Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Victoria, BC V8V 4P1
Phone: (250) 384-4171
Since 1951 the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has been located just 10 minutes from downtown Victoria in a beautiful park-like setting. The Gallery is housed in a combination of contemporary exhibition spaces and the remarkable 1889 Spencer mansion. It is the largest public art gallery on Vancouver Island and one of the most significant in Canada with its important collection of visual and decorative arts.
In addition to historical and contemporary art, the Gallery has an outstanding collection of art from Asia including one of the only authentic Shinto shrines outside of Japan showcased in an Asian Garden. The Gallery holds a number of significant works by the celebrated Victoria artist Emily Carr which can be viewed in the current exhibition Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere.
The Gallery gift shop features handmade pottery, jewellery, scarves and other beautiful crafts by local artisans and through Art Rental & Sales, art can be purchased or rented. Open year-round and concurrently presenting up to seven exhibitions across a range of media.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Meeting Facility
- Total Sqft.: 1,500
- Banquet Capacity: 80
- Reception Capacity: 150
- Description: Let the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria set the stage for your next special event. Whether you are hosting a corporate cocktail party or the wedding of a lifetime, there are few locations in Victoria that offer such an exquisite backdrop. The beautiful 19th century Spencer mansion and modern galleries provide the perfect cultural setting for a picturesque event. The Spencer Mansion offers a period-restored dining room, reception room and ornately wood-paneled foyer. All funds raised through renting the Spencer Mansion support the exhibitions and programming at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.