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Virtual Opening Reception – 9t April at 1 pm PST  Free to register at: 

This exhibition makes us understand the power of the mind and its projection on our societal roles in a simple statement “strong body, strong mind’.  The conceptual works stand beyond our preconceptions about strengthening our bodies to achieve a look.  Strengthening our bodies becomes more of a process of understanding the control of our thoughts and behaviour in society.  It is not a criticism of people who avoid exercising. Instead, it is motivation to realise that an active lifestyle and routine help us understand that we are part of society.  One’s physical, mental and spiritual strengthening contributes to our health as individuals and collectively as a society.

Curated by Virginia Eichhorn in collaboration with Rob Waldeck.

Truth Gym Gallery

1035 Alston St
Victoria BC V9A 3S6



Life's Work: A Visual Memoir 
by B.A. Lampman
at the Victoria Arts Council Gallery
June 3 - July 17, 2022. Opening June 3, 7:00-9:00

Life's Work: A Visual Memoir by B.A. Lampman is a remarkable achievement.
Her memoir uses several types of images, including comic strip panels, to tell a personal story. The story recounts a five-year journey of caring for her terminally-ill mother. Lampman’s mother suffered from Lewy Body Dementia.


Truth Gym Gallery is a gym + art gallery celebrating the body + motion.

Moving forward with our gallery mandate exhibiting works about the human body and movement, we have created this summer exhibition opening a contrasting and intricate display. The pieces portray human effort, pliability, strength and very importantly our coexisting relation and wellbeing based on the balance created with our environment. Abstract pieces appear in this exhibition as an attempt to place our own reality and minds in an imaginative context.


You can register for the opening reception Saturday 18 June at 1pm (PST)  in person, and on zoom:

Monday -Friday 10AM-8PM
Saturday 10AM-6pm
Free Admission


The Robert Bateman: Heart & Home exhibit illuminates the inspirations, connections and soul of an artist steeped in nature. The collection is comprised of extraordinary artwork and pieces, some never-before-seen and meant for an audience of one. It captures the intimate occasions of birthdays, holidays, and the love that Robert Bateman shares with his close family and friends. Just like capturing the fleeting moments of light in the natural world, Robert savours the moments of creating gifts to express his care. 
Step into Robert’s studio and be immersed in the artist’s space. In the next room, you’ll enter a Bateman Christmas in the 90s with a 54” sculpted Nutcracker with a mischievous grin standing beside a handcrafted Christmas crèche. The journey continues with paintings, drawings, and furniture pieces gifted to loved ones. 
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 PM. Late night admission by donation every third Thursday of the month from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. 
Tickets at door only: Children (0-4) $0, Youth (5-16) $6, Seniors/Students $8.50, Adults $10.


The TD Victoria International JazzFest is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and it wouldn't be possible without the hard work of our volunteers. We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to help with a variety of tasks, from set-up and tear-down to beverage sales and merchandising. No experience necessary. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, see some amazing live music, and support your community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us today. We hope to see you at TD JazzFest!
Apply today at: https://jazzvictoria.ca/home/volunteer/


Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to reflect on our relationship with old growth forests in B.C. from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures which honour reciprocal relationships with nature.
See story at https://www.uvic.ca/news/topics/2022+ancient-forests+news
FOCUS story on the residency program while it was happening is at: 

Image: Jeremy Herndl, The Black Cedar, 2021


Andrea Roberts' jewellery design is inspired by shape, colour, texture, and unique gems. Her creations often embody sculpture, with the emphasis on one-of-a-kind timeless beauty, infused with the artist's creative mind and soul.
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm


Get ready for ten hot days and nights of the coolest music in town during the 39th edition of TD Victoria International JazzFest, June 24 to July 3, 2022. Vancouver Island’s longest running multi-day professional music festival will present a culturally, musically diverse program of 70 stunning performances and five free-to-attend workshop/clinics on 10 stages in Victoria. Jazz is the “sound of surprise” which will be heard from over 300 musicians in 56 bands from around the world in both ticketed and free performances.
With the expansion of TD JazzFest’s footprint this year into the grassy fields at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park, as well as Bullen Park in the Township of Esquimalt, Victoria residents and beyond can expect an exceptional roster of world-class touring artists to bring them the summer experience of a lifetime once more. Whether immersing yourself in a headliner Marquee Series performance at the Royal Theatre or McPherson Playhouse, enjoying an evening of food, drink, and live jazz at one of the club or restaurant venues, or getting your funk on outdoors at Bullen Park, this festival has something for everyone.
Find out where to purchase tickets at jazzvictoria.ca and prepare to join the most unforgettable, longest summer party Victoria has ever known!


