Check out some of the digital offerings that have been produced by the Family Sunday team!
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.
By Hannah Gelderman, AGGV Family Sunday Coordinator
I have joined the team at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria as the Family Sunday Coordinator. I am excited for this opportunity to creatively facilitate engagement with the exhibits and to invite Family Sunday guests to explore, create, reflect and collaborate.
The Family Sunday team saw out the last decade with a bang, thanks to special guests, Persi Flage, Pop Tart and Used Victoria of Staches and Lashes Collective, whose high energy and warm fuzzy feelings brought love in every colour of the rainbow into the Gallery!
With the AGGV currently involved in a multitude of collaborations with artists and organizations, locally and internationally, Family Sunday kicked off the new season with amazing guest artists associated with exhibitions currently on show and in the works.
Originally from Toronto, Estraven is an artist-researcher and educator whose practice involves sound, print, video and installation work.
Family Sunday gives the AGGV a chance to showcase current exhibitions to young visitors and their families through hands-on activities. It also allows us to collaborate with some amazing community members who have so much to share, through their vocation, life experiences and vibrant personalities.
At December’s Family Sunday, we were happy to welcome our guests, artist Farheen Haq and her son Cairo, as well as the CBC’s Khalil Akhtar. Through art exploration, performance and food, our guests explored ideas about what it means to come “home”.
For the first time ever the AGGV’s popular all-ages event, Family Sunday, appeared “pop-up” style at Kidlandia September 14-16.
The text messages came fast and furious starting Wednesday morning inviting participants to the open rehearsal and talk, then gradually over the weekend, revealing the three secret locations for performances of Moving Change by Brendan Fernandes.