Please note that the West Vancouver Art Museum will be closed for the public from 3 p.m. on July 13, 2024 due to a private event. 

Online Artist Talk: Jane Adams

July 26, 2023, 7—9 pm

Cost: $0.00

Join artist Jane Adams and curator Hilary Letwin online as they discuss Adams’ life and work, as well as the work of B.C. Binning, currently on view at the West Vancouver Art Museum’s exhibition, Order From Chaos: B.C. Binning and Jane Adams. This artist talk is free and open to the public.


Jane Adams was born in Vancouver. From 1962 to 1965, she was a student at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) where she studied with Jack Shadbolt, Don Jarvis, Roy Kiyooka, and Orville Fisher. She worked with William Townsend in 1965 at the Slade School of Art in London, England. Adams' first solo exhibition took place in 1973 at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. She has since shown across Canada. Her work is held in corporate, private, and public collections, including the National Art Bank, Royal Trust, Price Waterhouse Cooper, BCAA, Teleglobe Canada, Union Life, Via Rail, and Esso Resources. 


Bertram Charles Binning was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and grew up in Vancouver. He attended the Vancouver School of Art in the late 1920s, where he studied under Charles H. Scott and Ed Varley. Binning later taught at the School and, after studying abroad, became a professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Architecture, where he also established the fine arts department. Binning was a key figure in the development of West Coast Modernism, which unified art, architecture, and design. In 1941, B.C. Binning and his wife, Jessie, built the first modern residence and the only house in West Vancouver currently designated as a National Historic Site.


Participants can register here.

This event is online and free.