be on display in what was previously the Gallery’s Art Access Rental Space and will run concurrently with the group exhibition Shift: Working Through Repetition and Difference. A closing Celebration & Trading Session will be held Friday, September 7, 7pm. Some exhibition participants will be on hand to trade their cards and the public is invited to create their own cards and come and trade with them at this free event.

The Richmond Art Gallery holds monthly trading sessions on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7-8:30pm. For more information or to get involved with Artist Trading Cards contact Carie Helm, Curatorial Assistant at or by phone at 604-247-8317.



Public programming includes Artist Talks, workshops, Spring and Summer art camps for children, Family Sundays and more.

Our School Art Program is at the core of our education program and is an essential component of our mandate. Our Schools program offers opportunities for students and teachers to engage with contemporary art practices through hands on workshops, discussion and tours. Looking at, thinking about and making art is the foundation of our school program. Gallery exhibitions provide students and teachers with an exciting starting point for exploration and discovery.


The aim of public and school programming at the Richmond Art Gallery is to enhance and extend the visitor's experience relative to the gallery's exhibitions. These programs broaden and deepen visitors' understanding and enjoyment of the exhibitions and art overall. Education for adults and children is a key component to our Gallery Vision. A primary goal of our public programming is to engage with a culturally diverse community and to provide meaningful programming that is both familiar and challenging.


Family Sundays is a free drop-in art program that offers families the occasion to explore art making together. This popular program provides skill-building opportunities for the creative and highly motivated volunteer Richmond high school students who run the program. The students research and develop the exhibition related art projects with the help of a facilitator who guides them through the process.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the RBC Foundation.

Family Sundays are on the fourth Sunday of every month from 1-4pm (except December – due to holidays Family Sunday takes place on December 9th). For information call 604.247.8311.



Our Members are an important part of the Richmond Art Gallery and contribute to its growth and vitality. Join our growing membership and become a supporter of the visual arts and our vibrant community.
Members enjoy the following benefits:
* A personalized membership card
* Invitations to exhibition opening receptions and special events
* Advance notice of educational and outreach programs
* 10% or more discount on all Gallery programs and events
* 20% discount on all Gallery catalogues
* The Richmond Art Gallery e-newsletter
* Volunteer opportunities
* Recognition in the e-newsletter
* Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting Membership Categories:
Individual $20
Senior/Student $15
Senior Dual (2 cards) $25
Family (2 cards) $35
Non-profit Organization $25
Corporation $100
Small Business $50
Life Membership $200
Please make your cheque payable to the Richmond Art Gallery Association and mail it along with the attached form to: Richmond Art Gallery, Suite 180 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, Canada, V6Y 1R9.