|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Skytrain Stadium/Chinatown Station|
|Cross Street |||Main Street|
|Tuesday – Saturday 12noon-5PM|
Schedule of Events
|24-May-13 to 16-May-14||Open Slide Night||Don't miss Open Slide Night: The last Friday of each month.|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
Since the days when it emerged as a hole-in-the-wall on the seedy end of Pender Street, the Helen Pitt Gallery has made a name for itself by providing a venue for alternative and experimental art. Many of the artists showing in the gallery are current or recent art school students, so the work tends to be somewhat raw. That's a good thing, because it frequently has an edge that's lacking in work found in most mainstream galleries around town. Just as the artists are new to the art world, so too is their media of choice. Witness the popularity of video installations and interactive works. Multi-media work, 2D, and 3D pieces are also popular.
All work shown must conform with the gallery's mandate to focus on the function of arts practice in a socio-political analysis, specifically including cultural preservation and development and strategies of resistance to political, sexist, racist, cultural, individual, and economic exploitation and oppression.
The Gallery can hold up to 100 people standing. It is generally open daytime hours Tuesday to Saturday, but occasionally you will find it open in the evening for special events or if activities in the area warrant.