Simon Fraser University
The Audain Gallery’s mission is to advance the aesthetic and discursive production and presentation of contemporary visual art in Vancouver and internationally through a responsive program of exhibitions in a flexible project space and in support of engaged pedagogy. Named in honor of arts supporter Michael Audain, the Audain Gallery will serve as a vital aspect of the Visual Arts program at the School for the Contemporary Arts, particularly in relation to the School's pedagogical practices, its emphasis on critical thinking, and its engagement with international contemporary art practices and its related cultural spectrum. As part of its program, the Audain Gallery will host projects by Visiting Artists through the Audain Visual Artists in Residence Program. This program, and its location in the Audain Gallery at Woodward's, will enhance the public profile of the visual arts and increase community dialogue regarding art by supporting practitioners who have contributed significantly to the field of contemporary art.