November 9th, 2013: XENALEKEN: First Nations Artist Forum at AGGV
TODAY at the ART GALLERY of GREATER VICTORIA
In collaboration with the City of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is hosting a First Nations Artist Forum today, Saturday, November 9 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
September 28th, 2013: A Must-See Exhibition!
URBAN THUNDERBIRDS/RAVENS IN A MATERIAL WORLD
SEPT 20 - JAN 12
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Co-curated by lessLIE, Rande Cook and Nicole Stanbridge | Ker and Centennial Galleries
This exhibition highlights new and recent works from Coast Salish artists lessLIE and Dylan Thomas, and Kwakwaka’wakw artists Rande Cook and Francis Dick. The work encompasses personal stories, community histories and exploration of current events offering a unique view of First Nations art production in this region.
Varied in their approaches, the work selected for this exhibition references cross-cultural forms, re-appropriation of North American visual culture, and an honouring of individuals and ideas from the cultural history of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw communities. The themes explored by the artists range from intimate personal narratives, and extend to broader mainstream issues functioning as social commentary. The works reflect urban First Nations identity from the unique perspective of these four artists.
Rande Cook | New York Series, 2013 | Photo by Luke Marston
July 17th, 2013: Our Blankets, Our Stories
Two prominent contemporary Northwest Coast First Nations artists explore ancient themes in new ways through wood, glass, metal and serigraphy.
Coast Salish artist Chris Paul and Tlingit artist Mark Preston celebrate both the culture and an enduring bond of friendship in the creation of this exhibition of masterworks.
Preview this exhibition on Friday, August 16, 2013
Exhibition Opens: Saturday, August 17, 2013 2:00 - 5:00
Artists will be in attendance
May 14th, 2013: Thursday, May 23 7pm Pedalling for Papua 2013 Kick off Event
Please join us at Alcheringa Gallery Thursday, May 23 at 7pm for the Pedalling for Papua 2013 kick off event!
A 12,000 kilometer international bicycling and performance tour, Pedalling for Papua aims to raise awareness of the 50 year old human rights and environmental abuse in the underreported region of West Papua.
As home to the bird of paradise, the second largest jungle remaining in the world, and our planet’s most bio-diverse marine zone, this beautiful region has been subject to what many observers have dubbed a slow-motion genocide. As many as 500,000 Indigenous West Papuans have died as a result of the military presence and lack of development in their homeland.
This story needs to be told, and it will be. Over 6 months campaigner Jeremy Bally will tour a multimedia performance on his bicycle through 6 countries. The show takes recorded conversations with West Papuan exiles, refugees and activists live on stage through an original animation. This is projected beside Jeremy as he narrates with original spoken word poetry and ukulele based hip-hop music.
Entry is by donation. See you there!
To read more about the campaign or to make a donation, please click here!
April 20th, 2013: UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
DREAM-TIME : May 16 - 30, 2013
A selection of small paintings on paper by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rande Cook. Exploring various lighthearted themes and subjects of daily life, using variations on the traditional formline.
February 6th, 2013: VFF Springboard Reception of 'The Skin I'm In' with New Works by Rande Cook
We were honoured to host the Victoria Film Festival Spring Board Reception for Broderick Fox's film 'The Skin I'm In'. The film features Artist Rande Cook and speaks to the transformative power of art. In honour of the occasion we are exhibiting new works by Rande Cook from Feb 2 - 21. Special thanks to the VFF for the support and for allowing us use of their photos from this very special event! ( Photos by Michael Beach). To check the photos from the event like us on facebook and check out our facebook album here.
January 15th, 2013: Rande Cook - New Works February 2 - 21
Alcheringa Gallery is delighted to be partnering with the Victoria Film Festival to showcase Northwest Coast artist Rande Cook. Rande is featured in one of films being aired this season The Skin I'm In. To honour the occasion, Alcheringa will be hosting an exhibition of newly created sculptural and graphic works.
The Skin I'm In
Saturday • February 2nd • The Vic • 9:30pm
Follow filmmaker Broderick Fox on his epic journey as he transforms his body into a living canvas. After a near-fatal accident, Fox is propelled to capture his true sense of self in a full back tattoo. Collaborating with First-Nations artist Rande Cook and African-American tattoo artist Zulu, The Skin I’m In is a raw, intimate story of self-discovery in an increasingly disconnected world.
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