Message from Jon Tupper (former AGGV Director)
Dear members and supporters,
It is with mixed feelings that I write to you, as this will be my last message to members as Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Recently, I notified Chris Lawless, our Board President, of my intention to retire on April 2. I have been contemplating retirement for the past two years and with the break imposed on us by the COVID 19 pandemic it became clear to me that this was the right time for me to step away.
I have had 12 wonderful years at the AGGV, a great place to finish my 40 year career, a career that has taken me to Museums and Galleries across Canada. I have a great sense of pride in what we have accomplished at the Gallery during my time here, particularly in the work we have done to create inclusion and celebrate diversity in our operations, programs and exhibitions. It is only with the collaboration of staff, our board, volunteers and donors that we have been able to accomplish so much, as we bring art to life for our community.
I plan to continue to live in Victoria, at least part time and am looking forward to being able to spend more time with my wife, Ingrid Mary Percy, who teaches in the School of Fine Arts at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Thank you for all that you have done to make my time here interesting and enjoyable, the AGGV is blessed with an active, engaged membership and I have enjoyed getting to know many of you well during my time here.
I hope that our paths continue to cross in the coming months and years.
Jon Tupper, former AGGV Director
The Board of Directors of the AGGV have begun the search to find the Gallery’s next director.
For information about the position please contact: Barb Schimnowsky at Watson Inc. https://www.watsoninc.ca/team_member/barb/