Please contact Hotel Grand Pacific for more details.
(250) 386-0450
“Old school becoming new cool in the hands of a gifted artist is a beautiful thing.” – Critical Jazz
Justin Time recording artist and singer/songwriter Halie Loren blends jazz, pop, vibrant vocals, and authentic lyrics to create her own unique fusion of sound. Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, Loren’s successive albums have garnered awards, Billboard recognition, and an international following that has sent her touring around the globe. Her sublime talents as a vocalist are attested to as she transcends cultural borders, having reached #1 on the Billboard Japan Top 20 Jazz Albums chart and Canada iTunes chart with her 2013 release, Simply Love. With a decade-plus career represented by nine outstanding albums, Loren released her latest, From the Wild Sky, in 2018 as her sixth album with Justin Time Records. As her first collection of original songs since her debut album, 2006’s Full Circle, the new record represents a maturation that is also a return to the deepest roots of her creativity. For this TD JazzFest performance, she will be accompanied by colleague Justin Time recording artist Taurey Butler piano.

At age ten, rising star Giveton Gelin taught himself to play the trumpet simply by emulating his favorite records. After years of self-instruction, bassist Adrian D’Aguilar began to mentor him, providing him the tools to play jazz. In 2017, the Nassau-born trumpeter received recognition at the Young Arts Foundation and Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, and continued his studies at the Juilliard School where he graduated in June 2021. Within the span of three years, Gelin has played with pioneers of the NY jazz scene such as Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson, Sullivan Fortner, Ben Wolfe, and Jon Batiste. Additionally, the 22-year-old trumpeter has received tutelage from some of the world’s greatest, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Ralph Peterson, and is the protege of the late Roy Hargrove. In 2020, the Bahamas-native released his debut, True Design, receiving warm reviews and critical mentions; as well, he was awarded the 2020 LetterOne “Rising Star Jazz Award”, and ASCAP’s “Herb Alpert Award.” Through his music, the young trumpeter brings forth a new narrative to jazz.


TD Victoria International JazzFest expands its exceptional programming into Bullen Park, Esquimalt!
TD Victoria International JazzFest 2022 in Bullen Park on July 1 will feature a full day of free-to-the-public performances from noon – 8:30pm. Featured artists include: David Santana Quartet, Joy Lapps Project, Hard Times w. Lady Phyl, Ludic, New Groovement, and Astrocolor. On Saturday, July 2, from noon - 4pm, the band lineup starting at noon will be: Edie Daponte & Friends, Sister Says, and The Midnights. The following day from noon - 4pm will feature: Pacific Blue Big Band, Best Laid Plans, and Downtown Mischief. Food vendors and beverage garden on site!
For more information, visit: jazzvictoria.ca


Come celebrate Canada Day in the gallery with us! Robert Bateman’s love for the Canadian landscape and wildlife inspires a large body of his work and we have a number of beautiful Bateman works in the gallery showcasing his respect for the diverse flora and fauna found throughout Canada.   We will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM, admission by donation. There will be a number of fun family-friendly activities such as colouring, scavenger hunts, and bird origami, or you can take part in a free guided tour from 10 to 12 PM and get to know Robert Bateman and his art a little better.   There will also be an opportunity to enter to win our most popular limited edition signed print, “Cardinal & Snowberries."


Out of Place delves into the relationships between the ground beneath our feet and the roofs over our heads. Through sculpture, photography and stop-motion projection, artist Connie Michele Morey explores ecological displacement (a colonial separation from the earth as home) and its impact on labour and housing dislocation. The exhibition grows out of tensions embodied in the artist’s mixed settler and Indigenous identity, alongside her personal experiences with housing insecurity. Emerging from travel to over fifty former village and industry sites on the east and west coasts of Canada, Out of Place questions what it means to be at home with the body, community, and earth.

