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Catégorie=Vancouver Art and Artists, 1931-1983
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1931
  Emily Carr exhibits works, Ontario Society of Artists' Annual, Toronto; Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Henri Matisse exhibition, Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA, USA
Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston exhibition, Vanderpant Galleries, Vancouver
Jock Macdonald illustrates the book The Neighing North, Canada
Royal Bank building opens, Vancouver, BC
Sergei Rachmaninov Recital, Granville Street Theatre, Vancouver
Canadian Census, Canada
Radio Broadcasting comes under federal jurisdiction, Canada
  January
  The Romance of Canada live drama, Montreal, Quebec
  August
  Canadian Pacific Exhibition, Hastings Park, Vancouver
  October
  Vancouver Art Gallery opens, Vancouver, BC
  November
  Newer Super-realism exhibition, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art opens, New York, NY, USA
  December
  Last exhibition of the Group of Seven, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto
Statute of Westminister becomes law, Britain
First Exhibition at the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1932
  Burrard Street Bridge opens, Vancouver, BC
Canadian Radio broadcasting Commission established, Canada
Chagall, Kandinsky, Rivera, Vlaminck exhibition, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, USA
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation founded, Canada
Emily Carr works exhibited, Canada/USA
f64 group is formed, San Francisco,CA, USA
Hans Hofmann moves to New York City, New York, NY, USA
Harry Tauber lecture, Vanderpant Galleries, Vancouver
Surrealist Exhibition in New York, Julien Levy Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  February
  Arthur S. Grigsby becomes Business Manager of VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Tauber's Marionette Players perform, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Dominion Drama Festival, Canada
  May
  All-Canadian Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
John Vanderpant exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Jock Macdonald leads Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts' summer camp, Vaucroft, Buccaneer Bay, BC
  October
  First Annual BC Artists' exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Franklin D. Roosevelt wins U.S. Presidential Election, USA
  December
  F.H. Varley exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1933
  Bauhaus closed down by Nazis, Germany
Canadian Society of Graphic Arts is formed, Canada
Josef Albers moves to US, USA
U.S. Public Works of Art Project begins, USA
Exhibition of Works by Women Artists, Stedelijk Museum, Holland, Amsterdam
  January
  Adolf Hitler becomes German Chancellor, Germany
  June
  Macdonald and Varley leave Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, Vancouver, BC
First exhibition at the VAG of the BCSFA, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
B.C. College of Arts announces opening, Vancouver, BC
  July
  Regina Manifesto issued, Canada
B.C. College of Arts incorporated, Vancouver, BC
  September
  Second Annual B.C. Artists' exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Canadian Group of Painters first Canadian exhibition, Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto
F.H. Varley lecture, Vancouver, BC
1934
  B.C. College of Art Students go on a sketching trip, Garibaldi Park, BC
Emily Carr attends lecture by Raja Singham, Victoria, BC
  January
  Production of Volpone opens, B.C. College of Arts Theatre, Vancouver
  May
  Dionne Quintuplets are born, Callander, ON
  July
  Malkin Bowl amphitheatre opens, Vancouver, BC
1935
  B.C. College of Art closes, Vancouver, BC
Macdonald, Tauber and Planta travel to Nootka, Nootka, Vancouver Island, BC
San Francisco Museum of Art opens, San Francisco, CA, USA
  March
  The Bank of Canada begins operation, Canada
  June
  "On to Ottawa" trek of the unemployed, Vancouver, BC
1936
  American Abstract Artists group formed, USA
Artists' Union organized, Toronto, ON
D.A. Siquieros founds the Experimental Workshop, USA
Jock Macdonald returns to Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Julien Levy publishes Surrealism, USA
Vancouver City Hall complete, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Jubilee, Vancouver, BC
Lost Lagoon Fountain installed, Stanley Park, Vancouver
Civil War breaks out in Spain, Spain
  April
  F.H. Varley arrives in Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  June
  International Surrealist Exhibition, New Burlington Galleries, London, England
  October
  First West Coast Showing of the Canadian Group of Painters, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Emily Carr exhibitions, Canada
CBC is created, Canada
The Globe and Mail is born, Toronto, ON
  December
  Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism exhibition opens, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
King Edward VIII abdicates, Britain
1937
  CBC's Vancouver Station opens, Vancouver, BC
Museum of Non-Objective Painting opens, New York, NY, USA
Patullo Bridge opened, Vancouver/ New Westminster
St. James Anglican Church is completed, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver International Airport attains international status, Vancouver, BC
Nylon invented by Dupont, USA
Sirois Commission appointed, Canada
The new Bauhaus opens, Chicago, IL, USA
  May
  Exposition of Arts, Crafts and Sciences, Paris, France
German airship Hindenburg destroyed, Lakehurst, NJ, USA
  June
  The Happy Gang is heard on CBC radio, Canada
  September
  Trans-Canada Airlines makes inaugural flight, Canada
  November
  First Governor General's Literary Awards, Canada
1938
  Jock Macdonald appointed art teacher at Junior High School, Vancouver, BC
Lions Gate Bridge opens to traffic, Vancouver, BC
A Century of Canadian Art exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, England
Exhibition of International Surrealism, Gallerie des beaux-arts, Paris, France
  May
  Occupation of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  F.H. Varley sails to the Arctic, Canada
1939
  Dali and Tanguy immigrate to the USA, USA
Hotel Vancouver opens, Vancouver, BC
Trans-Canada Airlines inaugurates passenger service, Vancouver/Montreal
World's Fair, New York, NY, USA
Golden Gate Exposition, San Francisco, CA, USA
  May
  The National Film Board is formed, Canada
Pan-American Airlines introduces regular trans-Atlantic service, USA/Europe
Hitler and Mussolini sign Pact of Steel, Germany/Italy
  July
  John Vanderpant dies, Vancouver, BC
  September
  Canada declares war on Germany, Canada
  November
  Norman Bethune, medical doctor, dies, China
1940
  Canadian Congress of Labour formed, Canada
E.J. Pratt's narrative poem Brebeuf and His Brethren is published, Canada
Lawren and Bess Harris move to Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Cave paintings discovered at Lascaux, Lascaux, France
  April
  Quebec women are granted the franchise in provincial elections, Quebec
  June
  International Salon of Photographic Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
St. Roche, Royal Canadian Mounted Police ship, begins the west-east voyage through the North West Passage, Canada
  August
  Gracie Fields performs in Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1941
  Breton, Chagall, Ernst, Lam, Lipchitz and Masson move to the USA, USA
Emily Carr publishes Klee Wyck, Canada
Penicillin comes into practical use, Britain
Unemployment Insurance Act goes into effect, Canada
Vogue Theatre completed, Vancouver, BC
Canada Census enumerates 11,506,660 residents, Canada
Hugh MacLennan's novel 'Barometer Rising' is published, Canada
  January
  CBC Radio establishes a national news service, Canada
  May
  Jock Macdonald exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  Max Ernst arrives in New York, New York, NY, USA
  December
  Paul Goranson official war artist, Canada
Japanese-origin citizens fingerprinted, and Japanes fishing fleet is immobilized, Vancouver, BC
1942
  Earle Birney and Bruce Hutchison's poems published, Canada
Edward J. Hughes becomes an official war artist, Canada
Emily Carr's second book, The Book of Small, is published, Canada
First of three volumes of The Picture Gallery of Canadian History is issued, Canada
  February
  Japanese-Canadians are ordered to move inland, British Columbia
  March
  Artists in Exile exhibition, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, USA.
