MAUD LEWIS: CLOSING REFLECTIONS AFTER DOZENS OF TOURS

By Hilary Potosnak, Tours Coordinator

If you have spent any amount of time in the lobby of the AGGV over the past four months chances are you heard someone say, “I’m here to see Maud.” “Maud” of course is referring to Maud Lewis. Hundreds of visitors have come to the gallery to experience the amazing work of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis since it opened in June 2022. From her charming oxen to her engaging seascapes, the paintings of Maud Lewis have filled our galleries with an energy that was wonderful to see.

Exceptional Local Artists Embrace Change

By Karen Cooper, Art Rental & Sales Consultant

With September bringing the winds of change, we start to feel something in the air. The sky is somehow bluer, the leaves begin to turn, and the breeze becomes a bit cooler. For many of us, these sensations evoke all those memories from the first day of school: anticipation, nervousness, excitement, longing, and possibility.

The Japanese-Canadian Community & the Arts Community: An Interview with Bryce Kanbara

Hamilton based artist Bryce Kanbara is not only the guest curator for AGGV’s upcoming exhibition Start Here: Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe, but also the recipient of a 2021 Outstanding Contribution Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (upcoming exhibition presented by the AGGV in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts). In anticipation of these two fall shows, the artist has agreed to share with us a little bit more about his work in an e-interview.

Holding Ground, a personal reflection 1 year later

By Nabidu Taylor

Trigger Warning: Residential Schools, MMIGW&2S, graphic descriptions.

The Holding Ground exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (July 17 – Oct 17 2021) was an opportunity for Indigenous women and 2S people to come together as a collective to contribute our own personal perspectives on Indigenous resistance and current issues we are faced with today. I am very grateful for the group of beautiful, powerful and gentle individuals, I had the absolute pleasure and honour of collaborating with on this exhibition.