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…

Details from Karen Tam's "Ruinscape" wallpaper. Blue and white drawings of various places and (violent) interactions in Chinatown.

Asian Heritage and Community in Campbell River

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…

Floor to ceiling drawings for Sugarbush Shrapnel

Sugarbush Shrapnel, features contemporary art by Mississauga-Nishinaabe artist Olivia Whetung

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.