Xchanges Gallery reopens September 2021 with an exciting schedule of physical and digital online exhibitions. Our Gallery exhibition program is comprised of diverse artists who have been recommended by an independent panel of professional artists who are 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


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.


September 2021 – August 2022

On Now

Please note – the Gallery will reopen in September. Please see the schedule below and mark them in your calendar!

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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Dec 3-12, 2021 Annual Members show -new year, new work

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.

January 7-23, 2022 Simone Littledale, Alluvia

February 4-20, 2022 Liz Bently,

March 4-20, 2022 Nicole Melnicky, Utopia Dreams

April 1- 24, 2022, Collaborative Exhibit TBA

May 6-22, 2022 Lucas Mouka,

June 3 – 19, 2022 Aviv Dekel, Peace on Earth

Previous Exhibitions

September 10-26, 2021

Rain Cabana-Boucher


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.

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.

October 8-24, 2021

Assal Karimi Izadi



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.

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