1.The Victoria Limners Society – also known as the Limners or the Limner Group – was a collective group of painters, ceramicists, sculptors and other visual artists based in Victoria, B.C. 2. The artists in the group started getting together in the 1960s, discussing their artworks and forming friendships. The Limners Society was officially incorporated in 1971 […]
A new quarterly event was launched in February. “Encounter” is developed by the AGGV’s Education Department to enhance learning and social opportunities for adults who love art and love talking about art. The inaugural event took place within the context of two exhibitions at the Gallery – Point of Contact: On Place and the West […]
We’ve partnered up with our friends from Nourish Kitchen & Cafe to help launch their newest addition – an upstairs wine bar open on Friday and Saturday evenings! In addition to delicious and beautifully plated food, now you can add ‘dynamic fine art destination’ to the ever-growing list of reasons to visit this historical house […]
With the leaves twirling in all their autumnal glory, last season at the AGGV Studio was full of art ‘experiment’ activities like whimsical weavings with yarn, vinyl pictures inspired by ‘Beyond the Edges: Art & Geometry’ and playing with the experiential process of making egg tempera paint from scratch. As always, we welcome budding creatives […]
Local Victorians were fully indulged in two of their favourite Sunday pastimes at the 2017 Associates House Tour in September – appreciating art and checking out beautiful homes! This year’s House Tour featured five stunning homes in the municipality of Oak Bay, each selected for their enviable art collection, distinct architectural style, and incredible renovations. At […]
Bobbie Farquhar LEVEL: Presidents Circle MEMBER SINCE: Oct 1967 HOW WE MET HER: “Bobbie’s term on the AGGV Board of Directors was coming to the end when I arrived at the Gallery. She greeted me very warmly and took the time to get to know me. After a while, she took me aside and gave me […]
The TD Art Gallery Paint-In has been going strong for 30 years, and is a much anticipated fixture on Victoria’s summer calendar. This July was no different. Throngs of art lovers strolled in the sunshine along 10 blocks of Moss Street between Dallas Road and Fort Street. Visitors came not only for the art, but […]
Pictured above: Praying monk | Burma (Myanmar) | wood, lacquer, gilt pigment, glass | ht. 33.2 cm. | Harold and Vera Mortimer-Lamb Bequest, AGGV 1980 Victoria’s geographical location makes it Canada’s closest city to the Far East, so it seems fitting that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria should have one of the country’s most distinguished Far […]
Curator of Engagement, Nicole Stanbridge, shares insight on her favourite new piece from our collection: “I chose a recent acquisition to our permanent collection by Vancouver-based artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang. Pictured above, Manga Ormolu Ver. 5.0 (purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and the George and Lola […]
Pictured: Adelle Andrew | Over the Edge | undated | acrylic on canvas | 30 x 30 cm | 2015 “Adelle was a fixture at the TD Moss Street Paint-In. In her oversized red sunhat and her boldly coloured painter’s smock, she drew a crowd and had a loyal following of collectors. Her early paintings highly detailed […]
In case you missed this Communities and Collections workshop on packing art at the AGGV, here’s a word to the wise (coming from Corey Bryson, our Gallery Preparator/Technician, so listen up!): 1) Label Label Label Labelling your package is your only form of communication once the package leaves you. Use big bold labels stating which […]
Aileen McConnell LEVEL: Curator’s Circle MEMBER SINCE: 2011 HOW WE MET HER: “I was introduced to Aileen by her Metchosin neighbour, June Sohuus, who mentioned that she had a wonderful work by William Kurelek which might be suitable for our upcoming show of the artist. Aileen not only lent us this wonderful painting for the exhibition […]
The exhibition and publication of Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages was planned to present some of the finest and most interesting Asian works of art in the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, to reveal to the general public the essence and unique artistic achievements of the various civilizations of Asia.
Our members help us bring art to life in our community. Gallery membership ensures care of the permanent collection and quality exhibitions, and supports educational programming for both children and adults.