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October 2, 2017

AGGV offer rainy (and sunny!) day activities for all this October

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to bring two new exhibitions to town this October as well as a number of exhibition...

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June 29, 2017

Celebrate art at the AGGV during July

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is open from noon until 5:00 p.m. on July 1 and with Canada Day upon us it’s a...

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June 28, 2017

TD Art Gallery Paint In celebrates 30 years

It’s been three decades since the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria had the idea to hold an outdoor community arts event free to the...

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June 27, 2017

Three new faces join Art Gallery of Greater Victoria board

The Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are pleased to announce three new members, whom were elected to the board...

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May 26, 2017

Exhibition openings and events keep AGGV hopping this June

A busy month at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria gets started with a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the...

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May 25, 2017

New Photo Exhibition Reveals Life in Cumberland Before WWII

In 1942, more than 20,000 Japanese Canadians living on the west coast were rounded up by a racist and xenophobic government and interned in...

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May 19, 2017

AGGV exhibition imagines artist Lee Nam, Emily Carr’s contemporary

Who was Lee Nam and how did he and Emily Carr become friends? The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents a new exhibition on...

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April 3, 2017

April Happenings at the AGGV

It’s not just the Easter Bunny that is busy this month, the AGGV is hopping with a host of spring-inspired activities for everyone.

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March 1, 2017

AGGV blooming with events all March

Outside, the cherry blossoms are brightening Moss Street, and inside the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), the galleries are bustling with special events...

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February 8, 2017

Moving Forward by Looking Back: The First 30 Years of Collecting at the AGGV

As the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria moves towards the construction of The Next Gallery, a new exhibition, Moving Forward by Looking Back –...

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February 6, 2017

AGGV 2017 Associate Lecture Series

Dr. Daniel Mato is returning to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria for his popular Sunday Art Lectures Series, presented by the Gallery Associates...

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February 1, 2017

AGGV Turns Up the Funk in February

At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), the party gets started with the AGGV’s first Urbanite event of the year on February 3....

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January 5, 2017

Life with Clay

The life’s work of two world renowned Victoria potters will be the focus of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s first exhibition of 2017....

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January 4, 2017

AGGV Tanabe Prize

Jon Tupper, Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria announced today that the inaugural Tanabe Prize for British Columbia painters has been awarded...

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December 1, 2016

Holiday Happenings at the AGGV

While the kids are off school and the relatives are in town, December at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria offers peace and joy...

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November 23, 2016

Audain Foundation Pledges $2 Million to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Next Gallery

British Columbia philanthropist Michael Audain, through the Audain Foundation, has pledged $2 million to support the expansion plans of the Art Gallery of Greater...

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November 1, 2016

AGGV welcomes Syrian refugees through family art program

Art brings people together and helps create community. That’s one of the reasons the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria felt strongly about ensuring recent...

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November 1, 2016

Special events fill the AGGV this month

Come in, warm up and get a major dose of art at the AGGV this month. Check out the current exhibitions and take advantage...

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October 17, 2016

AGGV exhibition demonstrates how art makes knowledge

Experimental West Coast artists are behind a thoughtful new exhibition opening at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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October 7, 2016

Thankful for art at the AGGV this October

With two new exhibitions, a host of ongoing shows and a number of special events, including Family Sunday and the adults-only Urbanite, the Art...

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September 9, 2016

Art + Fare 2

For the finest in local cuisine, drink, music and art, get your ticket now for Art + Fare 2.

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September 9, 2016

September ushers in new AGGV exhibition and events

September marks new schools for youth, a changing of the season and it brings a host of events to the Art Gallery of Greater...

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August 10, 2016

AGGV house tour tickets on sale August 20

A mix of renovations and new builds, six custom homes are throwing open their doors for the day.

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July 28, 2016

Enjoy art this August at the AGGV

Any day in August is a good day to roam the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV).

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July 6, 2016

Renowned Curator Barry Till leads AGGV groups to Japan and Iran

This fall a lucky group of art lovers from Victoria will touch down in Tokyo and set out to explore gardens, temples, palaces, castles...

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July 4, 2016

Annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In bigger and greener this year

Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor art event is back and bigger than ever. In addition to even more artists this year, the TD Art Gallery...

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June 28, 2016

Four new faces join Art Gallery of Greater Victoria board

The Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are pleased to announce four new members, whom were elected to the board...

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June 8, 2016

The AGGV gets Kinky this Summer

Ancient erotic images will be the subject of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s newest exhibition, Kinky, Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images.

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May 31, 2016

What to see and do at the AGGV in June

June is a famously busy month and it’s definitely the case at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) where every day offers something...

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May 24, 2016

AGGV’s Summer Exhibition to Examine Pacific Rim Trade Through Video Art

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s major summer exhibition turns an artistic lens on trans-Pacific trade, examining how trade shapes social relations across the...

