Introducing the Spencer Showroom

By Sarah Kapp, Retail Assistant

We are excited to announce that the our Art Rental & Sales program has expanded! In addition to the Massey Sales Gallery, we have dedicated a second space to show local fine art in the new Spencer Showroom. The Spencer Mansion, built in 1889, serves as a beautiful contrast to the contemporary works now on display.

Studio News

By Oona McClure, AGGV Studio Coordinator

When our spring 2020 art camp was unexpectedly cut short and our spring classes cancelled we put on our ol’ thinking caps and started to reimagine what our longstanding and well-loved program could look like under the light of COVID-19. 

Summer at the AGGV: Pandemic Edition

By Cate Wareing-Oksanen, AGGV Events Engagement Assistant

“We’ll meet outside the Gallery, grab some coffee, and find a nice place in the park to spread out. Is it okay if Ellen brings her dog?”

This was my introduction to working at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Almost two months after the province shut down and jobs for students all but dissolved, I was brought on as a summer student for a dream position at The AGGV. From the get go, the requirement of working remotely meant that I was walking into a position that was new to both me and to the Gallery. Since then, working online has opened up a realm of opportunities that I could never have anticipated.

Sensory Kits in the AGGV

By Regan Shrumm, AGGV Curatorial Assistant

The AGGV’s new sensory kits are toolkits that provide some extra support to help individuals stay relaxed and prevent from being overstimulated. Sensory kits are becoming more and more common throughout museums around North America, and were first made specifically for the neurodivergent community (this community is formed from individuals with neurological differences, which including A.D.H.D, Autism Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and many others).