Tuesday to Saturday
(except statutory holidays)
Noon - 5 pm
Over the past twenty-four years, the grunt gallery has developed very deep and widespread roots in the arts community. The artist-run-centre's extensive visual art and performance archives, along with its diverse community connections, directly contribute to its historical significance in the Vancouver contemporary art scene. Our values of inclusively and collaboration along with our emphasis on making the artist central to all curatorial, operational and programming decision-making, creates a unique and exciting space for art to be exhibited and performed.
The Grunt Gallery primarily provides a nexus of practice and exchange for visual and performance artists, a place to exhibit, perform and to engage in ongoing dialogues. The grunt kitchen is central to all of this work - it is here that community meetings start, artists congregate and share the latest news and conceptual turns; ideas and possibilities are brewed over coffee and everyone - from politicians, art patrons, visiting artists, gallery visitors, students, funders to trades people - is welcome to sit down, share a coffee and take part in the conversation.
Grunt Gallerys focus has been on exhibiting those artists whose practice tends to be on the periphery of the ever-changing contemporary art scene - whether they be emerging, transitioning, or actively challenging accepted art practice from within their self identified 'community'. The artists exhibiting or performing at the grunt rarely provide an easy interpretation of what is art; they are ahead of the curve and always compel viewers to move out of the comfort zones of everyday life.