Well known as the site of Alan Storey's "Pendulum," a multi-storey kinetic sculpture, this public gallery significantly enhances the artistic and cultural life in downtown Vancouver. Providing dynamic arts programming in a visually stunning setting, the venue also offers exhibition opportunities for artists, community groups, cultural agencies, and corporations. The Pendulum Gallery was created under the City of Vancouver's amenity bonus program as a legacy to enhance the experience of living and working in the downtown core. Opened in 1986, the light-infused, seven-story, soaring glass-covered atrium hall is a dramatic setting for art exhibitions. The atrium also offers the Sciue Italian Bakery Cade, a popular eating place with a relaxed seating area. The primary mandate of the gallery is twofold:
- To provide an alternative public exhibition venue in the city for artists and arts groups who would like to exhibit in a highly visible but non-traditional gallery environment.
- To provide an exciting and varied exhibition program that appeals to both casual visitors to the building and a dedicated gallery going public.
Although a core schedule of exhibitions is programmed a year in advance, some scheduling changes do occur, providing an ongoing opportunity to submit a request for an exhibition throughout the current year.
Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.