In recent times, mural art has played a significant role in public engagement projects in cities around the world, with artists and the local community collaborating for a cause.
Every year, the AGGV’s New Extreme Program pairs local artists with groups of youths at schools in a unique art mentoring program. This year, with invaluable support from the RBC Emerging Artists Project, Lydia Beauregard, Raphael Divi, Kerri Flanagan and Cameron Kidd took on the challenge with amazing results that inspired both themselves and the groups of teens with whom they collaborated.
“As with every Urbanite, our goal as event organizers is to invite the community to come back to the AGGV at night, to explore, dance, and play!” Julia Pauselius, AGGV Facility and Events Coordinator.
By Geneva Noppers, Volunteer Student, UVIC
Through several thought-provoking activities, this fall’s educational workshops centered around a key theme: art is open to interpretation.
Activating Emily is a fun and dynamic educational resource targetted at viewers of all ages. Utilizing both a conventional activity-book format and an interactive mobile app with image recognition technology, the experience of enjoying Carr’s paintings is enhanced through the “activation” of the gallery spaces.
The majestic imagery of Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest has served as inspiration for numerous intriguing projects by young learners at the Gallery.
By Jon Tupper, AGGV Director
What’s really happening when people encounter art? How does it affect them? It’s a mystery researchers have pondered for centuries. Here at the Gallery, I think of visitors regarding Emily Carr’s towering west coast forests; or an intricate Japanese print; or the ghostly digital trees in an installation such as Kelly Richardson’s The Erudition, which appears in our current show Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest.
By Sherry Willing, AGGV Education Coordinator
Using Art as a Stimulus for Writing: Young Writers Summer Workshop, a learning camp for high school aged youth, ran the second week in August in collaboration with the University of Victoria Writing Department. Annabel Howard, a professional writer, and University of Victoria Writing Instructor, led this creative group of young writers.
By Jennifer Van de Pol, Educator School Family Programs
In early August the Gallery had the pleasure of exploring the Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest exhibition with young learners (K-Grade 5) from SENĆOŦEN LE,NOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱ Survival School.
By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer Young artists from Stelly’s Secondary School, Shoreline Community Middle School and Lambrick Park Secondary School spoke with eloquence and wisdom at the AGGV’s New Extreme celebration on April 5. With support from their mentor artists, teachers, community engagers and parents, the program embraced the empowerment of youth by pairing artists […]
A new quarterly event was launched in February. “Encounter” is developed by the AGGV’s Education Department to enhance learning and social opportunities for adults who love art and love talking about art. The inaugural event took place within the context of two exhibitions at the Gallery – Point of Contact: On Place and the West […]
“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 […]