Image: Connie Morey, Roof Over My Head, Slag Heap, Coal Mine #1, K'omoks Traditional Territory (Comox Valley, BC), 2019

“Lewis has released a scintillatingly snazzy new album of funk and neo-soul goodness that has the power to bring any listener right out of the day-to-day rut brought on by everything that’s going on in the world right now.” – WholeNote
Toronto-based Grammy award winner Larnell Lewis has established himself among the most diverse and in-demand drummers in the world. Since 2012, he has been playing with three-time Grammy award-winning band, Snarky Puppy, and now leads successful ensembles of his own. He has toured the globe with highly reputable contemporary musicians, including Quincy Jones, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter, Benny Golson, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Lisa Fisher, Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, and more. Lewis’s immense talent, fierce creativity, and evolving musical style keep him in-demand as a collaborator for artists internationally. In June 2018, Lewis independently released his debut album, In The Moment. This project explores Lewis’s deep connection to jazz, fusion, and his Afro-Caribbean roots. His latest release, Relive The Moment (2020), is a reimagining of his compositions from In The Moment. His band includes Robert Christian woodwinds/keyboards, Elmer Ferrer guitar, Andrew McAnsh trumpet, Jeremy Ledbetter keyboards, TBD bass

In this workshop/clinic, Justin Time Recording Artist and jazz vocalist, Halie Loren, will explain how jazz is a living, breathing, and constantly evolving art form. She will connect the old with the new as she mixes stories with short performances, and welcomes thoughts and questions of the audience.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe
Driven by a deep and true passion for music and creativity, Ayla Tesler-Mabe has developed into a professional guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. A Fender-endorsed artist and a recipient of multiple scholarships to the Berklee College of Music, Ayla will help attendees to develop their craft and sound in this guitar-centric workshop.

Jack Semple
Juno-winning blues/R&B guitarist Jack Semple will touch on the important areas of study for anyone interested in improving their improvisational technique. This guitar master will also discuss the importance of actual playing as opposed to simply practicing, and the need for jam sessions and gigs of all sorts, which is the best way to learn.

TD Victoria International JazzFest Presents: Twin Bill: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio & Cha Wa
$39 (plus service charges)
SAVE BIG! Buy all 3 nights in the “Funk & Soul in the Township (Esquimalt)” series at checkout for $99! (plus service charges)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T. & The M.G.’s, The Meters, and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body break out in a sweat.
The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, with perfect pitch who taught himself jazz and has effortlessly been able to play a multitude of instruments. On guitar is the dynamo Jimmy James who eases through Steve Cropper-style chanking guitar, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing, and slinky Grant Green style jazz. Dan Weiss’s smoldering pocket-groove drumming locks in the trio’s explosive chemistry. 
From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts, you don’t need a firm understanding of Mardi Gras Indigenous or brass band culture to feel the dance-ready vibrations of Cha Wa’s new music.   Cha Wa is a Grammy-nominated, 7-piece Mardi Gras funk band based out of New Orleans. The name Cha Wa is a slang phrase used by Mardi Gras Indigenous tribes, meaning “we’re comin’ for ya” or “here we come.” My People, the band’s follow up to their Grammy-nominated album Spyboy, was also recently nominated for a 2022 Grammy for “Best Regional Roots Music Album.” With singer J’Wan Boudreaux and drummer/founder, Joe Gelini, the album is a distillation of generations of New Orleans Indigenous and African expression. Not only does Cha Wa’s music reflect their culture; there’s also a more serious, social message at work in their music, for example the song “Visible Means Of Support” is about some band members experience with the ‘50s-era Jim Crow vagrancy law used primarily to arrest African-American men. But it also never fails to remind us how hard-won that joy was and still is: not least in the funky title track, with its declaration, “My people, we’re still here.” Catch Cha Wa’s TD JazzFest explosive debut this year on the outdoor stage at Bullen Park!

