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January 1, 2015

The first exhibition of 2015 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria considers the use of language in
English and in Spanish. Definiciones (Definitions) opens in the LAB Gallery on Jan. 16 with the text
based work of Mexican-born and raised artist Carlos Colín, who now resides in Vancouver.

November 3, 2014

If there is an art lover on your Christmas list, the AGGV is the place to shop this November. The gallery is offering their first ever four-day art market and their popular small works exhibition.

October 28, 2014

The finest and most comprehensive collection of Japanese shin hanga in Canada will be on display at the Art Gallery of Victoria in an exhibition opening on Oct. 31, 2014.

Exhibition: Shin Hanga

October 16, 2014

Beginning this month, you can see China through the eyes of a 19th century Westerner at an exhibition of nearly 100 Chinese export paintings. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is showcasing the paintings, the majority of which were from the collection of Sir James Brabazon Urmston, who worked in China for the British East India Company in the 1800s.

October 8, 2014

How incredibly compelling a conversation with famed potter Lucie Rie would have been! Rie, whose life story is as awe-inspiring as her work, will be celebrated at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria later this month when the exhibition, Conversations with Lucie Rie, opens on Oct. 17.

Exhibition: Conversations

September 15, 2014

Beginning Sept. 16, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will offer free admission to children and youth, ages 6-17, while BC schools remain closed.

September 12, 2014

London-based video artist Hiraki Sawa has been garnering international attention, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is proud to present Canada’s first comprehensive exhibition of his work. The exhibition, Hiraki Sawa: Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds, opens at the AGGV on Sept. 20.

Exhibition: Hiraki Sawa

September 4, 2014

In her own words, Emily Carr said she had nothing in common with her own generation and much more in common with the young generation. In Victoria, the younger artists recognized Carr’s talent and were influenced by her—and would likely be honoured to know their work will be displayed alongside Carr’s at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this fall.

Exhibition: Emily Carr

August 25, 2014

Canada’s favourite hitchhiking robot, hitchBOT has decided to lengthen its stay in Victoria with an extended visit to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. hitchBOT will take up residence in the AGGV’s lobby beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26 and plans to stay until Friday, Sept. 12.

August 6, 2014

Act fast if you want to spend a glorious September Sunday visiting five of Victoria’s most beautiful homes and gardens—each one hosting a local artist for the day. Back for its sixty-first year, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria House Tour 2014 is proudly presented by the Gallery Associates.