Art History of the Now: Contemporary Western Canadian Art

Enjoy all 5 lectures for $100 or $30 per single ticket.
February 4 - March 10
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Spencer RoomView on map
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    Expressions of identity in contemporary Western Canadian art and the influence of recent art movements on them, the 10th Anniversary season of the 2024 Sunday Art Lecture Series
    Five Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Book your tickets quickly. Seating is limited.

    The contemporary, like the tip of an iceberg, often hides what underlies it. The 2024 Sunday Art Lecture Series examines expressions of identity in contemporary Western Canadian art and the influence of art movements–especially those since the mid-20th century–on them.

    Following the first lecturer’s overview to set the scene, four speakers will explore in illustrated talks the innovations of women artists in BC, contemporary indigenous art of Vancouver Island, experiences of displacement and rebirth in the art of a Chinese immigrant, and the symbiosis of airport architecture and artworks.

    February 4 Dr. Betsy Tumasonis – Modern Art Movements and the Expression of Identity.
    February 11 Hon. Patricia Bovey – The Prominence of BC Women Artists: Insights & Impacts.
    February 25 After a recess for Family Day, Mark Loria – Contemporary Indigenous Art of Vancouver Island.
    March 3 Prof. Gu Xiong – Artistic Electricity: Migrant Displacement & Rebirth.
    March 10 Dr. Menno Hubregtse – Airport Architecture and Artworks in Western Canada and Beyond.

    Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.