Mel Granley, AGGV Assistant Curator, describes the importance of Kali Spitzer’s Photographic work, which “embraces the stories of contemporary BIPOC, queer and trans bodies, creating representation that is self determined, with her collaborative process being informed by the desire to rewrite the visual histories of Indigenous bodies beyond a colonial lens.”

Listener in Residence: Phoning Seniors Together

by Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator of Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

In December 2018, Libby Oliver approached me with an idea inspired from a new movement of intergenerational living happening between arts organizations and care homes. She pitched a program where artists would help bridge the ever-expanding gap between young adults and seniors.

An Inward Perspective: Celebrating the AGGV Collection

By Audrey Wang, AGGV Volunteer

Celebrating the AGGV Collection brings together the highlights in the AGGV’s permanent collection of artworks, bringing into perspective the breadth and depth of the Gallery’s holdings.

Reflections From the New Extreme Program

This year’s New Extreme Program involved 3 groups of insightful, creative and inspiring youth who created inquiry projects with 3 local artists. They had to stop just short of completion, due to COVID 19. Here is a sense of the important work they did together, in their own words.

Q & A with Libby Oliver, AGGV’s Listener in Residence

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Curatorial Assistant

Since November 2019, Victoria-based artist Libby Oliver has been the Listener-in-Residence at Luther Court Society, a non-profit society that cares for 120 seniors through subsidized independent suites, home support, assisted living, and long-term care. Before Oliver’s residence ends with a public open house in May, Assistant Curator Regan Shrumm sat down with Oliver to share more about her art practice and the residence.