Month: March 2022

Denyse Thomasos: Odyssey, In Conversation with Gaëtane Verna, Sarah Milroy, and Esi Edugyan

On February 10, 2022 the AGGV hosted a virtual online conversation with the curators of the exhibition Denyse Thomasos: Odyssey, Gaëtane Verna, Director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and Sarah Milroy, chief curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. They were joined by Victoria based award winning novelist Esi Edugyan who contributed to the exhibition publication. This conversation with Verna, Milroy and Edugyan was an opportunity to hear about Thomasos from a range of perspectives.

Gallery Shop Reading List: Fresh Insight

By John Manson, Gallery Shop Coordinator

The theme of the Gallery Shop Reading list this quarter is Fresh Insight. These titles are all new to the Gallery Shop (or have recently returned) and they each reflect an underrepresented perspective in some way.

Launching the #WIP Podcast

By Marina DiMaio, Digital Print Assets Coordinator

There are many layers involved in creating meaningful out-of-the-box gallery programs – layers that are steeped in relationship building with artists and local communities. We are thrilled to be launching a brand new podcast that we hope will offer our audiences a bit more transparency of process and insight from behind the scenes!

Artist In Our Collection: Hiroshi Yoshida

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Hiroshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1876-1950) is well known not only as a master print-maker in the early part of the 20th century, but also as an avid traveler and a proponent of a blending of modern Western and traditional Japanese art techniques.

Gallery Shop Artisan Highlight: Queen Bee Farms

By John Manson, Gallery Shop Coordinator

If you’ve ever browsed the Gallery Shop, you’ll know that the space is packed full with all sorts of treasures – many of which are from talented local artists, artisans, and small businesses. While the items speak for themselves, we’d like to share a little more about the creators with you, starting with Queen Bee Farms!

Say What? Art Terms For Beginners, Part 20

Inspired by Howie Tsui’s immersive storytelling video installation, Retainers of Anarchy, that was on exhibition at the AGGV last year, this edition of Art Terms For the Beginner delves into terminology specific to digital art.

Navigating Asia’s Digital Art Landscape Through NFTs

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

NFTs are disrupting the art market and the way we see art. Crypto art and its trading platform of blockchains as Non-Fungible Tokens are together creating an art movement at this very moment, whether we’re on board with it or not.

10 Things To Know About Colour Theory in Art

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Colour theory is a set of fundamental principles for painting that demonstrates the relationship between colours and the physiological impacts of colour combinations. At its most basic, it teaches artists how to combine colours to create other colours. For example, yellow and blue make green.