Month: May 2020

Out of Crisis Comes Collaboration

By Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement

Field Trip: Art Across Canada is a new online initiative that emerged when galleries and museums across the country closed their doors in the wake of the pandemic.

Nirin: The 22nd Biennale of Sydney – Five Challenging Artworks

By Haema Sivanesan, AGGV Curator

I was “back home” in Sydney in early March, just before the COVID-19 pandemic was announced, and was gratified -– more than 30 years later — to be attending the opening of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled Nirin. For the first time in its history, the Biennale was being curated by an Aboriginal artist, Brook Andrew, a Wiradjuri man, whose ancestral lands are in central New South Wales.

How We Fit Together: A Mural for New Extreme

By Tasha Henry, Teacher at Cedar Hill Middle School.

As part of the New Extreme program, the wall of the Art Gallery building facing Moss Street gets a new mural installed every spring. This year, the group called Melanin Magic from Cedar Hill Middle School created the mural “How We Fit Together”, mentored by artist Andrea Searle.

Accessibility and the Arts: A Series of Community Conversations

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator

Throughout April and May, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria held a series of virtual programming examining the accessibility of the Victoria arts community as a way to help create a new program around the themes of intersectional communities and barrier-free art.

A Homage To Staying Home: The Art of Interior Spaces

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

This past Spring, during a time when, typically, the outdoors is celebrated for the rejuvenation of life after winter, much of humanity spent it indoors, under government lockdown orders to shelter from the unseen enemy of COVID-19. Our homes became our refuge and safe place.