For Roberta Beiser, the beautiful art you can find through Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre isn’t just for the patients.

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Built from generous donations, the collection represents our local art story as well as displaying a dynamic and unexpected range of work from international artists. If you own fine art that you believe would make an impact in the hospital, or if you’re interested in supporting our collection with a financial gift, we would love to hear from you.

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Donate a Gift of Art

The Art Collection has become the creative heart of our facilities, which are now being designed with art encounters in mind. Central to our belief in the power of art to heal, we celebrate contemporary work by prominent Canadian artists like Susan Point and David Robinson as well as artists of international stature like Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

Our acquisitions of art are currently limited. If you would like to submit artwork for review, please read our guidelines and complete the submission form below We are currently collecting work for mental health and long-term care and rehabilitation spaces and welcome a diversity of cultural perspectives through vibrant and vital artworks that uplift and inspire.

Acceptance Guidelines

Artwork offered for donation to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Art Collection will be considered based on the following guidelines:

  • Artwork must be original or a limited edition/numbered print;
  • Artwork is of professional quality that maintains the integrity of the Collection;
  • Contents, images and colour must be appropriate for a healing environment. Artwork that may evoke negative reactions or contain controversial, political or religious imagery will not be considered;
  • Artwork representing cultural and ethnic diversity is welcome;
  • Artwork should be in good physical condition;
  • Materials and finishes must be safe for the healthcare environment, allowing for ease of maintenance and conservation.

All potential donations are considered on an individual basis in terms of their suitability for the hospital environment as well as in the wider context of the overall collection.

When My Peoples Came Together

Susan Point

Cherries Ripe

Mary Pratt

View From Jericho Park

Jack Darcus

Taraxacum Officinale

Jeff Hallbauer

Mother’s Day Lily

Pat O’Hara

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For more information on donating art or making a financial gift to the Art Collection, contact:

Katharine Knowles
Art Collection Curator