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Denyse Thomasos


December 11, 2021 - March 13, 2022 Organized by McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Denyse Thomasos (1964–2012) was a Trinidadian-Canadian artist whose epic paintings incorporate imagery from a range of sources, including Caribbean textiles, historic slave ships, industrial shipyards, graveyards, villages and maximum security prisons.

The Places We Live

Founders Gallery

October 30, 2021 - April 25, 2022 Curated by Mel Granley, Nicole Stanbridge and Heng Wu

How do we describe and share our views of The Places We Live? Through the works in this exhibition we move from intimate space to vast space, from micro to macro considering the many ways that artists relay their interpretations of the natural world, our place in it, and its place in us.

Holding Ground

Founders and Drury Galleries

July 17, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Holding Ground: to hold space, to hold up, to care for, to support, to refuse to let go. This exhibition was the culmination of many conversations held through hosting of the Indigenous Intergenerational Exchange led by artists Marianne Nicolson, Marika Swan and educator/media maker Nikki Sanchez, in collaboration with 12 invited participants: Gerry Ambers, Aya […]


Retainers of Anarchy

June 12, 2021 - October 24, 2021 Collaboratively organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Ottawa Art Gallery. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria iteration curated by Michelle Jacques.

Retainers of Anarchy is a solo exhibition featuring new work from Howie Tsui that considers wuxia as a narrative tool for dissidence and resistance. Wuxia, a traditional form of martial arts literature that expanded into 20th-century popular film and television, was created out of narratives and characters often from lower social classes that uphold chivalric […]

Blue & White

Pollard Gallery

January 30, 2021 - May 30, 2022 Curated by Heng Wu, AGGV Curator of Asian Art and Michelle Jacques, Head of Exhibitions & Collections/Chief Curator Remai Modern

This exhibition examines blue and white porcelain as a global product that contains diverse cultural traits in its birth, development and thriving. It is truly a fruit of cross-cultural communication and exchange.

Celebrating the AGGV Collection

May 19, 2020 - July 14, 2021 Curated by Michelle Jacques, Heng Wu and Nicole Stanbridge

Now, as we think about re-opening the gallery in a world changed by the pandemic, we will be filling more spaces with work from our collection – the installations of Canadian historical and contemporary art will be joined by a gallery of new acquisitions in Asian art and one of figure and portrait drawings from the collection.

To Talk With Others

November 2, 2019 - March 8, 2020 Project Coordinated by Mary Bradshaw and Valerie Salez | Ker and Centennial Galleries

To Talk With Others responds to the minutes of a meeting in August of 1977 between Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and five Yukon First Nations leaders regarding the then-approved Mackenzie Pipeline. Held in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in archives, this document illustrates the ongoing dichotomy of two opposing cultures and ways of understanding economic, social and […]

Tender Works

October 12, 2019 - March 22, 2020 Curated by Nicole Stanbridge | Founders and Drury Galleries

What does it mean to be tender, to work tenderly or with tenderness? What are the ways in which we can think about tenderness as a tool for healing? The video works in this exhibition by artists Rachel Echenberg, Kerri Flannigan, Farheen HaQ, Elisa Harkins, Lisa Jackson, Tiffany Joseph, Chase Joynt, Amanda Strong, and Nicholas […]

Imagining Fusang:

Exploring Chinese and Indigenous Encounters

June 29, 2019 - September 29, 2019 Curated By Haema Sivanesan | Founders and Drury Galleries

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 29, 2019 | ALL DAY | ADMISSION BY DONATION Imagining Fusang: Exploring Chinese and Indigenous Encounters is a group exhibition that takes its title from the 7th Century Chinese legend of Fusang, which describes the travels of a Buddhist monk, Hui shen, by ship along the coast of the Americas […]

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