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.

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.