2015 GALLERIES & SPACES
Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4P1
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a non-profit public art gallery. The city's go-to for great art, great people and thought-provoking conversations. The Gallery features contemporary and historical art by local, national and international artists, with the largest public collection in the province. We provide a range of public programs for all ages with the intention to inspire, provoke and challenge, which also includes an exciting line-up of multi-disciplinary Studio classes and workshops.
Current summer exhibitions include: Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form; Circumference, an intervention by artist, Gwen MacGregor in response to Jock Macdonald; Buddhist Arts of Asia featuring our internationally re-knowned Asian art collection; our ongoing exhibition Emily Carr and the Younger Generation; and Art Rental and Sales featuring local watercolour landscapes from Sheena Lott and Sandhu Singh.
1060 Meares St, Victoria BC, V8V 3J6
Cascadia Architects was formed by Principal Architects Gregory Damant and Peter Johannknecht. The spirit of the firm grows from three simple ideas: creative collaboration is fun; beautiful surroundings enhance our daily lives; and it is the role of the architect to weave together the needs and resources of the client, the community, and the natural environment to create spaces that are elegantly functional and uplifting. We are interested in working in new ways - collaborating across traditional professional boundaries to assist our clients in identifying and realizing their aspirations and the best results for their projects.
View a special installation by Nina Belojevic during the art crawl on Saturday August 29th from 6 to 9 PM:
Nina writes about "BodyPlay":
The technologies we encounter daily at our fingertips are increasingly taken for granted, with interfaces like invisible thresholds or extensions of our flesh that simultaneously reduce our corporeal and spiritual selves to only what we see on a screen. Our skin is rendered numb, its sensual qualities reduced to instrumental capacitive function as we spend more time touching our phones and tablets than we do touching each other. BodyPlay invites attention to the complex and shifting relationships our bodies share with our gadgets. Following the idea of FemBox, an interactive device that Theresa Slater and I presented at Lux et Voluptas 2014, BodyPlay is designed to toy with the boundaries between human bodies and technology, between the sweat and the algorithm, between the movements of flesh and computational function.
The fifty fifty arts collective
2516 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4M1
The fifty fifty is a non-profit DIY artist space and gallery, organized and operated by a small group of volunteer members that work to promote the independent arts scene through on and off-site events throughout the Victoria area.
2031 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria BC, V8R 1E5
Gage Gallery Artists Association, a non profit collective provides a stimulating interaction with the community through conversation, both verbal and visual. The times, the place and the self are represented in a variety of styles and mediums by professional artists working together to create exhibitions and events to stimulate and inspire the public.
Acrylic Abstract Painting exhibit “Betwixt and Between” Artists Marilyn Chapman and Linda Darby team up at the Gage Gallery, from August 25 to September 12, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday, August 27 from 7 to 9 PM
With special guests Constance Cooke, choreographer of the dance, "Liminal", and Lori Hamar, dancer. With an installation designed by Jenny Farkas.
Linda and Marilyn are interested in taking a fresh approach to the challenges of making compositions with a persuasive sense of depth, drama and play. These paintings promise a dynamic dimension, creating subtle plays on perceptual and imaginary space. The show, “Betwixt and Between”, is an invitation to envision, meditate, contemplate, dream, celebrate and imagine.
Join us for the Integrate Arts Festival with special guests:
Friday August 28, 6-9PM
Joanne Thomson, artist - sidewalk labyrinths
Saturday August 29, 6-9PM
Aryana Rayne - author, Labyrinths of BC - sidewalk labyrinths
Sunday August 30, 12-4PM
Sidewalk labyrinths with artists Marilyn Chapman and Linda Darby
Integrate headquarters Pop-Up Gallery
The 2015 Integrate HQ is located in the Bay Centre, with street level access on Fort St. by the fountain.
Join us in a celebration of the arts in Victoria! Experience the art of twenty amazing artists and musicians that call Victoria home. Visit our Artists Page for more information on who will be featured at the Integrate HQ Gallery.
Opening reception on Friday August 28th from 7pm - 10pm.
IS THIS MENSWEAR
1014 Meares Street, Victoria BC, V8V 1J6
Found on the edge of downtown, Is this Menswear is a neighbourhood space retailing Canadian manufactured clothing and accessories designed by Iain Russell. We regularly host local independent artists throughout the store. Stepping into the space you are greeted with birchwood plywood boxes, western red cedar beams, and reproductions of early modernist furniture. Our design process aims to achieve a living quality: To connect a growing community to its menswear needs and wants. The result, open to question.
