You will see things here that you won’t see anywhere else.
UNIT/PITT Society for Art & Critical Awareness (formerly the Helen Pitt Gallery) is a non-profit artist-run organization dedicated to the promotion of experimental contemporary art that addresses social, political, cultural, and critical issues. More than a gallery, we are a platform for artists’ experimentation in media, publishing, music, performance, and public actions.
UNIT/PITT has been a starting point for the careers of hundreds of artists since we first opened our doors in 1975. We continue to present and foster emerging artists and emerging practices through our public programs and through internship, residency, and training programs.
Although we are based in visual art practice, our programming goes beyond the presentation of exhibitions into media, telecommunications, public actions, publishing, music and performance. We support and assist in the development of artists’ artistic, curatorial, organizational, publishing, and public engagement projects.
Our office and presentation space is located at 8 East Pender Street, Vancouver. We share this space, called 8EAST, with the New Orchestra Workshop (NOW) Society.
We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that 8EAST is located on the traditional and unceded lands of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
UNIT/PITT is grateful for the assistance of the Canada Council, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Government of BC through the BC Gaming Branch, and the City of Vancouver; we are particularly grateful to individual donors, volunteers, artists, and cultural workers, without whom we would be unable to continue.