The majestic imagery of Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest has served as inspiration for numerous intriguing projects by young learners at the Gallery.
Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water? Tea is believed to have been drunk in China since the Shang dynasty (1700-1027 BC) and may have begun as a medicinal tonic.
Many of the artworks in Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest are located on Vancouver Island, including Ian Wallace’s Clayoquot Protest, Mike McLean’s Jordan River series, and Leila Sujir’s Forest Breath.
Mike Andrew McLean’s photographic works in Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest exude a sense of mystery and eeriness. But the truth is not too far off the viewer’s first impressions, because what is documented on film is essentially a ghost town.
As a follow-up on our previous Art Terms For Beginners post where we demystified European art terms, this post will look at terminology specific to Asian art.
In July, Curator Emeritus Barry Till led the curator’s tour of Remembering A Patron: Asian Art Donations from Dr Judith Patt, to a room full of Asian art enthusiasts and friends of the late Judith Patt.
The text messages came fast and furious starting Wednesday morning inviting participants to the open rehearsal and talk, then gradually over the weekend, revealing the three secret locations for performances of Moving Change by Brendan Fernandes.
1. The famed blue and white wares of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) has its origins in the preceding Mongol-ruled Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) when Chinese potters were free from imperial obligation to experiment in new designs and methods of porcelain production.
What’s really happening when people encounter art? How does it affect them? It’s a mystery researchers have pondered for centuries.
Using Art as a Stimulus for Writing: Young Writers Summer Workshop, a learning camp for high school aged youth, ran the second week in August in collaboration with the University of Victoria Writing Department. Annabel Howard, a professional writer, and University of Victoria Writing Instructor, led this creative group of young writers.
In early August the Gallery had the pleasure of exploring the Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest exhibition with young learners (K-Grade 5) from SENĆOŦEN LE,NOṈET SCUL,ÁUTW̱ Survival School.
Fort Street might just be our new favourite street, and we are attached to it in more ways than meets Moss (ha!). If you missed the joke, Fort Street runs perpendicular to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s physical address, 1040 Moss Street. It has been the entrance to the annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In […]
Family Sunday morphed into the AGGV’s second Cherry Blossom Festival this March, in sync with the explosion of pink and white blossoms all over Victoria. Crowds filled the Gallery for this ever popular event, with City of Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer taking to the Sakura Stage as emcee for the afternoon’s festivities. Performances included […]
1. New media art is a general term that describes the contemporary art genre that incorporates new media technologies such as digital art, computer animation, virtual reality, interactive art, video games, robotics and 3D printing, among others. 2. By focussing on the medium as a primary concern, new media art concepts stand to distinguish itself […]
Many art terms used conventionally in Western art history texts are in French, Italian or German, according to where or when the term was coined. Here, we will demystify some of this terminology! 1. Chiaroscuro From the Italian, chiaro meaning “light”, and scuro,“dark”. This term was developed during the Italian Renaissance and refers to the artist’s […]
Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest takes the viewer into an immersive experience of the forest and its trees through the wonders of modern photography, video and digital art. The pairing of nature and digital technology may seem incongruous at first, but the exhibition explores new ways of viewing the forest It shows how photography […]
By Charlene Brown, Gallery Associate Barry Till, the Gallery’s Asian Art Curator Emeritus, was guest speaker at the May Gallery Associates’ meeting. He spoke about the archaeology of the Khmer Empire, concentrated on the most famous site at Angkor. When this magnificent 12th century city was ‘discovered’ in the mid 19th century, it was declared […]