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Event Details

Dates: April 1, 2023 to October 29, 2023

Venue: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Time: Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10AM – 5PM Wednesday: 10AM – 5PM Thursday: 1PM – 9PM Friday: 10AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 10AM – 5PM Sunday:

Location: Map

Admission: Included in Admisson


APRIL 1, 2023 - OCTOBER 29, 2023

Curated by Jaimie Isaac, Chief Curator, and Mel Granley, Guest Curator

Fascinations with the mushroom form and functions have shaped creative imaginations and scientific ideas for generations. Symbiosis gathers interdisciplinary contemporary artists located in British Columbia, across Canada and internationally who have produced work that explore forest ecologies and musings about mushrooms. The symbiotic relationships between fungia and boreal realms have co-dependent networks that are essential to the health and vitality of ecosystems. These interconnected relationships have inspired artists and researchers to delve into these micro and macro worlds to consider teachings from the land, medicines, and survival. Scientific and artistic curiosities of the natural world offer inquiries and explorations in Symbiosis.

Image Credit: Rick Leong, Nature Morte (2014), oil. Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and the George and Lola Kidd BC Art Acquisitions Fund. AGGV 2015.011.001.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss St.

Victoria, BC V8V 4P1

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