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Red tote bags with white Indigenous art and a Walk With Mi banner hanging in front of a yellow wall

CRAG granted $30,000 from province for Art Hive project

The Campbell River Art Gallery has launched an Art Hive, with financial assistance from the province, through a BC Art Council Arts Impact grant. On Thursday mornings, artist Nadine Bariteau hosts art-making workshops for people with experience of mental health and substance use and people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The facility is also available as an “open studio” at this time, fostering self-directed experiences of creativity, learning, and skill sharing.  “Art is a democratic Read more…

Distant Relatives Opening

Thank to everyone who attended yesterday’s Opening Reception for Distant Relatives. What an incredible and impactful event, thank you to everyone coming with open ears and open hearts. We are incredibly honored to be holding space for these works and supporting projects like these. Thank you to the incredible Artists and community members involved in these projects: Hjalmer Wenstob working with members of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nation, Sonny Assu working with Charles Jules of the Read more…

A teenager reads the a didactic at the Campbell River Art Gallery

CRAG Curator’s essay featured in ARTiculate Journal of Art History

Translations by Jamelie Hassan & Soheila Esfahani–curated by Jenelle M. Pasiechnik, was the first exhibition after the pandemic shutdown, at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Like many events in 2020, the exhibition-which was originally supposed to include an open studio during a site-specific installation and a food sharing experience-had to be rethought. “The relevance of the show wasn’t diminished, but took on additional meaning in light of the mass changes and uncertainty going on all Read more…

Four images, a messy artists desk, picture frames, using iphones to take a photo and pen on paper promoting artist workshops

UPCOMING: Virtual Professional Development series

Alongside the 40th Annual Members’ Show, the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Campbell River Arts Council are launching a Professional Development for Artists virtual workshop series, facilitated by David Ellingson and Pennyland Shen of artist consulting and education company Dazed & Confucius. The workshops are an opportunity for artists to bring their business to the next level, guided by a company that prioritizes strong concept and identity building and attention to the quality artwork Read more…

Cereal boxes for Humour as Medicine

Looking back at 2021 at the Campbell River Art Gallery and moving forward to 2022

Last year, people continued to turn to art for light, joy, and inspiration even though the anxiety of the pandemic grew; not to mention the added stress from natural disasters caused by the climate crisis. These are the times when the voices of culture and creativity need to be heard most. In 2021 The Campbell River Art Gallery welcomed Karver Everson, Nicole Crouch, Jake James, Kari Kristensen and Marni McMahan to explore the legacy of Read more…