Communities + Collections
In anticipation of our building renewal project, we will be exploring how galleries can engage and connect with their local communities, and beyond. While under construction we will have the opportunity to build on ways of programming that work outside the walls of the gallery space. Two of our guests in the series this fall – Stephanie Nadeau from Ottawa Art Gallery and Keri Ryan from the Art Gallery of Ontario – have both experienced the challenges and opportunities that present themselves when working through the construction phase at their respective organizations.
The fall Communities and Collections programs coincide with BRAINSTORM (opening October 19th), an interactive project space in which we imagine, with you, our visitors, how we can move the AGGV into the future. It will feature a range of hands-on activities; opportunities to share ideas about the future of the AGGV’s programming; insight into the gallery’s history and future; innovative explorations of the AGGV collection; and more.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: “UNDER CONSTRUCTION”
SEPTEMBER 13 | 7-9PM
Join in the conversation with our guest, Stephanie Nadeau, Head of Public, Educational and Community Programs from Ottawa Art Gallery. Nadeau has experienced the challenges and opportunities that present themselves when working through the construction phase at her organization. Also joining us is Erin Macklem, recently the Artistic Associate and Outreach Coordinator at the Belfry Theatre, she has now joined the BC Arts Council as a Program Officer.
OCTOBER 18 | 7-9PM
Intriguing dialogue with guest speakers Keri Ryan, Associate Director, Interpretation and Visitor Research at Art Gallery of Ontario, and Rance Mok, Associate at HCMA Architecture and Festival Director for the Integrate Arts Festival in Victoria.
Curious about what will happen to our collection of more than 20,000 works during construction? Check out The Lab Gallery here!