About the Gallery

The Campbell River Art Gallery acknowledges that it is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people; the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. As uninvited guests to this territory, we use this acknowledgement in our gallery to highlight the enduring relationships Indigenous communities have with this land.

We opened in 1994 and remain Campbell River’s sole public gallery, serving the surrounding regional districts and islands. We exhibit contemporary art by professional artists in our Main Gallery and Satellite Gallery. Our annual exhibition program is at the core of all the activity at the Gallery, directing workshop themes, lectures, school tours and community outreach.

As a professional public art gallery, we pay artists CARFAC rates. What is CARFAC? Established by artists in 1968, and recognized by the Status of the Artist legislation, the Canadian Artists Representation/Le front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. CARFAC is guided by an active Board, elected by the membership and has a mandate to:

  1. To promote the visual arts in Canada;
  2. To promote a socio-economic climate that is conducive to the production of visual arts in Canada;
  3. To conduct research and engage in public education for these purposes.

We also acknowledge and are grateful for the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the British Columbia Arts Council, the City of Campbell River, as well as to the many members and donors whose contributions make our work possible.