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To Fish As Formerly: A Story of Straits Salish Resurgence
June 17 - November 21, 2020
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory
Curated by XEMŦOLTW Dr. Nicholas Claxton, UVic, School of Child and Youth Care) and Katie Hughes, UVic Department of History, graduate student.
With artists: TEMOSEN Charles Elliott, John Elliott, Chris Paul, Dylan Thomas, Sarah Jim, Temoseng, aka Chasz Elliott and Colton Hash.
To Fish as Formerly tells the story of the SXOLE (the Reef Net Fishery) through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation. The exhibition shares the story of the efforts of generations of W̱SÁNEĆ people who are revitalizing the belief systems, spirituality, knowledge and practices inherent to the SXOLE.
See FOCUS story by Kate Cino,


Morgana Wallace is a paper artist and illustrator, she works and lives here in Victoria.  She plays with paper and scissors to create fantastic universes and to explore myths, which seem to refer to Scandinavian or Japanese legends. Her characters, masked and dressed up mix numerous inspirations. Her practice includes a meticulous treatment of every piece of paper, with various techniques of colourization and textures.   www.fortunegallery.ca


Becky Holuk captures the breathtaking beauty of the world in her distinct and vibrant style. She is highly influenced by the western landscape and sees each painting as an opportunity to form a joyful and grateful response in colour and motion to what she has had the privilege to experience.
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
See more at www.theavenuegallery.com


Photography and sculpture documenting the climatology and rewilding projects at Siberia’s Pleistocene Park, where research occupies a grey area between intervention and invention, sci-fi and actual science.
Deluge Contemporary Art
636 Yates Street, Victoria  |  http://deluge.ca
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 7 to 10pm
Open House with artist in attendance: Saturday, November 7, 12 to 5pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 12 to 5pm


This event began 2020-11-07 and repeats every day until 2020-11-19

Vancouver Island artist Steven Armstrong's latest collection of paintings explores the rugged landscapes and windy skies of Vancouver Island and offer an opportunity to investigate a deeper relationship with the natural environment. Every painting becomes an individual communication on perspective and paintings become as much about presence as they are about place. Understanding a place enough to convey its essence visually is never instantaneous. In his attempt to translate an immediate experience of place through paint on canvas, we enter a dialogue on an emotional and enduring level. Lone objects come to represent more than simply trees, rocks, earth, and sky - they suggest places that carry meaning for us as individuals, and we relate to them over the passage of time.


This event began 2020-11-10 and repeats every day until 2020-11-29

Preview here: http://www.artopenings.ca/martina-edmondson-2020.html
November 10-29, 2020
Gage Gallery Arts Collective, 2031 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, V8R 1E5 ,  250 592-2760 
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm. Sundays, noon-4pm. 
Artist will be in attendance at the Gage Gallery on the following dates:
Nov 10, 2-5pm;  Sundays Nov 15, Nov 22, & Nov 29, noon-4pm. 


An online exhibition with Victoria-based artist Libby Oliver.


Calgary artist, Rachelle Brady has a strong, bold presence on the canvas as she captures what she loves most; trees, landscapes and flowers. She uses highly textured palette knife work in oil paint to accomplish a lively result. Rachelle’s work reveals an artist who is passionate about the world around her. She captures the emotion and essence of life on canvas, creating an original and exquisite body of work.
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
See more at www.theavenuegallery.com


This event began 2020-11-14 and repeats every 2 weeks on Sunday and Saturday until 2020-11-29

Artists : F. Long, M. Babineau, C. Thomas

Dream City is an interactive art installation that imagines possible responses to rapid
environmental change in the world. Cast-off industrial and domestic materials become precious;
nothing is without potential and possibility. Cardboard, plastic, wire and other bits of flotsam are
pressed into new forms and altered by light and shadow to reflect a shifting reality in this
immersive light, sound and moving art piece.
Over the course of the exhibit the work will continue to evolve - the world is in a constant state
of collapse and regeneration. Dream City will reflect both.

CineVic presents:
Live on Zoom
Wednesday November 18th 2020 @ 7pm 
Script & Actor Submission Deadline:
Saturday October 31st 2020 @ Midnight
Have you been hunkered down writing screenplays to get you through pandemic isolation? Are you ready to put your screen direction and dialogue to the test, and have it read by actors in front of a live audience? Then don’t miss the return of our Cold Reading series! An opportunity for writers to hear how your script flows and your characters sound, for actors to gain experience with on-the-spot no-rehearsal reading, and for viewers to join the fun by witnessing brand new work from local artists.
Submit your screenplay or a portion, MAXIMUM 5 contiguous pages. This could be a complete short film, or a 5-page section from a longer piece. Submissions are FREE and open to writers from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Selected writers will receive free admission to the event, and a portion of proceeds from audience donations.
Saturday October 31st 2020 @ Midnight
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO office@cinevic.ca >>
The Fine Print:
• Writer’s name must be removed to allow for blind judging.
• Maximum 5 contiguous pages, PDF documents only.
• Submissions must also include short film synopsis and character breakdowns.
• Up to 6 scripts will be chosen for live reading at the event.
Submit your headshot and acting resume for consideration to be one of our cold readers at the event. Submissions are FREE and open to actors from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Selected actors will receive free admission to the event, and a portion of proceeds from audience donations.
Saturday October 31st 2020 @ Midnight
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO office@cinevic.ca >>
Join the fun and watch it all go down LIVE! Watch from anywhere and support local artists with a pay-what-you-can donation that will be shared with all of our actors and writers.


