Established in 1973, Western Front is one of Canada's leading centres for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media art residencies, performance art and other artist-driven initiatives. Through this diverse programming, Western Front continues to be a crucial platform for interdisciplinary, experimental art practices in Canada and internationally.
The Western Front’s mandate is to facilitate the creation of art to stimulate ideas and public discourse in the broader cultural ecology.
What People Are Saying
"...the Western Front has exerted a disproportionately large influence on Vancouver’s artistic imagination. Over the years, it has been a pioneering video-production facility; a research lab for the interdisciplinary arts; an incubator for all kinds of musical activity..."
— Alexander Varty, Read More
"The famed Western Front was the perfect venue in which to see this challenging triple bill, headlined by Matmos. The Front is a historic artist-run centre that has tirelessly promoted experimental music since 1973..."
— Alan Ranta, Read More
"With a tangible reward that invites the viewer into a world that otherwise seems surreal, Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking aims to experiment with perception."
— Maddy Cristall, Read More