Art in the Home: The 2017 Associates House Tour

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 […]

‘Collecting’ Collectors – Shaping The AGGV’s Asian Art Collection

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 […]

Asia Through Art and Anthropology

We thank Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura and the guests who braved Victoria’s unusual winter blizzard on February 8, for coming to the AGGV’s inaugural Communities + Collections lecture. The aim of this new series is two-fold: firstly, to bring fresh insight into the Gallery’s permanent collection through lectures, workshops and tours by guest speakers and facilitators; and secondly, […]

Three Decades of Controversial Hangings Form the Backbone of New Exhibition

The early history of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the formation of the permanent collection has been the subject of many past exhibitions at the Gallery. At the center of these stories is Colin Graham, the AGGV’s first Curator and Director, whose enthusiasm and vision was critical in establishing the Gallery as a […]

Partner School Inquiry – Sharing & Learning with Selkirk Montessori School

This past fall/winter season was as inspiring as it was informative. In September, we launched a Partner School Inquiry (as part of our education programming) and established learning partnerships with Selkirk Montessori School, the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry and Stelly’s High School. This program involves ongoing dialogue and collaboration with Partner School students, teachers, and […]

Close To Home: Local and Regional Artists in the AGGV Collection

The exhibition Close To Home may be regarded as an extension of another exhibition at the AGGV, Moving Forward By Looking Back. Both shows examine the Gallery’s collecting policy that was put into place by Colin Graham, the institution’s first director, who played a vital role in establishing the AGGV. While the exhibition Moving Forward By […]

The AGGV honours Black History Month with a documentary by Leila Sujir

February is Black History Month, commemorated in the United States and Canada, in recognition of the African-Caribbean diaspora’s contribution to nation building and other significant historical events. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria was honoured to co-present with the BC Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) and MediaNet on February 25, with the screening of Leila […]