Exhibition Tours in English and Mandarin
Saturdays in May, May 4 - 26, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Drop in for a free informal guided tour in English and/or Mandarin of the exhibition Karen Tam: With wings like clouds hung from the sky. Tam has produced an immersive installation re-imagining Lee Nam’s painting studio in Victoria’s 1930’s Chinatown that evokes the presence of this unknown Chinese-Canadian artist. The project makes visual the influences of East and West that shaped the context Lee Nam worked in, including the connections to lineages and kinships among Chinese, Hong Kongese, Taiwanese and Canadian ink brush painters. Learn more about the local artists involved in this project, as well as Karen Tam’s research on Lee Nam and his connections to Canadian painter Emily Carr at this informal tour and discussion. Registration is not required
Multilingual Tours and Painting Demonstrations
Saturday, June 1, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Drop-in during the weekend of Doors Open Richmond for free Multilingual Exhibition Tours and Painting Demonstrations. The Gallery is hosting demonstrations of ink brush painting by local artists. Learn some basic techniques with ink and watercolour in the traditional Chinese painting style.Docents will also be available to offer multilingual tours in Mandarin and English throughout the afternoon, to further explore the exhibition Karen Tam: With wings like clouds hung from the sky. Free admission. All ages welcome to attend.
Family Sunday: Explorations in Ink & Watercolour
Sunday, June 2,1:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn about Chinese ink and watercolour painting traditions, inspired by the exhibition Karen Tam: With wings like clouds hung from the sky. Guest artist Ming Yeung will lead free–style Chinese painting demonstrations in the Gallery, applying two or three layers of watercolour paint in one stroke to develop her images of flora and fauna. Gallery visitors are encouraged to explore this technique to depict different themes on rice paper, or use the help of a stencil to practice paint application.
The RAG Youth Collective will lead more ink brush painting activities for participants of all ages to work on developing their painting skills, along with family-friendly exhibition tours, and a story-time related to the exhibition themes.All art materials provided. Free drop-in, no registration is required. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Karen Tam: With wings like clouds hung from the sky
Chat in Lee Nam's Studio: Curators' Talk
Sunday, June 9, 1:00 pm
Gallery Director Shaun Dacey hosts a conversation with Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Curator, Haema Sivanesan and Griffin Art Projects Director, Lisa Baldissera. The discussion will take place in Tam's installation featuring the re-imagined Lee Nam painting studio in Victoria's, Chinatown from the 30's. The three will discuss the evolution of Tam’s project and the context of each of its past iterations. Free admission, everyone welcome to attend.
Collage Night Social
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Get together with friends and make art. Cut and paste while you chat, listen to music, and enjoy a drink at our Collage Night social.This free event is for artists and art lovers to gather in the Art Gallery space for an evening of art making and socializing. Inspired by the Karen Tam exhibition, With wings like clouds hung from the sky, the focus will be on black and white imagery and combinations of mark-making to make unique mixed-media collage works. See samples and demonstrations by gallery staff on how to use cut and ripped posters, photographs, decorative papers and magazines along with various mark-making tools to develop new artworks. Work on solo or collaborative collage pieces, take a break to try out brush painting techniques in the exhibition space, or participate in a quick casual tour of the exhibition.
For more information about these and other Art Gallery Programs visit www.richmondartgallery.org or call Kathy Tycholis at 604-247-8300.