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 […]
By Nicole Stanbridge, Curator of Engagement
“I chose a recent acquisition to our permanent collection by Vancouver-based artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang. Pictured above, Manga Ormolu Ver. 5.0 is a work from Tang’s Manga Ormolu series that uses the 18th-century French gilding technique known as ormolu and fuses it with inspiration from pop culture (in particular, Japanese anime and manga).”
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.
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