Community Art Gallery

The Community Art Gallery at Anvil Centre celebrates the rich cultural landscape of New Westminster. The space forges creative dialogue, brings attention to local art as well as creates new opportunities for artists in our city.  It is an accessible space, where New Westminster based art groups can organize members’ exhibitions.  It is open to New Westminster emerging and established artists working in two dimensional media.


CURRENT Exhibition: The Abstracted View

January 8 – March 5, 2021

Linda Raudonus, Geoffrey Lee, Jon Foxton, Robert Bell, Tom Mackie and Jon Koury are members of “The Colour Collective”, a group of painters within the PotteryWorks collective of artists.
 
The Colour Collective has been in existence for over nineteen years and these six artists have been integral participants for most of that time, using the opportunity to express themselves on canvas.
 
As artists overcoming disability through the practice of art, they have used the medium as a platform to integrate with their community and be recognized as contributors to it. The development of their skill is therapeutic, contributing to improved hand eye coordination and concentration but the improvement in their self- esteem is the most important benefit.
 
The power of the painted image is historic in our culture, so for artists on the Autism Spectrum or other disabilities to express their view through Abstraction is transformative. Each of these six artists has a unique view to offer us, an expression of their experience and communication with us.
 
Booking Procedure:
The Community Art Gallery is now available for self-touring by appointment only Wednesday – Saturday, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please note however, that certain times may not be available due to conflicts with other activities within Anvil Centre.
 
Please email artservices@newwestcity.ca and provide your:
• name
• phone number
• preferred date and time to visit
 
One of our staff members will get back to you as soon as possible. We require 48 hrs notice to process any booking requests. We encourage interested visitors to book ahead as we may not be able to accommodate last minute bookings.  Up to six guests permitted per booking.  Each guest will be required to wear a mask unless precluded for medical reasons or if the visitor under the age of two.
 
Please familiarize yourself with the new safety measures and guest responsibilities that Anvil Centre has now implemented.
 
 

  


Past Exhibitions:

New West Portraits

Identity

Three Visions: Walking in New West

AiR Works by Anvil Centre & Solid Waste/Recycling Artists in Residence

Unity of Spirits: Surprising Screens

Worlds of Light & Shadow

Limitless

Unity of Spirits

Big House

ArchiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Media

Youth & Reconciliation

Things with Wings

Unity of Spirits

Uncover

Teacher's Lounge

Diverse/City

Boulevard Gardens of New Westminster

Longevity

The Dichotomy of Change

Faces and Places

The Art of History

Expression of Spring

Let Me Count the Ways

Cover Story: Album Art Reimagined