‘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 […]

Staff Pick: Brendan Tang’s Manga Ormolu

By Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement

“I chose a recent acquisition to our permanent collection by Vancouver-based artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang. Pictured above, Manga Ormolu Ver. 5.0 is a work from Tang’s Manga Ormolu series that uses the 18th-century French gilding technique known as ormolu and fuses it with inspiration from pop culture (in particular, Japanese anime and manga).”