“One of Canada’s Top 35 Jazz Artists Under 35…a supremely gifted artist who is able to phrase like Sarah Vaughan but write a lyric like Joni Mitchell.” – CBC
Vancouver singer/songwriter and rising star Maya Rae is only 19 years old, but has a voice that communicates with an immediacy and commitment that many artists never attain. In an age when so much music feels overproduced and lacking in genuine emotion, Rae’s songs come like a breath of fresh air. Vital, committed, and uplifting, her latest 2020 release, Can You See Me? is the real deal. Confident and soulful, the songs on her new album are as impressive as you will hear anywhere. Rae’s live performances allow the listener to hear a young storyteller on stage, weaving her original songs through a concert that is also mixed with jazz standards and classics.


Bi Yuan Cheng showcases his subtle richness of colour and mastery of light. In new paintings capturing the beauty and mystery of the west coast, he draws on memory, imagination and experience to delight his audience.
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

“Stunning fretwork, fine songwriting and soulful vocals, on tunes that range from bluesy ballads to funk workouts to stomping rockers.” – The Georgia Straight
Jack Semple writes and performs “Modern Blues” without forgetting where he came from. He is an epic guitarist and a soulful singer, and his music is like Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Robben Ford. This Juno award-winner and two-time Western Canadian Music award-winner began his musical career performing in his hometown of Regina before becoming lead guitarist in the funk and rhythm blues band, The Lincolns, in the late 1980s. After deciding to pursue a solo career, Semple continued to perform as a solo artist and with the Jack Semple Band, much to the delight of audiences across North America, and now brings his band to Victoria to showcase his 2018 album, Can’t Stop This Love.

“Les Filles’ music is mesmeric, almost prayer-like…it communicated something unambiguous. Whatever rhythm does to a human body—it was happening. By the end of the evening, people had abandoned their rickety folding chairs and little plastic cups of wine to boogie with abandon.”  – The New Yorker
One of the hottest new acts coming out of the Desert Blues tradition, Les Filles de Illighadad is a ground-breaking band founded by Fatou Seidi Ghali in Illighadad, a village in the Sahara Desert in Niger. Ghali is the first Tuareg woman to play guitar professionally. Les Filles perform a haunting amalgam of centuries old south Saharan “Desert Blues,” and traditional folk music. Despite years of war, exile, and imprisonment, fighting for a homeland in the Northern Sahara, the music of young Tuareg people, fueled and defined by high-voltage rock and roll guitar riffs, has made sizable inroads into the European pop scene while gaining traction in North America. The quartet includes Abdoulaye Madassane Alkila guitar/vocals, Alamnou Akirwini Nassir vocals/percussion, and Fitimata Ahmadelher vocals/guitar/percussion.


Damningly relevant in today’s uncertain times, fed-up workers’ wives refuse to pay inflated prices for groceries.   In a nation of soaring food-bank use and persistent job insecurity, it’s not hard to imagine a run on the supermarkets, as people under strain are pushed to the brink.
Director David Ferry’s adaptation relocates the play to an early 1980’s Vancouver Island pulp and paper town.  We Can’t Pay, We Won’t Pay! attacks a society in which parliaments work to sideline unions, corporate elites benefit from government industry incentives while avoiding tax and the workers at the bottom of the economic ladder choose between paying for food, fuel or housing. 
The comedy of We Can’t Pay, We Won’t Pay is rooted in the slapstick of Commedia dell’Arte, featuring quick, sharp dialogue and outrageous farce that will leave the audience both thinking and laughing long after leaving the theatre. 


This event begins 2022-07-08 and repeats every day until 2022-08-17

Barbara Tolloczko
www. tolloczkoart.com
I was educated as a scientist but always maintained a keen interest
in arts. While working as a researcher at McGill University in Montreal I
studied art and obtained a BFA degree from Concordia University.
In my work I use a variety of media - drawing, oil painting and
printmaking - to create both figurative and abstract pieces. My work
has been shown at several venues and is included in private
collections in Canada, US, England, France and Poland.
I like my work to express specific ideas and to provoke reflection.
What’s more, the creative process itself, spending time working with
my hands, gives me a valuable meditative possibility.
“Simple LIfe” project is not, as it might be expected, about simple ways
of peoples’ lives but about so-called simple organisms.The imagery is
inspired by microscopical images of mainly unicellular organisms and
often serves as a metaphor for human behaviour or emotions.
The idea of a single cell being simple, it is anything but. These small
beings are a strange and beautiful place of complexity, grace and
mystery. Juxtaposition of the idea of simple organisms and complex
structure and function is endlessly fascinating. It draws our attention
to notice small things and events, makes us understand their
significance and makes us aware that l ife is beautiful and important
and deserves respect at each level and in any form.