Kimberly acknowledges that her goal is to create something subjective, intriguing and stimulating. She wants her art to touch and engage heart, mind and soul. As an artist, Kimberly is energetic outgoing and charming, just like the paintings she creates. Her full-of-life attitude perfectly depicts her creations.
"For me creating art is a passion. A celebration of the joy and colour to be found in life. I paint as an expression of joy and energy. It is pure delight to squeeze out huge piles of oil paint, squish it around, have it blend, meld, combine. Wet paint, layer upon layer, morphing into a tangible and interesting surface. I strive to leave much to the imagination, for the viewer to fill in the blanks. To go from a blank, white canvas to one filled with brilliant, glorious colour - there is a huge sense of satisfaction in that.' – Kimberly Kiel
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
See more at www.theavenuegallery.com

The Great Debate Series
 'Is There An Afterlife?' 
Nov 19
This series features the reading of classic debates between leading public figures of this and the last century. Each debate is followed by a moderated discussion.

This fall, we feature the classic debate between James Baldwin and William F Buckley at Cambridge University in 1965, and the 2011 entertaining discussion between Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris.
Nov 19:  'Is There An Afterlife?' The 2011 entertaining discussion between Christopher Hitchens & Sam Harris, and David Wolpe & Bradley Shavit Artson,
Sponsored by The City of Victoria Everyday Creativity Grant
Presented by Blue Bridge Theatre
For more information, or tickets, click one of the links below
For In Person Tickets Click Here  
For Live Stream Tickets Click Here


Bridge Crawl 2020 will primarily be a virtual event launching on November 21st at  http://arc-hivearc.org/bridge/    It will include video tours of artists' studios and short online demonstrations encouraging audience participation.  It will be an intergenerational event that focuses on inclusiveness and bringing out the artist in everyone.


Forgotten Romantic – Music of Rudolf Leberl at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 1701 Elgin Rd. (in Oak Bay) on Sat., November 21st. 3-5pm.

The Victoria Guitar Society is excited to present a Canadian premier of solo guitar and ensemble music of bohemian Rudolf Leberl. Classical guitarist Alexander Dunn, joined by Phillip Manning (violin), Guyonne Le Louarn (viola), Anna Cal (piano) and Simon Farintosh (guitar) offer a program of early 20th century Romanticism – surprise opening guests will introduce you to this delightful composer. 

Rudolf Leberl (1884-1952) whose music belongs to the aesthetic family of Dvořák and Janáček, worked in the Czech Republic and Bavaria, producing over 1500 works for guitar which are only now receiving their due recognition. His entire output includes thirty large solo cycles for guitar as well as works for orchestra, strings, winds, piano and chamber music. Leberl suffered from the socio-political devastation following two World Wars. His works, which he had to abandon to escape oppression, were salvaged by his former students. Rudolf Leberl died in 1952 both destitute and blind. With a recent surge in interest in Leberl’s fine works, guitarists can now be nourished by his enchanting and delectable music. 

Viewing options for this afternoon of fine music include the live venue with reduced capacity venue, physical distancing and expectation of mask wearing when not seated or online streaming from the comfort of your home.

For more information and ticket access please go to: www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca


As a part of the Disassemble the Arts, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's arts and accessibility program, the AGGV will be offering a series of artists and curators talks. In this talk, Toronto-based artist and scholar Syrus Marcus Ware will discuss his work in combining art and activist, particularly in regards to the Black Mad community.

Syrus is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Arts, McMaster University. He is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture, and he’s shown widely in galleries and festivals across Canada. He is a core-team member of Black Lives Matter – Toronto, a part of the Performance Disability Art Collective, and an ABD PhD candidate at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. His on-going curatorial work includes That’s So Gay (Gladstone Hotel, 2016-2019) and BlacknessYes!/Blockorama.  He is the co-editor or the best-selling Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (URP, 2020)

Register in advance for this webinar:

Or Telephone during the event:
  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
  Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099   Webinar ID: 924 4537 6585

To make this event as accessible as possible, the AGGV will be offering the following services:
  -Live Captioning -Transcription (offered about 2 weeks after the live webinar) -Recording (offered about 2 weeks after the live webinar)
The AGGV understands access needs are different for everyone, and that these needs can also change and be different every day. To make a specific request, please email Regan Shrumm, Assistant Curator at rshrumm@aggv.ca or phone at 250-896-8266. _
  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria sits on the unceded and traditional territory of the Lkwungen-speaking peoples, today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and WSÁNEĆ First Nations. 


Pavel Barta’s modernist style is evident in a broad range of subject matter that he skillfully produces. Working in both bronze and stone, Pavel brings a unique view of design to his captivating sculptures.
“The best reward I can get is to know that thanks to my art, someone’s day became brighter.” Pavel Barta
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
See more at www.theavenuegallery.com


In this special presentation we will explore the contribution of this ubiquitous duo to the American Songbook and the body of jazz standards. This show will take a look at their most famous compositions, and the dynamics of their colorful relationship. Louis Rudner will be premiering brand new arrangements, and accompanied by Ashley Wey they will be giving a fresh take on these time tested standards. This is the first in a series highlighting the connection between jazz music and Jewish people, culture, and sounds.


This event began 2020-09-05 and repeats every 3 weeks on Sunday and Saturday forever

Xchanges Gallery Is delighted to host PHOTOTEXTRINUM by Randall McGinnis in its physical space September 4-20, 2020.
See preview webpage here: http://www.artopenings.ca/randall-mcginnis.html.     COVID measures are in place. The artist can welcome four visitors to the gallery at one time. Masks worn inside.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm, Sept 5&6, Sept 12&13, Sept 19&20. 
Opening on Sept 4, 7-9pm
Xchanges Gallery address: 2333 Government St, Victoria, BC V8T 4P4.  250 382-0442;  http://www.artopenings.ca/randall-mcginnis.html

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