Media Room

July 7, 2015

Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor art event is gearing up for its 28th year. The TD Art Gallery
Paint-In will be held on Saturday, July 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in and around the Art
Gallery of Greater Victoria.

June 24, 2015

Five new board members were elected to the Board of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
at the Gallery’s AGM this month.

Leslie Hildebrandt, Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs with Land Title and
Survey Authority of BC, has held many senior management roles with the Province of
British Columbia over the years in policy and legislative initiatives and environmental
reviews. Hildebrandt is a member of the Law Society of BC and has lived in Victoria for 30

June 23, 2015

David Milne may have been overshadowed by the Group of Seven early in his career, but
his work eventually gained world-wide recognition—acclaimed American art critic Clement
Greenberg once wrote Milne was arguably Canada’s greatest painter. Starting this month
you can decide if Milne is one of your favourite Canadian artists when the Art Gallery of
Greater Victoria presents From the Collection: David Milne.

June 2, 2015

He was a pioneer of abstract painting in Canada and an exceptional teacher. He
influenced generations of artists. His stunning landscapes are national treasures. And for
the first time in thirty years, a major retrospective of Jock Macdonald’s work is being

Exhibition: Jock Macdonald

May 11, 2015

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is showcasing two-thousand years of Buddhist art,
creating a stunning portrait of one of the world’s great religions.

Buddhist Arts of Asia, opening May 22 and running through August 30, 2015, traces the
styles and influences of Buddhist art through more than 100 paintings, sculptures and
ritual objects from the AGGV’s renowned Asian arts collection, including several recent

April 29, 2015

For more than a decade the Victoria Airport has displayed local artwork, and now they’ve
teamed with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to take the art to the next level, literally.

April 21, 2015

Get ready to play. AGGV is hosting Free Play, a fully hands-on exhibition of games that
puts an unexpected spin on classics such as chess, checkers, blackjack, and video

Exhibition: Free Play

April 13, 2015

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has one of the most comprehensive collections of
Japanese art in North America, and what better way to appreciate it than to learn about
Japan’s history, culture and art from a master on the subject.

April 7, 2015

Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to announce that
Haema Sivanesan is bringing her exceptional curatorial and arts experience to the
Gallery. She will assume the newly created curator position on June 1, 2015.

March 16, 2015

Victoria, BC—Springtime in Victoria is reminiscent of another city on a beautiful,
large Pacific Ocean island—Tokyo. The cities both seemingly wake from winter
with the blooming of Japanese cherry blossoms, and this spring the Art Gallery of
Greater Victoria will bring a little more of Tokyo to Victoria.