Reflecting on the experience, thus far, working on Haema Sivanesan’s project, In the Present Moment: Buddhism, Contemporary Art, and Social Practice, and, learning what it means to be a curator.
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…
As part of the rejuvenation plans for the Gallery to transition into The NEXT Gallery, BRAINSTORM is an interactive space for our community to express its hopes, dreams and desires for the AGGV moving forward.
Fort Street might just be our new favourite street, and we are attached to it in more ways than meets Moss (ha!). If you missed the joke, Fort Street runs perpendicular to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s physical address, 1040 Moss Street. It has been the entrance to the annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In […]
Many art terms used conventionally in Western art history texts are in French, Italian or German, according to where or when the term was coined. Here, we will demystify some of this terminology! 1. Chiaroscuro From the Italian, chiaro meaning “light”, and scuro,“dark”. This term was developed during the Italian Renaissance and refers to the artist’s […]
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 […]
By Charlene Brown, Gallery Associate Barry Till, the Gallery’s Asian Art Curator Emeritus, was guest speaker at the May Gallery Associates’ meeting. He spoke about the archaeology of the Khmer Empire, concentrated on the most famous site at Angkor. When this magnificent 12th century city was ‘discovered’ in the mid 19th century, it was declared […]
Young artists from Stelly’s Secondary School, Shoreline Community Middle School and Lambrick Park Secondary School spoke with eloquence and wisdom at the AGGV’s New Extreme celebration on April 5. With support from their mentor artists, teachers, community engagers and parents, the program embraced the empowerment of youth by pairing artists with groups of students. Together, […]
Featured image: Sophie Pemberton (Canadian, 1869-1959) | Colonel Schletter | 1910 | Oil on panel | Gift of Miss Angela Beanlands The “selfie” is a social phenomenon made popular by social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, helped along by the front-facing camera, a concept introduced by Sony Ericsson in 2003. Selfies, while […]
Botanical drawings and paintings have been seen in Chinese art since Neolithic times. Not only are attractive flowers, birds, and insects used for decoration, but the subject-matter is also loaded with a multitude of symbolism. A proliferation of “bird and flower” painting in the Song dynasty (960-1279) cemented the popularity of floral images as a genre […]
The Art Gallery’s Family Sunday is a much-anticipated monthly event in the local community calendar. Taking inspiration from one of the current exhibitions on show in the Galleries, each Family Sunday focuses on a particular theme, and invites the whole family to engage in an array of art-making activities, interactive performances and explorative play in and […]
Exciting new arrivals for our Studio this Spring! Oona McClure, our longstanding Studio Coordinator, is taking some time off to welcome her newest creation, a baby. Oona is excited to combine motherhood and art in the near future; we look forward to seeing this unfold in and outside the Studio. As such we are delighted […]
We live in a technological age where identity theft is easier than ever. The fear that someone could be stealing your personal information makes for diligent protective measures and the tightening of security on personal devices and social media accounts. Social sharing can be very beneficial and it’s often instrumental in building dynamic online communities […]