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Current Exhibitions

6th Annual Tanabe Prize for BC Painters

September 29, 2022 - December 18, 2022 Curated by Jaimie Isaac, Chief Curator

In honour of NDTR the AGGV is featuring a series of work from Robert Burke (a recent recipient of the Tanabe Prize for BC painters) that reflects the artist’s own memories of attending residential school. We hope that this work will invite staff and visitors to reflect on how the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation commission report can be acted on in our own lives.

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Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe

September 17, 2022 - January 22, 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.

Maud Lewis

June 18, 2022 - October 30, 2022 Organized by McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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.


June 11, 2022 - November 20, 2022 Curated by Jaimie Isaac, Chief Curator

A show of visual bravura, this group exhibition presents ways and wills to be adorned and embellished with cultural traditions and a forecast of futurisms.

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