Wild Ceramics from the AGGV’s Collection

By Marina DiMaio, AGGV Marketing Assistant 

In our ongoing celebration of the AGGV’s striking ceramics collection, we searched high and low for some of our wildest ceramics. Get ready to discover some of the incredibly inventive ways the artists in our collection have reimagined and reinvigorated this essential, and innately transformable, material, of earth and water – taking us “back to the land”, through “the ills of the city”, and far off into the future!

Sensory Kits in the AGGV

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Curatorial Assistant

The AGGV’s new sensory kits are toolkits that provide some extra support to help individuals stay relaxed and prevent from being overstimulated. Sensory kits are becoming more and more common throughout museums around North America, and were first made specifically for the neurodivergent community (this community is formed from individuals with neurological differences, which including A.D.H.D, Autism Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and many others).

Q & A with Libby Oliver, AGGV’s Listener in Residence

By Regan Shrumm

Since November 2019, Victoria-based artist Libby Oliver has been the Listener-in-Residence at Luther Court Society, a non-profit society that cares for 120 seniors through subsidized independent suites, home support, assisted living, and long-term care. Before Oliver’s residence ends with a public open house in May, Assistant Curator Regan Shrumm sat down with Oliver to share more about her art practice and the residence.

Meet The Artists of Tender Works

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer
Gathered in the Tender Works exhibition gallery in a large circle were the artists – Tiffany Joseph, Farheen Haq, Kerri Flannigan and Chase Joynt – their friends and other visitors. The family, as well as one’s lineage, was a pertinent theme of the evening, even as the question posed to the artists related to the exhibition title: Where does the tenderness come from?

Kay Larson on John Cage, 4’33” and the Lecture on Nothing

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Last Fall, scholars, theologists, art practitioners and followers of Buddhism gathered at the University of Victoria for a weekend of lectures and performances for In The Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art and Social Practice, A Research Convening. The opening Orion Keynote Lecture & Performance was Lecture on Nothing with acclaimed New York-based writer and art critic, Kay Larson.

Introducing Dr. Heng Wu

By Jon Tupper, AGGV Director

Dr. Heng Wu is joining us as the Gallery’s Curator of Asian Art (Academic). Heng studied journalism and international business in Shanghai and has a Ph.D in Museum Studies from the University of Bergen in Norway. She worked previously at the Nanjing Museum, one of the leading museums in China.