Visual Arts

Scott Gillies crafted this 3D chalk artwork outside Saanich municipal hall. (Colin Plant photo)

Saanich chalks up interactive 3D art in bid to defeat pandemic blues

Latest pop-up art requires just the right view to catch its best side

 

Peter Van Giesen, owner curator of Central Art Studio & Gallery in The Bay Centre. (Courtesy Central Art Studio & Gallery)

At the Galleries: Emily Carr and her influence highlight year-long showcase

Brilliant new artworks on display, inspired by light, colour and landscape

 

Ken Mizokoshi shared his images of items left behind in Nagasaki after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing by the U.S. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Greater Victoria photographer creates vivid story of Nagasaki bomb aftermath

Ken Mizokoshi’s collective work has been featured in Japan, New York City; Victoria could be next?

 

The Fearless Sisters Rising mural, located at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, was imagined and created by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt and the Sisters Rising network. (Courtesy University of Victoria)

Greater Victoria residents invited to blessing of Indigenous mural celebrating solidarity

University of Victoria library home to mural, ceremony streaming Friday, June 4

The Fearless Sisters Rising mural, located at the University of Victoria’s McPherson Library, was imagined and created by Indigenous artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt and the Sisters Rising network. (Courtesy University of Victoria)
Mural on the south side of Wildfire Bakery on Quadra Street, a project initiated in 1995 by local artist Peter Allen and others. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Mural styles in Victoria run the gamut

Create your own mural walking tour around the city

Mural on the south side of Wildfire Bakery on Quadra Street, a project initiated in 1995 by local artist Peter Allen and others. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria mural artists Joshua Lundrigan (from left) and Paul Archer join Rob Chyzowski, co-owner of Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner in front of an Archer-designed mural that went up on Thursday at the Inner Harbour restaurant. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Positivity rules with new outdoor mural from Victoria artist

Paul Archer teams with Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner for patio project

Victoria mural artists Joshua Lundrigan (from left) and Paul Archer join Rob Chyzowski, co-owner of Belleville’s Watering Hole and Diner in front of an Archer-designed mural that went up on Thursday at the Inner Harbour restaurant. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach potter Darrel Hancock celebrates 40 years in business

‘It’s wonderful to do what you love and make a living at it’

Ceramic artist Darrel Hancock working on a clay jug in his home studio in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Tomo Vranjes, a Greater Victoria musician and longtime fan of late rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, joins artist Paul Archer behind the latter’s Fort Street gallery. Archer, whose airbrushed paintings of rock greats have made him many connections in recent years, painted a likeness of Van Halen following the guitarist’s death last month from cancer. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria artist’s king-sized tribute to Eddie Van Halen draws on personal connection

Paul Archer had an up close and personal day with the legendary guitarist in 1980

Tomo Vranjes, a Greater Victoria musician and longtime fan of late rock guitar icon Eddie Van Halen, joins artist Paul Archer behind the latter’s Fort Street gallery. Archer, whose airbrushed paintings of rock greats have made him many connections in recent years, painted a likeness of Van Halen following the guitarist’s death last month from cancer. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. (Courtesy Open Space)

Victoria art gallery provides Open Space in an online way

View Chantal Gibson’s recent show on the web, hear Indigenous stories on Instagram starting Sunday

  • Apr 10, 2020
Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. (Courtesy Open Space)
Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. Courtesy Open Space

Victoria art gallery provides Open Space in an online way

View Chantal Gibson’s recent show on the web, hear Indigenous stories on Instagram starting Sunday

Chantal Gibson’s show, A Grammar of Loss, Studies in Erasure, closed early at Open Space due to COVID-19 restrictions, but you can view the show online through the gallery’s website and Facebook page. Courtesy Open Space
The annual Urbanite interactive art event at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, on this year March 20, is a great way to explore the galleries in a fun and social way and mingle with fellow art lovers. Photo by Cedar Coast Photo

Ring in spring with Art Gallery glamour

Annual Urbanite event March 20 offers customized beverages and music in an artful environment

  • Feb 18, 2020
The annual Urbanite interactive art event at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, on this year March 20, is a great way to explore the galleries in a fun and social way and mingle with fellow art lovers. Photo by Cedar Coast Photo
Satisfy your thirst for visual arts

Satisfy your thirst for visual arts

Variety of exhibitions ending Feb. 23 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • Feb 10, 2020
Satisfy your thirst for visual arts
Deborah Tilby, whose 4” x 6” watercolour work “Morning on Martindale” is shown here, is among the group of B.C. painters whose works will be shown during the Canadian Whisky Painters 2020 exhibition in February at the Coast Collective Gallery in Colwood. Painting by Deborah Tilby

Little paintings pack a whisky punch

Canadian Whisky Painters 2020 exhibition hosted by Coast Collective Gallery from Feb. 12-23

  • Feb 2, 2020
Deborah Tilby, whose 4” x 6” watercolour work “Morning on Martindale” is shown here, is among the group of B.C. painters whose works will be shown during the Canadian Whisky Painters 2020 exhibition in February at the Coast Collective Gallery in Colwood. Painting by Deborah Tilby
Coast Collective Gallery shows open the new year right

Coast Collective Gallery shows open the new year right

Instructors Showcase free exhibit kicks things off starting Jan. 2 in Colwood

Coast Collective Gallery shows open the new year right
A sculpture by Jesse Toso titled Mariel is one of the pieces that will be exhibited during OneTree 2019 at the Robert Bateman Gallery of Nature beginning Nov. 16. (Courtesy Bateman Centre)

Nearly 80 incredible artists, one extraordinary Vancouver Island tree

Bateman gallery’s OneTree 2019 honours the life of a single, tree salvaged from the Chemainus Valley

  • Nov 19, 2019
A sculpture by Jesse Toso titled Mariel is one of the pieces that will be exhibited during OneTree 2019 at the Robert Bateman Gallery of Nature beginning Nov. 16. (Courtesy Bateman Centre)
Victoria artist Blu Smith’s art evolves, as he does

Victoria artist Blu Smith’s art evolves, as he does

From pop art to realism to abstract and more, successful artist follows his muse

  • Nov 13, 2019
Victoria artist Blu Smith’s art evolves, as he does
Time to get connected at Coast Collective

Time to get connected at Coast Collective

Monica Reekie’s art illustrates her connectedness to her world

Time to get connected at Coast Collective
An upcoming series of public lectures Oct. 25 and 27, and a later exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will look at the effects of Buddhism on contemporary art and social practice. Photo by Chrysanne Stathacos/AGGV

Q&A: Art Gallery curator talks Buddhism and contemporary art

Victoria Arts Council’s Kegan McFadden checks in with Haema Sivanesan in advance of upcoming lectures

  • Oct 3, 2019
An upcoming series of public lectures Oct. 25 and 27, and a later exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will look at the effects of Buddhism on contemporary art and social practice. Photo by Chrysanne Stathacos/AGGV
Antimatter 2019: The best in experimental media art comes to Victoria

Antimatter 2019: The best in experimental media art comes to Victoria

22nd annual festival of film, performance art and more biggest ever – 120 artists, 30 countries

  • Oct 1, 2019
Antimatter 2019: The best in experimental media art comes to Victoria
Sidney Fine Art Show: Art worth talking about

Sidney Fine Art Show: Art worth talking about

Photography gets a bigger spotlight at this year’s event, Oct. 18-20 at the Mary Winspear Centre

  • Oct 1, 2019
Sidney Fine Art Show: Art worth talking about