Founded in 1975, Surrey Art Gallery is the second largest public art gallery in the Metro Vancouver region. The gallery is internationally recognized for showing diverse artistic practices, including digital and audio art, by local, national, and international artists. Gallery interpretive programs include talks, symposia, demonstrations, workshops, and school programs with artists, educators, and other specialists.
Surrey Art Gallery engages the public in an ongoing dialogue about issues and ideas that affect our numerous communities, as expressed through contemporary art, and provides opportunities for the public to interact with artists and the artistic process. With a long history of presenting lens-based media, gallery exhibitions have included works by critically acclaimed photographers like Edward Steichen, Pierre Lartigue, Thomas Ruff, and Pushpamala N, along with important Canadian photographers such as Edward Burtynsky, Suzy Lake, Sarindar Dhaliwal, and Sylvia Grace Borda. Since 2010, Surrey Art Gallery has been presenting time-based digital and interactive art on UrbanScreen, an outdoor projection venue, which can be viewed from street level and SkyTrain, between Gateway and Surrey Central stations.
Note: art is projected after dark.