The foreshore describes the land along the edge of a body of water that is repeatedly submerged and revealed by the tide. It is a region of constant flux and unclear jurisdiction.

It is the wet part of the beach.

A collaborative pursuit and shared space between Other Sights, Contemporary Art Gallery and Access Gallery, generating questions, confluence, and aggregation inspired by the conditions of the foreshore.

Other Sights is Lorna Brown, Barbara Cole, Colin Griffiths, Vanessa Kwan, Marko Simcic and Jen Weih. Contemporary Art Gallery is Kimberly Phillips and Julia Lamare. Access Gallery contributors were Kimberly Phillips, Catherine De Montreuil, and Chelsea Yuill.
Project Lead Jen Weih
Site Design Sylvana dAngelo

We acknowledge that this project takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Contemporary Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, and the City of Vancouver.

Other Sights gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts and The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 15.

Access gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, Burrard Arts Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, and our committed donors, members, and volunteers.


The foreshore exists at the edge of the city. Can we bring it to the centre?

Can there be land that is not property?

What is, as yet, unseen?

An unregulated public makes inconvenient demands (GIF) Justin Langlois for The Foreshore, Other Sights @ Access Gallery, 2017