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CRAG exhibition featuring ceramics artist Marika St. Rose Yeo opening May 13

Marika St. Rose Yeo is a visual artist from Treaty 4 territory, Saskatchewan. Her artistic works and research are concerned with healing, justice and transformation through creative practice.  Her solo exhibition, Material as Archive, curated by Alexa Heenan, is showing in the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Satellite Gallery from May 13-August 19, 2023, with an opening reception and curatorial talk May 13 from 3-5pm. The show explores the premise of “search” and how we navigate Read more…

Arts Council and Gallery celebrating 41st Annual Members’ Show and longtime contributor

Pillar of the Campbell River Arts Community Heather Hughson is returning to England For many moving to the Campbell River area, Heather Hughson was their gateway into the local arts scene.  “Not only does she have encyclopedic knowledge of the area’s artists, programs, makers, movers, and shakers, but her enthusiasm for the arts is contagious,” said Sara Lopez Assu, executive director of the Campbell River Art Gallery. “She fiercely believes in uplifting artists, supporting their Read more…

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions visits The CRAG

On her visit to the North Island with MLA Michele Babchuk, Honourable Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions stopped by the Campbell River Art Gallery to learn about our Art Hive. The Art Hive program is an open studio program for folks who are unhoused, precariously housed, and have lived experience with substance use. It enables them to access opportunities for art making. We also provide economic opportunities for these artists to sell Read more…

Hide tanning and ceremonial fire and feast events coming up at the Campbell River Art Gallery

Join the Campbell River Art Gallery in Spirit Square on Saturday, April 1st for a demonstration on how to traditionally brain tan a hide, facilitated by Mu’la artist Shawn Decaire.  At this demonstration Decaire will discuss the traditional, pre-contact, way of processing raw hide to tanned leather, while discussing Indigenous historical and ceremonial uses of the finished material. In connection with the current exhibition Mu’la, Decaire wishes to create a space of knowledge sharing and Read more…

Curatorial Essay: ‘nothing we do is worth getting hurt for.’ by Eleanor King

Eleanor King’s solo exhibition nothing we do is worth getting hurt for at the Campbell River Art Gallery (CRAG) examines the impacts of the logging industry, and its relationship with the land through the marks and scars that show their interwoven experiences. The artist brings together multiple site-specific art elements such as: Google Earth mapping, sound, composite photography, video, and screen printing to hold a conversation in the gallery in relation to our treatment of Read more…

Art Hive artists presenting Mu’la || Gratitude at Campbell River Art Gallery

Exhibition opening coming up on Saturday Jan. 28 Join artists Charles “Chuck” Jules, John A. “Guy” Sharkey, Jennifer Joseph and Shawn Decaire as they express gratitude through art, in their upcoming show Mu’la || Gratitude, at the Campbell River Art Gallery. Mu’la, pronounced “mootla” means gratitude in Kwak’wala. “This exhibition is a reminder that everyday we can be thankful for someone or something that has come across our path, and this makes room for the power Read more…

Exhibition explores duality of romanticizing and exploiting our landscapes

Opening event at the Campbell River Art Gallery coming up Jan. 14, 3-5pm You will hear children singing when you visit the Campbell River Art Gallery’s newest exhibition. For artist Eleanor King, they are the resilient voices of the future that will inherit the problems and legacies of our world. During her residency at the gallery in 2022, King witnessed the ceremony of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. She followed a procession of singing children who Read more…

The Art Hive group

Highlights from the CRAG in 2022

In 2022 our visitors heard pebbles rolling on the beach, jingling dresses, stories about growing up as an immigrant, and experiences from the members of the BIPOC community in Canada. We hosted four exhibitions in our main gallery and three in our satellite gallery, welcoming more than 7,000 visitors to our shows and programs. Our Exhibitions This year our exhibitions asked viewers: to consider their connection with the land to hold space for Black Canadians Read more…

Campbell River’s The UPS Store and Art Hive unify to create entry in Festival of Trees

Tree recognized as “Most Sustainable” at the event Amongst the glow of the trees lining the gallery at the Museum at Campbell River, you will find one created in the spirit of unity. Called Namwiyutola, which means “To Become One” in Kwakwala, the tree is decorated with ornaments with designs created by the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Art Hive and and engraved by the team at Campbell River’s The UPS Store, owned by Sebastian Saez Read more…

Annual Holiday Faire fundraiser promises unique gifts and holiday cheer

The gift shop opens December 2 alongside the Big Truck Parade The CRAG’s annual Holiday Faire launches this year on the same night as Downtown Campbell River’s Big Truck Parade. Opening 4 p.m. – 9 p.m, Dec. 2, visitors can shop a collection of carefully curated, high-quality fine art from professional and emerging Vancouver Island Artists, as well as locally produced artisan goods, including products made by the Art Hive.  The gallery is also hosting Read more…