Photograph by Sherry-Lu.com
Satellite Gallery is a unique partnership between three arts institutions, all leading and internationally recognized in their respective fields: the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (UBC), the Museum of Anthropology (UBC), and Presentation House Gallery.
The mandate of Satellite Gallery is to provide a central, urban space for new and temporary projects, collaborations and experiments in the arts, with these values:
Contemporary: The three institutions understand the idea of “contemporary” to be a complex one that includes contemporary art, historical practices, community cultural practice, and various collaborations in relation to the present.
Collaborative: The working model for Satellite is based on collaboration between the Belkin, MOA and PHG. The three founding institutions collaborate in the planning of yearly programming and student involvement, and to some extent in the production of exhibitions. As a result, students and the public are introduced to a multiplicity of approaches to contemporary art and culture, exhibition curatorship, and programming in the arts.
Engagement: Satellite provides learning opportunities and mentorship for arts students in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in critical curatorial work, education, programming, and arts administration, and invites the larger community to experience and participate in these programs.
Improvisational/Experimental: Satellite is a testing ground for new projects and partnerships, programs, residencies, art works and performance by curators, students, community members, and emerging and senior artists.