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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“Our collection is full of wonders from around the world, from Rembrandt to Carr and Genghis Khan to ancient Syria. It is the job of the Collections Department to manage these objects (20,000 and counting) to document them, ship them, produce exhibitions, frame them, photograph them and care for them, come have a look behind […]
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 […]
The first Family Sunday of the year on January 15 was inspired by the exhibition Millennia: Asian Art through the Ages, which features some of the Gallery’s finest examples of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Tibetan, Thai, Laotian and Middle Eastern artworks.
Curator’s Clip with Allan Collier: Life with Clay from Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Vimeo.
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 […]
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 artists – Angela Teng, Shelley Penfold (featured above) and the Bomford family comprising father Jim and sons Cedric and Nathan – started the January 14 event by autographing exhibition catalogues prominently displayed at the Gallery’s front foyer.
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 […]