Xchanges Gallery reopened September 2021 with an exciting schedule of physical and digital online exhibitions. Our Gallery exhibition program is composed of diverse artists who have been recommended by an independent panel of professional artists recognized for their contributions to local culture and expertise in contemporary art. Exhibitions also include member solo and group shows in the Art Passage, the main gallery, or online. Exhibitions may include additional activities such as Zoom openings, artist talks and tours. Read each brief description and check out each artist or exhibition page link for full details.

Planning your Visit to Xchanges Gallery – Covid-19 protocols – CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED

Planning your Visit to Xchanges Gallery

IMPORTANT UPDATE – SEPTEMBER UPDATES COMING SOON CONCERNING VACCINE PASSPORTS AND MASKS, AND CAPACITY

Gallery Hours

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

Check out the Events Calendar here for other information.


GALLERY SCHEDULE

September 2021 – August 2022


Upcoming Exhibition

June 3-19, 2022

Aviv Dekel

Peace on Earth

Through the use of needlepoint, textiles and paintings, Aviv Dekel expresses her love of the creative process and her wishes for making the earth a place of happiness, peace, and good will.


Previous Exhibitions

April 1- 17, 2022

Lukas Mouka

Contours

An exploration of figurative painting that combines the spontaneity of the expressive form and the analytical input of linear contours. The Apollonian and Dionysian archetypes are combined in balanced form in this series of paintings depicting themes of nature, identity and classical influence.

Please see his artist page.


March 4-20, 2022

Nick Salvador

Building Memories

Building Memories explores the relationship between cities and their architecture through photo collage. What do you remember of the cities you visit and what stands out most in your mind from that experience?

For Nick Salvador, the buildings he encounters in his travels through a city shape his memory of that place.

Please see the artist page for more information and to register for the Artist Talk on March 20, 2022.

February 4-20, 2022

Liz Bentley

Lock Up When You Leave

A series of small paintings of the exteriors of  houses/buildings in Victoria and large-scale paintings of rooms.

Liz Bentley, born and raised in Calgary, is a painter and photographer who recently graduated with honours from the University of Victoria. She primarily works with acrylic, gouache and 120mm film. Her work examines the ideas surrounding memory and living spaces and the emotional  connections that come from spending time in a particular place.  

Please see the artist page for more information.


January 7-23, 2022

Simone Littledale Escobar

Do you also dream of clearcuts?

Do You Also Dream of Clearcuts? is an exploration of personal geography and a material elegy for clear cut landscapes. Through  creating vessels made with wild BC clay and fired with logging slash waste, Simone Littledale Escobar engages with the  geological forces that shape the landscape and grieves the disturbance of wild places.  Simone Littledale Escobar is an emerging multidisciplinary artist whose practice uses naturally-derived mediums to explore  ties to place, tradition, superstition, ritual, and personal history. Her experience is strongly shaped by her Colombian/Canadian  heritage and her upbringing by the ever-changing waters of the Pacific coast.

Please see the artist page here for more information.


Dec 3-12, 2021 Annual Members show – New Beginnings, New Works – Physical and Digital Exhibitions

As we embark on another trip around the sun, we are all wishing for a better trip than the last one, but in those times of strain and stress, magical things did happen. We looked within and without, to brave new directions and new ideas.

Opening: December 3, 2021 7-9pm
Studios Open House to take place on December 3, 7:00pm-9:00pm (during our opening) and also on Saturday December 4 from 11am-4:00pm.

Check out the exhibition page here – with the hybrid virtual/in person Zoom link.


Story

November 5-21, 2021

Jasper van Alderwegen

Multi-media painting and sculpture

The discarded , the decaying and forsaken objects make up Jasper van Alderwegens solo show Story, attempting to create a folklore for our unnavigable present. Opening Friday November 5th, 7-9pm

Please see the artist page here for more information.


October 8-24, 2021

Assal Karimi Izadi

Castle

Painting

Iranian by birth, Assal grew up in Belgium where she achieved her BA in Tourism and has since worked and traveled throughout Europe, Oceania, Africa and North America. Influenced by her Persian and Belgian background, Assal’s work focuses on painting with an emphasis on her memories of all the places she’s lived. Castle reflects the Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, Belgium where Assal worked. By adding Persian patterns to this fortress she symbolizes her double Iranian-Belgian identity.

For more information, please visit the artist page here and our events calendar.


September 24-October 24, 2021

Elly Heise

Who am I to you? – Online Exhibition

Digital art

Who Am I To You? is a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores potential relationships between various environments, human self-awareness, and mental wellness. Through installation, photography, and drawing, this exhibition offers several facets of experience for the viewer to connect with. Featuring an online show as well as augmented reality for viewers to discover in real spaces (both at Xchanges gallery and several locations in Victoria), the interactive display methods bolster themes considered in the artworks. Who Am I To You is presented as part of the national Culture Days event from September 24-October 24, 2021. There will be a virtual show opening on Saturday, September 25th, from 7-8 PM PST.

For more information, please visit the artist page here and our events calendar.


September 24-October 24, 2021

Xchanges Studio Artists in the Art Passage

Colere: Tending to our Souls

2d & 3d, Drawing, Painting

Take a wander down the Art Passage when you come to visit any of our other exhibits at Xchanges Gallery. For the national Culture Days event this year the walls will be filled with a selection of works by Xchanges Studio Artists. The title for this show Colere comes from from a French term for culture, which in turn originates from the Latin “colere,” which means to tend to the earth and grow, or cultivation and nurture.


September 10-26, 2021

Rain Cabana-Boucher

Distance

Rain Cabana-Boucher

Painting, drawing, sculpture

Distance is a multi-media exploration of familiarity, self-location, and the occupation of land. Through various sculptures, paintings, and beaded works Michif artist Rain Cabana-Boucher delves into ideas of kinship in relation to land, and what it means to be an Indigenous artist occupying and creating on lands that are not your own. Non-social opening on Friday, September 10th, 7pm-9pm

Please see the artist page here for more information.


Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.