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 […]

Art & Geometry in the AGGV

Beyond the Edges, which opened in October, shines the spotlight on the order and purity of geometric lines and the media employed to produce them. This exhibition not only re-interprets the theories espoused by American art critic Clement Greenberg (1909-1994), but it questions dominant modernist art theories about abstraction, and in particular, geometric abstraction. By […]

Party For Our People

We had a little Party for Our People on September 21. DJ Yake and M’pendo brought a mix of African Music, Reggae, Hip Hop and Funk to the evening. It was one last kick at a summer soiree, and the atmosphere was warm and celebratory.  The event focused on the body of work produced by local […]

Fun @ Family Sunday

After a 3-month hiatus over the summer, Family Sunday at the AGGV resumed with much gusto in October! The event was well attended by families who immersed themselves in the art and environmental activities inspired by Water Work Space, the interactive, research-and-development exhibition that combines art, activism and community engagement. We were fortunate to have […]

Art in the Home: The 2017 Associates House Tour

Local Victorians were fully indulged in two of their favourite Sunday pastimes at the 2017 Associates House Tour in September – appreciating art and checking out beautiful homes! This year’s House Tour featured five stunning homes in the municipality of Oak Bay, each selected for their enviable art collection, distinct architectural style, and incredible renovations. At […]

Member Spotlight

Bobbie Farquhar LEVEL: Presidents Circle MEMBER SINCE: Oct 1967 HOW WE MET HER: “Bobbie’s term on the AGGV Board of Directors was coming to the end when I arrived at the Gallery. She greeted me very warmly and took the time to get to know me. After a while, she took me aside and gave me […]