Month: December 2020

Artist In Our Collection: Maud Lewis (1903-1970)

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Three paintings by Maud Lewis (1903-1970) were recently gifted to The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria by Frances E. Rose, a wonderful first acquisition for the Gallery of work by the renown Nova Scotian artist.

Collective Grief, Collective Futures: Finding a Community

By Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator, AGGV and Amy Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator, Legacy Art Gallery

For three Sundays in October, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Legacy Art Galleries held Collective Grief, Collective Futures. This series of discussions gave space for emerging artists to grief the losses that have been experienced during the pandemic and discuss methods of adapting to share a creative future.

Listener in Residence: Phoning Seniors Together

by Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator of Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

In December 2018, Libby Oliver approached me with an idea inspired from a new movement of intergenerational living happening between arts organizations and care homes. She pitched a program where artists would help bridge the ever-expanding gap between young adults and seniors.

Art Quiz: Women In Art

Put on your thinking caps for this issue’s Art Quiz where we test your knowledge about women in art! Answers are at the bottom of the page. We’ll start easy, but good luck!

10 Things To Know About Chinese Seal Stones

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Seals were used well over 3,000 years ago in China to authenticate official documents. They continued to be used throughout Chinese history, acting as a signature for documents, but also in paintings and calligraphies.

Say What? Art Terms For Beginners, Part 15

“Celebrating the AGGV Collection” is currently on show at the Art Gallery, with one room devoted entirely to the Gallery’s extensive collection of drawings. Much more than just the application of pencil to paper, drawings can be both a preparatory tool and the end product of an artwork.

Within the Database – Looking to Digital Potentials For Restless Times

By Marina DiMaio, Digital Potentials Advisory Coordinator

Beginning in the summer of 2020, and with the assistance of a Canada Council for the Arts Digital Literacy and Intelligence grant, the AGGV established a cyber support community to assist with the gallery’s increasing need for digital support and guidance as it undertakes a longterm experimental digital project that further considers the connections between digital literacy and curatorial thinking, and how these connections might be applied.

Did You Know We Are On Treaty Land?

By Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement

In 1850, James Douglas, an agent of the Crown, was appointed authority by the colonial office in London to establish a colony on Vancouver Island. The fourteen purchase agreements (Douglas Treaties or Vancouver Island Treaties) that Douglas completed with Vancouver Island Indigenous nations are transcribed on the Government of Canada website. These treaties are contentious and have been the subject of much discussion and research.