Launching the #WIP Podcast

By Marina DiMaio, Digital Print Assets Coordinator

There are many layers involved in creating meaningful out-of-the-box gallery programs – layers that are steeped in relationship building with artists and local communities. We are thrilled to be launching a brand new podcast that we hope will offer our audiences a bit more transparency of process and insight from behind the scenes!

Gallery Shop Artisan Highlight: Queen Bee Farms

By John Manson, Gallery Shop Coordinator

If you’ve ever browsed the Gallery Shop, you’ll know that the space is packed full with all sorts of treasures – many of which are from talented local artists, artisans, and small businesses. While the items speak for themselves, we’d like to share a little more about the creators with you, starting with Queen Bee Farms!

Holding Ground: Intergenerational Legacies of Art and Resilience 

By Nikki Sanchez 

Before a global pandemic sent the world into wave after wave of lockdowns, there was a different wave of change rolling across Canada — a unified solidarity that was shutting down business as usual. It was a wave of solidarity with the Wetsu’wet’en communities of Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en, who were under military occupation in their own territory as they stood in opposition of the Coastal Gas Pipeline. When Wet’suwet’en matriarchs called for the country to stand in solidarity with them, their call was heard from Vancouver to Winnipeg, Tyendinaga to Tkaranto. 

Serendipitous technologies: a human-human-machine collaboration

By Marina DiMaio, Digital Potentials Advisory Coordinator

Sometimes the projects that we do at the AGGV do not always ‘fit’ within the standard white-cubed gallery spaces you will find in our building on Moss Street. Sometimes our curatorial projects take place in remote communities, deep in the basement archives, in collaboration with other arts institutions, or in this case, within a kind of algorithmic museum!