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May 2, 2016

May happenings at the AGGV

This month is your chance to register for summer art classes, check out the latest exhibitions and have fun with the family.

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March 1, 2016

March happenings at the AGGV

The air on Moss Street is not just alive with cherry blossoms—the street is home to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and it...

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February 18, 2016

Major bequest for Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Received from Estate of Rosita LeSueur Tovell

Late Victoria art lover and philanthropist Rosita LeSueur Tovell (1919-2014) has bequeathed $1.1 million to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to support the...

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February 1, 2016

Fall in love with art at the AGGV all February

Whether it’s a unique Valentine’s date you’re after or an art fix to brighten a case of the winter blahs, the AGGV has a...

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January 22, 2016

AGGV’s popular art lecture series returns in February

If you’re an enthusiast of modern art who would like to learn more about it, or if it leaves you feeling a little dumbfounded,...

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January 8, 2016

The AGGV adds Art to Your Life for the New Year

Add art to your life in 2016 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Make sure to plan a visit this January, the AGGV...

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January 7, 2016

Victoria, bring your antiques to the roadshow

You already know the sentimental value, but if you’d like to know how much your antiques are really worth, the Art Gallery of Greater...

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November 19, 2015

The AGGV decks the halls for three festive events

This year, Christmas gets (even) gayer at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. The AGGV and Intrepid Theatre are teaming up to present a...

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September 24, 2015

The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists makes AGGV first stop in Western Canada

Opening October 2 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists, is making Victoria its first...

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September 22, 2015

Art + Fare – A Celebration of Local Food, Drink, Music and Art

The historic Union Club of British Columbia is hosting an evening of local food, drink, music and art in support of the Art Gallery...

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September 9, 2015

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria goes bananas with major fall exhibition

It is full circle for Victoria-born artist Anna Banana; the artist will return to her stomping grounds to celebrate the opening of a major...

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August 18, 2015

AGGV House Tour tickets on sale for 2015

Are you ever curious about how other people live? Then don’t miss your chance to lawfully peek around six beautiful Greater Victoria homes.

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August 5, 2015

AGGV Exhibition Showcases Chinese artifacts

Traditional Chinese culture treasures all things related to the scholar’s studio, where most of the nation’s art and literature were created.

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July 7, 2015

TD Art Gallery Paint-In is better than ever for 2015

Vancouver Island’s largest outdoor art event is gearing up for its 28th year. The TD Art Gallery Paint-In will be held on Saturday, July...

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June 24, 2015

New Members Join Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Board

Five new board members were elected to the Board of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at the Gallery’s AGM this month.

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June 23, 2015

AGGV mounts David Milne exhibition

David Milne may have been overshadowed by the Group of Seven early in his career, but his work eventually gained world-wide recognition—acclaimed American art...

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June 2, 2015

Jock Macdonald will be AGGV’s largest exhibition of 2015

He was a pioneer of abstract painting in Canada and an exceptional teacher. He influenced generations of artists. His stunning landscapes are national treasures....

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May 11, 2015

Ancient Buddhist arts from Asia on display at AGGV

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is showcasing two-thousand years of Buddhist art, creating a stunning portrait of one of the world’s great religions.

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April 29, 2015

YYJ brings the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to travellers

For more than a decade the Victoria Airport has displayed local artwork, and now they’ve teamed with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to...

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April 21, 2015

AGGV brings games and gaming exhibition to Victoria

Get ready to play. AGGV is hosting Free Play, a fully hands-on exhibition of games that puts an unexpected spin on classics such as...

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April 13, 2015

AGGV invites you to experience Japan—on either side of the Pacific

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese art in North America, and what better way to...

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April 7, 2015

AGGV welcomes new curator

Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to announce that Haema Sivanesan is bringing her exceptional curatorial and arts...

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March 16, 2015

AGGV brings a taste of Tokyo to Victoria this spring

Victoria, BC—Springtime in Victoria is reminiscent of another city on a beautiful, large Pacific Ocean island—Tokyo. The cities both seemingly wake from winter with...

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March 2, 2015

Associates Art Tour: Art is at the heart of Santa Fe

AGGV tour heading to Santa Fe for culture, cuisine and sun. At the heart of Santa Fe is art, which is why the Associates...

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January 30, 2015

Marimekko brightens up Victoria

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Marimekko comes to Victoria, with love. The vibrant exhibition looks at the heyday of Marimekko, the Finnish textile...

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January 15, 2015

In Another Place, And Here Contemporary photography exhibition opens at AGGV

How much of who you are is shaped by where you live? This is the question that inspired two curators at the Art Gallery...

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January 8, 2015

A Study in Contrast at the AGGV

The Grosvenor School of Art in London, England offered a rare education in European avant-garde art practices during its operating years from 1925 to...

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January 7, 2015

Art history lecture series takes a look at modern art

If expanding your knowledge of art history is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has your ticket.

