Month: September 2022


By Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement

Through the exhibition Reverberations, artists, makers and creators were invited to present new or existing work alongside works from the AGGV’s permanent collection – selecting from over 22,800 objects.

Celebrating Adorned with Three Designers in the Gallery Shop

By John Manson, Gallery Shop Coordinator

You may have noticed something different in the Gallery Shop in the last couple of months – new jewelry and clothing! In collaboration with the AGGV’s Adorned exhibition, we have introduced a number of new local clothing, accessory and jewelry designers into the shop.

Tool kit: Tangled Art + Disability Terminology

By Tangled Art + Disability

This past Disability Pride Month, Tangled Art + Disability and AGGV collaborated on an accessibility audit of the AGGV’s digital offerings. This sparked some great conversations about Disability Arts and accessibility, leading us to think about some of the terms we use often in disability culture.

Blueprints for the Afrofuture: An Interview with Kemi Craig

Victoria based film and dance artist Kemi Craig is the guest curator for AGGV’s programming series Blueprints for the Afrofuture. In anticipation of upcoming events Kemi shares with us her vision for this series and her experience since kicking things off with DJ Nova Jade’s Juneteenth Listening Party and Joshua Ngenda’s Instagram takeover.

Thanks for Painting the Town with Us!

By Mina Guan, Engagement and Events Assistant

Since 1987, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) has had the pleasure of hosting the TD Art Gallery Paint-In, bringing together local artists, community organizations, and the public for what has grown to become Vancouver Island’s largest free arts festival.

Catching Up With AGGV Curator of Asian Art, Heng Wu

In 2019, the AGGV welcomed Heng Wu as the new Curator of Asian Art. We catch up with her three years on to get an update on her role and the evolution of the Gallery’s diverse collection of Asian art.

Exceptional Local Artists Embrace Change

By Karen Cooper, Art Rental & Sales Consultant

With September bringing the winds of change, we start to feel something in the air. The sky is somehow bluer, the leaves begin to turn, and the breeze becomes a bit cooler. For many of us, these sensations evoke all those memories from the first day of school: anticipation, nervousness, excitement, longing, and possibility.

The Japanese-Canadian Community & the Arts Community: An Interview with Bryce Kanbara

Hamilton based artist Bryce Kanbara is not only the guest curator for AGGV’s upcoming exhibition Start Here: Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe, but also the recipient of a 2021 Outstanding Contribution Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (upcoming exhibition presented by the AGGV in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts). In anticipation of these two fall shows, the artist has agreed to share with us a little bit more about his work in an e-interview.