Communities + Collections


AGGV Membership and Donor Services Coordinator, Tony Adams, reminds us of all the ways AGGV Membership connects our community to the arts, and gives us opportunities to celebrate art together.

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.

Out of Crisis Comes Collaboration

By Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement

Field Trip: Art Across Canada is a new online initiative that emerged when galleries and museums across the country closed their doors in the wake of the pandemic.

Accessibility and the Arts: A Series of Community Conversations

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator

Throughout April and May, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria held a series of virtual programming examining the accessibility of the Victoria arts community as a way to help create a new program around the themes of intersectional communities and barrier-free art.

Beyond The Walls: Art as a Complex Social Effort

Although not always visible, the AGGV is often supporting ongoing projects that extend well beyond its walls. One such project is Wa’witłala: The Pervasiveness of Water/Cannot Go Against the Tide.

This Conversation is Currently Under Construction

By Ellen Manning, AGGV Marketing Specialist

Over the past few years, we’ve been building a dialogue and creating a verbal infrastructure that will support the weight of a hefty topic: the future of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

The Gallery As Authority?: Place

Since June 2016, the Communities + Collections series has been hosting a community conversation called “The Gallery as Authority?”. The […]