Media Room

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

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.