  October
  Peggy Guggenheim opens her gallery, Art of this Century, New York, NY, USA
Some 22,000 Japanese have now been displaced, British Columbia
  November
  A.S. Grigsby curator of VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1943
  A.J.M. Smith's The Book of Canadian Poetry is published, Canada
Orville Fisher becomes an official war artist, Canada
  October
  First issue of Canadian Art magazine published, Toronto, ON
  November
  Jackson Pollock exhibition, Art of This Century, New York, NY, USA
1944
  Emil Carr's third book, The House of All Sorts is published, Canada
Patrick Cowley-Brown becomes an official war artist, Canada
  January
  First CBC Stage series of dramas, Canada
  April
  Grace W. Pailthorpe lecture on Surrealism, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  This is our Strength, travelling exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  August
  The Family Allowance Act, Canada
  September
  Art in Living student project, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Second Quebec Conference of Allied leaders, Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec
  October
  Robert Motherwell exhibition, Art of This Century, New York, NY, USA
  November
  Sidney Janis publishes Abstract & Surrealist Art in America, New York, NY, USA
British Columbia at Work exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1945
  Hugh MacLennan publishes his novel Two Solitudes, Canada
Molly Lamb becomes an official war artist, Canada
  February
  The first family allowance cheques are mailed, Canada
  March
  Emily Carr dies, St. Mary's Priory, Victoria, BC
  June
  UN Charter is signed, San Francisco, CA, USA
  November
  British Columbia at Work, second exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1946
  Emily Carr's fourth book, Growing Pains, is published, Canada
  February
  Claim of Russian spies in Canada, Canada
  May
  Fred Rose tried on charges of espionage, Canada
  July
  Canadian Citizenship Act is proclaimed, Canada
  September
  J.W.G. Macdonald Automatics, exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1947
  Northrop Frye's Fearful Symmetty and W.0. Mitchell's Who Has Seen the Wind are published, Canada
  February
  Oil Discovery, Alberta
  August
  J.W.G. Macdonald: Watercolours exhibition, Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
  November
  Charles H. Scott Retrospective exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1948
  February
  Jerrold Morris appinted curator at the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Collective-Security League creation recommended, Ottawa, ON
  May
  Tit-Coq premieres in Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  August
  Refus global issued, Montreal, Quebec
1949
  Vancouver Vocational Institute building is completed, Vancouver
  March
  Canadian television under the direction of the CBC is announced, Canada
Newfoundland enters Confederation, Newfoundland, Canada
  April
  Royal Commission set up, Canada
  November
  Design for Living exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1950
  June
  Cité Libre is founded, Montreal, Quebec
  November
  Jerry Brusbert exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
1951
  Morley Callaghan's novel The Loved and the Lost is published, Canada
Eskimo carvers introduced to printmaking, Baffin Island
New wing added to the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  The World of Illusion and Canadian Theatre Design, two exhibits to do with theatre design, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  21 Modern British Painters, exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  The Massey Report is tabled in the House of Commons, Ottawa, ON
  August
  Le théatre du nouveau monde is established, Montreal, Quebec
  September
  The new VAG is opened with exhibitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  National Ballet of Canada performs for the first time, Toronto, ON
1952
  Norman McLaren's short film Neighbours is released, Canada
Publications by Donald G. Creighton and E. J. Pratt, Canada
  January
  Canadian Group of Painters exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Vincent Massey appointed Governor General of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  June
  The Social Credit Party forms the government, British Columbia
James Nicholson dies, Canada
  September
  First telecast in Canada, Canada
  October
  Joe Plaskett exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1953
  Picture Loan Committee established, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  January
  Exhibition of American vanguard artists' paintings, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
National Library of Canada is established, Canada
Massey Architecture Awards 1952, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
American Vanguard exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  NGC opens The Design Centre, Ottawa, ON
First residents of Alcan Community of Kitimat move into permanent housing, Kitimat, BC
  April
  Five Contemporary British Painters exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  First Stratford Shakespearian Festival opens, Stratford, ON
  September
  Sutherland and Moore exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Formation of the Painters Eleven, Toronto, ON
Canadian Designs for Living exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Progressive Painters of Western Canada exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
CBC opens TV station in Vancouver, Vancouver
David Milne dies, Toronto, ON
1954
  February
  Painters Eleven first group exhibition, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
  March
  Group of Seven exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Satire on Sen. Joseph McCarthy, is broadcast on Stage 54, CBC Radio, Canada
  November
  30 Abstract paintings from Quebec exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Guggenheim Collection exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1955
  B.C. Hydro Building opens, Vancouver, BC
Notre-Dame du Haut, by Le Corbusier's is comple, Ronchamp, France
  February
  Alfred Pellan exhibition, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
Bridges are Beautiful exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Lawren Harris exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
10th Anniversary of Emily Carr's death, Victoria, BC
Biennial of Canadian Painting, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  November
  Jerrold Morris resigns as director of the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Typography exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  New Design Gallery opens, New Design Gallery, Vancouver
1956
  Allen Ginsberg speaks for the alienation and despair of a generation in Howl,, San Francisco, CA, USA
Vancouver Public Library opens, 750 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  April
  20th Annual Exhibition of American Abstract Artists with Painters Eleven, Riverside Museum, New York, NY, USA
People of the Potlach exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  The Canadian Labour Congress is formed, Canada
  June
  Canadian Abstract Painting exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  July
  Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Festival, Vancouver
  August
  Richard Hamilton's collage Just What Is It Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? exhibited, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Jackson Pollock dies in a car crash, East Hampton, NY, USA
  October
  Japanese everyday objects from a Vancouver private collection, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
1957
  Civil Defence Evacuation and Survival Plan for the Greater Vancouver Target Area is published, Vancouver, BC
Queen Elizabeth Theatre competition, Vancouver, BC
The Encyclopedia Canadiana, in 10 volumes, is launched, Canada
Women's Volunteer Committee sets up the Provincial Picture Loan Scheme for Schools with a Canada Council grant, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  January
  Martin Luther King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, USA
Robert Hume appointed curator of the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Biennial Architecture Exhibition and Massey Awards, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Treaty of Rome, Europe
Canada Council for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is established, Ottawa, ON
  April
  Takao Tanabe exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Sam and Ayala Zacks Collection exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  John Diefenbaker takes office as the Prime Minister of Canada, Canada
  July
  Pugwash Conference, Pugwash, NS, Canada
  October
  Contemporary Paintings from Quebec and Recent Acquisitions in British Art exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Lester B. Pearson awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Canada
1958
  General Post Office is completed, 349 West George Street, Vancouver
Seagram Building, is completed, New York, NY, USA
The Affluent Society by J. K. Galbraith is published, New York, NY, USA
Stereophonic gramophone records are generally available, USA
  January
  Jasper Johns shows for the first time, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York NY, USA
For the Bride prepared by the National Industrial Design Council, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Jack Shadbolt exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York NY, USA
  April
  The New American Painting exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
  June
  Second Narrows Bridge across Burrard Inlet collapses, Vancouver, BC
