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New British Abstraction

16 Mar 2023 - 16 Apr 2023


CICA Vancouver is proud to announce our upcoming group exhibition, New British Abstraction, running from March 16 to April 16, 2023.

New British Abstraction features ten works by ten artists: Alia Ahmad, Sarah Cunningham, Li Hei Di, Pam Evelyn, Jadé Fadojutimi, Louise Giovanelli, Rachel Jones, Francesca Mollett, Michaela Yearwood-Dan and Flora Yukhnovich.

Hailing from British art schools in recent years, these ten young female artists are leading the charge internationally in new patterns of abstraction. Although diverse in each of their practices, some even floating between abstraction and figuration, they are united in their desire to rethink how abstraction can be expressed. In the midst of social changes that have swept the country over the last decade, they are less concerned with labels, and more focused on evolving traditions, drawing from and reflecting back the turbulence of our times. Rooted in explorations of colour, nature and desire, these artists push the boundaries – challenging and inspiring new conversations around abstraction and its ability to capture the complexities and emotions of contemporary life.

Curated by London-based guest curator Louis Blanc-Francard, New British Abstraction brings these ten artists together, as well as unveils their works to audiences in Vancouver, for the very first time.

The show will open on Thursday, March 16th, with an opening reception from 5 – 8 PM, and will run until April 16th, 2023.


Education Program (Mar 25, 2023)

Creative Learners: Exploring Abstract Art


This event has been designed to engage families in learning about abstract art through exploring the exhibition “ New British Abstraction” which showcases works by several internationally renowned and important contemporary female artists. The goals of this event are to provide families with elementary-aged children with a base understanding of the differences between figurative and abstract art.

Activities include free access to the exhibition, a family-friendly guided tour aimed to create learning opportunities for multigenerational visitors, and hands-on art-making opportunities led by artists and gallery educators.


Get to know what we are learning in advance! Download this worksheet below: 

This worksheet will help you prepare for your visit before the event and will facilitate learning during the event. Please print it out and bring it with you.

Creative Learners Abstract Art Worksheet

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  • Date: 16 Mar 2023 - 16 Apr 2023

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