Art

The “Reef Nets” design is one of four banners designed by Dylan Thomas that now lines Douglas Street. The City is looking for artists to propose new banner designs for the winter. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria puts out call for artists to create next round of street banners

Winter-themed banners will hang from 100 lampposts in the downtown area

The “Reef Nets” design is one of four banners designed by Dylan Thomas that now lines Douglas Street. The City is looking for artists to propose new banner designs for the winter. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts

Coast Collective executive director’s dream is to have West Shore arts centre

  • Aug 14, 2019
Artist Kathryn Fudge’s garden sculptures created from t-shirts
The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich’s HCP celebrates 25 years of Arts and Music in the Gardens

Over 50 artists, 15 bands and several food trucks will be at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

The Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of the Arts and Music in the Gardens event Aug. 10 and 11. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The Salish Sea Lantern festival brought music and light to the Sidney waterfront last year and a repeat is expected this year. (Photo courtesy of Bob Orchard)

Light up August with a lantern building workshop in Sidney

ArtSea workshops in preparation for Aug. 24 Salish Sea Lantern Festival

The Salish Sea Lantern festival brought music and light to the Sidney waterfront last year and a repeat is expected this year. (Photo courtesy of Bob Orchard)
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes

Artistic journey from sign painting to fine art

  • Jul 10, 2019
Artist Blu Smith creates colourful abstract West Coast landscapes
A conceptual rendering of what the Commerce Canoe art installation will look like when moved to Triangle Island (City of Victoria)

Victoria votes to move downtown art installation from Bastion Square

The Commerce Canoe will be moved to Triangle Island to make room for a new totem pole

A conceptual rendering of what the Commerce Canoe art installation will look like when moved to Triangle Island (City of Victoria)
Chief Dan George, who is the subject of an exhibition at Sidney Museum. (Sidney Museum submission)

Tsartlip drummers open Chief Dan George exhibition in Sidney

Opening of exhibition sees three Peninsula mayors and MP Elizabeth May attend

Chief Dan George, who is the subject of an exhibition at Sidney Museum. (Sidney Museum submission)
The City of Victoria unveiled its newest edition of the Commute Bus Shelter Exhibit, which showcases work of local artists. This piece, Quallhanumucan (Orca) was done by Andrea Fritz (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria bus shelters feature local art

A diverse range of artists now have their work up along Yates Street

The City of Victoria unveiled its newest edition of the Commute Bus Shelter Exhibit, which showcases work of local artists. This piece, Quallhanumucan (Orca) was done by Andrea Fritz (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
“Drawing branches” by Luke Ramsay was installed at the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch library to mark the branch’s one-year-anniversary since opening (File submitted/ GVPL)

James Bay Library celebrates first anniversary with new art installation

Students worked with artist-in-residence Luke Ramsay on a commemorative project

“Drawing branches” by Luke Ramsay was installed at the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch library to mark the branch’s one-year-anniversary since opening (File submitted/ GVPL)
A ring made by Sandra McMullen holds breast milk for a mother who fed four babies (Facebook/ Sacred Life Jewelry)

Victoria artist makes jewelry out of breast milk

Sandra McMullen makes ‘DNA jewelry’ from breast milk, placenta, cremated ashes and more

A ring made by Sandra McMullen holds breast milk for a mother who fed four babies (Facebook/ Sacred Life Jewelry)
Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times

Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times

Artworks address social and environmental issues

  • Apr 24, 2019
Indigenous artist Carey Newman is a witness to our times
Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show comes to the Mary Winspear Centre April 27-28. (Peninsula News Review File)

Sidney arts show features hundreds of pieces for sale

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society holding Spring Show April 27-28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society Spring Show comes to the Mary Winspear Centre April 27-28. (Peninsula News Review File)
Ruth Beninger stands in front of her abstract ocean scene during the Victoria Sketch Club art show (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Ruth Beninger stands in front of her abstract ocean scene during the Victoria Sketch Club art show (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce

Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce

Painter teaches the art of the portrait and exhibits students’ work

  • Mar 6, 2019
Portraiture Through The Eyes of Artist Nicholas Pearce
An artist’s rendering of what Charles Campbell’s work ‘Time Catcher’ will look like. The art will be placed in the newly expanded Lower Passenger Departure Lounge in Spring 2020. (Victoria Airport Authority photo)

World-class artist creates next installation for Victoria International Airport

Artist Charles Campbell hopes his work will make people contemplate the possibilities of the future

An artist’s rendering of what Charles Campbell’s work ‘Time Catcher’ will look like. The art will be placed in the newly expanded Lower Passenger Departure Lounge in Spring 2020. (Victoria Airport Authority photo)
Christine Gollner opened her home for the fall 2017 studio tour. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Local artists wanted for Oak Bay studio tour

The Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour needs artists

Christine Gollner opened her home for the fall 2017 studio tour. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Portraits and Giving Back with Artist Mary Ploegsma

Portraits and Giving Back with Artist Mary Ploegsma

Chef and tattoo series donated for fund raising

  • Feb 22, 2019
Portraits and Giving Back with Artist Mary Ploegsma
The World of Artist Julia Trops

The World of Artist Julia Trops

Art and Activism mix in life of Colwood painter and sculptor

  • Feb 4, 2019
The World of Artist Julia Trops
Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.

Resident explores heritage designation to halt art placement in Oak Bay

Arts committee seeks provincial permission to environmentally install shoreline sculpture

Photo as submitted by Pamela Woodland.
Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes

Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes

Emily Carr University graduate brings art community together

  • Jan 25, 2019
Artist Jolene Mackie Paints Dreamscapes