Art Gallery of Greater Victoria August Events

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in August

Art Gallery of Greater VictoriaVictoria, BC – August brings innovative programs to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria offering opportunities to experience art in a variety of ways; including the AGGV’s first ever art event in Port Renfrew and a workshop for young writers.

The fourth installment of OFFSITE | INSIGHT, a Gallery series offering a range of offsite programs connecting with local communities, environments, and artists from the region,  launches on Aug. 12 at Port Renfrew Elementary School.  SupernaturalArt, Technology and the Forest artist Leila Sujir, will be screening her work, Forest Breath: A Portrait In Progress, a 3D stereoscopic video installation filmed with an IMAX rig with two Sony F65 8k cameras in the south Walbran. The free screening, which begins at 2:00 p.m., is an opportunity to experience an innovative work in development, to meet the artist, and to contribute insights towards a broader understanding of these unique forests.

Tuesday, Aug.7 is the admission by donation day this month, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Chief Curator, Michelle Jacques, will offer at tour of Picturing The Giants: The Changing Landscapes of Emily Carr at 2 p.m.

Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is also open to all with admission by donation evenings, with Slegg Building Materials matching every donation made on Thursday evenings until the end of the month.

Young writers are invited to attend a new learning camp, Using Art as a Stimulus for Writing: Young Writers Summer Workshop for high school aged youth.  Offered in collaboration with the University of Victoria Writing Department with instructors Annabel Howard, University of Victoria Writing Instructor, and Sherry Willing, Education Coordinator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

The camp takes place at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from Aug 14 to 169:30 a.m. to Noon, and focuses on thinking, talking, and writing about how art can reflect and shape our world.

The cost is $25.00.

On Saturday Aug. 25, the 12th Annual Integrate Arts Festival Art Crawl includes free admission to the Gallery. It’s a great opportunity to see the AGGV’s current exhibitions and engage with artists from the Art Rental and Sales program who will be on site providing demonstrations of their work. For more information visit .

The Massey Sales Gallery’s Summer Small Works Show & Sale runs until August 30, with a variety of pieces from local artists still available for purchase.

For more information on the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria visit

You may also like Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs at the Royal BC Museum

International ancient Egypt exhibition opens May 18

Egypt: The Time of PharaohsVICTORIA, BC—The Royal BC Museum is opening the highly anticipated exhibition, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, on Friday, May 18.

Drawn from the collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums, the exhibition makes its North American debut in Victoria and will be on view untilDecember 31, 2018. Artifacts have been carefully selected from four key ancient Egyptian collections: the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, Gustav Lübcke Museum in Hamm and University Museum of Aberdeen.

Thanks to new archaeological findings, Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs provides a detailed and often very personal overview of life for the average ancient Egyptian.

“Much of what we know and see of ancient Egypt we owe to the vision and work of generations of archaeologists from all over the world,” said Royal BC Museum CEO Prof. Jack Lohman. “Their efforts contribute to our knowledge of a civilization that marks the dawn of the human spirit.”

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs starts with the Nile, whose fertile beds allowed the civilization to grow and flourish, before delving into the complex religion and death rituals. The exhibition showcases the most impressive and intriguing Pharaohs, along with information about the scribes and writing that enabled their empires.

This depiction of an immensely conservative society, riven by tensions between the royal society and the periphery, is illustrated with more than 300 original artifacts. A 12th dynasty wooden tomb with rare illustrations and texts, on loan from University Museum of Aberdeen will impress Egyptologists and amateur enthusiasts alike. Another highlight is a sculpture of the head of Hatshepsut, a female Pharaoh, from her temple complex at Deir El Bahari.

Families will enjoy this interactive exhibition with lots to touch, play with and learn. Kids will be able to check out scale-model replicas of famous pyramid complexes, play games and experience cutting-edge multimedia.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Royal BC Museum Foundation and the Francis Kermode Group (the Royal BC Museum’s patrons’ group). The exhibition’s MarketingPartner is Tourism Victoria and its Media Sponsor is Global BC. The exhibition is produced by Lokschuppen, Museums Partner and the Royal BC Museum, with production partners and lenders: University Museum of Aberdeen, Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim, Egyptian Museum Berlin (Agyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung) and Gustav Lübcke Museum Hamm.

A complementary film, Mysteries of Egypt, will play at the IMAX Victoria Theatre for the duration of the exhibition.

