Two Rivers Gallery started collecting artwork as the Prince George Art Gallery in 1986. Hampered by a building with poor storage, it wasn’t until the Two Rivers Gallery was completed in 2000 that they were able to properly support a collection. Since then, generous collectors have gifted work to the gallery and the gallery has purchased a number of artworks too.
The majority of the 444 objects in Two Rivers Gallery’s collection are gifts from exhibiting artists. For this reason, the collection forms an interesting picture of the conversation with contemporary art that has been hosted within the community. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Two Rivers Gallery, and it is a time to reflect upon that conversation – the voices it has amplified and the voices it has excluded – as the gallery considers the path ahead.
On now at Two Rivers Gallery:
Reflections: A Meditation on 35 Years of Collecting
Canfor Gallery – October 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022