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January 1, 2015

AGGV looks at language with first exhibition of 2015

The first exhibition of 2015 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria considers the use of language in English and in Spanish. Definiciones (Definitions)...

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November 3, 2014

Tell Santa: Inaugural Winter Market and Christmas Small Works Sale at the AGGV this month

If there is an art lover on your Christmas list, the AGGV is the place to shop this November. The gallery is offering their...

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October 28, 2014

Japanese Print Exhibition Opens at AGGV

The finest and most comprehensive collection of Japanese shin hanga in Canada will be on display at the Art Gallery of Victoria in an...

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October 16, 2014

Chinese Export Paintings Depict 19th Century China at AGGV

Beginning this month, you can see China through the eyes of a 19th century Westerner at an exhibition of nearly 100 Chinese export paintings....

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October 8, 2014

Conversations with Lucie Rie

How incredibly compelling a conversation with famed potter Lucie Rie would have been! Rie, whose life story is as awe-inspiring as her work, will...

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September 15, 2014

AGGV Offers Free Admission to Children and Youth

Beginning Sept. 16, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will offer free admission to children and youth, ages 6-17, while BC schools remain closed.

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September 12, 2014

Video artist Hiraki Sawa creates imaginary worlds at the AGGV

London-based video artist Hiraki Sawa has been garnering international attention, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is proud to present Canada’s first comprehensive...

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September 4, 2014

Emily Carr and the Young Generation

In her own words, Emily Carr said she had nothing in common with her own generation and much more in common with the young...

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August 25, 2014

hitchBOT Extends Stay in Victoria

Canada’s favourite hitchhiking robot, hitchBOT has decided to lengthen its stay in Victoria with an extended visit to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria....

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August 6, 2014

Beautiful homes, gardens and art await you

Act fast if you want to spend a glorious September Sunday visiting five of Victoria’s most beautiful homes and gardens—each one hosting a local...

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July 29, 2014

Anthony Thorn, supporter of the arts, passes away

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is saddened to share the news that Victoria artist and philanthropist Anthony Thorn has passed away. The masterful...

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July 9, 2014

Vancouver Island`s largest outdoor art event back for 27th year

Craving more art in your life? One of the City of Victoria’s Signature events, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In is back for its twenty-seventh...

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July 2, 2014

New Members Join Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Board

Former View Royal Mayor Bill Camden and Dentist Dr. David Zaparinuk were elected to the Board of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at...

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June 23, 2014

Prized Kimonos on Display at the AGGV

Even the untrained eye can see kimonos are great works of art, but to the trained eye, each kimono tells a story. This summer,...

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June 12, 2014

Dana Claxton’s Indian Candy comes to Victoria

Acclaimed Canadian artist Dana Claxton is bringing her eye-catching and thoughtprovoking series, Indian Candy to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this summer. Opening June...

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May 27, 2014

Everything nice—and everything else—at the AGGV Girls exhibition

Images of girls and young women are everywhere, and they can affect the way we think about girls themselves, as well as their roles...

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May 6, 2014

Take a Step Through the Looking at the AGGV

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria invites visitors to take a step through the reflecting glass into a backwards world for this summer’s exhibition,...

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April 15, 2014

Experience India and Sri Lanka at the AGGV and in Person

Victoria, BC—Travel back in time to India five-hundred years ago through a special lecture at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Thursday, April...

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April 2, 2014

Multiplicity of the Singularity stretches the senses at the AGGV

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Multiplicity of the Singularity, an exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist and filmmaker Kika Thorne.

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March 31, 2014

Experience Nature through the Eyes of Chinese Landscape Painters at the AGGV

Landscapes have been the most popular object of Chinese painting during the last fifteen hundred years, and you can see a stunning collection at...

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March 17, 2014

Anthony Thorn: Alchemist | Show and Sale Benefits AGGV Redevelopment

Anthony Thorn’s work has been exhibited with galleries throughout North America, Mexico, and the Canary Islands, and included in corporate and public collections --...

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March 14, 2014

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Appoints BC Architects to Revamp Moss Street Gallery

Plans for the revamped Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are on the drawing board. Director of the AGGV, Jon Tupper, announced today that LWPAC...

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February 28, 2014

Uncover the Stories Behind the Stories at the AGGV

Have you ever wondered about the female god with many arms who is depicted in paintings around town? Or, what the pair of lion...

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February 28, 2014

Calling all Antique and Auction Fans To the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

You already know the sentimental value, but if you’d like to know how much your grandmother's heirlooms are really worth, the Art Gallery of...

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January 20, 2014

Major gift for Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Redevelopment Received from Anthony Thorn

Victoria artist Anthony Thorn has gifted $ 2.5 million to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to support the Gallery’s planned redevelopment of its...

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January 10, 2014

Carole Sabiston: Everything Below All of the Above

The work of celebrated Canadian artist Carole Sabiston, one of our country’s leading textile artists, will be the subject of a new restrospective exhibition...

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