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July 28, 2016

Any day in August is a good day to roam the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV). If you haven’t had a chance to see the gallery’s major summer exhibition, Trans Pacific Transmissions: Video Art Across the Pacific runs until September 5; Kinky: Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images runs until October 16; China’s Favourite Pottery For Tea: Yixing Ware runs until October 18; and Emily Carr and the Young Generation is ongoing. Don’t miss Modernization in Meiji Japan (1868-1912) Images of Changing Architecture, Transportation and Wars, which closes August 28.

July 6, 2016

This fall a lucky group of art lovers from Victoria will touch down in Tokyo and set out to explore gardens, temples, palaces, castles and museums. Led by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s renowned Asian Arts Curator Barry Till and accompanied by a national guide, Art & Architecture in the Land of the Rising Sun takes place Nov. 4 to 14, 2016. 

July 4, 2016

Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor art event is back and bigger than ever. In addition to even more artists this year, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In is adding seven imagination stations along the route where the public can get creative and try different activities. The event is also making every effort to have minimal impact on the environment. Attendees are encouraged to bring water bottles to fill up at the CRD water cart at the Gallery and to use the recycling stations along Moss Street.

June 28, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are pleased to announce four new members, whom were elected to the board at the Gallery’s AGM last night. 

June 8, 2016

Ancient erotic images will be the subject of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s newest exhibition, Kinky, Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images. The exhibition offers a rare view of risqué art works from China and Japan, and promises visitors a deeper understanding of the regions’ erotic histories, cultures and customs.

May 31, 2016

 June is a famously busy month and it’s definitely the case at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) where every day offers something new and the major summer exhibition is set to open.

May 24, 2016

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s major summer exhibition turns an artistic lens on trans-Pacific trade, examining how trade shapes social relations across the Pacific. Since the 16th Century, European and American trade has shaped the history of the Pacific. 

May 2, 2016

This month is your chance to register for summer art classes, check out the latest exhibitions and have fun with the family. If the sunshine and stretching evenings have you preparing for summer, then you will be happy to know the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria kicks off registration for their summer studio on May 7 at 10:00 a.m. online and at the gallery. Keep an eye on the AGGV’s website for an updated listing of programs coming soon at  

March 1, 2016

The air on Moss Street is not just alive with cherry blossoms—the street is home to the Art
Gallery of Greater Victoria, and it is in full bloom this month, too.

February 18, 2016

Late Victoria art lover and philanthropist Rosita LeSueur Tovell (1919-2014) has
bequeathed $1.1 million to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to support the Gallery’s
continuing exhibitions and programming.