Keep your eyes open for pop up libraries in select locations in Victoria starting on Sept 12 through to Oct 22. Blackspace Library, led by multi-disciplinary artist Kemi Craig, emerged as a way to share books authored by and about artists of the Black diaspora, Black visual culture, and Black creative expression.
Always interested in biographies of settler women in the Province, I had opportunities to exhibit Sophie Pemberton’s work but never enough time to conduct in-depth research on a woman that I felt had been partially miscast and become stereotyped.
With the end of the summer, the warmth of the season seemingly stays with us as we transition into a new and familiar range of artists for the AGGV Art Rental and Sales team. These moments of embracing the comforts of fall bring with it a sensation we can best describe as Inspired.
Tattoos have had a presence in my life since I was a small child. My maternal grandpa has a single tattoo: a rose on his shoulder with my grandma’s name that he got after they were married.
Our popular Guest Artist series returns with an exciting opportunity. Victoria-based artist, Andy Lou, who will be featured in our upcoming exhibition “Crossing”, will be bringing his skill to the Studio for two separate classes on Chinese brush painting.
The third Sunday of the month (Oct-June) is always the best Sunday here at the AGGV. That is when we host our monthly program Family Sunday.
Piles of illustrations have accumulated over the past few months, as encouraged by co-curators Mel Granley and Jaimie Isaac, of all sorts of mushrooms and fungi inspired by the exhibition. Viewers are welcomed to share their artworks to showcase the intrinsic communal feeling inspired by our favourite symbiotic fungal friends.
The Gallery Shop has recently started to work with Indigenous artist and storyteller Andrea Fritz. Andrea is Coast Salish from the Lyackson First Nation of the Hul’qumi’num speaking Peoples on the West Coast of Canada.
Marianne Nicolson, Gerry Ambers and Siku Allooloo share a glimpse into the layers of conversations that unfolded throughout the exhibition, Woven In: Indigenous Women’s Activism and Media.
The theme of the Gallery Shop Fall Reading List is Sharing Our World. We have been inspired by AGGV Exhibition The Street and how it depicts interactions and boundaries between people, cities, and natural spaces.