Beginning with the Seventies
Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties

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The Belkin Gallery houses archival collections complementing its collections of art and providing a resource for exhibitions, teaching, and learning, and scholarly research. Related especially to contemporary art since the 1960s, the archives include the papers of artists, art historians, and collectors, and contain material in multiple media (textual, graphic, moving image and sound), with a thematic focus on conceptual art, concrete poetry, mail art, performance art, social art history, and cultural history.

The Archives is open to all researchers by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact Shaunna Moore, Archivist to plan your visit.

Archival holdings can be searched along with with our permanent collection at:

A detailed list of holdings is also available at Memory BC:

Prominent holdings include:

Leopard Realty

The Leopard Realty series consists of postcards and photoalbums containing images received through various correspondence networks and used in the research of Leopard Realty projects; archives of leopard images from various media sources both collected by Metcalfe and sent to him and Kate Craig as correspondence; photographs in various formats of Leopard Realty exhibitions and performances; and, sixty-three Plexiglas-mounted pieces from various Leopard Realty exhibitions.

For further information please contact: Shaunna Moore at,
tel: (604) 822-2001, or fax: (604) 822-6689