The legacy art gallery
630 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1K9
The Legacy Art Gallery Downtown is the University of Victoria's primary art gallery space. The Legacy Art Galleries are a lively and engaging centre for art that is easily accessible to the community and features rotating exhibitions drawn primarily from the University Art Collection which consists of over 19,000 art objects which support the teaching and research programs of the University. Free to enjoy!
unlimited edition is organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery.
Curated by Tania Willard (Secwepemc), Aboriginal Curator in Residence, Kamloops Art Gallery
unlimited edition attempts to construct an art historical framework that looks at how prints by Aboriginal and Inuit artists represented in the Kamloops Art Gallery's permanent collection, supplemented by works on loan from the Carleton University Art Gallery and Legacy Art Galleries, represent a drive to preserve, portray and popularize oral histories and address social inequities in the medium of printmaking. Featuring prints from Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Inuit artists with a focus on an early period of printmaking in the 50s through to the 70s, unlimited edition showcases prints that relate to ideas of cultural story, politics of land, and the beauty of Indigenous aesthetics.
Limbic media & G++
#2 740 Discovery Street Victoria, BC, V8T 1H2
Limbic Media is a transdisciplinary team of artist-engineers with a passion for technology and the arts. For the past 9 years we have utilized a diverse set of technological and design skills and passions to create unique, innovate installations and experiences. We were recently honoured as VIATeC Awards Winner: Member of the Year and VIATeC Awards Finalist: Team of the Year for our contributions to the technology sector in Victoria, BC and for excellence in technological innovation. Limbic Media designs public art that is truly interactive - living, dynamic systems that react to and are influenced by the public. Welcome to Art Against the Ordinary.
G++ Interactive Media Gallery was Canada's first exclusively
interactive media gallery and one of the first in the world. It will
re-open on August 29th, 2015 as part of the Integrate Arts Festival.
Doug Jarvis will be performing in the parking lot at Limbic Media from 6-9PM on Saturday August 29th during the crawl!
569b Hillside Ave. Victoria - V8T 1Y8
We coined the phrase Modern Analogue to reflect our love of analogue processes combined with our desire to work in a modern aesthetic, making new images employing the the skill, craftsmanship and beauty of historic, alternative and non-toxic techniques for image making, printmaking and handmade books. Much of our work uses the historic Wet Plate Collodion process, and Photopolymer Gravure printing. We offer private tuition and workshops on wet plate collodion, photopolymer gravure printing, traditional silver gelatin photography, and handmade artist books, along with full services for photopolymer platemaking, and printing for professional and amateur artists. At Lúz Studios, our goal is to create a studio that combines comprehensive artist services with superior educational experiences, and a creative community where artists can come to work, learn and share in a professional environment.
606 View Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1J4
Madrona Gallery is an historic and contemporary fine art gallery serving the community of Victoria and the surrounding area. The Gallery showcases art from both established and emerging Canadian artists to local and international visitors to Victoria. Madrona Gallery prides itself on providing a welcoming environment to new and established art collectors alike.
New work by Morgana Wallace
Madrona Gallery is pleased to present Morgana Wallace's second solo exhibition. Wallace is a Victoria based artist who creates finely detailed mixed media collages. Each piece is exquisitely assembled from textured papers and water colour painting to create a layered, three dimensional image. Her work features characters and beasts from a broad range of myths and fables, and speaks to the timeless human love of fantasy and magic.
Opening Reception Friday August 28th, 7-10pm.
#110 -2750 Quadra St., Victoria BC V8T 4E8 (inside door with Dance Victoria)
MediaNet is a non-profit media arts centre focused on the production and presentation of innovative works of media art. Our Flux Media Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting exhibitions, screenings, presentations, artists' talks, and forums by local, national and international media artists. As an artist-driven resource centre, MediaNet supports the production of media art works through workshops, access to equipment and technical support. We regularly support the creation and exhibition of work through partnerships with other arts and cultural organizations.
On August 29th 6pm to 9pm only, MediaNet's Flux Media Art Gallery will be exhibiting “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” an interactive video and sound installation by Victoria media artists Yoko Takashima and Ruby Arnold. For this work, the artists filmed volunteers signing the Simon and Garfunkel classic of the same name, then manipulated these recordings, so that the faces and voices blend and transform over time. MediaNet will also be screening selected works by local film and video artists.
