Bread and Butter Tiles

You are invited to Bread and Butter Tiles Open Studio Day. Take the opportunity to see a working studio space where handmade ceramic tiles, garden ceramic and mosaics are designed and made.

Bread and Butter Tiles 3rd Annual Open Studio

Bread and Butter Tiles Studio
940 Dunsmuir Rd, Victoria

Cost: FREE

11:00 AM

You are invited to Bread and Butter Tiles Open Studio Day. Take the opportunity to see a working studio space where handmade ceramic tiles, garden ceramic and mosaics are designed and made. Help create this year\’s open studio mosaic. Meet guest artist Teri Bennett and see her current works in pastels. There will be music, sketching and inspiration.

Ikebana Workshop with Amanda Gaunt

Join us at Legacy Downtown for a beginner ikebana workshop and learn the Basic Upright Style Moribana, one of two styles that are the foundation for all Japanese flower arranging.

Ikebana Workshop with Amanda Gaunt

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
630 Yates Street

$35 p/person

Join us at Legacy Downtown for a beginner ikebana workshop and learn the Basic Upright Style Moribana, one of two styles that are the foundation for all Japanese flower arranging.

The workshop will take place amid the beautiful watercolour paintings of Victoria wildflowers by Elizabeth Duer—Gyokusho.. Container, kenzan and plant materials will be provided so you can continue to create beautiful arrangements at home.

Please bring a pair of clippers and a bag to carry the container and kenzan. Amanda Gaunt is a teacher in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She studied in Japan for more than 12 years.

Please email or call to register. legacy@uvic.ca

Artist in Gallery: Cindy Mochizuki

Join Vancouver based artist Cindy Mochizuki in a collective embroidery and listening experience focusing on the historical and contemporary racialized experiences of women of Japanese Canadian and Japanese descent in British Columbia.

Artist in Gallery: Cindy Mochizuki

Legacy Art Gallery downtown
630 Yates Street

4:00 PM

Cost: $0

Join Vancouver based artist Cindy Mochizuki in a collective embroidery and listening experience focusing on the historical and contemporary racialized experiences of women of Japanese Canadian and Japanese descent in British Columbia. Mochizuki’s project responds to the Legacy Gallery’s current exhibition Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokushō 玉蕉.

Family Sundays at the AGGV

This Family Sunday we are delighted that Saraya Hot Bread, husband and wife team, will be our special guests!

Family Sundays at the AGGV

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Feb 17, 2-4PM | Family, Food and Friends

This Family Sunday we are delighted that Saraya Hot Bread, husband and wife team, will be our special guests!

Ibrahim Hajibrahim and Ranim Khochkar created their food business soon after arriving in Victoria as refugees from Syria a few years ago. Their company, Saraya, is named after Khochkar’s family’s village. Come enjoy a taste of traditional Syrian foods, and gather as the extended Family Sunday family, that we are. Ibrahim’s mother will also be joining us, to share a crocheting activity.

Family Sunday is an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians.

Programs taking place at the Gallery are included with admission *OR* purchase a family membership for only $75 and receive unlimited Gallery admission and discounts! Alternatively, you can enjoy this event at the Gallery with your: Library Family Access Pass, Warm Welcome Pass for Newcomers and/or discounted admission with your membership to one of many partner organizations (RBCM and VAG for example).

Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts

This ongoing project is a curated pairing of artists and legal thinkers, working in conversation with each other to create art and written work about Indigenous laws and the opportunities for their dynamic expression as part of Canadian society.

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
630 Yates Street, Victoria BC, V8W 1K9
09/29/2018 – 12/22/2018

This exhibition is a celebration of Indigenous Laws as expressed through art. This ongoing project is a curated pairing of artists and legal thinkers, working in conversation with each other to create art and written work about Indigenous laws and the opportunities for their dynamic expression as part of Canadian society. The Testify project invites dialogue that puts the idea of reconciliation into practice. It creates a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to dream a way forward, which respects and reflects the diversity, strength and hope embodied within Indigenous traditions. The goal of Testify is to change the way society thinks about law and to challenge the absence of Indigenous laws in the landscape. Image: Nadya Kwandibens, Re:turning Home, film still, 2016.

Art Fest

Come to the free Art Fest at Eagle Creek Village from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, September 16. Fun for the whole family!

Vote for your favourite local art for a chance to win a prize pack valued at $500+

Art Fest

September 16, 2018

11 am – 3 pm

Eagle Creek Village
29 Helmcken Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 5G5

Free event!

Website: www.eaglecreekvlg.com/

Come to the free Art Fest at Eagle Creek Village from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, September 16. Fun for the whole family!

  • Vote for your favourite local art for a chance to win a prize pack valued at $500+
  • Live music with Knacker’s Yard
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Face-painting
  • Balloon-twisting
  • Bouncy castle
  • Free art kit for the first 100 kids ages 12 and under. Limited quantities available.

Don’t miss out on this event to learn about art and develop your creative skills!

Event will be held rain or shine.

Event hosted by Eagle Creek Village, presented by The Town of View Royal, and supported by West Shore Arts Council.

One Wave Gathering 2018

Enjoy authentic indigenous cuisine with the Songhees Seafood and Steam food truck, and browse the village of local artisans, artists, and NGOs working on Pacific issues.

On September 15th at Centennial Square, we welcome you to join our 11th annual One Wave Gathering Pacific arts and culture celebration. This free event from 12:00-6:00 pm features North and South Pacific presentations, dance, art, and music including slack key guitarist Anela Kahiamoe! Enjoy authentic indigenous cuisine with the Songhees Seafood and Steam food truck, and browse the village of local artisans, artists, and NGOs working on Pacific issues.

 

Art Battle Victoria – August 10, 2018

We are stoked to be back at the Victoria Event Centre to begin a brand new season of Art Battle!
12 incredible painters will battle the clock and each other with audience vote determining the winner & all the original artwork will be available via silent auction as well! Join us for this wonderful evening of creativity and community!Paintings will be available via silent auction at bid.artbattle.com*All Victoria AB events are ALL AGES with a 19+ bar.
*Follow along on Instagram @ArtBattleVictoria

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 integratearts.ca .

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 https://aggv.ca

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Skimming the Water: Paddle Exhibition

In an artistic context, Northwest Coast paddles have evolved from tradition and function into a method for artists to interpret their style onto a truly unique ‘canvas’. This exhibition pairs emerging artists alongside renowned artists, in an attempt to examine the contemporary art form.

In an artistic context, Northwest Coast paddles have evolved from tradition and function into a method for artists to interpret their style onto a truly unique ‘canvas’. This exhibition pairs emerging artists alongside renowned artists, in an attempt to examine the contemporary art form.