Media Room

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.

June 23, 2014

Even the untrained eye can see kimonos are great works of art, but to the trained eye, each kimono tells a story. This summer, two exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will showcase dozens of historical kimonos and tell their fascinating stories. 

June 12, 2014

Acclaimed Canadian artist Dana Claxton is bringing her eye-catching and thoughtprovoking series, Indian Candy to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this summer.

Opening June 27 in the AGGV’s LAB Gallery, the series, currently garnering attention in the form of billboards in other major Canadian cities, will stop viewers in their tracks. Nine enlarged archival documents and historical photographs of Aboriginal icons and symbols are washed in vibrant colours and gloss.

Exhibition: Indian Candy