100 Years of B.C. Art exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  CBC-TV system is connected, Canada
Jean-Paul Lemieux exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Street Furniture, an exhibition of large photographs, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Toni Onley exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Works from the Hammer Brothers Collection, New York exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
1959
  Art Therapy Program is established by the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is completed, New York, NY, USA
Canadian Literature, is launched in Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  January
  Contemporary Architecture. National entries for the Pilkington and Massey Awards are shown, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Dr. William Dale is appointed director of the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Jack Shadbolt is awarded the Guggenheim International Award, Canada
  June
  St. Lawrence Seaway is officially opened, Canada/USA
  July
  Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  August
  Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture, Municipal Hall, Burnaby, BC
1960
  National Theatre School of Canada opens, Montreal, Quebec
Guggenheim International Award 1960, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
DC-8 jets are introduced, Canada
  January
  The Ray Gun spex, a series of happenings, takes place, Judson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  February
  American Painting Today, lecture by Clement Greenberg, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Children's Gallery is inaugurated, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Le Nouveau Realisme à Paris et à New York exhibition, Galerie Rive Droite, France
Venice: 30th Biennale, Venice, Italy
  July
  Canada's Indians granted complete franchise, Canada
  August
  Canadian Bill of Rights is given royal assent, Ottawa, ON
  September
  Canadian Opera Company is formed, Toronto, ON
  October
  New Media: New Forms, an early exhibition of Pop Art in America, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Vantel Broadcasting goes on the air, Vancouver, BC
  November
  Arte Canadiense exhibition, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
  December
  The Birth Control Pill goes onto the market, Canada
1961
  The Berlin Wall is erected, Berlin, Germany
  February
  Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Treasures from Woburn Abbey exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  CCF becomes the NDP, Ottawa, ON
1st Burnaby National Print Show, Burnaby Mountain Centennial Pavilion, Burnaby, BC
  October
  Canadian Pacific Airlines is inaugurated, Canada
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
The Art of Assemblage exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1962
  Alvin Balkind becomes curator of the UBC Fine Arts Gallery, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  The Second annual Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Present Directions exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Marshall McLuhan publishes The Gutenberg Galaxy, Toronto, ON
  April
  Seattle World's Fair, Seattle, WA, USA
  June
  Artforum inaugural issue, San Francisco, CA, USA
  September
  Trans-Canada Highway, from St. John's, Nfld. to Victoria, B.C., is officially opened, Canada
Alouette, the world's first domestic communications satellite, is launched., Canada
  October
  New Realists exhibition of Pop Art, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  November
  My Country 'tis of Thee, an early exhibition of American Pop on the West Coast, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1963
  Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique, New York, NY, USA
Doris Shadbolt becomes curator at the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Jack Shadbolt executes a mural for the new terminal, International Airport, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
First FLQ bombings, Montreal, Quebec
  February
  Richard Simmins is appointed director of the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Third annual Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Reginald Holmes exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  The Portfolio of the Secretary of State is enlarged, Ottawa, ON
The Popular Image exhibition, Washington Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
  May
  Toward a New Abstraction, the first large exhibition of hard-edge paintings, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA
  September
  Sao Paolo, 7th Bienal, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  October
  Lawren Harris Retrospective, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Dallas, Texas, USA
  December
  Valium is introduced in the USA, USA
1964
  January
  Art Becomes Reality, an early Vancouver exhibition of Pop Art, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  The Beatles arrive in the U.S., USA
  April
  Guido Molinari exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Post Painterly Abstraction exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  May
  Northern Dancer wins the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Lexinton, KY, USA
New Talent exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Documenta III, Kassel, Germany
  November
  The Nude in Art exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1965
  John Porter published The Vertical Mosaic and George P. Grant published Lament for a Nation, Canada
Simon Fraser University Centre for Communications and the Arts is founded, Burnaby, BC
Sound Gallery (1965-1966) is established, Vancouver, BC
  January
  Tutankhamun Treasures exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  The fifth annual Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Bruce Conner and The Dark Mirror, exhibitions, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Maple Leaf flag is flown officially for the first time, Canada
The Responsive Eye, international Op Art show, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
  April
  Gerald Gladstone lecture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Art and the McLuhan Ideas, lecture series, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  World's first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is put into orbit, USA
  July
  Trips Festival, Pacific National Exhibition Auditorium, Vancouver
  October
  8th Bienal, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  November
  London: The New Scene, eighty works by younger British artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  The Mini-Skirt is introduced, England
1966
  National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded, USA
The N.E. Thing Co. Ltd. is founded, Vancouver, BC
Nine Evenings of Theatre and Engineering, 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY, USA
  February
  Sixth annual Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Bagged Place, installation by Iain Baxter's, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Directions '66 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Los Angeles: The Scene, lecture by John Coplans, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptures, exhibition of Minimal sculptures, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA
  August
  Rose Latulippe, premieres at Stratford, The Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON, Canada
  September
  Images for a Canadian Heritage, exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Systematic Painting exhibition of Minimal painting and sculpture, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
Eccentric Abstraction exhibition, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  November
  Painting '66 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Douglas Gallery opens, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
1967
  Canadian Art becomes artscanada, Canada
Various Exhibitions throughout the year, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
  January
  Michael Snow: Walking Woman Retrospective 1963-66., Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Op Art Walls & Musical Play Screens by Gordon Smith, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  David Mayrs exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
Non-Anthropomorphic Art exhibition, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Seventh annual Festival of Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  April
  Directions '67 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Harold Cohen: Recent Paintings and Drawings exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Expo '67: Man and His World, The World's Fair, Montreal, Quebec
  June
  Sculpture '67, organized by Dorothy Cameron, Toronto, ON
Burnaby Art Gallery opens at its new location, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Arts of the Raven exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
Tony Emery is appointed director of the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Canadian Ccentenary, Canada
Joy and Celebration exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
French President de Gaulle visits Canada, Montreal, Quebec
  August
  Iain Baxter exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
  September
  9th Bienal, Sao Paolo, Brazil
The opera Louis Riel, premieres, Toronto, ON
  October
  Frank Stella exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
Drawings from the Betty Parsons Collection exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
New Directions in Printmaking exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Vancouver Print International, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
