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 16, 2014
Exhibition: Visualizing a Culture for Strangers
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.
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.
July 29, 2014
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is saddened to share the news that Victoria artist and philanthropist Anthony Thorn has passed away. The masterful artist and dedicated supporter of the arts will be missed by the Victoria arts community along with the staff and board of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
July 9, 2014
Craving more art in your life? One of the City of Victoria’s Signature events, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In is back for its twenty-seventh year on Saturday, July 19, and will bring over 180 incredible local artists and their studios to the street. Watch them work, pick their creative brains and enjoy their creations, all in the glorious setting that serves as inspiration to so many of them.
July 2, 2014
Former View Royal Mayor Bill Camden and Dentist Dr. David Zaparinuk were elected to the Board of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at the Gallery’s AGM last month.