Takao Tanabe: Chronicles of Form and Place                

A major retrospective. 

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art education

Our programs offer children a chance to foster their creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong love of art. 

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art education

We feature works by Canadian and Vancouver Island artists with a focus on one-of-a-kind handmade creations.

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TAKAO TANABE: Chronicles of Form and Place 


yellow skyUntil April 12

Wednesday, March 19, 1:00pm and Friday, March 21, 1:00pm
Enjoy a docent-led tour of this captivating new exhibition – bring the whole family!A major retrospective of drawings, prints, and watercolours by the famed BC artist
Takao Tanabe.



Image: Takao Tanabe, Yellow Sky, 1967, Acrylic on paper, 58.4 x 78.7 cm, Private Collection © Takao Tanabe, 2013  


Renovations at 150 Commercial Street

As part of Phase 1 of our facility plan, the Gallery is creating a new dedicated education space to house our program offerings for children and adults. Improvements are being made to the entrance lobby, our exhibition space, and our storage area.  We anticipate re-opening in April with a refreshed space and an exhibition of work from Nanaimo Art Gallery's art collection. Stay tuned for details on our re-opening downtown..

News and Events

ArtRageous ArtRageous Nanaimo Art Gallery offers unique art classes and activities for children, ages 5-11 on select Saturdays from 10:30am until noon. A fantastic opportunity to engage and inspire young artists! All education activities take place at Art Lab, Nanaimo Art Gallery’s new education space at 150 Commercial Street Please call 250-740-6350 to register. Saturday, May 17Blue Water (Part one) This special art class is held in conjunction with RBC Royal Bank’s “Blu... More detail
Nanaimo Art Gallery Welcomes Interim Director Nanaimo Art Gallery Welcomes Interim Director (Nanaimo – January 14, 2014) Nanaimo Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Interim Executive/Artistic Director Jesse Birch. His year-long term will begin on March 1, 2014. Birch steps in for Julie Bevan, who will commence a period of parental leave at the end of February. “Nanaimo Art Gallery is going through a significant period of growth and development. I am honoured to be able to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Nanaimo's cul... More detail
 New Additions To Permanent Collection New Additions To Permanent Collection (NANAIMO, BC - June 12, 2013) Nanaimo Art Gallery (NAG) has been chosen as the honoured recipient of several historically significant and valuable pieces of art from the private collections of two estates. Recognizing the relevance of the work to the region, and the gallery’s commitment to building a diverse collection, the families have generously donated select pieces by two prominent BC artists: Ian Garrioch and Alistair Bell. In addition to these donations, th... More detail

Takao Tanabe: Chronicles of Form and Place



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DOWNTOWN: 150 Commercial Street,
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6 
Phone: (250) 754-1750
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

CAMPUS: #330 - 900 Fifth Street,
Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5 
Phone: (250) 740-6350
Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, 
Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm

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