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A could walking the red carpet at a gala

CRAG raises just shy of $100,000 at first of its kind glamorous art gala

Event also launched award in memory of Curtis Wilson The Campbell River Art Gallery’s bi-annual fundraising gala took a page out of the MET Gala’s playbook and held its first all-glamour fundraising event on Sept. 24. This was also the launch of the Mulidzas – Curtis Wilson Award, upholding his legacy of excellence in the arts and commitment to community service. The sold out event raised funds through both a Fine Art auction and silent Read more…

Gallery hosting Bracken Hanuse Corlett for creation of sea can mural

Interdisciplinary artist hails from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations Bracken Hanuse Corlett’s week-long residency in Campbell River began after dark on Tuesday evening (October 4) using a projection to trace the design of his mural onto the sea can. With those initial lines in place, the painting and community engagement began the following day. “I have been thinking about painting this SeaCan for quite a few months and as the days turned to nights I Read more…

Gallery hosts an evening of elegance, art and commemoration

The Campbell River Art Gallery offers the red carpet experience to attendees of their 2022 Fundraiser Gala: haute couture, haute cuisine The CRAG is busy preparing for their bi-annual fundraiser Gala, which will take place on Sept. 24, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Maritime Heritage Center. Glamour and an evening of opulence is to be expected, with the tagline for the event being “Haute Couture, Haute Cuisine”. Attendees dressed in their Gala best will Read more…

Farheen HaQ artist statement with photographs on a maroon wall

Gallery’s new fall exhibition میں اپنی ماں کی بیٹی ہوں | I am my mother’s daughter  by Farheen HaQ examines intergenerational work through sculpture, media and performance

Newest exhibit features work by artist Farheen HaQ that explores intergenerational relations, the past, the future and the concept of legacy میں اپنی ماں کی بیٹی ہوں | I am my mother’s daughter is a solo exhibition hosted at the Campbell River art Gallery, featuring the works of acclaimed Canadian artist Farheen HaQ.  The exhibition celebrates the resilience and knowledge systems of HaQ’s mother who arrived in Canada in the 1970s to meet her partner Read more…

Curatorial Essay: The Chorus is Speaking

Link to PDF Version: Here The Chorus is Speaking is a group exhibition of eight artists of incredible inventiveness and insight that speak to facets of the Black experience on Turtle Island: Ojo Agi, Christina Battle, Charles Campbell, Chantal Gibson, Dana Inkster, Karin Jones, Jan Wade, and Syrus Marcus Ware. The exhibition has been made possible through a curatorial partnership with Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator of the Remai Modern. We are grateful to be able Read more…

Charles Campbell brings his performance Arrivals to the Campbell River Art Gallery with Curatorial talk by Michelle Jacques.

Charles Campbell, exhibiting artist in the CRAG’s current exhibition The Chorus is Speaking brings his Actor Boy persona to Campbell River in this exciting new performance featuring a talk from Co-curator Michelle Jacques. The Campbell River Art Gallery is hosting a performance! Exhibiting artist, and recent Viva Award winner, Charles Campbell will join us August 6th at 2:00pm in the Main Gallery. Chief Curator of Remai Modern and Co-Curator of exhibit The Chorus is Speaking Read more…

Swing into Summer at Spirit Square with the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Live Swing Dance Event!

Harbour City Swing comes to Spirit Square to present a history of the Lindy Hop as well as dance lessons and live music from the Mahogany Swing Band! In conjunction with the Campbell River Art Gallery’s current exhibition The Chorus is Speaking Harbour City Swing is coming to Spirit Square to teach swing lessons and deliver a brief history of the iconic dance! Josh Colman of Harbour City Swing is an avid Lindy Hop & Read more…

Distant Relatives Opening

Thank to everyone who attended yesterday’s Opening Reception for Distant Relatives. What an incredible and impactful event, thank you to everyone coming with open ears and open hearts. We are incredibly honored to be holding space for these works and supporting projects like these. Thank you to the incredible Artists and community members involved in these projects: Hjalmer Wenstob working with members of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nation, Sonny Assu working with Charles Jules of the Read more…

Red tote bags with white Indigenous art and a Walk With Mi banner hanging in front of a yellow wall

CRAG granted $30,000 from province for Art Hive project

The Campbell River Art Gallery has launched an Art Hive, with financial assistance from the province, through a BC Art Council Arts Impact grant. On Thursday mornings, artist Nadine Bariteau hosts art-making workshops for people with experience of mental health and substance use and people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The facility is also available as an “open studio” at this time, fostering self-directed experiences of creativity, learning, and skill sharing.  “Art is a democratic Read more…