Making The Invisible Visible: Tweed Curtain

Over three days in June, three of Canada’s most influential performance artists came together in Making the Invisible Visible: Embodied Explorations of Site and Situation. Margaret Dragu (Vancouver), Johanna Householder (Toronto), and Judith Price (Victoria), in collaboration with each other and a group of dancers and guests, each took on a municipality in the capital region […]

‘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 […]

Powerful Stories Close To Home

The AGGV’s latest exhibition Close To Home evokes many reactions, as the viewer moves from one room to another. The exhibition is hung, more or less, in chronology. However, the works have been purposefully positioned such that the viewer sees connections between works. Some of these links are obvious, and others less so. This is where […]

New Extreme 2017: Artist Jesse Campbell Mentors Students from Arbutus Global Middle School

Image above: Arbutus Global Middle School – young artists who created the Gallery’s new “Honouring” mural with local artist Jesse Campbell, as part of the New Extreme program. From January to April 2017, young artists from Arbutus Global Middle School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) and Victoria’s Home Learning Community worked with local artists Jesse […]