The Gardiner is now open from Thursday - Sunday, including free weekend admission! There's plenty of space to reconnect and amazing art to discover in all corners of the Museum. Clay Restaurant is still open Tuesday - Sunday. Reservations fill up fast, so book your table early. Please read our new health and safety policies before you visit.
From sticky to crusty, pliable to powdery, and shaped to shapeless, clay’s ability to transform in real time is prompting a new generation of artists to explore the possibilities of this ancient material. RAW features new work by four artists who are pushing boundaries with unfired clay: Cassils, Magdolene Dykstra, Azza El Siddique, and Linda Swanson. See it now!
We're firing up the kilns again! Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm for drop in clay classes in our pottery studios. We've reduced our class sizes to allow for safe physical distancing, and instituted new health and safety protocols. Registration opens online at 10 am on the morning of the class. We can't wait to see you back in the studios!
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In this free online event hosted by Chief Curator Sequoia Miller, artist Brendan Lee Satish Dang will discuss three of his artworks in connection to the theme “Nostalgia”. Tang’s work explores issues of identity and the hybridization of culture, while simultaneously exploring both futuristic technologies and ancient traditions.
About the Artist
Brendan Lee Satish Tang (b. 1975, Dublin, Ireland) is internationally recognized for his sculptural ceramic work. His work explores issues of identity and the hybridization of culture, while simultaneously exploring both futuristic technologies and ancient traditions. Although he is primarily known for his ceramics, Tang continues to produce and exhibit in a wide variety of mixed and multiple media. His professional practice has taken him across North America, and to India, Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East, China, and Japan. He currently lives and works on the unceded territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations (Vancouver, BC).
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