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Picturing the Giants

The Changing Landscapes of Emily Carr

June 10, 2017 - January 6, 2019 Michelle Jacques | Pollard Gallery

This exhibition examines Emily Carr’s work through the dual lenses of the artist’s increasing interest in environmental issues and the status of ancient forests of the region in present times.

Karen Tam

With wings like clouds hung from the sky 大鵬就振翼

June 3, 2017 - September 4, 2017 Haema Sivanesan | Graham Gallery

Opens June 3 – Sept 4 Curated by Haema Sivanesan | Graham Gallery An artist named Lee Nam, a Chinese immigrant to British Columbia at the turn of the 20th century, is known solely through the journals of Emily Carr….

Close To Home

Local and Regional Artists in the AGGV Collection

April 22, 2017 - September 4, 2017 Michelle Jacques

The AGGV’s collection is an important resource for the institution. Many of the exhibitions would not be possible without it. But how does a collection come to be? Who builds it? And for whom?…

Moving Forward by Looking Back

The First 30 Years of Collecting Art at the AGGV

February 25, 2017 - October 8, 2017 Michelle Jacques | Founders & Drury Galleries

The AGGV’s collection is an important resource for the institution. Many of the exhibitions that we create for the community would not be possible without it. But how does a collection come to be?

Life with Clay: Pottery & Sculpture by Jan and Helga Grove

Pottery and sculpture by Jan and Helga Grove

January 21, 2017 - January 21, 2017

January 21 – May 28 2017 | Curated by Allan Collier | Pollard Gallery 

This retrospective of pottery and sculpture by Victoria artists Jan and Helga Grove is the most extensive exhibition of their work ever held. Comprised of roughly 60 pieces of pottery and 40 sculptures, the exhibition includes work made by the Groves from…

It’s In the Making

October 29, 2016 - October 29, 2016

Oct 29 2016 – February 12 2017 | Curated by Haema Sivanesan and Nicole Stanbridge | Founders and Drury Galleries

The artists in this exhibition use the act of making as a process of thinking. They investigate relationships between ideas, materials and things. They take familiar materials and ways of making things and present us with…

Carol Sawyer

The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

October 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016

October 1 2016 – January 8 2017 | Curated by Michelle Jacques | Pollard Gallery 

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive. For more than fifteen years, Vancouver-based Sawyer has been creating photographs, texts, video, and music recitals reconstructing the life and work of genre-blurring, fictional artist Natalie Brettschneider. Brettschneider’s story is enhanced with new chapters inspired by…


Asian Art Through the Ages

September 17, 2016 - September 17, 2016

Sept 17 2016 – April 2 2017 | Curated by Curator of Asian Art Barry Till | Centennial and Ker Galleries

Few people realize that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses one of the most outstanding collections of Asian Art in North America. This exhibition features seventy of the most stunning, interesting and rare examples…

China’s Favourite Pottery for Tea, Yixing Ware

July 1, 2016 - July 1, 2016

July 1 – October 16, 2016 | Founders Gallery | Curated by Barry Till

The brown Yixing stoneware teapots caught the fancy of many tea connoisseurs throughout the years. They rose to prominence with the Chinese literati of the Ming and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties who used the stoneware as their preferred vessels. To this day, they…

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