Arts and culture

Peter Crema and Harmony Gray (from left), past participants of the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Code Switching teen art group, at work in ArtLab in 2019. The NAG will be expanding the space thanks to a $75,000 arts infrastructure program grant. (Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre receive new arts infrastructure funding

Province announces recipients of funding through B.C. Arts Council program

 

From left to right; Jessica Kelly; Allaina Moore; Ben Rosnau; and Isaiah McAleese. Members of the ECHO Players Youth Group after they performed ‘Words, Words, Words’ by David Ives, in May 2019. (submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach youth theatre group looks at more livestream performances in 2021

Members stay active during pandemic with playwriting competitions and online play readings

 

The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Auction action encouraged for much-needed Chemainus Theatre support

Less than a week left to make bids on unique items for Christmas

 

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)

Qualicum Beach painter Deb Peters discusses the power of art

‘If you’re given the ability to create something, you need to pass it on to people’

Qualicum Beach artist Deb Peters at the Gallery at the Qualicum Art Supply, Nov. 30 (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nuu-chah-nulth language champion Tim Masso holds his Rainy Coast Arts Award. (Jessie Masso photo)

Vancouver Island brothers receive 2020 Rainy Coast Arts Award

Tla-o-qui-aht’s Masso and Wenstob share Pacific Rim Arts Society honour

Nuu-chah-nulth language champion Tim Masso holds his Rainy Coast Arts Award. (Jessie Masso photo)
The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)

Nominations open for Victoria’s 2021 Youth Poet Laureate

Honourary one-year term reserved for region’s emerging poets

The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)
2020 Arts Alive sculpture Counterpoise by Richard Young is now on display in Haynes Park along Beach Drive. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Voting now ready for Oak Bay’s Arts Alive 2020 sculptures

Audio and written descriptions posted for all 10 sculptures

2020 Arts Alive sculpture Counterpoise by Richard Young is now on display in Haynes Park along Beach Drive. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
There won’t be any in-person tours of the Haig-Brown House during the Art+Earth Festival this year. But the Museum at Campbell River will be releasing video tours of the property over the festival weekend. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Art+Earth Festival gets growing this weekend

Find out what events are in-person and what’s happening online

There won’t be any in-person tours of the Haig-Brown House during the Art+Earth Festival this year. But the Museum at Campbell River will be releasing video tours of the property over the festival weekend. File photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
(We Will Always Remember) by Coral Shaughnessy-Moon.

Kingcome artist wins contest at Museum of Anthropology

Coral Shaughnessy-Moon’s design will be sold on t-shirts at the museum and online

(We Will Always Remember) by Coral Shaughnessy-Moon.
Sue Macartney of Oak Bay published her first children’s book in June. (Courtesy of Sue Macartney)
Sue Macartney of Oak Bay published her first children’s book in June. (Courtesy of Sue Macartney)
TOSH is open again after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
TOSH is open again after being closed due to COVID-19. (File photo)
A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)

Poetry contest started for Vancouver Island poets

“We’re such a unique group,” says founder on why she wanted to start the collective

A new poetry collective has been started on Vancouver Island. (Robert Garlington image)
The Sid Williams Theatre is receiving some funding for livestream programming. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Courtenay theatre gets support for livestream ‘hybrid’ shows this year

Island Coastal Economic Trust funds help Sid Williams Theatre with infrastructure, training

The Sid Williams Theatre is receiving some funding for livestream programming. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) board members Kathryn Fudge (left), Sheryl Parsons and Niki Green are packing up the remainder of the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. Their operation has come to an end due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood art centre shuts its doors indefinitely

Board members look for new location when feasible, continue online

Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI) board members Kathryn Fudge (left), Sheryl Parsons and Niki Green are packing up the remainder of the Coast Collective Art Centre in Colwood. Their operation has come to an end due to the pandemic. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online

Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online

Celebration of singular theatre presents shows, streaming performances, free artist talks

  • Apr 27, 2020
Intrepid takes excitement of UNO Fest online
A screengrab of the virtual tour at the Nature Gallery shows the coloured dots where visitors can ‘stand’ to see the gallery. (batemanfoundation.org)

Victoria’s Bateman gallery goes online to bring nature, art into homes

Bateman Foundation collaborates with Black Press Media for the Mental Health Resource Guide.

A screengrab of the virtual tour at the Nature Gallery shows the coloured dots where visitors can ‘stand’ to see the gallery. (batemanfoundation.org)
Calling all artists: Time to put on your creative thinking cap

Calling all artists: Time to put on your creative thinking cap

City of Victoria now accepting submissions for three public art installation programs

  • Mar 14, 2019
Calling all artists: Time to put on your creative thinking cap
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria director Jon Tupper and Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare gathered in 2018 for a funding announcement relating to the Next Gallery Project expansion. The province this week announced a three-year, $15 million funding boost for the BC Arts Council, which provides operating grants to organizations including the Art Gallery. Don Descoteau/Black Press

BC Arts Council receives another funding boost in 2019 provincial budget

Greater Victoria arts organizations helped in latest round of operating assistance grants

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria director Jon Tupper and Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Lisa Beare gathered in 2018 for a funding announcement relating to the Next Gallery Project expansion. The province this week announced a three-year, $15 million funding boost for the BC Arts Council, which provides operating grants to organizations including the Art Gallery. Don Descoteau/Black Press
The Bowker Creek Brush-Up Art Show and Sale runs Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Since 2005, this annual art show hosts 40+ artists displaying, demonstrating and selling their art. Set up along beautiful Bowker Creek, people can peruse art while listening to music, enjoying refreshments from the charity BBQ, and watching demonstrations by featured international artists. (Submitted photo)

Oak Bay Arts and Culture Week expands to a fortnight

Free festival from Aug. 9 to 23 highlights cultural vibrancy

The Bowker Creek Brush-Up Art Show and Sale runs Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Since 2005, this annual art show hosts 40+ artists displaying, demonstrating and selling their art. Set up along beautiful Bowker Creek, people can peruse art while listening to music, enjoying refreshments from the charity BBQ, and watching demonstrations by featured international artists. (Submitted photo)
Friends and colleagues of Greater Victoria philanthropist and arts patron Eric Charman began a bursary fund in his name last year for students at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. The goal is to see the fund grow to $1 million by Charman’s 90th birthday in 2022.  Photo by Hugo Wong

Charman’s name will live on through Victoria Conservatory of Music bursary fund

Iconic arts patron Eric Charman thrilled to see financial assistance fund growing

Friends and colleagues of Greater Victoria philanthropist and arts patron Eric Charman began a bursary fund in his name last year for students at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. The goal is to see the fund grow to $1 million by Charman’s 90th birthday in 2022.  Photo by Hugo Wong