11 Pop Artists: The New Image, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Michael Morris exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
Arte Povera is first defined in Flash Art by critic Germane Celant, Milan, Italy
Rolling Stone magazine begins publication, San Francisco, CA, USA
The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, premieres, Vancouver
1968
  Important buildings in Vancouver begin to be built, Vancouver, BC
New airport terminal is opened, with works of art on display, International Airport, Vancouver
Vancouver filmmaker David Rimmer's Square Inch Field wins awards, Vancouver, BC
Various Exhibitions throughout the year, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Eighth annual Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Unification of the armed services into the Canadian Armed Forces, Canada
Piles, an exhibition by Iain Baxter, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Random Sample, N=42, an exhibition organized by Toronto critic Arnold Rockman, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Directions '68 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Los Angeles 6 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Walter Hopps lectures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Martin Luther King is assassinated, Memphis, Tenn., USA
Pierre Elliott Trudeau becomes prime minister, Canada
  May
  Glenn Lewis exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
First night of Intermedia Nights. A four-day festival of presentations by Intermedia, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Second night of Intermedia Nights. A four-day festival of presentations by Intermedia, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Third night of Intermedia Nights. A four-day festival of presentations by Intermedia, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Fourth night of Intermedia Nights. A four-day festival of presentations by Intermedia, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Performance and two workshops by Deborah Hay at Intermedia, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Documenta IV exhibition, Kassel, Germany
New British Painting and Sculpture exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  Carrs on Wheels exhibition, Canada
  August
  Protesting occur during the Democratic Party Convention, Chicago, IL, USA
, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
Les Belles-Soeurs, a play in joual by Michel Tremblay, premieres, Montreal, Quebec
  September
  Spectrum '68, the last of the B.C. Annual Exhibitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  David Mayrs exhibition, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
Werner Aellen becomes director of Intermedia, Vancouver, BC
Earth Works exhibition, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Younger Vancouver Sculptors exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  As It Happens, CBC Radio's phone-out show, is launched, Canada
1969
  David Rimmer's film Migration wins award, Vancouver, BC
Various Exhibitions throughout the year, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
  January
  New York 13 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Ninth annual Festival of the Contemporary Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Lucy Lippard lecture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  When Attitudes Become Form exhibition, Kunsthalle, Berne, Switzerland
Concrete Poetry exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  First day of Electrical Connection , Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Billy Al Bengston exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  On the Bias exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Stan Van Der Beek lecture and film showing, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon, USA
  September
  10th Sao Paolo Bienal, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Ho Chi Minh dies, Vietnam
Directions '69 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  New Art of Vancouver exhibition, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach USA
Jack Shadbolt exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Works by Carl André, Ron Cooper, Sol LeWitt, Fred Sandback, and Keith Sonnier are exhibited, Douglas Gallery, Vancouver
Fluorescent Light Etc exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1970
  Phase 2, Satellite, is launched in mid-September, St. Saviour's Anglican Church, Vancouver
Radical Software Magazine and Expanded Cinema by Gene Youngblood, are published, USA
The Race Track Gallery / Satellite: East End Extensions at the Pacific National Exhibition Grandstand, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Video: TV as a Creative Medium exhibition, New York, NY, USA
An exhibition of performances, Galleria Cavalino, Venice, Italy
First issue of Avalanche was published, New York, NY, USA
T.V. sets in use throughout the world are estimated at 231 million
U.S. census shows smallest number of men in ratio to women in history, USA
World Populations
  January
  U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew visits South Vietnam, South Vietnam
Donna Wong and John Juliani wedding theatre piece, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
955,000, exhibition organized by Lucy Lippard, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Richard M. Nixon's first State of the Union Message, USA
Oldrich Cernik, is replaced as premier by Lubomir Strougal, Czechoslovakia
  February
  Four Artists group exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
EEC (European Economic Community) signs a trade agreement with Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia
  March
  Expo '70, Japan/Canada
West Germany's Chancellor Willy Brandt and East Germany's Premier Willi Stoph hold an historic first meeting, Erfurt, East Germany
  April
  President Nixon signs a Bill outlawing cigarette commercials on radio and television, USA
Count Kari von Spreti, West Germany's ambassador to Guatemala is found dead, Guatemala
Age of legal majority is lowered from 21 to 19 years in B.C., British Columbia
100th anniversary of Lenin's birth
  May
  Four Students are killed and eight others injured at Kent State University anti-war protest, Kent, Ohio, USA
60,000-100,000 people demonstrate against the war in Indochina, in Washington D.C., Washington, DC, USA
Intermedia Spring Show, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
New York Stock Exchange reports the largest single-day decline since the assassination of J.F.K., New York, NY, USA
  June
  Conceptual Art, Arte Povera, Land Art exhibition, Turin Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Turin, Italy
U.S. Supreme Court ruling on military service exemption, USA
Gathie Falk and Glenn Lewis exhibitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Edward Heath becomes prime minister of Britain, Britain
Alexander Dubcek, is expelled from Communist party membership, Czechoslovakia
  July
  Information exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Police in Montreal defuse a bomb set to explode outside the head office of the Bank of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  August
  U.S. Television-networks are ordered to provide prime viewing time for the presentation of views on the Indochina war, USA
  September
  Michael Morris exhibition, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
Next Cloud. Please! exhibition, Simon Fraser Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of the United Arab Republic, dies, Egypt
  October
  James Cross is kidnapped by the FLQ, Montreal, Quebec
Process Hyphen Product exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Pierre Laporte is kidnapped by the FLQ, Quebec
Canada recognized the People's Republic of China as the legal government of China, Canada/China
Recorded Activities exhibition, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
War Measures Act is imposed by Prime Minister Trudeau, Quebec
War Measures Act is approved, Canada
New Directions '70 exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Salvador Allende, a Marxist, is elected president of Chile, Chile
The Canadian government announces the sale to China of 98 million bushels of wheat, Canada/China
  November
  Age of Edenshaw and The Material Culture of the Northwest Coast Indians, Vancouver Centennial Museum, Vancouver
Concept - Theorie exhibition, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Bernard Lortie is arrested in Montreal in connection with the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte, Quebec
Charles de Gaulle, former president of France, dies of a heart attack, France
Claude Breeze exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Gerry Schum's Identifikationen broadcast by German T.V., Germany
Oonark / Pangnark an exhibition of Inuit Art from the Northwest Territories, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Roy K. Kiyooka and George Sawchuk exhibitions, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  War Measures Act is replaced by the Public Order Bill, Canada
James Cross, British diplomat kidnapped by Quebec separatists, is released, Quebec/Cuba
Giovanni Enrico Bucher is kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro, Switzerland/Brazil
Paul and Jacques Rose, and Francis Simard are arrested in connection with the Laporte kidnapping, Quebec
1971
  The Social Planning Department of the City of Vancouver forms the Artists' Gallery, Vancouver, BC
A Report on Art and Technology, exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Centennial Year in B.C., British Columbia
  January
  Peter Daglish, Michael Goldberg, Michael Morris, an exhibition of recent work, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Jack Shadbolt exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
