Hands-on, exploratory art activities 
for children every Saturday morning.

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artists and artisans in British Columbia.

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Sandra Semchuk

February 7 to April 5, 2020

Join us for the Opening on Thursday, February 6, 7 PM

In A Generational Retrospective, Ukrainian-Canadian artist Sandra Semchuk shares stories that look beyond her own perspective and her own lifetime. The exhibition includes work made across almost fifty years of practice including early co-operative photographs made with with her father, Martin Semchuk and her daughter, Rowenna Losin, and collaborations with her late husband, Rock Cree actor, orator and artist, James Nicholas, and with singer/composer, Jerry DesVoignes.


NAG-HighNote-instaHigh Note: Beer, Burger & Karaoke FUNdraiser

Wednesday, February 12
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
The Oxy Pub
432 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo

Tickets $25
includes beer, burger (veggie option available) & entertainment

Join us for a night out at The Oxy, one of our favourite Nanaimo pubs. Be entertained by karaoke performances by members of our staff team and Nanaimo Art Gallery friends—you can participate by pledging one of our singers—plan to come out and cheer. We'll also be toasting Executive Director Julie Bevan, who is ending her service to the Gallery in February. Let's send her off on a high note! All proceeds from this evening support artists' projects and programs. Show some love for Nanaimo Art Gallery and help us continue to inspire and challenge our communities through art in 2020.


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February 15 | 10 AM - 12 PM
$25 per family
Supplies included | Advance registration required

Join us for a special family day event in Art Lab! We will begin the day with an inquiry based tour of A Generational Retrospective featuring work by Governor General Award-winning artist and photographer Sandra Semchuk in the gallery.



  the mill

THE MILL Celebration at Wildwood Ecoforest


February 23, 1pm
Limited capacity, RSVP required
2929 Crane Rd, Ladysmith, BC

Celebrate the Gallery's new publication, THE MILL with a tour of Wildwood Ecoforest, led by stewards of Wildwood including book contributor and renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner. The tour will lead through the forest convening at the former homestead of the site's founder Merve Wilkenson. There, Nanaimo Art Gallery Curator and co-editor of THE MILL Jesse Birch will give a presentation on the project with special guests. Refreshments will be served and books will be available.





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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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Looking for a great place to have a meeting or event? Within walking distance from the historic Nanaimo waterfront, Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab offers a unique and cost-effective environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, cocktail reception or dinner party. Located near all major hotels, coffee shops, and restaurants, your friends, family, organization or company can convene right in the centre of the arts and business district downtown. We offer a non-profit rate of $50 per hour and a corporate/private rate of $100 per hour.


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