In April 2018, Kent Lins and I launched VanGalleries – a mobile gallery made up of 2 rental vans. We customised the vans to display art, building false walls for hanging art and podiums for screen-based imagery, and designing vinyl banners for the vans’ exteriors.
Vancouver Courier Cover Photo by Dan Toulgoet
Photo of Sally Buck and VanGalleries by John Goldsmith
We parked in 10 different locations in the city in one month. The time spent outside with people in neighbourhoods talking about art, looking at VanGalleries’ art, brainstorming about housing and affordability, and sharing experiences was second to none.
Photo of Sally Buck and VanGalleries by Kent Lins
Photo of Sally Buck and VanGalleries by Fiona Mowatt
In a city of unhinged property values and taxes, emerging and unrepresented artists have a difficult task of finding galleries to show their work.
See @vangalleries_ on Instagram, @vangalleries Facebook, @vangalleries on Twitter, and go to vangalleries.com.
VanGalleries was featured in spring 2018 in Canadian Art Magazine, CBC Radio One national news, the Vancouver Sun, the Vancouver Courier, the Vancouver Province, the Vancouver Star, Galleries West Magazine, and Vancouver is Awesome.