President Obote of Uganda is deposed in a coup d'etat, Uganda
  February
  Gastown and Chinatown are designated historicsites, Vancouver, BC
Women win the right to vote in Switzerland and are denied it in Lichtenstein, Switzerland/East Germany
Richard Hamilton and His Contemporaries, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Collage Show exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Prime Minister Trudeau marries Margaret Sinclair, North Vancouver, Canada
British Columbia: Photographers, an exhibition of amateur and professional photographs, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Dennis Vance exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Shaikh Mujibur Rahman declares Bangladesh a republic, Bangladesh
N. E. Thing Co. Ltd. exhibition, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
  April
  Tiepolo Drawings exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Four Photographic exhibitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Unemployment in Britain reaches highest level since 1940, Britain
March against war in Vietnam, USA
  May
  Michael Morris exhibition, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
Emily Carr Centennial Retrospective exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Tom Graff exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Six workshops are presented at the VAG and Energy Exchange, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
The New York Times begins publishing excerpts from secret Pentagon papers on the history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, USA/Vietnam
  July
  Poetry Must Be Made by All / Transform The World, a small documentary exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Centennial Pageant at Empire Stadium marks B.C.'s entry into Confederation, Empire Stadium, Vancouver
  August
  Gastown riot leads to charges of police over-reaction, Gastown, Vancouver
Quebec Justice Department drops charges against 32 arrested under the War Measures Act, Quebec
  September
  Data, (Italian art magazine) inaugural issue under the directorship of TommasoTrini, Milan, Italy
International Exposition of Visual Poetry, Avelles Gallery, Vancouver
Uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, USA
Michael Goldberg, Video Tapes and Discussion, Portland, Oregon, USA
The Greenpeace leaves Vancouver for Amchitka to protest against nuclear tests, Vancouver/Amchitka
Claude Breeze: Ten Years, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Toni Onley exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Feather Power exhibition, BAG, Burnaby, BC
New Cinema 2, a weekend of five programmes, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
The Television Environment exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Prospect 71-Projection, an exhibit of photographs, slides, videotapes, and films, Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, Germany
Image Bank Post Card Show, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Process and Product, noon-hour programmes, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany, is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, West Germany
  November
  Video Exchange Directory: International, Vancouver, BC
Joe Plaskett and his Paris: In Search of Time Past, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Sculpture of the Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Salon of Divine Order of Lodgeexhibition, Avelles Gallery, Vancouver
1972
  Watergate affair begins, USA
Foreign investments controls in resources and industry are initiated by Canada, Canada
  January
  Dan Flavin exhibition, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Gallery of Photography opens, Gallery of Photography, Vancouver
Mythodromos, one of the last exhibitions presented before the Avelles Gallery closes, Avelles Gallery, Vancouver
Peking on Display exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
President Nixon arrives in Peking, US/China
  March
  Vasarely exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Al Neil: West Coast Lokas exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Art Probe: Symposium / Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Due West exhibition, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Vasarely in Retrospect exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Vancouver-Halifax Exchange, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  FILE Megazine is published, Toronto, ON
  May
  Muck-a-Muck Restaurant opens at ACE Gallery, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
President Nixon arrives in Moscow, USA/USSR
  June
  Exploratory Space, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
The 36th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Documenta V, Kassel, Germany
  July
  Free Space weekly exhibitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  August
  Video Theatre in Vancouver, Vancouver
50/60 Cycles - International Video, as part of the Exploratory Space series, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
New Democratic Party wins the provincial election, British Columbia
  September
  Graphic Art of the German Expressionists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Black September Palestinian terrorists kill two Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich, West Germany
Toni Onley: 1962-1972, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Pacific Cinematheque begins its programme with historical films from the silent era, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Form and Structure in Recent Film, a major exhibition of filmmakers, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
The Liberal Party loses its majority in Parliament, Canada
  November
  Richard Nixon is re-elected President of USA, USA
Militant American Indians end their weeklong occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA
An Alternate Press, exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Directions '72: Dean Ellis and Richard Prince exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Mayor Tom (Terrific) Campbell is voted out of office after three terms, Vancouver
Lester B. Pearson dies, Canada
1973
  Exploratory Space, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Vancouver Art Gallery Annual Report, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
War in Indochina, Indochina
, USA
  January
  Maxwell Bates in Retrospect: 1921-1971, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Canadian West Coast Hermetics: The Metaphysical Landscape, exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Vatican meeting of Israeli prime minister Golda Meir and Roman Catholic Pontiff Pope Paul VI, Israel/Italy
MATRIX: International Video Meet, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Agreement to end the war in Vietnam is signed, USA/North Vietnam
Military draft ends, USA
Watergate convictions of members of President Nixon's re-election campaign committee, USA
  February
  Sound / Sculpture, a survey of work by 11 audio-kinetic sculptors, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Mark Tobey exhibition, Galerie Allen, Vancouver / Foster/Richard White Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
Jacques Rose is acquitted on charge of murdering Pierre Laporte, Quebec
Wounded Knee is occupied by members of the American Indian Movement, USA
Better Body Works, exhibition, BAG, Burnaby, BC
  March
  Gordon Smith: Sea Wall Series, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
B.C. Binning: A Retrospective, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Western Front holds its inaugural meeting, The Western Front, Vancouver
Artist's Books, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  April
  Art-Rite magazine inaugural issue, New York, NY, USA
Pablo Picasso dies, Mougins, France
  May
  3D in 2D: Drawing for Sculpture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Robert Minden, Mind's Eye Gallery, Vancouver
W.A.C. Bennett announces resignation, British Columbia
Aecosthetics, a photographic exhibition relating to the ecology and geography of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Traces, a retrospective exhibition of work produced in Vancouver from 1964-70, BAG, Burnaby, BC
  July
  Jerry Pethick: Lighthouse: A Multimedia Show, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  September
  Salvador Allende, reportedly commits suicide, Chile
Pacific Vibrations, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Fourth Israeli-Arab war takes place, Middle East
State visit by Trudeau to Peking, Canada/China
OPEC members agree to cut the flow of oil by 5% each month to force the U.S. to change its Middle East policy, Kuwait
Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai announce a boycott of oil shipments to the U.S., Kuwait
Full-scale war on the Suez front continuesdespite the U.N. cease-fire, Israel/Egypt
Robert Bourassa's Liberal government wins 102 seats in the Quebec provincial election, Quebec
Libya becomes the seventh Arab country to suspend oil deliveries to the Netherlands, Netherlands/Libya
Dieter Rot: Graphics and Books, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Arab-Israeli cease-fire agreement signed, Middle East
Construction on the James Bay hydroelectric project halted, Quebec
Emergency rationing of oil and electric power are announced for Japan's industry, Japan
OPEC announces that petroleum supplies would not be cut back any further to most European countries
Bill Bennett elected leader of the B.C. Social Credit Party, British Columbia
Oil Minister Ahmad Zaki al-Yamani threatens to cut oil production by 80%, Saudi Arabia
  December