Join us for an inspirational and intimate evening with two iconic Canadian environmental advocates: Anne Innis Dagg and Robert Bateman.
Guests will enjoy an intimate screening of Anne Innis Dagg’s documentary, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, along with a conversation with the two living legends reflecting back on their journey from their meeting at the University of Toronto’s Naturalist Club, to how their unwavering commitment and passion for nature set the course for both their lives’ work.
Guests will have a Q & A session to interact and connect with Anne and Robert. The event will close off with a print and book signing. Proceeds from the evening will support both the Anne Innis Dagg Foundation and the Bateman Foundation.
Buy tickets here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11442808&appointmentType=34021965

For the opening of her solo exhibition Out of Place, Connie Michele Morey will perform Rootless, which explores the embodied experience of being displaced from the earth-as-kin in the face of the industrialization of living things. 
Image: Connie Morey, Roof Over My Head, Slag Heap, Coal Mine #1, K'omoks Traditional Territory (Comox Valley, BC), 2019


This event began 2022-05-07 and repeats every week on Saturday until 2022-09-24

Meet us at the James Bay Community Market
Saturdays – May 7th through Sept. 24th
The James Bay Market is a vibrant community farmers market located at the corner of Menzies and Superior Street in the heart of James Bay. You will still find yourself surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce and farm goods, beautiful and unique artisan crafts and fresh ready-to-eat foods.
 You will love the fine handcrafted wood items, whimsical home décor and naturally crafted body products. We also have top-quality traditional baked goods, speciality sauces and seasonings and dried soup mixes. Hungry? You will find prepared food you can eat right on site in our picnic area. We also have a vast array of farm-fresh products from farm-fresh meats to seasonal veggies and fruits.
 Along with a unique community shopping experience, live local music by some of the area's most talented musicians will entertain you throughout the day. There is also plenty of room to sit and relax or have a bite to eat, while you take in the ambience of the market.
 Visit us at the corner of Menzies and Superior every Saturday rain or shine from 9am – 3pm. The market runs from May 7th until the 24th of September. Free parking on Superior and we have a limited amount of 1-hour parking spaces in the adjacent lot, inquire at information tent.


Specializing in florals, landscapes and portraits, William Liao's dramatic paintings combine traditional mediums with modern techniques, providing his audience with another dimension of experience.
He has won numerous awards such as the Silver Medal at the Signature Medal Show at Federation Gallery, First Place in the Acrylics in Action show and was the winner of Art Battle Vancouver 2017.
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm


Curvaceous Art Exhibition
July 15 - 21, 2022
Gallery hours: 10am - 4pm
Location: ArtSea Gallery, Sidney
This July I will be exhibiting my best, and most recent, artwork at the ArtSea Gallery. I invite you to come and explore a world of intricate lines and vivid colours. Whether it’s from outside inspiration or purely imagination, I’m excited to share my work in my debut solo show.
Art Tea at ArtSea
Sunday, July 17th from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
BYOT – Bring your own tea
Bring your tea, enjoy the summer sea, and explore my art with me.
Join the artist for a relaxed afternoon while she takes you on a journey through her pieces, explains her process and discusses her adventures through different mediums.
Curvaceous Kids!
Tuesday, July 19th from 11:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bring your kids for an hour of drawing fun. We’ll provide paper and pens, and parents and kids can create their own curvaceous works. Be inspired by the art, the sea, and everything in between.
Eyes-closed art contest with prizes.
Supplies provided. Ideal for ages 8 - 108.


This event begins 2022-07-15 and repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday forever

The two-artist exhibit “MurMur” intends to make visible the intangible, the physical representation of our heartbeats, breath and even the presence of our souls on our loved ones.

