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Mission Statement

What we are

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a place for people, ideas, and experiences.

Where we are

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory.

What we do

The Gallery strives to improve the wellbeing of our community and visitors, to make Victoria an even more awesome place to live.

How we do it

We encourage the kind of learning that comes from activating spaces and people by providing opportunities for critical thought and meaningful dialogue.

Why our collection is important

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has been building an art collection for almost 70 years. It represents significant works produced in this region and art that represents our histories. Since its founding the AGGV has been assembling work from around the Pacific Rim and has established one of the finest collections of Asian art in the world. We continue to build our collection in a way that can help address our history, both nationally and locally.


We are proud to collaborate with artists, art historians, community groups and other cultural organizations to create engaging and relevant exhibitions and programs. These connections allow us to learn from our colleagues, share artworks, exhibitions, programs and research.

How you are important to what we do

Connecting to you through volunteering, membership, donations, and participation is critical to our success. Thanks to the support of our friends: gallery members, community collaborators, individual donors, public funders, foundations and local businesses, the Gallery can deliver a rich variety of outreach programs in our community to make art accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Programs touch thousands of local schools and community members every year and empower educators and facilitators to enrich their curriculum with broader understandings of art and practice.