Visual Arts

A Curb Appeal installation on Earl Grey Street in Saanich invites neighbours to sit down and enjoy a fairy tea party. (Photo courtesy of Sandee Legh)

Resident art installations aim to add Curb Appeal in Saanich’s Gorge-Tillicum

Event calls on residents to create yard art displays for all to enjoy

 

Artist Tanya Bub sits on a bench with her sculpture of a man she calls Arthur Heart, along with a small dog. Similar works will be on display at her Art for Good fundraiser exhibit at the Gage Gallery May 10 to 29. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Victoria artist to donate portion of driftwood sculpture sales to animal cause

Driftwood dog display in May at Victoria gallery raising cash for BC SPCA

 

Artist Logan Ford, leasing agent for Rockslide Studio, works on a piece at the grassroots arts organization’s new home at 780 Blanshard St. Rockslide supports artists in the region by providing affordable studio and showcase space. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria arts hub open house to showcase variety of styles

Rockslide Studio Gallery hosting public April 23 at new downtown home

 

Christine Reimer has been a practising artist for over 40 years and will soon have her most recent works on display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill in Saanich. (Photo christinereimer.ca)

New colourful art exhibit coming to Saanich’s Cedar Hill Rec Centre

Art Centre at Cedar Hill features works by Christine Reimer, April 19 to May 9

Christine Reimer has been a practising artist for over 40 years and will soon have her most recent works on display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill in Saanich. (Photo christinereimer.ca)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)

Graduating visual arts students prepare for year-end exhibit at UVic

Opening night April 14, exhibit on display to public through April 24

Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Drawing by Ke Ma, one of the 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s fine arts department. (Courtesy Ke Ma via Subject to Change website)
Artist and teacher Suvreet Juhal and District of Saanich community arts specialist Brenda Weatherston create ceramics together at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

BIPOC youth ceramics workshop coming to Saanich

Free workshop offered to youth of colour to explore culture and diversity

Artist and teacher Suvreet Juhal and District of Saanich community arts specialist Brenda Weatherston create ceramics together at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Art pieces produced by some of the members of Fibres and Beyond include (from left) a jacket by Gail Erickson; Whispers, a doll by Linda Danielson, and Kusaki Zome, Misty forest by Elizabeth Tanner. (Courtesy of Fibres and Beyond)

Fibres and Beyond celebrates 20 years of shows with Metchosin exhibition

The textile artists group has been meeting every month since 2002

Art pieces produced by some of the members of Fibres and Beyond include (from left) a jacket by Gail Erickson; Whispers, a doll by Linda Danielson, and Kusaki Zome, Misty forest by Elizabeth Tanner. (Courtesy of Fibres and Beyond)
James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)

Saanich artist exhibition doubles as fundraiser for people with disabilities in Nepal

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre displaying James Bardy’s work starting Feb. 15

James Bardy is a Saanich-based artist and occupational therapist whose art will be on display at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre beginning Feb. 15. (Photo courtesy of James Bardy)
Window Wanderland is taking place in James Bay from Feb. 25 to 27, above are examples from previous years. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Bartlett)

Art to light up the night in James Bay for Window Wanderland

Feb. 25 to 27 will see a variety of artful window displays by neighbourhood residents

Window Wanderland is taking place in James Bay from Feb. 25 to 27, above are examples from previous years. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Bartlett)
Gabriela Hirt, a local artist and member of Gage Gallery, checks out several submissions to their new exhibit of postcards offering personal solutions to the climate crisis. (Photos courtesy of Gabriela Hirt)

Victoria gallery exhibit offers over 300 solutions to the climate crisis

Personally created art postcards to be suspended from Gage Gallery ceiling until spring

Gabriela Hirt, a local artist and member of Gage Gallery, checks out several submissions to their new exhibit of postcards offering personal solutions to the climate crisis. (Photos courtesy of Gabriela Hirt)
Victoria artist Chrystal Phan poses with her painting Pool Party at the Chapel Gallery ahead of her exhibit opening Jan. 21. (Courtesy of Chrystal Phan)

Victoria artist’s new exhibit explores Canadian identity through immigrant family’s eyes

Chrystal Phan depicts scenes from her childhood growing up Vietnamese-Canadian

Victoria artist Chrystal Phan poses with her painting Pool Party at the Chapel Gallery ahead of her exhibit opening Jan. 21. (Courtesy of Chrystal Phan)
Masami Teramachi, a Fernwood resident and university student, was inspired to create this map to help residents rediscover the beauty and local attractions around them. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Hand-drawn map of Victoria neighbourhood created to inspire residents

UVic student Masami Teramachi hopes to help locals see beauty in their own backyard

Masami Teramachi, a Fernwood resident and university student, was inspired to create this map to help residents rediscover the beauty and local attractions around them. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
As impact chair for Indigenous art practices at UVic, Carey Newman is jointly appointed to teach in the departments of visual arts, and art history and visual studies. (University of Victoria/Photo Services)

University of Victoria’s Indigenous art practices impact chair hopes to be catalyst for change

Carey Newman (Hayalthkin’geme) to impact a new generation of art students at UVic

As impact chair for Indigenous art practices at UVic, Carey Newman is jointly appointed to teach in the departments of visual arts, and art history and visual studies. (University of Victoria/Photo Services)
Pour le plaisir by Alain Bédard at West End Gallery.
Pour le plaisir by Alain Bédard at West End Gallery.
Namgis artist Jamin Zuroski’s work can be found on these doors at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach in Colwood. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Indigenous artist’s work graces Lagoon Beach washroom doors in Colwood

Jamin Zuroski is becoming well known in local school art circles

Namgis artist Jamin Zuroski’s work can be found on these doors at Esquimalt Lagoon Beach in Colwood. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Greater Victoria muralist, Kay Gallivan, said that murals bring communities together through creativity and expression. (Photo courtesy of Kay Gallivan)

Proposal would bring more colour to Saanich streets

Coun. Ned Taylor submitted notice of motion to launch a mural and street art program

Greater Victoria muralist, Kay Gallivan, said that murals bring communities together through creativity and expression. (Photo courtesy of Kay Gallivan)
Oak Bay-based artists host a show and sale Nov. 27 at the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay-based artists host a show and sale Nov. 27 at the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sidney artist Odette Laroche stands in front of the Poppy Project, which features 30 separate tiles completed by 10 different artists. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney mural marks sacrifice of Canadian soldiers through the art of the masters

The six-by-eight-foot mural consists of 30 oil paintings by 10 different painters

Sidney artist Odette Laroche stands in front of the Poppy Project, which features 30 separate tiles completed by 10 different artists. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Metchosin Arts and Culture Centre treasurer Gail Nash and centre liaison Betty Hildreth stand in front of the new staircase constructed on the former schoolhouse. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Metchosin arts centre looks to future after fixing its past

Costly repairs, construction on old school building now mostly complete

Metchosin Arts and Culture Centre treasurer Gail Nash and centre liaison Betty Hildreth stand in front of the new staircase constructed on the former schoolhouse. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Rick Bond - Low Tide - 36 x 48 - AC (Madrona Gallery)

At the Galleries: Pottery primed for fall solo show

West End doubles down on French influences

  • Oct 10, 2021
Rick Bond - Low Tide - 36 x 48 - AC (Madrona Gallery)