Barrister’s Lounge


The Vancouver Bar Association operates the Barristers’ Lounge at the Vancouver Law Courts.

Steve, a retired Sheriff, and Vern, a retired Registry clerk, oversee the day to day activities in the Lounge.  They administer the locker rentals and keep the coffee brewing during the morning hours.

The artwork on exhibit in the Barrister’s Lounge is made available through Art Rental & Sales, a not-for-profit program, operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery with a mandate of supporting emerging artists throughout British Columbia. Through the rental and sale of original artwork by a juried selection of artists, AR&S generates income for artists and provides funding for programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery. With a selection of over 1000 artworks by 100 artists all for rent or purchase, AR&S is a valuable resource for corporate and private art collectors. Rental fees are also a deductible business expense.

Here is the 2019 exhibit schedule for the Barrister’s Lounge shows:

  1. January 11 – April 5 – Jessie McNeil – Price Sheet and CV
  2. April 5 – June 7 -Darcy Mann – Price Sheet and CV
  3. June 7 – August 30 – Gillian Richards –Price Sheet and CV
  4. August 30 – November 15 – Kevin Boyle – Price Sheet and CV
  5. November 15 –January 21, 2020 -Nicola Tibbett Price Sheet and CV

Visit the Art Rental & Sales Showroom, located on the main floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery or view the available artworks online at