ART LAB | SATURDAY STUDIO

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Hands-on, exploratory art activities 
for children every Saturday morning.

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THE GALLERY STORE

the gallery store

A selection of unique items made by
artists and artisans in British Columbia.

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Support the Gallery with a donation,
join as a member or volunteer.

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EXHIBITIONS

 Abram Quinton

Silva Part II: Booming Grounds | November 21 to February 20  

Marian Penner Bancroft, Al Bersch and Leslie Grant, Jason de Haan and Miruna Dragan, Wilmer Gold, Robert Guest, Liz Magor, George Sawchuk, Carol Sawyer, Kathy Slade, Kate Stefiuk, and Elias Wakan

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Al Bersch and Leslie Grant, Forestry, Abram Quinton debarking fence posts, Chuck Quinton in the background, Quinton Brothers Post and Pole Ltd., C-print

  

 

 


 

NEWS AND EVENTS

 

artcamp

Week One: March 14 – 18
Icon, Object and the Absurd!

Ages 8-12 9:30 am – 12 pm

Ages 13-16 1 pm – 4 pm

 

Week Two: March 21 – 24
Inside Out / Outside In

Ages 5-7 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Places and Traces

Ages 8-12 1 pm - 3:30 pm

To register call Nanaimo Art Gallery at 250.754.1750

 

 
 

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Acrylic Painting Workshops

Macro Flora Explorations with Yvonne Vander Kooi

Thursday, February 25

9:30 am to 4:30 pm
$85 Gallery Members | $95 Non Members (Maximum 10 participants)


Gestural Portraiture - Let Loose with Yvonne Vander Kooi

Thursday, March 3

9:30am to 4:30pm
$85 Gallery Members | $95 Non Members (Maximum 10 participants)

 

 

 Yvonne Vander Kooi; Lichen, acrylic on canvas

 

 

 


 

 

artlab 001FACILITY RENTAL

Within walking distance from the historic Nanaimo waterfront, Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab offers a unique environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, cocktail reception or dinner party. Located near major hotels, funky coffee shops and outstanding restaurants, your group can convene in the centre of the arts and business district downtown.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

exteriorNANAIMO ART GALLERY LOVES LOCAL: TEN WAYS WE CONNECT WITH ARTISTS 

Dear Members and Friends: 

 
In a recent conversation, I was asked to talk about the ways Nanaimo Art Gallery supports the practice of local artists. I was chatting with someone who has been involved in aspects of our program over the years, but who wasn’t familiar with the overall picture of our organization. It’s a good question, and one we ask ourselves at the Gallery regularly. Nanaimo—the land, our stories, our cultures and our communities—are at the very heart of the Gallery’s work, and we consider our audience, our relationships with artists, and our role as a public Art Gallery every step of the way.  
 
From our physical space, to the design of our programs, to our expanded staff team, Nanaimo Art Gallery is in a process of transformation and we’re working hard to make good on our vision of ‘inspiring and challenging our community through art’.  The Gallery’s guiding documents, including our Vision for a New Gallery (2008) and our Proposal for Facility Development at 150 Commercial Street (2013) were created with input by artists, creative professionals and many others from across sectors.  Changes at the Gallery have helped to attract increased investment and our program is getting noticed here at home and across the country. Thanks to support, advice and encouragement from our community, the Gallery continues to evolve its programs and plans, and is creating exciting opportunities for artists and diverse audiences to connect with art and ideas.
 
 

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Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6
250.754.1750
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

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