Visual Arts

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

 

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’

 

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

 

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
Haunting imagery sandwiched between colourful exhibits at Coast Collective in October

Haunting imagery sandwiched between colourful exhibits at Coast Collective in October

Free gallery in Colwood features three meet-the-artists events, starting with Megan Evans on Oct. 5

  • Sep 30, 2019
Haunting imagery sandwiched between colourful exhibits at Coast Collective in October
Experience new works and more throughout October with ArtSea

Experience new works and more throughout October with ArtSea

Busy non-profit organization supports Peninsula artists through events and showings

  • Sep 26, 2019
Experience new works and more throughout October with ArtSea
BMO Financial Group’s James Kitamura, regional president, personal banking B.C. & Yukon, announces a $500,000 commitment to The NEXT Gallery at AGGV. (Kendra Crighton/Black Press)
BMO Financial Group’s James Kitamura, regional president, personal banking B.C. & Yukon, announces a $500,000 commitment to The NEXT Gallery at AGGV. (Kendra Crighton/Black Press)
Coast Collective Gallery: Varied genres and styles on exhibit this fall

Coast Collective Gallery: Varied genres and styles on exhibit this fall

Meet artist Michael Haasjes at the gallery from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 7

  • Sep 4, 2019
Coast Collective Gallery: Varied genres and styles on exhibit this fall
Alcheringa Gallery director Mark Loria appreciates the diversity of style and colour artists brought to the gallery’s Northwest Coast Surfboards project. The exhibit is on through Sept. 21 at 621 Fort St. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Downtown Victoria gallery making artistic waves

Alcheringa’s Surfer’s Paradise painted surfboard initiative has been popular with patrons

Alcheringa Gallery director Mark Loria appreciates the diversity of style and colour artists brought to the gallery’s Northwest Coast Surfboards project. The exhibit is on through Sept. 21 at 621 Fort St. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine