This exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, presents the work of the 2021 recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts – Lou Lynn, Dempsey Bob, Bonnie Devine, Luc Courchesne, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Bryce Kanbara, Lori Blondeau and Germaine Arnaktauyok.
One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903—1970) was famous in her lifetime for her brightly coloured and endearing paintings of rural Nova Scotia. This show highlights Maud Lewis’s achievement, looking carefully at her serial repetition of images and motifs across her career. From her black cats and kittens, to her cart horses and oxen hauling logs, to her quayside scenes of ships in port and the Maritime landscape in all seasons, Maud Lewis made paintings that delight in their optimism and buoyant vitality.
Reverberations aims to bring fresh eyes and minds to reflect on works from AGGV’s permanent collection through an intergenerational, cross-disciplinary and cross cultural project. Artists, makers, and creators were invited to select works from our collection that they felt a resonance to and in turn share their own work bringing into conversation a diverse range of expressions.
OdysseyDecember 11, 2021 - March 13, 2022 Organized by McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Denyse Thomasos (1964–2012) was a Trinidadian-Canadian artist whose epic paintings incorporate imagery from a range of sources, including Caribbean textiles, historic slave ships, industrial shipyards, graveyards, villages and maximum security prisons.
Founders GalleryOctober 30, 2021 - April 25, 2022 Curated by Mel Granley, Nicole Stanbridge and Heng Wu
How do we describe and share our views of The Places We Live? Through the works in this exhibition we move from intimate space to vast space, from micro to macro considering the many ways that artists relay their interpretations of the natural world, our place in it, and its place in us.
Founders and Drury GalleriesJuly 17, 2021 - October 17, 2021
Holding Ground: to hold space, to hold up, to care for, to support, to refuse to let go. This exhibition was the culmination of many conversations held through hosting of the Indigenous Intergenerational Exchange led by artists Marianne Nicolson, Marika Swan and educator/media maker Nikki Sanchez, in collaboration with 12 invited participants: Gerry Ambers, Aya […]
Graham GalleryJuly 17, 2021 - September 6, 2022 Co-curated by Mel Granley and Nicole Stanbridge
Emily Carr: Seeing and Being Seen is split into two sections. Half the gallery showing how she documented what was around her, highlighting many of the works she is praised and admired for today. The other half focusing on how artists and historians of various backgrounds and worldviews have, and continue to react to, and interpret her legacy and body of work.
Retainers of AnarchyJune 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 […]