We thank Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura and the guests who braved Victoria’s unusual winter blizzard on February 8, for coming to the AGGV’s inaugural Communities + Collections lecture. The aim of this new series is two-fold: firstly, to bring fresh insight into the Gallery’s permanent collection through lectures, workshops and tours by guest speakers and facilitators; and secondly, […]
The Massey Sales Gallery is delighted to present Pop! Pop! Pop!: A Collection of Contemporary Pop Art Works by Local Artists. The vibrant, eye-catching, collection will include works by Hovey Eyres, Mike Dewitt, Jamie Joslin and Kelly Ketcheson. The drawings included in this show by Hovey Eyres will be familiar to many viewers as they comprise […]
After a 2-week residency at the AGGV, Montréal-based artist Karen Tam had gathered enough archival research material to follow up on her highly acclaimed installation, Flying Cormorant Studio (2014) at the Mendel Art Gallery’s exhibition of works by Emily Carr. With wings like clouds hung from the sky continues on from the earlier installation in […]
In the third installment of our Communities + Collections program which focuses on the Gallery’s Asian Art collection and coincides with the exhibition Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages, we are happy to have Yang Liu talk about “The Transformation of Landscape Representation in Chinese Art”.
“Our collection is full of wonders from around the world, from Rembrandt to Carr and Genghis Khan to ancient Syria. It is the job of the Collections Department to manage these objects (20,000 and counting) to document them, ship them, produce exhibitions, frame them, photograph them and care for them, come have a look behind […]
Emily Carr’s repertoire of artworks covers a wide range style and content as she experimented and moved through different phases over her many years of practice. However, at the root of her entire oeuvre is an unwavering love of nature and the landscapes that surrounded her.
“I’m lucky to work with children so young it’s natural for them to feel open and confident when they make art. My delightful job is to encourage them to explore the myriad ways in which that art can be produced. When I lead a class at the AGGV Studio, we’ll often have a theme which […]
The early history of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the formation of the permanent collection has been the subject of many past exhibitions at the Gallery. At the center of these stories is Colin Graham, the AGGV’s first Curator and Director, whose enthusiasm and vision was critical in establishing the Gallery as a […]
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Communities + Collections, a new program that gains insight into the diversity of our permanent collections, with the help of guest speakers and facilitators. Coinciding with the Millennia exhibition, we have invited Dr. Melia Belli Bose (pictured above) to talk about the afterlife in ancient China.
The first Family Sunday of the year on January 15 was inspired by the exhibition Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages, which features some of the Gallery’s finest examples of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Tibetan, Thai, Laotian and Middle Eastern artworks.
Carollyne Yardley LEVEL: Curator’s Circle MEMBER SINCE: June 2011 HOW WE MET HER: “I met Carollyne on one of the House Tours organized by the Associates. I was incredibly impressed by her dedication and focus. As I got to know her, I learned that she is really well informed about international contemporary art and attends […]
Curator’s Clip with Allan Collier: Life with Clay from Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Vimeo.
This past fall/winter season was as inspiring as it was informative. In September, we launched a Partner School Inquiry (as part of our education programming) and established learning partnerships with Selkirk Montessori School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry and Stelly’s High School. This program involves ongoing dialogue and collaboration with Partner School students, teachers, and […]
The exhibition Close To Home may be regarded as an extension of another exhibition at the AGGV, Moving Forward By Looking Back. Both shows examine the Gallery’s collecting policy that was put into place by Colin Graham, the institution’s first director, who played a vital role in establishing the AGGV. While the exhibition Moving Forward By […]
Collecting is often regarded as a fundamental and universal human instinct and an activity shared by all cultures around the globe. The history of collecting has been written in great detail by many scholars, and include the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and Renaissance Europe, Edo Japan, the Ming and Qing dynasties of […]
The artists – Angela Teng, Shelley Penfold (featured above) and the Bomford family comprising father Jim and sons Cedric and Nathan – started the January 14 event by autographing exhibition catalogues prominently displayed at the Gallery’s front foyer.
February is Black History Month, commemorated in the United States and Canada, in recognition of the African-Caribbean diaspora’s contribution to nation building and other significant historical events. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria was honoured to co-present with the BC Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) and MediaNet on February 25, with the screening of Leila […]
The preservation of Vancouver Island’s intangible heritage was at the heart of the Communities + Collections workshop, Mapping Asian-Canadian Community Stories on Vancouver Island, held in collaboration with the UVIC projects, Landscapes of Injustice and Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island. The Landscapes of Injustice project came about as a means to come to terms with […]
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria strives to build a better community through visual arts. A large part of our mission is to invest in the people of this community, and we hope to do so by creating engaging volunteer opportunities. “As a recent graduate myself, I understand the importance of volunteering in today’s economic […]
After the near-record snowfall and freezing temperatures experienced this winter in Greater Victoria, many of us are yearning for spring, for a time of renewal and regrowth. At the AGGV, we are celebrating the season with a poetry reading that takes its inspiration from the Gallery’s Asian Art collection. In collaboration with the City of […]
2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the uprooting, dispossession, and exile of 22,000 Japanese Canadians from the coast of British Columbia. Mirror with Memory explores the contributions of one such community through the creative lens of the Hayashi/Kitamura/Matsubuchi photo studio which operated in the town of Cumberland, BC, from 1912 through to 1942.