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.
By Regan Shrumm
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.
Nicole Stanbridge, AGGV Curator of Engagement, visited the Banff Centre for the Arts in October to meet artists participating in the EARTHED residency.
Encounter is a quarterly event developed by the AGGV Education Department to enhance learning and social opportunities for adults who love art and love talking about art. Participants discover new ideas and connections to art and through art, within the context of an exhibition on show at the Gallery.
As a photographer, installing Fiona Tan: Ascent gave me the chance to think about images and videography in a new light, you know… to step back, reconsider and reimagine. Spending time with Fiona Tan’s work this week has broadened my understanding of the collective importance of Mount Fuji and I am humbled to have been a part of this exhibit. – Corey Bryson, AGGV Preparator/Technician.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is honoured to present Fiona Tan’s Ascent. This montage film is entirely made up of still photographic images depicting one of Japan’s most recognizable landmarks, Mount Fuji.
Mike Andrew McLean’s photographic works in Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest exude a sense of mystery and eeriness. But the truth is not too far off the viewer’s first impressions, because what is documented on film is essentially a ghost town.
What’s really happening when people encounter art? How does it affect them? It’s a mystery researchers have pondered for centuries.
Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest takes the viewer into an immersive experience of the forest and its trees through the wonders of modern photography, video and digital art. The pairing of nature and digital technology may seem incongruous at first, but the exhibition explores new ways of viewing the forest It shows how photography […]
Party For Our People is a public event celebrating the artists featured in the exhibitions at the AGGV in May 2018, three diverse yet unified shows that touch on issues pertinent to British Columbia’s major resources – the ocean and the forests. Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest was newly opened on the day […]
Join us as we explore issues related to the vast and mighty topic that is WATER. Water as a resource; water as a conduit of trade, exchange, and colonization; water and climate change. The AGGV’s upcoming Water Work Space exhibition functions much like a Research and Development Department – part workshop, part exhibition space.
Established and emerging artists from the Greater Victoria area are featured in Close To Home, an exhibition that has drawn many visitors for its depth and breadth of representation. Genres and styles across cultures make for thought-provoking displays, and among them, the photographic works on show are perhaps some of the most evocative. One […]
Conceptual Art The term ‘concept art’ came into use in the early 1960s and became defined as an art movement around the late 60s. Conceptual art is a transformative art form whereby the idea (or concept) behind the work takes precedence over the actual finished artwork itself. By challenging art as an individual expression, conceptual […]