Art

The Bateman Gallery is searching for a new location that will allow for more visitors and interactive exhibits. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s Bateman Gallery moving from Steamship Terminal home

Foundation aims to ‘inspire thousands of global visitors’ with new location after 10 years

 

A mural in Fernwood on Gladstone Avenue that was done by Victoria-based artist Collin Elder. It was finished in September, 2020. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff) 01/10/23

‘Murals simply make the city more cool,’ says councillor who wants more public arts funding

Councillor Matt Dell calls for an increase in funding dedicated to public art projects in 2023

 

City of Victoria Artist in Residence Kemi Craig has debuted her first project in the role – a series of looped videos projected on a Douglas Street storefront. (Courtesy of City of Victoria)

Victoria’s artist in residence debuts first piece with looped videos

The videos are being projected on a Douglas Street storefront

 

Local Coast Salish artist Dylan Thomas designed the downtown summer banners for 2021 and 2022. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)

Victoria’s summer banner program now accepting applications

Local designers and artists will have the chance to display their work during the next two summers

Local Coast Salish artist Dylan Thomas designed the downtown summer banners for 2021 and 2022. (Courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Kevin Stone and wife Michelle (sitting on dragon) pose for a photo with their 15,000-pound, fire-breathing steel dragon named ‘Drogon’ on Dec. 15, 2022 which took more than two years to complete. Drogon is from the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones. Stone’s popular sculpture has been seen by people around the world via photos and videos they posted to social media of Drogon in the making. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. metal sculptor’s business soars on wings of 15,000-pound fire-breathing dragon

Kevin Stone’s steel sculpture ‘Drogon’ from popular TV show Game of Thrones ready to head to Utah

Kevin Stone and wife Michelle (sitting on dragon) pose for a photo with their 15,000-pound, fire-breathing steel dragon named ‘Drogon’ on Dec. 15, 2022 which took more than two years to complete. Drogon is from the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones. Stone’s popular sculpture has been seen by people around the world via photos and videos they posted to social media of Drogon in the making. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shannon Bellamy and Tom Andrews of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society form their own arch with help from their shadowy friends at the site in Waterwheel Park where a new welcome arch will go up by next fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island community’s arch another means for bridging cultural divides

Illuminated permanent art piece will allow people to see the light

Shannon Bellamy and Tom Andrews of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society form their own arch with help from their shadowy friends at the site in Waterwheel Park where a new welcome arch will go up by next fall. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)

Black Press Media article on housing for women fleeing abuse inspires local artist

Local artists collection draws on work of Victoria Womens Transition House

The safe, transitional housing project inspired the paintings that will be for sale. (Courtesy of Little Poet Art)
The Victoria Arts Council's main gallery will soon feature a billboard with artwork by Ingrid Mesquita. (Courtesy of the Victoria Arts Council Facebook page)

Scaling up: Local artist’s piece selected for Victoria Arts Council billboard

Ingrid Mesquita’s artwork will be unveiled to the public Dec. 3

The Victoria Arts Council's main gallery will soon feature a billboard with artwork by Ingrid Mesquita. (Courtesy of the Victoria Arts Council Facebook page)
Greater Victoria School District student’s light switch art. (Courtesy of SD61)

Greater Victoria students create art to promote energy conservation

SD61 students design stickers to encourage others to turn out lights when no one is in classroom

Greater Victoria School District student’s light switch art. (Courtesy of SD61)
Wendy Picken holds up a copy of her new book Rainbees and Honeybows. The children’s book will launch Nov. 18 at the Tulista Gallery, which will also exhibit a week-long exhibition of the works of Picken’s collaborators. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney’s Tulista Gallery hosts celebration of West Coast, artistic collaboration

Connections and Collaborations runs Nov. 18 to 25 and includes book launch

Wendy Picken holds up a copy of her new book Rainbees and Honeybows. The children’s book will launch Nov. 18 at the Tulista Gallery, which will also exhibit a week-long exhibition of the works of Picken’s collaborators. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Vancouver police have identified the suspects who threw maple syrup on an Emily Carr painting and glued themselves to the wall on Saturday at the Vancouver Art Gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver police identify suspects who poured maple syrup on Emily Carr painting

