Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria offers a rare glimpse into Asia's erotic history with "Kinky: Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images." more

Sep 4, 2016 8:04 PM PREVIEWS

The Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria announce four new members, elected to the board at the Gallery’s recent AGM. more

Jun 28, 2016 8:44 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Going behind the scenes in museums and galleries is always fascinating, especially for those with pack-rat tendencies and historical interests. Even small collections are worth many millions of dollars; a misstep could easily prove disastrous. more

Jan 7, 2016 9:53 PM ART APPRECIATION

Martha Eetak, "Amauti," around 1918

The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg, HBC Museum Collection, Photo: © The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

This nationally touring exhibition redefines the concept of “self-portrait” and simultaneously brings new importance to women’s traditional crafts, often overlooked by the art world. more

Sep 7, 2015 8:27 PM PREVIEWS

Anna Banana

Photo by Portia Priegert

I’m not sure what to expect when I go to meet Anna Banana. more

Aug 21, 2015 2:04 PM PREVIEWS

Beth Carter is the new curator at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. Her most recent post was at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, B.C. and more... more

Jun 8, 2015 1:34 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to announce that Haema Sivanesan is bringing her exceptional curatorial and arts experience to the Gallery. She will assume the newly created curator position on June 1, 2015. more

Apr 17, 2015 1:32 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

"In Another Place, And Here" brings together work by eight local, national and international artists. more

Jan 17, 2015 4:13 PM PREVIEWS

The ways that artists portray young females is at the heart of "Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection." more

Sep 14, 2014 9:41 PM PREVIEWS

Rebecca Jewell "Cockatoo and Crowned Pigeon"

Courtesy Alcheringa Gallery

Portia drops in on Victoria

I was knocked over by a feather recently when I did a quick tour through Victoria’s galleries. Well, several feathers, actually – the work of British artist Rebecca Jewell at Alcheringa. more

Jun 8, 2014 6:39 PM Editor At Large

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 Moss Street home. more

Jan 20, 2014 4:29 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

"back to the land" at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria showcases the homesteaders, artists, activists and architects of the Vancouver Island pottery scene of the 1970s and 80s. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Jon Tupper, Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to announce that Michelle Jacques has been named Chief Curator at the Gallery. She will assume her new position on October 22, 2012. more

Aug 22, 2012 2:55 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

In lush, large-scale panels, this Victoria painter draws on traditional Chinese technique to create something thoroughly contemporary more

Apr 30, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Like many museums in North America, Western Canada’s large public galleries were started with the collections of private donors. more

Dec 31, 2011 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Among the treasures stored online as part of the new joint venture — a video of William Kurelek’s basement art studio and a trailer for the re-mastered 1970 documentary William Kurelek’s "The Maze." more

Dec 31, 2011 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will undertake a curatorial project exploring the history of Aboriginal artists and artists of colour on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, part of the gallery’s first Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellowship. more

Dec 31, 2011 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

For western cities without much history to draw on, there’s been a trend to celebrate more recent histories, in art, architecture, design, and culture. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

As an exchange student in China in the 1970s, Barry Till covered the bare walls of his dorm room with an inexpensive and easily accessible form of art — the ubiquitous propaganda posters printed under the direction of Mao Zedong. more

Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM PREVIEWS



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