Libby Leshgold Gallery

The Libby Leshgold Gallery is a public art gallery dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Located within Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Great Northern Way, the Gallery serves a broad and varied community that includes the students, faculty and staff of the University, the arts community, the public of Greater Vancouver, and visitors from around the world.


The mandate of the Libby Leshgold Gallery reflects its relation to the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The gallery’s primary objective is the presentation of exhibitions and public programmes that effectively communicate the role of the gallery and University as an active site for the exhibition, discussion, teaching and production of art and design. The gallery carries out a programme of regional, national and international exhibitions that reflect the range of disciplines taught at the University. Emphasis is on contemporary thematic group shows that contain an educational and/or critical component and solo exhibitions that offer in-depth analysis of an artist’s production. Our projects involve the public, University and artistic community in a dialogue about the development of critical practice in art and design.


Previously the Charles H. Scott Gallery, named for the first principal of the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University of Art + Design), we became the Libby Leshgold Gallery in the Fall of 2017 with our move to the Great Northern Way Campus. The Gallery was opened in 1980 when the University relocated to its previous location on Granville Island.

Since its inception, the Libby Leshgold Gallery has operated as a public gallery with professional museum standards. It has made a significant contribution to the presentation and analysis of contemporary art in Canada. As well, throughout its history the Gallery has functioned as a teaching gallery where students can learn professional curatorial and exhibition practices.