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Address: 1040 Moss Street
Municipality: Victoria
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#381 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 September 2023 - 03:00 PM

Vancouver Art Gallery hits 85 per cent of $400 million fundraising target for new site


Construction to start this fall on 300,000-square-foot building



The groundbreaking ceremony marked a significant milestone for the project which has raised $340 million, or 85 per cent, of its $400-million fundraising target.


The project has received donations from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. It has also received sizeable private donations, including a $100 million from the Audain Foundation and $40 million from the Chan Family Foundation.


On Friday, the art gallery announced it has received a $5-million donation from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation.


It plans to launch a campaign to raise the remaining $55 million from grassroots donors.


“We’ll be asking people from all walks of life to contribute with the idea that any amount, any donation, is important, whether it’s $50 or $5 million,” said Kiendl.










Why is our gallery so lame?

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#382 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 September 2023 - 12:19 PM

This looks interesting.  I had never heard of her.






AGGV exhibit explores life and career of Sophie Pemberton


A contemporary of Emily Carr, Sophie Pemberton was one of the first Canadian women to find success as a professional artist abroad.
This is her dad of course:
PEMBERTON, JOSEPH DESPARD, engineer, surveyor, farmer, politician, jp, and businessman; b. 23 July 1821 near Dublin (Republic of Ireland), son of Joseph Pemberton and Margaret Stephens; m. 1864 Theresa Jane Despard Grautoff in London, England, and they had three sons and three daughters, including the artist Sophia Theresa; d. 11 Nov. 1893 in Oak Bay, B.C.
Golly, Pemberton got all three of his names onto Victoria streets.
By January 1852 Pemberton and his assistant Benjamin William Pearse* had divided the Victoria district into town, suburban, and country lands. After examining the survey systems of 11 colonies, including South Australia, New Zealand, and Upper Canada, Pemberton set the price of town lots at £10 each, suburban lots at £15, and country lands at £1 an acre with the minimum size being 20 acres. Land was also reserved for the governor, the clergy, a school, a church, and a public park. By December 1853 he had surveyed six additional districts on southern Vancouver Island.
Although many colonists eventually left for the mines of California and the agricultural lands of Oregon and Washington territories, some 180 settlers bought over 17,000 acres of country land and about 150 town and suburban lots on Vancouver Island prior to the Fraser River gold-rush. Many were or had been HBC employees, and the company’s social hierarchy was transferred to the colony, with labourers buying the cheaper town lots while officers and clerks bought the more expensive country lands. Pemberton himself owned the Gonzales estate, a large farm near Victoria, and was identified with the HBC’s landowning élite, later dubbed the “family-company compact” by reformer Amor De Cosmos. In January 1857 Pemberton played Sir Lucius O’Trigger in Sheridan’s The rivals, one of the first theatrical productions in the colony.
Pemberton retired from politics in 1868, and during the next two decades devoted himself to his family, his farm, his work as a justice of the peace, and corporate and real estate investments. In 1887 he and his son Frederick Bernard founded the Victoria firm of J. D. Pemberton and Son, surveyors, civil engineers, and real estate and financial agents. A real estate company in Victoria and a Vancouver-based investment company are descended from this firm. Pemberton Sr also imported and bred horses, and was described by his former assistant Pearse as a “bold and judicious horseman.” He died of heart failure while participating in a paper-chase* in Oak Bay.

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#383 Mike K.

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Posted 22 September 2023 - 04:29 AM

Pemberton Holmes!
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#384 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 05:51 AM




Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.
When: Dec. 9-March 31
Admission: Free on Saturday, Dec. 9; regular gallery admission rates from Dec. 10 onward




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Posted 12 February 2024 - 07:48 PM

Reliance is also re-imagining 6.7 acres of Victoria’s downtown around the Capital Iron lands on Store Street in what would be one of the biggest developments in the city, which could include a new home for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.



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Posted 12 February 2024 - 07:51 PM




The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is one step closer to a major expansion after Victoria city council voted in favour of a development permit this week. 


The future plans for the gallery include more exhibition gallery space, classrooms, a café, a gift shop, archival storage and offices, and a multipurpose room and meeting spaces. 


Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, says it's all about keeping the museum, established in 1946, relevant.




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Posted 12 February 2024 - 07:53 PM




The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) has had to delay the construction of its expansion due to rising construction costs and funding delays.


The NEXT Gallery, originally approved by Victoria City Council in 2015, would include an additional 11,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an increase in lecture space from 80 seats to 175 seats and the installation of a cafe.



Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 February 2024 - 07:53 PM.

#388 Nparker

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 08:15 PM

The AGGV can expect a new, expanded space around the same time as the redevelopment of Ship Point, the lower Wharf Street parking lots and Ogden Point.

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