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Holding Ground

July 17, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Founders and Drury galleries. Gerry Ambers, Aya Clappis, Ace Harry, Lisa Kenoras, Laura Manson, Jessica Mayhew, Feather Nault, Marianne Nicolson, Ross Neasloss Jr, Stephanie Papik, Nikki Sanchez, Coral Shaughnessy-Moon, Nicole Stanbridge, Marika Swan, Nabidu Taylor, France Trepanier. Holding Ground: to hold space, to hold up, to care for, to support, to refuse to let go. […]


Retainers of Anarchy

June 12, 2021 - October 24, 2021 Collaboratively organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Ottawa Art Gallery. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria iteration curated by Michelle Jacques.

Retainers of Anarchy is a solo exhibition featuring new work from Howie Tsui that considers wuxia as a narrative tool for dissidence and resistance. Wuxia, a traditional form of martial arts literature that expanded into 20th-century popular film and television, was created out of narratives and characters often from lower social classes that uphold chivalric […]

Celebrating the AGGV Collection

May 19, 2020 - July 14, 2021 Curated by Michelle Jacques, Heng Wu and Nicole Stanbridge

Now, as we think about re-opening the gallery in a world changed by the pandemic, we will be filling more spaces with work from our collection – the installations of Canadian historical and contemporary art will be joined by a gallery of new acquisitions in Asian art and one of figure and portrait drawings from the collection.

To Talk With Others

November 2, 2019 - March 8, 2020 Project Coordinated by Mary Bradshaw and Valerie Salez | Ker and Centennial Galleries

To Talk With Others responds to the minutes of a meeting in August of 1977 between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and five Yukon First Nations leaders regarding the then-approved Mackenzie Pipeline. Held in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in archives, this document illustrates the ongoing dichotomy of two opposing cultures and ways of understanding economic, social and […]

Tender Works

October 12, 2019 - March 22, 2020 Curated by Nicole Stanbridge | Founders and Drury Galleries

What does it mean to be tender, to work tenderly or with tenderness? What are the ways in which we can think about tenderness as a tool for healing? The video works in this exhibition by artists Rachel Echenberg, Kerri Flannigan, Farheen HaQ, Elisa Harkins, Lisa Jackson, Tiffany Joseph, Chase Joynt, Amanda Strong, and Nicholas […]

Imagining Fusang:

Exploring Chinese and Indigenous Encounters

June 29, 2019 - September 29, 2019 Curated By Haema Sivanesan | Founders and Drury Galleries

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 29, 2019 | ALL DAY | ADMISSION BY DONATION Imagining Fusang: Exploring Chinese and Indigenous Encounters is a group exhibition that takes its title from the 7th Century Chinese legend of Fusang, which describes the travels of a Buddhist monk, Hui shen, by ship along the coast of the Americas […]

Daniel Young & Christian Giroux:

Film Path, Camera Path, with Under-titles

June 8, 2019 - October 20, 2019 Curated by Michelle Jacques | Centennial Gallery

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 8, 2019 | ALL DAY | ADMISSION BY DONATION  Film Path, Camera Path, with Undertitles is an experimental media artwork by the celebrated Canadian duo Daniel Young & Christian Giroux. Commissioned by and first presented at InterAccess (Toronto), with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Media Initiatives […]


Prints by First Nations Women

June 8, 2019 - January 26, 2020 Curated by Guest Curator Margaret August | The Lab Gallery

Two-Spirited, Coast Salish artist from Shíshálh Nation, Margaret August brings together a selection of prints in celebration of the First Nations women that inspire her.  Matriarchs: Prints by First Nations Women continues aspects of the work started in last years exhibition Form as Meaning: First Nations Prints from the Pacific Northwest. Through the research done by Marcia Crosby, […]

Blue Skies:

Megan Dickie

June 1, 2019 - October 14, 2019 Curated by Nicole Stanbridge | Ker Gallery

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 1, 2019 | ALL DAY | ADMISSION BY DONATION Blue Skies features new works from Victoria based artist Megan Dickie. Recently exhibited at L’Oeil de Poisson Art Centre in Quebec City, this body of work continues Dickie’s exploration of agency, resilience, and struggle.”The five-channel video installation opens with a cowgirl […]

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