  West Coast Hermetics, Mido Gallery, Vancouver
1974
  The Helen Pitt Gallery begins operations, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
V.I.E.W. (Vancouver Image Exploration Workshop) establishes a non-profit society, Vancouver, BC
16 West Coast Artists, Galerie Allen, Vancouver
Video / TV, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Poetry readings introduced, The Western Front, Vancouver
Special Events, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Vancouver Art Gallery Annual Report, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  January
  477-74-7 exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
W.0.R.K.S., Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
B.C. Artists and their Art, lecture series, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
  February
  Cinematheque begins its program of Expanded Cinema, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Semiotext(e) inaugural issue, New York, NY, USA
Incontri video '74, international exhibition of videotapes, Incontri Internazionale d'Arte, Rome, Italy
Emily Carr's Contemporaries, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
The Graphic Art of Sylvia Tait, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Ian Wallace: The Summer Script, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Robert Young exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Les Levine: Language ÷ Emotion + Syntax = Message exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Dana Atchley - Fragments 1963/1973: Images, Words and Space Debris exhibition, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
  April
  Towers Beached: Washed Up exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Iain Baxter exhibition of Vacu-form objects and drawings from N.E. Thing Co., Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Alternate Space artist-juried exhibitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Surfacing on the Subliminal exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
  May
  The Diane Stimpson Gallery opens, Diane Stimpson Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  General Idea. An exhibition of the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion, The Western Front, Vancouver
Toward Costume, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  Kunst Bleibt Kunst: Project '74, a major exhibition oriented towards new media, video, film and performance, Cologne Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
  September
  Narrative Art, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
  October
  Video BAG, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Artists' Stamps and Stamp Images, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
  November
  Transformer: Aspekte der Travestie, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland
Personal Film: Content and Context, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Robert Michener exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Bill Reid Retrospective, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Sol Lewitt: 1958-1974, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Michael Snow film, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Artists' Films from New York and Germany 1971-74, Pacific Cinematheque and The Western Front, Vancouver
1975
  Gallery of Photography destroyed by fire, Gallery of Photography, Vancouver
Luke Rombout is appointed director of the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Alternate Space, Exploratory Space, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
First issue of The Fox is published by Art & Language, New York, NY, USA
  January
  Otto Dix: Drawings, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
My Five Years in a Nutshell, The Western Front, Vancouver
  February
  A Space: a thousand words, Royal College of Art Gallery, London
Sherry Grauer: Formed Canvas, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Matthew Speier, multi-channel dance-video event, Video Inn, Vancouver
  March
  Yvonne Rainer film presentation, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Pacific Rim Consciousness exhibition, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Arte Video Multivision exhibition, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy
Spots Before Your Eyes exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
The beaver is adopted as our official symbol, Cologne Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
  April
  The Man in the Brown Paper Bag. Portraits of Robin Page, Galerie Allen, Vancouver
Judy Williams: The Search for the True Cedar, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Alan Wood exhibition, Galerie Allen, Vancouver
Fundamental Painting exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Holland, Amsterdam
  May
  Pumps Centre of the Arts is established as an artist-run centre, Vancouver, BC
Images: Stone, B.C., Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Doris Shadbolt takes a sabbatical leave from the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
European Transfer, exhibition, Video Inn, Vancouver
The Sights and Textures of Canada's West Coast exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Tendances actuelles de la nouvelle peinture americaine exhibition, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  July
  Vancouver International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver
International Women's Year World Conference ends in Mexico City, Mexico
Klee Wyck: A Ballet for Emily, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  September
  Alvin Balkind joins the Vancouver Art Gallery as chief curator, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
American Masters of the 60s, Galerie Allen, Vancouver
Western Front at A Space, Vancouver/Toronto
Simone Forti. Dance and video works, The Western Front, Vancouver
Grande Biennale de Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Jeff Wall lecture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Jack Shadbolt exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Images for a Canadian Heritage, Vancouver, BC
Narrative Art 2 exhibition, Cannaviello, Rome, Italy
The Very Eye of Light: A Primer in Experimental Film, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
25th anniversary celebration to honour Doris Shadbolt's outstanding contribution and commitment to the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Judith Lodge: Personal Historical Land Portraits exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Selbstportraitals Selbstdarstellung, Galerie Im Taxipalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Paintings on Paper, works by four Vancouver artists, Contemporary Royale, Vancouver
  November
  John Heartfield exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
International Women's Year exhibition, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Hey-Diddle-Diddle exhibition, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Roy K. Kiyooka: 25 years exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1976
  January
  Bill Jones: A Survey exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
The Pender Street Gallery opens as an alternative gallery space, The Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Bau-Xi Gallery opens its Toronto premises, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto
Colin Campbell and Willoughby Sharp exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Quebec '75: Arts / Video / Cinema exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Gathie Falk: 39 drawings exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Rodney Graham and Robert Kleyn exhibition, The Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
Art and Cinema, films by Italian artists from 1965 to 1976, Centre International Brera, Milan, Italy
Sechelt Summer Slides 1972-74, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
A week-end with Willoughby Sharp and his friends, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Artcore formed, Vancouver, BC
An exchange: Video des femmes at Video Inn and Women's Video at the Powerhouse, Video Inn, Vancouver / Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, PQ
The Friends of Gertrude Stein, graphic works by artists known or collected by Stein, Galerie Royale, Vancouver
Six Sculptors: New Works, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Gordon Smith: 30 Years in Retrospect, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Kazumi Tanaka exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
  May
  Habitat street banners are widely displayed in the city, Vancouver, BC
Robert Kleyn exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
3 Photographers in Exhibition, Galerie Royale, Vancouver
Pumps' first show: blown-up polaroids and assemblages by Judi Kemeny, Pumps, Vancouver
Art on the Buses, Vancouver, BC
The Legacy. The Museum of Anthropology is officially opened by Governor-General Jules Leger, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
17 Canadian Artists: A Protean View, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Habitat '76, the Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, BC
Habitat: Toward Shelter, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  June
  Ian Wallace exhibition, The Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
Night Shift at the Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Greetings from the Urban Wilderness, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Jack Shadbolt exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
First exhibition at The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, PS1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, PS1, New York, NY, USA
  July
