Visual Arts

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
Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade

Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade

Public art the topic of panel discussion; concert, food and beverage options also part of evening

Mix and mingle at free artist talk today atop Bastion Square parkade
These pieces by Fern Long, along with one other, make up her new installation in Commercial Alley, based around the theme of ‘home.’ Her concept was selected from a group of 19 submissions to the City of Victoria recently in the annual call for proposals to fill this temporary outdoor gallery space. Artwork by Fern Long, collage by Monday Magazine

Panels proliferate in Victoria’s Commercial Alley Art Gallery

City artist Fern Long’s themed works will be on display through August 2020

These pieces by Fern Long, along with one other, make up her new installation in Commercial Alley, based around the theme of ‘home.’ Her concept was selected from a group of 19 submissions to the City of Victoria recently in the annual call for proposals to fill this temporary outdoor gallery space. Artwork by Fern Long, collage by Monday Magazine
A digital rendering shows what the NEXT Gallery could look like. (File contributed/ HMCA Architecture and Design)

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria sees delays in expansion

Rising construction costs prompt AGGV to look at different design, funding options for NEXT project

A digital rendering shows what the NEXT Gallery could look like. (File contributed/ HMCA Architecture and Design)
Strolling along the edge of the creek to view works by local artists is only part of what the Bowker Creek Brush Up is all about. Photo contributed

Enjoy art in the elements at the Bowker Creek Brush Up

Annual show and sale happens along the banks of the creek in Oak Bay on Aug. 11

Strolling along the edge of the creek to view works by local artists is only part of what the Bowker Creek Brush Up is all about. Photo contributed
WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery

WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery

Meet Zimbabwe-Australian artist Jonathan Madzinga on Aug. 2, solo exhibit ends Aug. 18

WATCH: Exhibit of colourful ‘living life’ paintings kick off busy August at Coast Collective Gallery
Damian Graham, here playing drums at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub, opens the Oak Bay Arts and Culture Days with a free concert Aug. 8 with his trio at Willows Beach Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)

August is all about the arts in Oak Bay

Arts and Culture Days presents three weeks of visual, musical and cultural entertainment

  • Jul 25, 2019
Damian Graham, here playing drums at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub, opens the Oak Bay Arts and Culture Days with a free concert Aug. 8 with his trio at Willows Beach Park. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Head to Sooke this month for annual Island arts extravaganza

Head to Sooke this month for annual Island arts extravaganza

The 33rd Sooke Fine Arts Show offers visitors a veritable museum of modern art

  • Jul 7, 2019
Head to Sooke this month for annual Island arts extravaganza
Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Calling all artists: mural project coming up

Open Space overseeing proposal submissions process for downtown wall painting

Mural projects, like this one undertaken by former Victoria artist in residence Luke Ramsay, help liven up the city. Open Space is calling for artist proposals for a mural that would face Helmcken Alley off Bastion Square. The submission deadline is July 16. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art

Mary Ploegsma’s unique chef/tattoo portrait series on display this month in Chinatown café

Esquimalt artist captures culinary personalities with body art
Unformable Things: Emily Carr and Some Canadian Modernists, is on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria through Oct. 27. It’s one of many exhibitions currently showing at the gallery. Painting collage courtesy aggv.ca

Pay-by-donation day, social night on this week at Art Gallery

May is a busy month for exhibitions, activities at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2019
Unformable Things: Emily Carr and Some Canadian Modernists, is on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria through Oct. 27. It’s one of many exhibitions currently showing at the gallery. Painting collage courtesy aggv.ca
Pay-by-donation day, social night on this week at Art Gallery

Pay-by-donation day, social night on this week at Art Gallery

May is a busy month for exhibitions, activities at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • May 6, 2019
Pay-by-donation day, social night on this week at Art Gallery
Students’ artwork celebrated with a banner day at Christ Church Cathedral

Students’ artwork celebrated with a banner day at Christ Church Cathedral

Grade 8 students’ abstract designs enlarged, used to create lamppost panels

Students’ artwork celebrated with a banner day at Christ Church Cathedral
Speak and ye will be painted: poets, artists teaming up at Coast Collective

Speak and ye will be painted: poets, artists teaming up at Coast Collective

Written words submitted by local poets provides muse for visual artists; opening happens April 6

Speak and ye will be painted: poets, artists teaming up at Coast Collective
Take a Look! 20th annual art exhibition set to liven up vacant Fort Street storefront

Take a Look! 20th annual art exhibition set to liven up vacant Fort Street storefront

Victoria Arts Council prepares to host the Look Show while celebrating 50 years in the community

Take a Look! 20th annual art exhibition set to liven up vacant Fort Street storefront
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosting Japanese-flavoured open house

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosting Japanese-flavoured open house

By-donation event March 9 features works by Walter J. Phillips, Fiona Tan and others

  • Mar 6, 2019
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria hosting Japanese-flavoured open house
At the AGGV: Ascent takes you to breathtaking heights

At the AGGV: Ascent takes you to breathtaking heights

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria features Fiona Tan collection along with related upcoming exhibits

At the AGGV: Ascent takes you to breathtaking heights
Shadowy figures descend upon gallery in Colwood

Shadowy figures descend upon gallery in Colwood

Meet the artists March 2 during Casting Shadows show at Coast Collective

Shadowy figures descend upon gallery in Colwood
New show illustrates the work of great artists

New show illustrates the work of great artists

Coast Collective in Colwood hosts annual Island Illustrators gathering and exhibit

New show illustrates the work of great artists