Studio News

By Oona McClure, AGGV Studio Coordinator

When our spring 2020 art camp was unexpectedly cut short and our spring classes cancelled we put on our ol’ thinking caps and started to reimagine what our longstanding and well-loved program could look like under the light of COVID-19. 

Summer at the AGGV: Pandemic Edition

By Cate Wareing-Oksanen, AGGV Events Engagement Assistant

“We’ll meet outside the Gallery, grab some coffee, and find a nice place in the park to spread out. Is it okay if Ellen brings her dog?”

This was my introduction to working at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Almost two months after the province shut down and jobs for students all but dissolved, I was brought on as a summer student for a dream position at The AGGV. From the get go, the requirement of working remotely meant that I was walking into a position that was new to both me and to the Gallery. Since then, working online has opened up a realm of opportunities that I could never have anticipated.

Edo Japan In Full Colour

By Audrey Wang

The bustling metropolis of 18th-century Edo (now Tokyo) is rendered in vibrant colours in the AGGV’s extensive  collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. A veritable insight into life in the big city, the prints allow the viewer to live vicariously among the gentry or as the commoner, while celebrating the prosperity and the effervescence of Edo.