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Supernatural Art, Technology and the Forest


Art, Technology and the Forest

MAY 19, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 – Art Gallery of Great Victoria

Supernatural Art, Technology and the ForestSupernatural Art, Technology and the Forest: Twentieth century photography has made an important contribution to constructing the idea of the forest as natural heritage, promoting the beauty of national parks and forest landscapes. However, contemporary artists, drawing on this legacy, and working with new photo-based technologies, are bringing a critical lens to this history of representation.

Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest features contemporary photo and video-based work by artists working in British Columbia who are using technology to consider the idea of the forest as a social and cultural artefact. The exhibition explores how photographic technologies have mediated and shaped our relationship to forests and forest ecologies; and how computer generated imaging and 3D technologies are suggesting the need for a new approach to our relationship with the trees.

Featuring artists Mike McLean, Kelly Richardson, Carol Sawyer, Sandra Semchuk, Sandra Semchuk and Ayumi Goto, Dan Siney, Trudi Lynn Smith, Leila Sujir, and Ian Wallace.

Public Open House | Admission by Donation
Curated by Haema Sivanesan | Founders, Centennial, Ker, Drury & Lab Galleries

For more info click here


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Colwood Seaside Festival 2017 SUNDAY #yyjevents @COOKEILIDH @FortRoddFisgard

Join the City of Colwood and Parks Canada for a day of heritage fun at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, including:

TD Art Gallery Paint-In celebrates 30 years @artgalleryvic #yyjevents

Victoria, BC -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 public. This year, the thirtieth annual TD Art Gallery Paint-In promises more art, more food and more fun than ever before.

Mark the calendar for Saturday, July 15. The AGGV opens at 10:00 a.m., the street will be hopping from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the fun will continue in the Family-friendly Beer Garden until 9:00 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to support this fantastic community event, which helps people build connections and strengthens the communities where we live and work,” says Dave Golen, District Vice President, TD Bank Group. “We look forward to celebrating this special anniversary and taking part in this continued fun-filled tradition.” Continue reading “TD Art Gallery Paint-In celebrates 30 years @artgalleryvic #yyjevents”

Short Circuit & CineSpark Launch April 6th @Cinevic #yyjarts

Join us Thursday April 6 at the Atrium for the launch of Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Film Festival and CINE⚡️SPARK script competition! After expanding the festival from Pacific Northwest to the entire Pacific Rim, we received a record number of submissions! Find out which selections will be screening at the 5th annual short film festival taking place May 12-14, and experience live readings of five short screenplays vying for a $10,000 production package. Presented by CineVic. Continue reading “Short Circuit & CineSpark Launch April 6th @Cinevic #yyjarts”

CineVic Lounge + Open House March 31 @cinevic #yyjarts

The last Friday of every month is dedicated to hanging out with you. This month we’re opening our doors a bit longer and inviting the entire community to check out our “new” digs on Yates Street in Odeon Alley!

CineVic hosts a full slate of filmmaking workshops throughout the year along with recurring programs such as CINESPARK, Film Festivus, Short Circuit Film Festival, and our popular monthly “CineVic Lounge” social, which was standing-room-only last month for a 360° VR film premiere. Continue reading “CineVic Lounge + Open House March 31 @cinevic #yyjarts”

Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival #yyjarts @PaperStTheatre

Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival

Venue Intrepid Theatre
Address 430 Arnold Ave

Date of Event 04/25/2017
Time of event 08:00 PM
Price (CAD) 15.00

Event Website

Details The Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival is back! We’re following up last year’s sold-out success with a festival celebrating the most innovative improvised theatre from across North America. Continue reading “Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival #yyjarts @PaperStTheatre”

Burlesque Uncensored April 22 Metro Theatre #yyjarts @intrepidtheatre

Burlesque Uncensored

Venue Metro Studio Theatre
Address 1411 Quadra Street

Date of Event 04/22/2017
Time of event 08:00 PM
Price (CAD) 20.00

Event Website

Details IT’S BACK!!!! Welcome to the second annual Burlesque Uncensored Get ready to enjoy burlesque the way you’ve never seen it before. We’re bringing a series of political, edgy, subversive, artistic and thought provoking performances that will challenge your pre conceived notions of what burlesque is. I am pleased to say that every single performer in this lineup brings something unique, genuine and beautiful to the stage. Continue reading “Burlesque Uncensored April 22 Metro Theatre #yyjarts @intrepidtheatre”