The Campbell River Art Gallery’s permanent collection tells the story of collecting practices and donations received since our beginnings in 1994.
Research Findings and Statement Our current solo exhibition, Karen Tam’s Autumn Tigers, explores the history of anti-Asian racism and celebrates the advocacy and resistance of contemporary Chinese communities. Inspired by this work, the CRAG Team decided to conduct archival research to look into the history of the greater Asian communities here on the unceded, traditional territory of the Ligwiłda’xw people – the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah First Nations – also known Read more…
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.
Sybil Andrews was an extraordinary character, dedicated teacher, and Modernist artist of the 20th century, and a renown figure in the cultural landscape of Campbell River and beyond.
A time honoured tradition of celebration and recognition of the local artists of Campbell River and the North Island region.
On tour from Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Sugarbush Shrapnel is a solo exhibition that investigates Nishinaabe artist Olivia Whetung’s connections to the ecosystem of her home territory on Chemong Lake, Ontario, with a focus on the transmission of Traditional Knowledge Systems, food sovereignty, and the fragility of symbiotic relationships in an era of accelerating climate change.
The two part exhibition How We Lead at the Campbell River Art Gallery seeks to break open the concept of leadership through Lucie Chan and Justin Langlois’s engaged and socially conscious art practices.
Translations is a two person exhibition of Jamelie Hassan and Soheila Esfahani, a pair of interdisciplinary artists.
The 38th Annual Members’ Show is a celebration of the talent of local and regional artists. Together the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Arts Council show our appreciation and support for local artistic talent through exhibition, supportive development, and recognition.
The word curate is now an often employed term. People looking to add cultural cache to a sock drawer or cupcake selection have taken up the term with gusto. But the work of a museum or art gallery curator still isn’t widely understood. We work by a code of ethics and receive professional training in order to take on the responsibilities associated with the profession. Inherent in the position are the long-held traditions of caring Read more…