Impassioned Discourse at Communities + Collections Panel Discussion

For the exhibition Form As Meaning: First Nations Prints from the Pacific Northwest, the AGGV relied on an esteemed panel of four Indigenous curators who had chosen the works and created the didactic panels for the show. AGGV curators Michelle Jacques and Nicole Stanbridge explained how they invited Marcia Crosby, Lou-ann Neel, lessLIE and Alana […]

The Gallery As Authority, Part 3: Re-search

Following on “The Gallery As Authority: Place“, Part 3 of the Communities + Collections series, entitled “Re-search” explored the complexity of how knowledge is shared, collected, and used to empower and/or disenfranchise. The event in early February drew a crowd from all walks of life and was graced by our two Indigenous keynote speakers, Eli Hirtle […]

The Gallery As Authority?: Place

Since June 2016, the Communities + Collections series has been hosting a community conversation called “The Gallery as Authority?”. The question mark in the title is significant. It challenges both the institution and its audience to think about the Gallery’s role in today’s ever-changing social and political landscape. This season’s installment takes on the theme […]

‘Collecting’ Collectors – Shaping The AGGV’s Asian Art Collection

Pictured above: Praying monk | Burma (Myanmar) | wood, lacquer, gilt pigment, glass | ht. 33.2 cm. | Harold and Vera Mortimer-Lamb Bequest, AGGV 1980 Victoria’s geographical location makes it Canada’s closest city to the Far East, so it seems fitting that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria should have one of the country’s most distinguished Far […]

Asia Through Art and Anthropology

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 Arts of Longevity & Immortality with Dr. Melia Belli Bose

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.

Mapping Asian-Canadian Community Stories On Vancouver Island

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 […]