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July 24 to August 30, 2020


Sheri Bakes, Tiwuxiwulh Tyrone Elliott, Carole Itter, Sara Robichaud
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Charlotte Zhang


Small Gatherings brings together three artworks from the Nanaimo Art Gallery collection with works by three local artists. Through painting, cedar weaving, drawing, video, and sculpture, the works in the exhibition embody different approaches to gathering that are initiated in the process of making, and continue to speak through new gatherings with visitors in the gallery.


Small Gatherings is not only the first exhibition at the galley since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, but it is also the first exhibition in our 2020/2021 inquiry What moves?

Everyone welcome! We are also taking care to make sure your visit to the gallery is as safe as possible. A maximum of six visitors will be allowed in the gallery at one time, and everyone will be asked to follow physical distancing and safety protocols.


Tours: Small Gatherings in Small Gatherings

Join Art Education Coordinator Yvonne Vander Kooi for engaging tours of the exhibition for groups of up to

6 visitors. By appointment: Tuesday - Friday, 12-5 pm

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250 754 1750 ext.25 to book.


Image: Charlotte Zhang, The Lining, video, 2018. Collection of Nanaimo Art Gallery, donation of the artist.



Nanaimo Art Gallery is open!

We are excited to welcome you back. Our new hours are 12-5 pm Tuesday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 -5 pm. View our updated Visitor Code of Conduct before your next visit to the Gallery to see the extra steps we are taking to ensure our space is clean and safe for your next visit.We are also working to bring our store inventory online so that you can shop at home and pick up your order the following day. A selection of our publications are currently available for no-contact pick up and we are adding more items every day.

At this time Art Lab remain closed to the public. Our exhibition space is open with our new exhibition Small Gatherings.   



Saturday Studio At Home - Staying Connected Through Art!






NAG event JoelGood websize-67wpSupernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World


The story behind the making of Supernatural Eagle Bringing the Sun Back to the World by father-son team William and Joel Good. Installed at the Nanaimo Art Gallery on Oct. 11, 2018. Closed-Captioned Video produced by Jennifer Wynne Webber. Photo by Sean Fenzl 






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