Exhibition ~ Gallery In Transit ~ Vancouver

The exhibition poster for the Vancouver edition of Gallery In Transit, printed on card stock as a pop-out fold-up model BC Transit bus which can be easily assembled into an amusing keepsake and toy.

June 8 - 27, 1985

Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Hamilton Street

Vancouver BC

Opening 1 PM, June 8, 1985

At the False Creek Transit Centre

95 East 1st Avenue

Appearing on bus routes:

#1    Beach – Gastown

#22 McDonald – Knight

#10 UBC – #14 Hastings


• Government of Canada, Department of Communications, Cultural Initiatives Program under Honourable Minister Marcel Masse.

•Kodak Canada

•Trans Ad, Toronto

• BC Transit

• Government of British Columbia Cultural Services Branch

• City of Vancouver Social Planning Department

• Summerfest Edmonton

• Photo Communique magazine, Toronto

A commuter gallery?? An exhibition that rolls?? That's 'Gallery in Transit,' three Vancouver buses on their regular routes carrying the work of Western Canadian photographers instead of advertising.


The Exhibitions

A group exhibition from the Winnipeg Photographers Group, curated by Henri Robideau. The photographs on this bus are by Joanne Jackson Johnson, Bruce Barr, James Lam, Michael Klein, Glen Lehman, Ernie Kroeger, Robert Barrow and Peter Tittenberger.

Since October 1977 Edmonton photographer Douglas Curran has traveled over 125,000 miles to gather the images for 'In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space.' This work documents UFO cults, both personal and collective, from across North America; their rituals artifacts and mythologies are present throughout the work.

The third bus carries photographs from Henri Robideau's 'Pancanadienne Gianthropological Survey.' Although Robideau is based in Vancouver, his panoramic photos documenting the folk culture of 'giant things' are drawn from every region of Canada.