Splash 2018

If you want to learn more about the contemporary art scene in Vancouver, Splash 2018 is a great place to start. Now in its 36th year, Splash raises funds for Arts Umbrella  – a non profit art school for kids with quality classes in dance, visual, applied and media arts, theatre, music.

Founded in 1979 by Carol Henriquez and Gloria Schwartz, now headed by Paul Larocque, Arts Umbrella will be moving across Granville Island to a new building – on the old Emily Carr University site – in 2019.

This year, as ever, top artists from across the province are donating their works to the Splash auction, held October 13th at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  You can preview the work until September 28th in the no-charge Pendulum Gallery at 885 West Georgia.

Here are some of the artists – and familiar Vancouver scenes – you will see at Splash.

David Burdeny. Library, Parma, Italy. 2016

Graham Gilmore. I Am Living In The World (Study) 2018.

Don Yeomans. Wolf & Moon Panel. 2018

Michelle Nguyen. Descending. 2018

Valerie Raynard. Soho Merchant. 2018

Will Rafuse. Helen’s. 2016

Nathalee  Paolinelli. Coral. 2018

Jamie Evrard. Roses in a Hazy Light. 2018

Yasmeen Strang. Negril Rain. 2017

Jack Darkus. Breakwater Wind. 2018

Etienne Zack. Edged. 2016

Angela Grossman. Red Paint. 2016

Barrie Jones. MacLeod’s Bookstore. 2012.


Christian Nicolay. No Where Now Here No. 2. (Liminal) 2018


Header Image:
Daisy Garden Fire. 2015. Jeff Wilson


The Birds Of False Creek


Fred Herzog's Vancouver

Elizabeth Newton

Elizabeth Newton