We will not be open on Sunday, August 30.
MediaNet’s office/gallery is in the lobby of the “Quadra Broadcast Centre” across from Dance Victoria.
Open space & commercial alley
510 Fort Street 2nd Floor, Victoria BC, V8W 1E6
Founded in September 1972, Open Space is a non-profit artist-run centre
located in Victoria, BC. As an exhibition and performance centre, Open Space
reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across
Canada, and beyond. Our commitment to contemporary artists is an inclusive
environment, embracing work by artists of different disciplines, media,
generations, cultures, and communities.
In 2014, the City of Victoria and Open Space transformed Commercial Alley’s
busy thoroughfare into an accessible, outdoor public art gallery. Located
between Yates Street and Bastion Square, Commercial Alley will be the site of
Liz P. Dempsey’s work, which will be launched on August 29 at 6:00 p.m. in
conjunction with the Integrate Arts Festival’s En Masse Art Crawl.
polychrome fine art
977A Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3
Polychrome Fine Art is Victoria's only artist owned and curated commercial gallery. The gallery exhibits contemporary fine art and offers some historical works as well as custom picture framing services.
Robert Bateman Centre
470 Belleville Street, Victoria BC, V8V 1W9
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the magic of nature. Come explore seven decades of his inspiring work, and experience nature’s most dramatic subjects up close. Travel through the gallery with Bateman’s multi-media commentary to hear about his art and his vision for a world where everyone shares a deep connection with nature.
539 Pandora Ave, Victoria BC (Market Square)
The CSB Art Collective presents: Safehaus 164. This is the first show from this group, who have brought together ten artists from three cities and two provinces to participate in the project’s launch. Encapsulated by it’s name, this show is safe place for its artists to exhibit unconventional work, an umbrella under which to view explorations in methods and content. From an incredibly diverse group of styles and disciplines comes work that is at times is very challenging, explicit or confrontational and yet in other places simply a exhibition of process or a celebration of beauty. The resulting show is one that provides a unique glimpse into somewhere the public rarely gets to venture; the space in an artist’s practice where they are experimenting and taking risks. The CSB Art collective is working to make Safehaus a regular event, consistently exploring with new artists and changing venues.
1215 Government Street, Victoria BC, V8W 1Y6
Wolf/Sheep is a collective of about 20 artists, designers, writers, multimedia producers and coordinators who’s goal is to bring a unique art experience to the people of Victoria. For this reason the collective has merged art production and gallery space into one storefront – Wolf/Sheep Arthouse.
We at Wolf/Sheep aim to demystify contemporary art and make it available to everyone. Wolf/Sheep is a place where cutting-edge art is born and sold. We connect people with art, let them to see that it’s accessible and hope to prove it can enrich lives. The works of the collective draw mainly on contemporary design, tattoo and street art.
We at Wolf/Sheep value artistic integrity and individuality, which means all works arise solely from creative urge and are not commercially driven.
Wolf/Sheep is a social enterprise; 1% of all our sales will be designated to local charities and initiatives. The Arthouse is independently supported and is sustained entirely from the collective’s artwork sales.
Wolf/Sheep’s feature artist, Philippe Vaillancourt specializes in abstract art and 3D graffiti. In 1995, Philippe was introduced to urban and Hip-Hop culture through graffiti and B-Boying (breakdancing); he was immediately enamoured with the style and energy of street-art. Since then, he has spent years devoted to this craft, practicing in many cities throughout North America including Toronto, Montreal, New York, and here in Victoria. Today, Philippe continues to work tirelessly in an effort to innovate his art. He is driven by the desire to bring consciousness to his work and express meaningful purpose through paint.
As the only Canadian who actively practices 3D graffiti, Philippe often looks abroad for his muses: “Iconic structures and visionary architecture inspire me. The Eiffel Tower, for example; the way the iron beams intersect and crossover each other… Add colour and that would make a great graffiti piece.” – Philippe Vaillancourt
Come down to Wolf/Sheep Arthouse all weekend to see Philippe’s latest work in the studio.
HABIT COFFEE (chinatown)
552 Pandora Ave, Victoria BC, V8W 1N7
Habit was founded on the idea that coffee can be better - not just in terms of a drinkable product, but in terms of every step that coffee takes from seep to cup. Before ever building a location or making a menu, we worked hard to find partners that share our vision of ethical, responsible, and community-based business practices and a focus on quality in every detail.