Rent & purchase original artwork by a juried selection of local emerging and mid-career artists.



 Art Rental & Sales

 Art Rental & Sales is a not-for-profit business operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since 1952, the program has promoted emerging and mid-career Canadian artists through the rental and sale of their artwork. All the artwork in the rental program is consigned by the artists who receive the majority of the fees collected. Remaining proceeds help fund programming at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 

Visit the Art Rental & Sales Showroom on the main floor annex of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Entry is free to the general public. See Reception for access.


Featured Artist: Sarah Davidson
June 12
September 1, 2017


 Sarah Davidson, fade away, ink, watercolour and pencil on paper, 36.5" x 30.5", 2017

Sarah Davidson’s practice investigates the appeal of weak, delicate, or diminutive subjects, placing them in playful parallel to ostensibly unrelated ideas. Her ongoing interest in the fragment as symbol reflects an interest in medium as gendered and maps as they exist in lived time. Past fragmentary explorations have aligned historical craft—particularly the stitching of quilts—with depictions of landscape as background. Davidson holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph.


Download a catalogue of Davidson's work



Artist Talk: Sarah Davidson
Tuesday, August 29
, 2017, 7PM
Art Rental & Sales showroom

Free to attend; space is limited. Meet at the Annex doors on the first floor of the Gallery. Doors open at 6:45pm. For more information: 604.662.4746 or email