Blueprints for the Afrofuture: An Interview with Kemi Craig

Victoria based film and dance artist Kemi Craig is the guest curator for AGGV’s programming series Blueprints for the Afrofuture. In anticipation of upcoming events Kemi shares with us her vision for this series and her experience since kicking things off with DJ Nova Jade’s Juneteenth Listening Party and Joshua Ngenda’s Instagram takeover.

Thanks for Painting the Town with Us!

By Mina Guan, Engagement and Events Assistant

Since 1987, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) has had the pleasure of hosting the TD Art Gallery Paint-In, bringing together local artists, community organizations, and the public for what has grown to become Vancouver Island’s largest free arts festival.

The Japanese-Canadian Community & the Arts Community: An Interview with Bryce Kanbara

Hamilton based artist Bryce Kanbara is not only the guest curator for AGGV’s upcoming exhibition Start Here: Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe, but also the recipient of a 2021 Outstanding Contribution Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (upcoming exhibition presented by the AGGV in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts). In anticipation of these two fall shows, the artist has agreed to share with us a little bit more about his work in an e-interview.