Exhibitions: Past

Luminous Garden

Jul 23 - Oct 23, 2020

Gardens are universal, but why do we actually create them? According to Glenn Lewis, gardens perhaps evoke a utopian ancestral memory of a time when we lived in caves, surrounded by primeval...

Investigation of Things 格物

Jan 23 - Mar 21, 2020

The Garden is thrilled to host the first edition of the Canada-China Art Exchange for Young Emerging Artists, Investigation of Things 格物. 

CHAJI / 茶寂

Sep 13 - Jan 10, 2020

CHAJI / 茶寂 is the inaugural exhibition of Lam Wong's year-long Artist Residency at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Journeying through Chinatowns

Apr 30 - Sep 01, 2019

A photography exhibit documenting the present states of historical Chinatowns in Vancouver, Richmond, and New Westminster.

The Art of the Brush

Mar 07 - Apr 23, 2019
Exhibition poster for The Art of the Brush

A retrospective exhibition of calligraphy by the late master Yim Tse

淑芳你好嘛 (Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah) / Suk-Fong, How Are You? is the final installment of Paul Wong's year-long residency at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, launched in April 2018.

媽媽的藥櫃/Mother’s Cupboard

Oct 29 - Mar 22, 2019

媽媽的藥櫃/Mother’s Cupboard is a public art exhibition providing a link to understanding the recent past and unlocking the future. Part of Occupying Chinatown Fall Programming.

Sunken Treasures: Asian Ceramics

Sep 16 - Nov 08, 2018

Presented by the Canadian Society for Asian Arts and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the Sunken Treasures exhibition shines the spotlight on shipwreck ceramics.

Moments: Life As We Live It

Aug 12 - Sep 14, 2018

Moments: Life As We Live It is an exhibit by Vancouver-based photographer Ted Nodwell that brings us face to face with ourselves.

wooden sign

鹹水埠溫哥華/咸水埠温哥华/Haam Sui Fow Wun Goh Wah is the first new site-specific work to be created as part of Paul Wong's Occupying Chinatown residency.

The Charm of Chinese Gardens is an exhibition of landscape paintings by Jiangsu-born artist Gao Chen. Chen combines the essence of Western oil painting techniques with his vision upon the traditional Chinese form and environment.

water poon photograph

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is proud to present the photographic works of internationally recognized photographer, artist, designer, and film director Water Poon.

Portraits of Nature

Apr 22 - May 31, 2018
gloria king

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden proudly presents Portraits of Nature, a photographic exhibition by Chinese Canadian artist Gloria King who was born and raised in apartheid South Africa.

Ordinary Shadows, Chinese Shade

Apr 22 - Jul 06, 2018
ordinary shadows

Paul Wong uses his second-generation Chinese-Canadian perspective to frame the Chinese here in the new world, Canada, and in the mother-land, China.

身在唐人街/Occupying Chinatown

Apr 22 - Feb 24, 2019

Occupying Chinatown is Paul Wong’s year-long artist residency at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden that launched in Spring 2018.

Ancestors: Sculpting with Fabrics

Mar 10 - Apr 20, 2018
kroner red emperor

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden proudly presents a remarkable collection of fabric reliefs by renowned fashion designer and collector Robert Kroner from the Netherlands.

Starting October 1st the Garden will be open 11am-4pm Friday - Sunday

Explore our Mid-Autumn Moon decorations during your next visit to the Garden and tune in with us on social as we celebrate this annual festival virtually!