  Presentation House in North Vancouver begins its exhibition program, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
The 37th Biennale presents L'ambiente / arte, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  August
  Glenn Allison is appointed curator, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
The first issue of Centerfold is published, Calgary, AB
  September
  Galerie Allen moves from Gastown to South Granville, Galerie Allen, Vancouver
SoHo, Downtown Manhattan exhibition, Berlin, Germany
Bill Jones and Ardele Lister: A Different Kind of Romance, The Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Aspects of Realism, Centennial Museum, Vancouver
  October
  Contemporary Arts Council of Vancouver, a non-profit society, is formed, Vancouver, BC
Michelangelo Retrospective, Pumps, Vancouver
Current Pursuits, explorations and expressions by nine contemporary B.C. artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Whole Message - Holos: whole / Gram: message / Holography, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Byron Black, an Infinity retrospective, The Western Front, Vancouver
Polychromed constructions by Georgina Chappell, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Recent Works, Pumps, Vancouver
Women's Inter-Art CoOp Exhibition, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  The Colour Bar and the Chromosexual, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Robin Mayor exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Work by seven Canadian sculptors, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Chris Reed exhibition, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Edward Paolozzi exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
B.C. Indian Artists at Work, Vancouver Centennial Museum, Vancouver
Jingle Bell Jungle, a Christmas exhibition, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Andy Warhol: American Indian Series, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
Canadian dollar drops to U.S. 97.09, Canada
  December
  City of Vancouver purchases artists work, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Nova Gallery opens, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Borduas and America / et l'Amerique, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Women Artists 1550-1950, L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1977
  Great Photographers lecture series, V.I.E.W., Vancouver
Independent Film Program, Pumps, Vancouver
Performance Program, The Western Front, Vancouver
  January
  The first issue of the feminist art journal Heresies is published, New York, NY, USA
Contemporary American Art in Vancouver Collections, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Ranjan Sen exhibition, Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
Beginnings: Roy Vickers's Works, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
Ouglielmo Achille Cavellini exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
Transition: An Examination of Extreme Changes in Style and Accompanying Attitudes, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Alan Wood exhibition, Equinox Gallery and Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Off Media: Nuove tecniche artistiche video, disco libro exhibition, Expo Arte, Bari, Italy
Diego Cortez presents an evening of films, The Western Front, Vancouver
General Idea exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
Four Places, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
David Hockney and Ed Ruscha exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Gallery Move opens, Gallery Move, Vancouver
Al Razutis: Visual Alchemy, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Greg Curnoe public talk, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Cioni Carpi, an audio-visual installation, The Western Front, Vancouver
  April
  Watching Shirine by the Sea, exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
David Mayrs exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Richard Prince exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Kim Tomczak, Richard Hambleton exhibition, Pumps, Vancouver
Ceramics '77 exhibition, Centennial Museum, Vancouver
Murder Research 1976-1977 by Kenneth Fletcher and Paul Wong, The Western Front, Vancouver
Dick Higgins, artist-in-residence, The Western Front, Vancouver
Howard Hughes Inc exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
  June
  A Tribute to Al Razutis, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Paris-New York exhibition, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Jim Bridge: The Cardboard Killers exhibition, Pumps, Vancouver
Documenta VI, Kassel, Germany
  July
  Eighth annual Prison Arts '77, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
  August
  Exhibition of works donated to the City of Vancouver Public Art Collection, The Artists Gallery, Vancouver
  September
  Tom Robertson exhibition, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
Just Another Show group exhibition, Pumps, Vancouver
From This Point of View juried exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Xeme Biennale de Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Some Contemporary Art from the East Coast of Australia, The Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Giorgio Morandi exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Strata group exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Marian Penner Bancroft and Scott MacEachern exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Canadian dollar drops, Canada
  November
  Dada Data exhibition, Gallery Move, Vancouver
General Idea exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Nam June Paik Lecture and video-screening, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Don Jarvis exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
True Confections exhibition, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Judith Lodge exhibition, Pender Street Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  The Bent-Box Gallery opens, Bent-Box Gallery, West 15th Ave, Vancouver
American / Narrative Art: 1967-1977 group exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, USA
1978
  Venice Biennale, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Independent Film Program, Pumps, Vancouver
Video Program. Readings Program, The Western Front, Vancouver
  January
  Recent Acquisitions exhibition, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Eric Cameron / Noel Harding: Two Audio-visual Constructs exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
videospace, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Maria Fitzgerald exhibition, Pumps, Vancouver
Richard Hambleton exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
Vancouver School of Art becomes the Emily Carr College of Art (ECCA), Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver
Punk Films (New Wave), Pumps, Vancouver
Glenn Toppings Remembered, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Un anno di arte italianaan exhibition of Italian artists, Gallery Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
  February
  General Idea exhibition, Gallery Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
Steve Paxton and Nancy Smith dance performance, The Western Front, Vancouver
Karen Chapnik, Nora Blanck exhibition, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  March
  Barrie Jones exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Joe David: West Coast Artist, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
Hermann Nitsch exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
Jack Shadbolt: Seven Years, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Montreal Tapes: Video as a Community or Political Tool , Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Cabaret Voltaire, The Western Front, Vancouver
The Ace Gallery opens its new premises on West Georgia St., Ace Gallery, Vancouver
The Zagcouver Show, Video Inn, Vancouver
The New Artsspace conference of alternative visual arts organizations, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Vera Frenkel exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Duchamp: Ready-mades, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Joe David, Ron Hamilton exhibition, Bent-Box Gallery, West 15th Ave, Vancouver
Share Corsaut exhibition, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
Sun Day is observed across the U.S.A., USA
Robin Mayor exhibition, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Lorne Beug exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
The Last Videotapes of Marcel Duchamp and Merce and Marcel, are shown, Videospace, Vancouver
Visa-Vis, a shadow play / opera, The Western Front, Vancouver
  June
  Sybil Andrews exhibition, De Vooght Gallery, Vancouver
Metafisica del quotidiano, thematic exhibitions, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Bologna, Italy
The Children of the Raven Gallery opens on Homer Street, Children of the Raven Gallery, Vancouver
White Paper on cultural development, Quebec, Canada
Michael de Courcy exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  Robbie Sutherland, Brian Whittingham, Peter Schuyff, and Maria Fitzgerald, group exhibition, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Native Art exhibition, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
Richard Hamilton exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  August
  Colour Cast exhibition, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
  September
  Fifth Network Conference, Toronto, ON
Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Toni Onley exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Northwest Coast Indian Artists Guild exhibition, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
