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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?

February 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered about the female god with many arms who is depicted in paintings around town? Or, what the pair of lion statues represent that stand at many entrance ways? If so, you can learn about these figures and more at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s exhibition, Alternative Visions: Renditions of Myth, Legend and Folk Tales from China and Japan.

January 20, 2014

Victoria artist Anthony Thorn has gifted $ 2.5 million to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to support the Gallery’s planned redevelopment of its Moss Street home.

January 10, 2014

The work of celebrated Canadian artist Carole Sabiston, one of our country’s leading textile artists, will be the subject of a new restrospective exhibition opening this month at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Exhibition: Carole Sabiston

December 30, 2013

Beginning in January, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) will present recently donated Asian art pieces with the exhibition, Honouring Patronage: Recent Asian Art Acquisitions.

December 13, 2013

It was Dutch artist Rembrandt Van Rijn’s (1606-1669) desire to create work with far-reaching impact. Almost 400 years later some of Rembrandt’s etching masterpieces, including a self-portrait, are reaching visitors at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

November 20, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria invites you to ring in the season at the festively decorated, historic Spencer Mansion with their Holiday themed events.

November 18, 2013

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria builds on the earlier Crossing Channels Collaboration with MediaNet with the opening of the new series Crossing Terrain. This series features film and video works by five artists from across the country and beyond. The exhibition begins with Marshlands and Crashing Skies by Ottawa artist Penny McCann.

Exhibition: Crossing Terrain

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