Xchanges Gallery was closed in March 2020 due to Covid-19 and we are pleased to re-open with a revised schedule starting in September. We have compressed our schedule, which normally would run from April 1st – March 31st.

Planning your Visit to Xchanges Gallery – Covid-19 protocols

Planning your Visit to Xchanges Gallery


Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new Covid-19 measures for the province. As of today Xchanges implements the following:

  • Artists participating in the Bridge Crawl will NOT be onsite for this event. Visitors are encouraged to please visit the Arc-Hive website for all the digital content on Novemenber 21st.
  • The Gallery is closed for in-person visiting until December 7th which may affect the Annual Members’ Exhibition in the Gallery
  • This policy supercedes the policies below until we are told otherwise from the Provincial Health Office.

Please note that we have implemented a Covid-19 Plan for visitors to Xchanges Gallery and Studios starting in September 2020:

  1. Visitors will enter the facility through the west gate and proceed east down the balcony to the Gallery doors.
  2. If the weather permits, windows and doors will remain open to allow for more ventilation.
  3. The capacity limit for the Gallery exhibition is 4 Visitors plus the sitting artist.
  4. Visitors will be required to sanitize their hands at the sanitizing station and will be required to provide a name/phone number for contact tracing purposes. This list will be destroyed after a suitable time frame.
  5. Visitors and the sitting artist(s) will be required to stay a minimum of 2 meters apart from each other.
  6. Masks are mandatory and Xchanges will have non-medical masks available
  7. Visitors may still control their own flow in the Gallery if they maintain social distance requirements.
  8. Visitors will leave Xchanges via the Gallery door (it will be a two-way door) and will exit down the east gate. As the Gallery door has windows, it is easy for Visitors to see and control their position around other people.
Gallery Hours

Fridays Non Social Openings 7pm – 9pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-4pm
Contact us for other times.


September 2020 – August 2021

Sept 4-20, 2020

Randall McGinnis

Phototextrinum:Weaving Light, Coaxing Death

Randall P.C. McGinnis is an emerging multidisciplinary artist from Victoria, BC whose art practice is strongly influenced by his scholastic and professional experience in the fields of microbiology and medicine. A recent graduate of Camosun College’s Visual Arts Program (2017), he was the recipient of the Jessie Allan Forsyth Memorial Scholarship Portfolio Award.

His most recent body of work, Phototextrinum, opens September 4th, 2020 at Xchanges Gallery (Victoria, BC).

Please see the artist page here for more information.

Sept 26 – Oct 11, 2020

Margaret Hantiuk

Snowbirds: Strangers in Paradise

Margaret Hantiuk

After years of working and raising a family, Margaret Hantiuk re-engaged her art practice. Her education includes a BFA from the University of Victoria and Alberta College of Art and recently she attended painting and drawing courses at Vancouver Island School of Art. Primarily an oil painter, Margaret also works on paper, both drawing with multi-media, and plein air water colours (outdoors when camping in the summers).

Please see the artist page here for more information.

Oct 16 – Nov 1, 2020

Liam O’Sullivan

Nature Preserve

Liam O’Sullivan

Counterpointed in small ways with several videos, the project experiments with absurdism and humor to present a landscape of playfully fluctuating possibilities, that we may explore and celebrate these unsung parts of ourselves.

Please see the artist page here for more information.

Nov 13 – 29, 2020

F. Long, M. Babineau, C. Thomas

Dream City: Multimedia Installation

Dream City is an interactive art installation that imagines possible responses to rapid
environmental change in the world. Cast-off industrial and domestic materials become precious; nothing is without potential and possibility. Cardboard, plastic, wire and other bits of flotsam are pressed into new forms and altered by light and shadow to reflect a shifting reality in this immersive light, sound and moving art piece.

Please see the artist page here for more information.

Nov 21-22, 2020 Victoria Bridge Crawl and Xchanges Open House
Dec 4-13, 2020 Annual Xchanges Membershow
Jan 8-24, 2021 Marina DiMaio: Title TBA: Mixed Media
Jan 29-Feb 14, 2021 Gina Luke: Treading Lightly, Animation and Mixed Media Installation
Feb 19-Mar 7, 2021 Ellie Heise: Title TBA, Digital media installation
Mar 12-28, 2021 Dorothy Field: Iterations: Heads, Hands, Feet, Japanese Paper and Printmaking