“We had the Art Gallery attend another Elementary School and the presentation was wonderful! The students loved it, and we loved it!” – Tiffany Adams, First Peoples Principles of Learning Teacher. Pictured above: Featured artist Alexis Hogan connecting with keen learners from local schools in Greater Victoria. Every fall, the Gallery collaborates with local […]
With the leaves twirling in all their autumnal glory, last season at the AGGV Studio was full of art ‘experiment’ activities like whimsical weavings with yarn, vinyl pictures inspired by ‘Beyond the Edges: Art & Geometry’ and playing with the experiential process of making egg tempera paint from scratch. As always, we welcome budding creatives […]
After a 3-month hiatus over the summer, Family Sunday at the AGGV resumed with much gusto in October! The event was well attended by families who immersed themselves in the art and environmental activities inspired by Water Work Space, the interactive, research-and-development exhibition that combines art, activism and community engagement. We were fortunate to have […]
This Fall, the AGGV Studio has lined up a multitude of weekly classes and workshops for art enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. We asked the Studio instructors one pertinent question: “Why is art-making meaningful to you?” Here are their responses… April Caverhill: Although I know that a life well lived is defined by how […]
Image above: Arbutus Global Middle School – young artists who created the Gallery’s new “Honouring” mural with local artist Jesse Campbell, as part of the New Extreme program. From January to April 2017, young artists from Arbutus Global Middle School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) and Victoria’s Home Learning Community worked with local artists Jesse […]
“I’m lucky to work with children so young it’s natural for them to feel open and confident when they make art. My delightful job is to encourage them to explore the myriad ways in which that art can be produced. When I lead a class at the AGGV Studio, we’ll often have a theme which […]
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Communities + Collections, a new program that gains insight into the diversity of our permanent collections, with the help of guest speakers and facilitators. Coinciding with the Millennia exhibition, we have invited Dr. Melia Belli Bose (pictured above) to talk about the afterlife in ancient China.
The first Family Sunday of the year on January 15 was inspired by the exhibition Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages, which features some of the Gallery’s finest examples of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Tibetan, Thai, Laotian and Middle Eastern artworks.
This past fall/winter season was as inspiring as it was informative. In September, we launched a Partner School Inquiry (as part of our education programming) and established learning partnerships with Selkirk Montessori School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry and Stelly’s High School. This program involves ongoing dialogue and collaboration with Partner School students, teachers, and […]
Our Studio Coordinator, Oona McClure, brings a deep love and respect for creative exploration and artistic communication to her work as an artist, educator and art therapist.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is committed to high quality educational programming. We launched the Teacher Resource Guide in September, and since then, our Gallery educators Sherry Willing and Jen Van de Pol have been busy facilitating 1/2 day workshops in participating schools along with guest artists Alexis Hogan and April Russell.
This new Gallery program consists of a series of lectures, tours, interactive programs and workshops with guest facilitators and speakers that will animate aspects of our diverse permanent collections. The first in this series will coincide with our exhibition Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages.
Every third Sunday from October to June, the Gallery’s Family Sunday Program welcomes guest artists and promotes a hands-on introduction to art. On November 20, the event was inspired by the collaborative work of Vancouver Island based artists Jim, Nathan and Cedric Bomford.
To mark Black History month, we are collaborating with the BC Black History Awareness Society and MediaNet to present:
FOR JACKSON: A TIME CAPSULE (2004; 49 mins) a film by Leila Sujir.