Language is War Documentation of past performances by Fabio Mauri, The Western Front, Vancouver
  October
  Music With Roots in the Aether, a series of 14 videotapes, The Western Front, Vancouver
Gathie Falk exhibition, Artcore, Vancouver
Art, Artists and the Media, exhibition and conference, Graz, Austria
Jeff Wall exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Sally Michener exhibition, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
13 Cameras, an exhibition of photographs, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
New Works on Paper exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
The Hummer Sisters, a Video Cabaret, Pumps, Vancouver
  December
  N.E. Thing Co. Ltd. exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Glenn Lewis: Bewilderness - The Origins of Paradise, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Paul Wong: in ten sity, performance, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1979
  January
  Artists-in-Residence program, The Western Front, Vancouver
videospace, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Vanguard changes from a newspaper tabloid to a magazine format, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Copier / Recopier, a photographic anthology, The Western Front, Vancouver
Frank Stella exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  March
  Liz Magor exhibition, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver
Leslie Poole exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Andy Warhol exhibition, Ace Gallery, Vancouver
The Marion Scott Gallery presents the work of master Inuit sculptors, Marion Scott Gallery
Feminist Points of View: Yvonne Rainer and Babette Mangolte, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
European Dialogue: The Third Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Bill Featherston exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Sally Michener exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Pacific Rim / Slow Scan, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  Video '79, Rome, Italy
Ian Wallace exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Chick Rice exhibition, Artists' Gallery, Vancouver
Jerry Pethick exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
The Bau-Xi Gallery moves to new premises at 3045 Granville Street and opens with a group exhibition, Bau-Xi Gallery, 3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
Paris Moscow 1900-1930 exhibition, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  June
  Robert Davidson and Joe David exhibition, Bent-Box Gallery, West 15th Ave, Vancouver
Emily Carr: The Mature Years exhibition, Canada House Gallery, London, England
Evelyn Roth International Festival, BAG, Burnaby, BC
Richard Turner exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  July
  Theodore Saskatche Wan exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Kyoto / Canada Video Exchange Show, Video Inn, Vancouver
Creative Flight exhibition, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  September
  Contemporary Arts Society lecture series, Vancouver, BC
West Coast Ceramics exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Holland, Amsterdam
Affinities: Ten Painters of This Region exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Ian Wallace exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Perform. A month-long video festival, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Living Art Performance Festival, Vancouver, BC
  October
  Emily Carr exhibition, Vancouver, BC
Joseph Beuys exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
The Keenlyside Gallery opens on Granville Street, The Keenlyside Gallery, Vancouver
Marian Penner Bancroft exhibition, Nova Gallery, Vancouver
Robert Davidson exhibition, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
  November
  Arts Magazine article by Donald B. Kuspit, USA
  December
  Bill Featherston and Robert Young exhibition, Artcore, Vancouver
Byron Black and Tony Reif film presentation, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver
Robert Flaherty exhibition of 139 photographs, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Confrontations exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Inuit / TV, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Hank Bull performance, Robson Square Media Centre, Vancouver
1980
  Craig Owens, The Allegorical Impulse: Toward a Theory of Postmodernism (Part 2), in October
Serge Guilbaut, 'The New Adventures of the Avant-Garde in America,' in October, USA
  January
  Correspondence from The Western Front, A Space, Toronto
To Found a National Gallery: the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1880-1913, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  February
  John Bentley Mays becomes the visual art critic for the The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON
  March
  Michael Snow exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  Nuova Immagine exhibition, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy
Jean Paul Sartre dies, France
Architectural References exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  May
  ECCA moves to Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Camere incantati - Espansione dell'immagine exhibition, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Locations catalogue exhibition, Mercer Union, Toronto
Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 retrospective exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
  July
  Pluralities: Art in Canada One Hundred Years Later centennial exhibition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  September
  Irene Whittome retrospective exhibition, Musée des beaux-arts, Montréal
videospace: TV / Art Series, a program of lectures, video screenings and presentations, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
videospace: TV / Art Series, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  October
  Lynn Hughes exhibition, Mercer Union, Toronto
Oraf '80 an exhibition of photographs, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
David Ross lecture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Liz Magor exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  November
  Donald Kuspit lecture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  December
  Book by Achille Bonito Oliva, The Italian Trans-avantgarde, Milan, Italy
Jean-Paul Trefois presents selected Videographie programmes and lectures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
David Rimmer retrospective exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
1981
  Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Figures of Authority, Ciphers of Regression, article in October,, USA
  March
  49th Parallel opens with a show of works by Michael Snow, New York, NY, USA
FAVAC (Film and Video Against Censorship) is formed, Toronto, ON
Conference on Modernism and Modernity: A Question of Culture or Culture Called into Question, UBC, Vancouver
Roadshow 80, The Western Front, Vancouver
  May
  ECCA becomes ECCAD, Vancouver, BC
Westkunst: Contemporary Art Since 1939, Cologne, Germany
  June
  40th Venice Biennale, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  August
  Catherine MacLean exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, New York, NY, USA
  September
  Margaret Dragu performance, The Western Front, Vancouver
  October
  Equal Time - Equal Space, A Space, Toronto
  November
  Rooms in the Secret Palace of 0, by Oraf, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
Barry Cogswell and Brittany Landscape installation, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Language and Representation, works by eight Toronto artists, A Space, Toronto
1982
  Griselda Pollock article, Vision Voice and Power: Feminist Art History and Marxism, in Block, USA
  January
  Geoffrey Smedley exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Kou Nakajima installation and workshops, The Western Front, Vancouver
  March
  Vicky Marshall exhibition, Unit/Pitt, Vancouver
Mannerism: A Theory of Culture exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  April
  The Braineaters, paintings, performance, sculpture, and film, Unit/Pitt, Vancouver
Fred FitzPatrick exhibition, The Western Front, Vancouver
David Keane's installation, The Western Front, Vancouver
  May
  Mise en scène., major installation pieces by six B.C. artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Tom Graff performance, The Western Front, Vancouver
  July
  Tom Graff performance, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  August
  Dennis Oppenheim installation, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  September
  Benjamin H. D. Buchloh article, Allegorical Procedures: Appropriation and Montage in Contemporary Art, in Artforum
Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
Monumenta, overview of current figurative art in Toronto, A Space, Gallery 76, YYZ and ChromaZone, Toronto
  November
  Applebaum-Hebert report on federal cultural policy is released, Ottawa, ON
  December
  Zeitgeist exhibition, Internationale Kunstausstelung, Berlin, Germany
Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party exhibited, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Okanada exhibition, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
1983
  January
  Henri Robideau exhibition, Coburg Gallery, Vancouver
  February
  Kunstler Aus Kanada exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany
  March
 Ian Wallace, article, 'Canada: Anyone, Anywhere, Anything,' in Flash Art, USA
From the Heart. Canadian Folk Art. A tribute to folk art from the early 19th century to the present, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB



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