School Tours

Bring your class to experience the Art Gallery! The AGGV offers school tours for grades K-12 of any current exhibition. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and led by trained Gallery Facilitators who focus on developing critical thinking and encouraging discussion.


Emily Carr: Picturing the Giants
Opens June 10 - Ongoing

Explore local ethnobotany and learn some Lekwungen words while experiencing the natural world through Emily’s eyes and spirit. Tours available in French. 

Moving Forward By Looking Back: The First 30 Years of Collecting Art at the AGGV
Feb 25 - Sept 4

The AGGV's collection is an important resource for the institution. Many of the exhibitions would not be possible without it. But how does a collection come to be?Who builds it? And for whom?


Karen Tam; with wings like clouds from the sky
Opens June 3 - Sept 4

 Curated by Haema Sivanesan | Graham Gallery An artist named Lee Nam, a Chinese immigrant to British Columbia at the turn of the 20th century, is known solely through the journals of Emily Carr. Carr refers to Nam as a painter, a friend, and someone she regarded as a fellow outsider. In her book, The House of All Sorts, Carr, who mounted art exhibitions in her home, recalls how she met Lee Nam.

Opens April 22 - Sept 4

The AGGV’s collection of works of art by artists from Victoria and the surrounding environs intersects with many fascinating stories of the cultural life and legacies of this place. Close to Home examines the institution’s history of collecting work by artists from our city and region, with an aim to celebrating the strengths of our holdings. It will also allow us to identify the pages that are missing from our telling of the important art histories of this place, as we look forward to the Next Gallery. With a focus on artists from the modern and contemporary periods, this exhibition will of course feature many audience favourites, while also bringing to light notable works that we do not see in the galleries often enough.