Performance Art

Werk it! Exercise and Art

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to stay motivated on the things we use to enjoy, such as staying in touch with friends, making art, and working out.

Nirin: The 22nd Biennale of Sydney – Five Challenging Artworks

By Haema Sivanesan, AGGV Curator

I was “back home” in Sydney in early March, just before the COVID-19 pandemic was announced, and was gratified -– more than 30 years later — to be attending the opening of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled Nirin. For the first time in its history, the Biennale was being curated by an Aboriginal artist, Brook Andrew, a Wiradjuri man, whose ancestral lands are in central New South Wales.

Is Food Art? Lessons from What Artists Bring to the Table

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator

November marked the end of the artistic food workshops, What Artists Bring to the Table. During this series, a common question that kept on emerging was — how is making food an artistic practice?

Beautiful Trouble: A Conversation Between Friends on Activism, Art and Buddhism

For the Closing Orion Keynote Conversation, we were given privy to an ongoing conversation between longtime friends – artist Suzanne Lacy and activist Jodie Evans. As they hashed out their differences in approach and opinion, lavished each other with praise and admiration, and critiqued their own areas of professional expertise, the engaged audience remained enthralled by two inspirational women, both practising Buddhists and both passionate about their work.

Family Sunday Returns With a Drawing Masterclass and Camping

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.

Listener in Residence

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Assistant Curator

Listener-in-Residence is a collaborative project between the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Luther Court Society, a non-profit society that cares for 120 seniors through subsidized independent suites, home support, assisted living, and long-term care. It is a four-month artist residency featuring emerging Victoria-based artist Libby Oliver.

Interactivity in the AGGV: The “Activating Emily” App

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.

“An Infected Sunset” by Demian Dinéyazhi´

Demian Dinéyazhi´began writing his ekphrastic long-form prose poem “An Infected Sunset” in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in August 2016, police killings of unarmed Black men, and in the midst of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline…

Moving Change by Brendan Fernandes

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.