The Project

click image above to view Tanabe’s studio

click image above to view Tanabe’s studio

Through a com­mit­ment to exhibit­ing cul­tur­ally impor­tant works on paper, the Burn­aby Art Gallery has devel­oped a trav­el­ing exhi­bi­tion, pub­li­ca­tion and web­site to show­case the work of Cana­dian artist Takao Tan­abe. The exhi­bi­tion Chron­i­cles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tan­abe held at the Burn­aby Art Gallery from Novem­ber 25, 2011 to Jan­u­ary 22, 2012, is a ret­ro­spec­tive of the artist’s works on paper – many never before seen by the pub­lic. The exhi­bi­tion will con­tinue as it tours to McMas­ter Museum of Art in Hamil­ton, Ontario, The Nanaimo Art Gallery in Nanaimo, BC and The Reach in Abbots­ford, BC. Incor­po­rated in this web­site is a full image gallery of Tanabe’s works on paper, a selec­tion of texts, pro­grams and activ­i­ties for edu­ca­tors and exclu­sive footage of the artist’s stu­dio. It is with great plea­sure that we present this web­site as a resource and an oppor­tu­nity to exam­ine Takao Tanabe’s rich his­tory of art-making.

The Burn­aby Art Gallery grate­fully acknowl­edges the fund­ing sup­port of the City of Burn­aby, British Colum­bia Arts Coun­cil, the depart­ment of Cana­dian Her­itage Muse­ums Assis­tance Pro­gram, the Van­cou­ver Foun­da­tion and our exhi­bi­tion part­ner the McMas­ter Museum of Art.




Burn­aby Art Gallery

McMas­ter Museum of Art

Van­cou­ver Art Gallery

Uni­ver­sity of Leth­bridge Art Gallery

Nanaimo Art Gallery

The Reach Gallery Museum



Dar­rin Martens
Director/Curator, Burn­aby Art Gallery

Ihor Hol­u­bizky
Senior Cura­tor, McMas­ter Museum of Art

Denise LecLerc
For­mer Cura­tor of Mod­ern Art, National Gallery of Canada

Jen­nifer Cane
Assis­tant Cura­tor, Burn­aby Art Gallery

Han­nah Rein­hart
Cura­to­r­ial Assis­tant, Burn­aby Art Gallery

Edu­ca­tional Mate­ri­als:
Talya Fuchs
School Pro­grams, Burn­aby Art Gallery

Sher Hack­well and Brenda Fin­layson
Mar­ket­ing and Spon­sor­ship Coor­di­na­tors, Burn­aby Art Gallery

Project Trans­la­tion:
Eliz­a­beth Brodovitch

Web Devel­op­ment:
Nigel Laing, Apart­ment Thirteen

Video Edit­ing: