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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:


The Photo Album file consists of photographs and postcards collected during Leopard Realty research, including: various images of the leopard skin motif including women in leopard skin, people in public wearing leopard skin (often photographed with Metcalfe); Dr Brute and the Brute Saxes; Leopard Chair; Endangered Species at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Bruterotica images; Kate Craig in leopard skin; and Leopard Realty Triangles.

{about 60+ photos}

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