July 31 to September 25, 2021

The Campbell River Art Gallery’s permanent collection tells the story of collecting practices and donations received since our beginnings in 1994. As we adopt decolonizing practices and engage actively in reconciliation, it is important that we reflect on how that story represents the ongoing history of art and culture in Campbell River and the remote communities the gallery serves. 

The collection tells a story of mostly cis white artists. We are grateful for each of these artworks and display them proudly. But we must ask ourselves: what stories are missing? How can we improve our collecting practices to honour the cultural diversity and experience of this place? We have a responsibility to push back against the erasure of lives lived by IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, and folks with barriers, physical or otherwise. 

We owe it to all of our residents to paint a clear and fair picture of artistic life in this place, and to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for all to participate.

39th Annual Members’ Show

January 14 to February 20

A time honoured tradition of celebration and recognition of the local artists of Campbell River and the North Island region. This will be the 39th iteration of this popular showing of the creators in our community.


Finding Sybil: Contemporary Responses to Sybil Andrews

March 6 to May 1

Artists: Nicole Crouch, Karver Everson, Jake James, Kari Kristensen, and Marni McMahan

Curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

Five BC based artists are producing new work in response to Sybil Andrew’s biographical history, aesthetic style, and artistic practice. The CRAG’s two Sybil Andrews original linocut prints will be featured alongside the artists’ commissioned work, bringing Andrews’ legacy and our permanent collection to life through conversation with contemporary. We are honouring Sybil Andrews, whose work is a great source of pride throughout Campbell River and beyond.

Finding Sybil Digital Programming


Exploring Care, Three-Part Exhibition Series

Part 1: The Aesthetic of Silence

March 6 to May 15

Artists: Shelley Vanderbyl and Lam Wong

Curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

This three part group exhibition aims to explore the relationship between the ethics of taking care, taking care as related to art practices and professions, prioritizing the self, and the fatigue that results from community members sharing their experiences, and educating the public. The aim of the exhibition is to create a space of safety and knowledge, where people feel welcome to share their experiences and connect with others around issues pertinent to mental and physical well being.

Aesthetic of Silence Digital Programs

June 1 to August 28, 2021

Artists: Skeena Reece and Whess Harman

This three part group exhibition aims to explore the ethics of taking care. Taking care within and outside the field of art professions, prioritizing care for the self and others, and the fatigue that results from enduring and educating under difficult circumstances. The aim of the exhibition is to create a space of safety and knowledge, where people feel welcome to share their experiences and connect with others around issues pertinent to mental and physical well being.

Part 3: Rest and Sustenance – September 4 to November 20


Autumn Tigers

May 22 to July 17

Artist: Karen Tam

Curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

Karen Tam explores the history of Chinese immigrants in Canada through extensively researched and immersive installations. Autumn Tigers focuses on the history of anti-Asian racism and Chinese culture on Vancouver Island and celebrates the advocacy and resistance of contemporary Chinese communities.

Autumn Tigers Digital Programs