Opening: December 3, 2021 7-9pm

Continuing: Sat/Sun until December 12, 11-4pm

This year marks a very special occasion for us here at Xchanges Gallery and Studios. This is the 2nd year that we are presenting our Members’ exhibition in both a physical show in the Gallery and another, unique exhibition Online – in our virtual members show. Last year on Dec 12, 2020, we presented A Double Feature: Our First Online Exhibitions: Annual Xchanges Members show – A Moment in Time – online exhibition (Gallery presentation in June 2021) due to Covid) &  Covid LIFE: Virtual Drawing in the Time of Covid – an online exhibition.

The Digital Shift at Xchanges is a real thing now and the virtual exhibitions continue to enable members who, for a variety of reasons are unable to participate in the physical show. These artists may be located in remote areas outside of Victoria or the province – and even outside Canada – can now participate in our annual celebration of Xchanges creativity. Alternatively, some of our local members in the physical show have also opted to share more work with us in the digital show. It looks like this is another new normal for us as we pivot in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is a silver lining! More work (+50 pieces), more participation – we all win!

As you will see, both exhibitions offer a diverse range of content and media that are sure to provoke new thoughts, feelings, and conversations. Xchanges members are tackling personal issues with health and identity, responses to unmarked graves of Indigenous children, and the extraordinary beauty of trees in their own back yards. They are daring to experiment with digital tools and media, and bringing innovation to traditional techniques in a variety of media. We welcome your feedback at the bottom of the page and we would love to hear your thoughts about what you see and experience here.

As we close out 2021 with this wonderful exhibition, we wish you all the best of health, safety, and creativity in 2022 – may all your dreams, both big and small become reality this year!

We thank all of the volunteers who have contributed their precious volunteer time, energy, and commitment to making our exhibition program such a great success. In particular our Gallery Coordinators Cindy Wright and Jessica Deerman who trouble shoot and juggle many tasks to make this program a reality. Thank you all!

Please scroll down to see the two shows. You can also join the hybrid virtual/physical opening on Zoom here:

Heidi Bergstrom


The Virtual Exhibition

The Physical Gallery Exhibition

Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the Government of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District in support of our Gallery program.

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