Vancouver Art Gallery says Carr’s “Stumps and Sky” painting suffered no permanent harm

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Vancouver police have identified the suspects who threw maple syrup on an Emily Carr painting and glued themselves to the wall on Saturday at the Vancouver Art Gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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This day in history: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public

On November 1, 1512. The breathtaking series of ceiling frescoes were painted…

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Climate protesters of Last Generation after throwing mashed potatoes at the Claude Monet painting “Les Meulesâ” at Potsdam’s Barberini Museum on Sunday Oct. 24, 2022, to protest fossil fuel extraction. (Last Generation via AP)

Climate protesters throw mashed potatoes at Monet painting

Two activists wearing orange high-visibility vests glued themselves to the wall below the painting

Climate protesters of Last Generation after throwing mashed potatoes at the Claude Monet painting “Les Meulesâ” at Potsdam’s Barberini Museum on Sunday Oct. 24, 2022, to protest fossil fuel extraction. (Last Generation via AP)
Victoria artist Fran Benton is putting on an exhibition in Saanich starting Oct. 25 of pieces she created after putting her own interpretation on war photos and memorabilia collected by her late father during his service in the Second World War. (Courtesy of Fran Benton)

Upcoming Saanich art exhibit takes personal look at Second World War

Fran Benton hopes exhibit encourages others to explore their own perspective on war

Victoria artist Fran Benton is putting on an exhibition in Saanich starting Oct. 25 of pieces she created after putting her own interpretation on war photos and memorabilia collected by her late father during his service in the Second World War. (Courtesy of Fran Benton)
September 16, 2022 -  Artist Joe Coffey with one of his paintings at the Madrona Gallery.. Don Denton photo

Animal kingdom

The realistically surreal creatures of Joe Coffey

  • Oct 21, 2022
September 16, 2022 -  Artist Joe Coffey with one of his paintings at the Madrona Gallery.. Don Denton photo
Handout photo issued by Just Stop Oil of two protesters who have thrown tinned soup at Vincent Van Gogh’s famous 1888 work Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London, Friday Oct. 14, 2022. The group Just Stop Oil, which wants the British government to halt new oil and gas projects, said activists dumped two cans of Heinz tomato soup over the oil painting on Friday. London’s Metropolitan Police said officers arrested two people on suspicion of criminal damage and aggravated trespass. (Just Stop Oil via AP)

UK climate protesters throw soup on Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’

No discernible damage caused to the glass-covered painting

Handout photo issued by Just Stop Oil of two protesters who have thrown tinned soup at Vincent Van Gogh’s famous 1888 work Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London, Friday Oct. 14, 2022. The group Just Stop Oil, which wants the British government to halt new oil and gas projects, said activists dumped two cans of Heinz tomato soup over the oil painting on Friday. London’s Metropolitan Police said officers arrested two people on suspicion of criminal damage and aggravated trespass. (Just Stop Oil via AP)
The Sooke Arts Council is hosting an auction as a fundraiser for The Gathering Place, a multigenerational activity and senior centre planned for Sooke. (File – Metro-Creative)

Sooke Arts Council eyes support for seniors’ centre

Artwork auctioned off for The Gathering Place

The Sooke Arts Council is hosting an auction as a fundraiser for The Gathering Place, a multigenerational activity and senior centre planned for Sooke. (File – Metro-Creative)
Decorating with art. Lia Crowe photography

At home with art

Building a collection and using art to personalize your space

  • Oct 5, 2022
Decorating with art. Lia Crowe photography
Indigenous artist John Marston in his Chemainus studio.The painting behind him is by his friend, Ladysmith artist Dennis Brown. In front of him are architectural plans for new artist studios in Ladysmith that he is helping to design. Don Denton photo.

Rising from the storm

Stz’uminus artist John Marston

  • Sep 28, 2022
Indigenous artist John Marston in his Chemainus studio.The painting behind him is by his friend, Ladysmith artist Dennis Brown. In front of him are architectural plans for new artist studios in Ladysmith that he is helping to design. Don Denton photo.
The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)

Coast Salish artist’s Witness Blanket available on newly launched website

Created by Carey Newman, the art installation had previously only been viewable in person

The Witness Blanket residential schools art exhibit is now available on a newly launched interactive website. (witnessblanket.ca)