Art & the West Coast Modern HomeJanuary 28, 2023 - May 14, 2023 Curated by Steven McNeil, Curator of Historical & Canadian Art
This exhibition highlights a selection of art and objects associated with West Coast modernism and the domestic interior from the mid twentieth-century. The works included come from the AGGV’s permanent collection as well as selected private collections. The exhibition considers these works of art as integral to the concept of modern living that developed in mid-century British Columbia, whether part of a fully integrated interior or simply objects made and enjoyed by artists and collectors active in the mid-20th century.
Indigenous Women's Activism and MediaNovember 19, 2022 - May 7, 2023 Curated by Gerry Ambers, Marianne Nicolson and Siku Allooloo
Throughout the generations, Indigenous women across Turtle Island have been at the heart of grassroots activism and resurgence. The role of women has been of vital importance since time immemorial – safeguarding homelands, nationhood, sovereignty, and culture – despite the shift towards patriarchy that started with colonization. Woven In celebrates the intergenerational continuum of grassroots leadership and anticolonial organizing led by women through advocacy, communications, artistry, and community initiatives.
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.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is proud to feature a spotlight on the 6th Annual Tanabe Prize for British Columbia painters exhibition 2022. Robert Burke was chosen for the prize as a mid-career artist and Rain Cabana-Boucher was chosen for the prize as an emerging artist.
Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, TanabeSeptember 17, 2022 - April 9, 2023 Curated by Bryce Kanbara, Guest Curator, Graham Gallery
An introduction to the work and importance of four nisei (second generation Japanese Canadian) artists who built practices which have become significant parts of Canadian art history – opening in conjunction with a city wide arts symposium organized by the National Association of Japanese Canadians.