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Nanga

Literati Painting of Old Japan

April 9, 2016 - April 9, 2016

April 9 – June 26, 2016 | Curated by Barry Till | Founders Gallery 

It was only in the 18th century that the literati style Chinese Southern School painting of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911), came to be studied on a regular basis in Japan. The works that resulted in Japan were called bunjinga (paintings in…

Water + Pigment + Paper

Experiments in Watercolour from the AGGV Collection

January 30, 2016 - January 30, 2016

Curated by Michelle Jacques and Nicole Stanbridge | Centennial and Ker Galleries | January 30 – May 23, 2016

How do you define watercolour? While it is one of the more challenging mediums to work with, it has at times throughout history been seen as a medium of leisure, used for studies or sketches, or as a precursor…

Sosaku Hanga

Japan's Creative Print Movement

January 16, 2016 - January 16, 2016

January 16 – April 17, 2016 | Pollard Gallery | Curated by Barry Till

During the early 20th century, Japanese artists studying in Europe discovered that many internationally acclaimed Western artists handled all aspects of the printmaking process from the first sketch to the last pull of the print. This discovery had a profound effect on…

Paƛšiʔaƛma (The Fire is Just Starting)

Klehwetua, Rodney Sayers and Emily Luce

January 14, 2016 - January 14, 2016

January 14 – May 15, 2016 | Curated by Michelle Jacques | The LAB

Paƛšiʔaƛma (The Fire is Just Starting) is a new work by Port Alberni artists Klehwetua, Rodney Sayers and Emily Luce. Constructed from local, rough-cut cedar and fir from two Port Alberni mills, the artists re-sawed and dressed their material before incorporating it into their beautifully…

Recent Asian Art Acquisitions

(2013-2015)

November 27, 2015 - November 27, 2015

November 27 – April 3, 2016 | Founders Gallery | Curated by Barry Till

Patronage of the arts is a very noble act. Throughout its history, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has received a remarkable number of Asian art donations, which in terms of numbers is now approximately 43-44% of the entire collection. Every few years,…

Case Studies:

Decorative Art from the Collection

November 7, 2015 - November 7, 2015

November 7 – June 5, 2016 |  Drury Gallery | Curated by Michelle Jacques 

As we look forward to our future in a new building with its new spaces in which to display our rich holdings, Case Studies provides an opportunity to examine some of the remarkable objects of material culture in the Gallery’s collection. An exhibition…

The Artist Herself:

Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists

October 2, 2015 - October 2, 2015

Organized and circulated by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Co-curated by Alicia Boutilier and Tobi Bruce | Pollard Gallery

 

Spanning pre-Confederation colonialism to the cusp of second-wave feminism, The Artist Herself brings to light a rich but underexplored aspect of Canadian culture. Drawing upon our fascination with self-portraits, The Artist Herself expands the genre’s definition by…

Anna Banana:

45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana

September 19, 2015 - September 19, 2015

By popular demand, we have extended this exhibition until January 10, 2016!

Curated by Michelle Jacques and Helen Marzolf (Director, Open Space Art Society) | Ker, Centennial and LAB Galleries | Organized by the AGGV in collaboration with the Open Space Art Society

A distinctive voice in the fields of conceptual, performance and mail-art, Anna Banana is a pioneer of…

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar’s Studio

August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015

Curated by Barry Till | Founders Gallery

One of the most interesting features of traditional Chinese culture is the people’s love of and reverence for of all things related to art and literature, especially the various paraphernalia and materials associated with the scholar’s studio. The typical scholar’s studio of the past would have been strewn with such articles as…

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