To Talk With Others responds to the minutes of a meeting in August of 1977 between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and ﬁve Yukon First Nations leaders regarding the then-approved Mackenzie Pipeline.
Video installations by artists Rachel Echenberg, Kerri Flannigan, Farheen HaQ, Elisa Harkins, Lisa Jackson, Tiffany Joseph, Chase Joynt, Amanda Strong and Nicholas Vandergugten, invite us to reflect on the different ways in which we might think about tenderness.
By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator
November marked the end of the artistic food workshops, What Artists Bring to the Table. During this series, a common question that kept on emerging was — how is making food an artistic practice?
For the Closing Orion Keynote Conversation, we were given privy to an ongoing conversation between longtime friends – artist Suzanne Lacy and activist Jodie Evans. As they hashed out their differences in approach and opinion, lavished each other with praise and admiration, and critiqued their own areas of professional expertise, the engaged audience remained enthralled by two inspirational women, both practising Buddhists and both passionate about their work.
With the recent opening of To Talk With Others, organized by the Yukon Arts Centre, the AGGV Collections team discusses the challenges and processes that go into a travelling exhibition.
Nicole Stanbridge, AGGV Curator of Engagement, visited the Banff Centre for the Arts in October to meet artists participating in the EARTHED residency.
By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer
The popularity of Chinoiserie emerged in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, attributed to the European fascination with the exotic East. The imagined mysticism of China gave birth to an idealized world of idyllic landscapes and a life of luxury and relaxation.
Derived from the Sanskrit, the key concept of dharma has different meanings in Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism.
Tanabe devoted much of his time advocating for recognition of artists’ contributions to Canadian life. His tireless canvassing and campaigning came to fruition in 2000 with the setting up of several awards and himself winning the Governor General’s Award in 2003.
Lacquer is a uniquely East Asian product and material, as it is derived from the sap of the tree, rhus verniciflua, which is native to China and Japan.
By Linda Baker, Gallery Associates
The 2019 Art Gallery House Tour was, in a word, magical. Four generous homeowners and an arts-loving Lieutenant-Governor, eleven inspiring local artists, enthusiastic community support, and 150+ volunteers to guide and engage our guests.
In October, the AGGV’s Art Rental and Sales Program hosted a packed room of art enthusiasts and patrons, keen to hear the program’s long-standing artists – Adam Noonan and Linda Mercer – speak at the opening of “Let Us Take You There”.
With the AGGV currently involved in a multitude of collaborations with artists and organizations, locally and internationally, Family Sunday kicked off the new season with amazing guest artists associated with exhibitions currently on show and in the works.