Art Exhibitions


January 17 - February 28, 2015 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

January 6 to January 16, 2015 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd floor)

Alcuin Society Book Design Exhibition

December 5, 2014 to January 6, 2015 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd floor) exhibition space.


November 1 to 30, 2014 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd level foyer)

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival exhibition

October 6-26, 2014, at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd level foyer)

Mexico Fest 2014: Yucatán Exhibit – Popular Art

September 1 to September 30, 2014 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 2nd floor foyer space

Discover the World of Panterra – Journey to the Sea of Cortez

July 23 to August 28 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (exhibition located on the 2nd floor foyer)

Aboriginal Unhistory Month 2014 at UBC Library

June 2 to July 18, 2014 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Roy Kiyooka: a commemorative exhibit

March 17 - 31 in Rare Books & Special Collections on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre witness and commemorate Roy K. Kiyooka's enduring influence on the artistic scene in Vancouver and beyond in the fields of visual art, collage, prose, and poetry.

The purpose of art exhibits at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) is to provide a visual presence to “encourage the important learning that takes place outside formal educational activities.” The Learning Centre welcomes exhibit proposals from individuals, groups and organizations within UBC and from the broader community. The following policy outlines the guidelines for exhibits and exhibitors.

Criteria for exhibits:

  • Exhibits should be educational in content and encourage learning through the exploration of themes, issues or unique perspectives.
  • Exhibits should provide opportunities for educational programming and related activities

Submission Criteria:

  • Proposals can be submitted using the Art Exhibition Booking Request Form, with a minimum of 3 months of advance notice. Please include an itemized list and sample photographs (or a URL to photographs) of the items to be displayed.
  • Exhibitors must coordinate times for set-up and take-down of exhibit items with IKBLC staff. Unfortunately storage for items owned by the exhibitor cannot be provided.
  • Exhibitors should include a title and brief statement of intent or purpose; acknowledgement of sponsor(s); and printed or typed identification labels for display.
  • Exhibitors must assume responsibility for contents, loss, or damage.
  • Please note the IKBLC does not participate in commercial sales. No prices will be displayed with items. With permission we will make the exhibitor’s name and phone number available to the public.

Space use information:

  • The IKBLC Display Gallery has six free-standing display cases available (6 feet width x 23 inches height x 22 inches depth) with clear Plexiglas lockable covers.

Exhibitor’s Agreement :

Hours for Gallery:

Monday to Sunday – 6am to 1am

Upcoming exhibitions:

Capture Photography Festival exhibition (March 2 to April 15, 2015)

Asian Heritage Month presents Guizhou China: In the Season of New Rice by Evelyn Nodwell (April 16 – 30, 2015)

Aboriginal Unhistory Month exhibition (June 1 to July 15, 2015)

The Great Trek of UBC (July 17 to August 17, 2015)

Mexico Fest 2015 exhibition (August 21 to September 30, 2015)

Silent Books exhibition (October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015)

Exhibition of Artists from RBSC and Emily Carr University Collections (November 2, 2015 to November 30, 2015)

Nitobe Gardens exhibition (December 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016)

World Poetry International Peace Festival (February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016)



Full Circle: First Nations Performance has produced and presented award-winning Aboriginal art and performances in Canada since 1995.