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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

May 27, 2014

Images of girls and young women are everywhere, and they can affect the way we think about girls themselves, as well as their roles and potential in the world. Touched by this truth, Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, is showcasing how artists have portrayed girls with a new exhibition, Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection opening May 30.

Exhibition: Girls

May 6, 2014

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria invites visitors to take a step through the reflecting glass into a backwards world for this summer’s exhibition, Through the Looking Glass, structured according to the late nineteenth century Lewis Carroll novel of the same name. 

April 15, 2014

Victoria, BC—Travel back in time to India five-hundred years ago through a special lecture at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

April 2, 2014

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Multiplicity of the Singularity, an exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist and filmmaker Kika Thorne.

March 31, 2014

Landscapes have been the most popular object of Chinese painting during the last fifteen hundred years, and you can see a stunning collection at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria beginning this April.

March 17, 2014

Anthony Thorn’s work has been exhibited with galleries throughout North America, Mexico, and the Canary Islands, and included in corporate and public collections -- the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria holds five of his works in its permanent collection. Over a career spanning more than 60 years, artist Anthony Thorn has created paintings and carved works he calls “wall jewels”, using gold leaf, ivory, and other precious materials. Now his career as an artist is coming to an end, and he has decided to release the cherished works that remain in his studio.

March 14, 2014

Plans for the revamped Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are on the drawing board. Director of the AGGV, Jon Tupper, announced today that LWPAC Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc. + Moore Architecture Inc. Associated Architects have been selected as architects for the renewal of the Gallery on Moss Street.

February 28, 2014

You already know the sentimental value, but if you’d like to know how much your grandmother's heirlooms are really worth, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is giving you the chance to find out.

The Gallery Associates invite you to bring up to three portable items and receive a verbal appraisal from an accredited Kilshaw’s appraiser at their event, What’s it Worth?