Julianna Joos is a Canadian professional artist who lives and works in Montréal; she has been a practising printmaker and textile artist for forty years. She has completed a Maîtrise ès arts (M.F.A.) from Université du Québec à Montréal (1996).   She teaches printmaking, drawing and digital art at Dawson College in Montréal. She has won three major international prizes: 7th Triennial of Textile Arts, SZOMBATHELY, Hungary (2021); Premio Consorzio Brachetto d’Acqui: VIIème Biennale Internazionale dell’Incisione, ACQUI TERME, Italy (2005); First Prize Voir Grand, Biennale d’estampe grand format de l’Atelier Circulaire, MONTRÉAL, Canada (2002).

Wendy Duffield completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, and studied jewellery making and silversmithing in Australia where she lived for over 25 years.  Using all manner of old treasures such as needlework, photos & stamps, furniture hardware to tableware, objects get a second lease of life as unique jewellery, collage and sculpture. She conducts art classes for children and adults at Magnolia Art studio in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.
Opening Reception  Saturday September 3, 2022 at 1 pm PST


Welcome back to the TD Art Gallery Paint-In, painting the town since 1987!
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is excited to bring back the 33rd TD Art Gallery Paint-In. Embrace Vancouver Island Art and artists in a full day of celebration under the sun! Celebrate up to 150 local artists and enjoy community, arts-based groups transforming Moss street into a colourful art gallery. Explore your love of art with friends and neighbours, connect with local artists as they demonstrate their craft, and stop at the Imagination Stations for art-inspired activities.
Get a taste of local eats and drinks at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria grounds (1040 Moss Street). Vibe with local music and performances in the family-friendly beer garden, open to 6 PM. Bonus – the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria will be open for the entire day to see BC’s second-largest art collection admission by donation!
The TD Art Gallery Paint-In is the annual fundraiser for The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, helping us to connect the community to art and artists!
Join us on Saturday, July 16, from 11am-4pm! Our family friendly beer garden is open until 6pm.

It would not be possible to hold the TD Art Gallery Paint-In without the scores of volunteers who make Vancouver Island’s largest art event of the year a huge success. We are so pleased to welcome you back! Click the button below to apply as a volunteer.


Elegant and classic is an apt description of Bayot Heer’s exquisite jewellery. He considers working with precious metals and gemstones a rare privilege that comes with the responsibility to honour these materials with lasting designs. In this context, he is often reminded of the Italian inspired slow food movement – being mindful of earth’s resources we are trusted with. Bayot strives to live up to this excellent quote by Piet Hein; “true design asks one thing of us: to uncover what it covers.”
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm


Introducing yourself, informed by a Coast Salish worldview, grounds people in starting things off in a good way. It helps connect us to our ancestors, and reminds us of who we are, and where we come from. Tiffany facilitates participants in grounding in authenticity, respect for land, self, ancestors, and spirit. We will explore how grounding supports the creative process of Hold Steady: A Field School.
Artist Bio
Tiffany Joseph is a writer, visual and oral storyteller, young knowledge carrier of historical and plant knowledge, and an educator. She is trained in motion picture production, and has created short films for her W̱SÁNEĆ community. She grounds her work by sharing this knowledge through on the land learning, and ecological restoration.
The workshop will take place outside at PKOLS (Mount Douglas Park). We will be outside at picnic area A, located next to the PKLOS parking lot (off of Churchill Drive), bathrooms, and beach.
The workshop is free, with free childcare available. The facilitator will be using a microphone during her talk. The workshop will take place about 200 m from washrooms, which are wheelchair accessible, but there are no gender neutral facilities.
There will be limited picnic seating, as well as a few blankets available to sit on the ground.
The closest bus stops are 12, 28, and 39.
Land Acknowledgement
The workshop will be taking place on traditional and unceded W̱SÁNEĆ territory.
We are mindful of the cultural impacts of ongoing colonialism and dispossession of Indigenous peoples as we continue to engage communities and hold events in this region. We will continue to learn, unlearn, and re-learn about the lands and peoples who have been here since time immemorial.
Artemisia Institute
We are located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. We seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies, and our diverse, evolving communities.
Integrate Arts Society
The mandate of the Integrate Art Society is to strengthen the presence of the arts on Vancouver Island through public awareness and advocacy for regional artists, curators, arts organizations, and art spaces. The society aims to deliver this by creating accessible and interactive arts programming for the general public, showcasing multidisciplinary art practices, and equipping art practitioners with opportunities for knowledge transfer and skill development.

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