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Silk Purse Arts Centre Exhibitions

Exhibitions of work by artists in our community, on view in the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver. Viewing Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 1-5pm.

Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & how you can help us do so.

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    • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, February 06, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre


    Artwork from the You Are Here 2021 Calendar featuring scenes of the North Shore by artists: Kathleen AinscoughTim Bennison, Enda Bardell, Miles Brook, Diana Zoe Coop, Chris Dalton, Lyza Del Mar Gustin, Danyne Johnston, Ishrat Khan, Lorena Krause & Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki.

    Theses stunning works of art were used to create a 2021 calendar that is being used as a promotional & fundraising tool for the North Shore Culture Compass. Initiated by  North Van Arts, the Culture Compass is an interactive, online map showcasing the art & cultural diversity of the North Shore, including the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the District of West Vancouver, the Squamish Nation & the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

    Using the Culture Compass you can discover local arts & culture organizations, public art, festivals & events, destinations of cultural & natural heritage & so much more!

    Join us live for a virtual reception with the artists on Thur. Jan. 21 from 7-8pm on Youtube

    Produced in partnership with

    • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, March 06, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre


    Painters Emilie Nunez &  Julian Growcott invite us to wander through dream-like lands filled with enigmatic characters, mysterious wildlife & surreal scenes. 

    Nunez's vibrant & illustrative paintings take viewers on a journey through the cycles of re-growth shared by people & the land they inhabit. Focusing on the representation of women, Nunez merges portraits of women & BC’s landscape, highlighting their collective strength & resilience. These expressions of female narratives are enhanced through their relationships to the fairytale like forests, mountains & lakes from which they emerge & inhabit.

    Growcott paints starkly focused modern landscapes with surreal imagery. Influenced by lucid dreams & childhood memories of England; his subjects are as diverse as village streets, smoky factories amid pastoral countryside & high-rise buildings, most with a backdrop of curious cloud formations. Some images look like one subject but on closer inspection are quite another.

    Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.

    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, April 03, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Silk Purse Arts Centre




    SPECTRUM is an exciting, annual exhibition celebrating the talented & diverse artists in our community! Following an open invitation, 25 established & emerging artists will showcase work in a broad spectrum of styles & media. 

    Details on how to register coming soon.

    By creating an inclusive & level playing field, SPECTRUM shines a light on these gifted artists at varying stages in their careers; offering them the opportunity to exhibit (some for the first time!) & bringing them together to make new connections & strengthen the arts community.   

    Plan Your Visit to learn how we are ensuring your experience is safe, comfortable & enjoyable through our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols, & what you need to know before visiting the gallery.

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