Doris Ritchie: The Collection + Sale
January 17 – February 6
Well-known local artist, Doris Ritchie, created a great body of work that includes watercolours, drawings and portraits of the island landscape, flora, and people. The Campbell River Art Gallery has gratefully accepted the generous donation of more than 240 original works from the Ritchie estate that was sold in support of Gallery initiatives. We commemorated this artists’ work by exhibiting the collection of paintings and selling the unframed artworks over the course of the three-week exhibition. Thank you everyone for attending!
Curatorial Talk with Julia Prudhomme
Gallery Curator Julia Prudhomme presented a talk about group exhibition Myth of Fishes, discussing the artwork of Sybil Andrews, Claire Falkenberg, Meghna Haldar, Olia Mischenko, Nadia Myre, Wendy Red Star, Jennifer Stillwell and Holly Ward.
Richard Calver: A Life in Print
February 28, 1:00 pm
The life and work of Quadra Island artist Richard Calver is the focus of a new documentary film that was screened at the Campbell River Art Gallery.
Over 100 people attended the film, metCalver and saw a selection of his work. The documentary gave viewers a glimpse into Calver’s creative process and inspiration. Calver met renowned artist Sybil Andrews in Campbell River and soon started creating his own linocut works. Inspired by Andrews, he learned the intensive process of creating linocut prints and he carries on the legacy of Sybil Andrews. Admission by donation
Mr. Turner at the Tidemark Theatre
March 24, 7:00 pm
The Campbell River Festival of Film presented a special screening of the award-winning film Mr. Turner on March 24 as a benefit for the Campbell River Art Gallery.
National Aboriginal Day
The Campbell River Art Gallery was pleased to participate in National Aboriginal Day in Spirit Square again this year.
People enjoyed tours of the Rande Cook exhibition inside the Gallery and supported Walking with our Sisters by purchasing t-shirts, pins, and cards.
Rande Cook Artist Talk
Moderated by Dr. Andrea Walsh.
Walking With Our Sisters: Commemorative Art Installation
July 31- August 15
At the K’omoks First Nation Band Hall. Over the past few years, women, men and children, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, have gathered in living rooms, universities, community halls and penitentiaries across North America to bead, sew, quill, weave, paint, embroider, and create close to 2000 pairs of moccasin tops out of love, care and concern for missing or murdered Aboriginal women and their families. The unfinished moccasins represent the unfinished lives of the women and girls and pays respect to their existence on earth.
Together, the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Tidemark Theatre celebrated Culture Days on Saturday September 26 with Zine-Making followed by an Art Mixer.
The public took over the Gallery and created pages for a zine, followed by painting, collaging and button making – accompanied by a dj and regional spirit / wine producers.
Reel Art Film Festival
The Reel Art Film Festival celebrated contemporary art and artists with a collection of innovative, award-winning documentary films. Co-presented by the Campbell River Art Gallery and the Tidemark Theatre.