What’s On 2023 – 2024

Featured image: No Hunting Or Trespassing, Edward Peck, 2022

Xchanges Gallery exhibition season reopens in September 2023 – June 2024 with an exciting schedule of 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 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.

Gallery Hours

Fridays: Openings 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact us for other times.

Check out the Events Calendar here for other information.

Exhibition Schedule

September 2023 to June 2024

September 9 to 24, 2023

Phyllis Schwartz and Edward Peck


Homestead Parts Yard, Edward Peck, 2022

Apeiron is a photo-based exhibition depicting life in a small, prairie agricultural community set on a vast landscape. Two artists engage in a visual dialogue about their perceptions of geography, history, economic hardship, and multifaceted culture. This exhibition invites viewers to immerse themselves in the environment and emotions that these images of prairie life evoke.

Opening night is Friday, September 8, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The show continues every weekend from Saturday, September 9 until Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist talk will take place on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m. at Xchanges.

For more information, check out their artist page.

October 7 to 22, 2023

Dylan Cramm

The Filmic Eye

Cannibal, Dylan Cramm, 2010

The Filmic Eye examines visual culture in two specific ways. First, it borrows the tradition of portraiture as a means to examine the ongoing pageant of personhood unfolding in contemporary culture. The presentation of a person, or type of person can be endlessly fascinating and overtly boring; the genre alternates between tired and reinvigorated. Second, the work analizes how narrative and film guide our cultural obsession through the surrogate of acted roles. The transference of personal ideals onto fictional characters and the cultural or stylistic echoes of stardom back onto the individual, provide a lens through which personhood can be laid bare. The figures exist in a liminal space between dialogue, in a nondescript setting, isolated from any supporting actors. Even though details have been removed, something like a narrative artifact remains.

Opening night is Friday, Ocotober 6th, 2023 from 7 pm to 9 pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, October 7th until Sunday, Ocotber 22nd from 11 am to 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

November 4 to 19, 2023

Rebecca Fux

Let Me Cry Your Tears For You, Do You Think They Will Give Me Powers?

Girls Night, Rebecca Fux, 2022

Let Me Cry Your Tears For You, Do You Think They Will Give Me Powers? serves as an ode to the strength of emotional bonds that develop between young women as they deal with trauma, misogyny, sexual harassment and sexual assault. A series of oil paintings explore the emotional intimacy of three women experiencing such a moment.

Opening night is Friday, November 3rd, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, November 4th until Sunday, November 19th from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

December 2 to 17, 2023

Xchanges Members Show 2023

It’s that time of year again!

This is an opportunity to see the creative works of Xchanges’ diverse membership. Visit the gallery in person or shop online.

Opening night is Friday, December 2, 2022, from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Submission details coming soon!

January 6 to 21, 2024

Isabel Quiroz


Identidad consists of 550 fingerprint prints, specifically of the Quiroz’s right thumb, on irregular squares on rice paper. The number corresponds to the total number of days that Quiroz has been living in Canada until the date of delivery of this application (February 15, 2023).

Opening night is Friday, January 5th, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, January 6th until Sunday, January 21st from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

February 3 to 18, 2024

Jasper Pettman


Untitled, Jasper Pettman, 2022

Pettman draws upon their personal experience of transness and Indigeneity for my work, which is marked by physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental transition/rediscovery. Pettman wishes to bring the paintings into the gallery space, and in turn the viewer into the paintings in order to illustrate the transitory nature of identity.

Opening night is Friday, February 2nd, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, February 3rd until Sunday, February 18th from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

March 9 to 24, 2024

Kosar Movahedi

Super Superficial

Super Superficial, Kosar Movahedi, 2023

In On Photography, Susan Sontag claims that “today everything exists to end in a photograph.” A statement that rings true in our image-saturated digital world, but where does an image end and where does it start? Is there room for challenging that boundary?

Through Super Superficial, Movahedi interrogates the surface and bounds of images, unbinding them from static meanings that ignore the contexts they exist in. Movahedi begins with their own photography of architectural spaces that examine the tension between the flat picture plane and the spatial perception that can exist inside of it. In layers of printing, folding, rescaling, drawing and rephotographing, they then superimpose the photographs with the ignored elements of the flawed environment in which they exist—power outlets, light switches, masking tape, scribbled notes, shadows of the nails holding the paper—the result is again flattened and printed one-to-one in scale, causing a trompe l’oeil effect between what is real and what is illusion, reframing the very context in which these photos exist.

Opening Friday March 8th, 2024, 7 pm – 9 pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, March 9th until Sunday, March 24th from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

April 6 to 21, 2024

Kat Thompson

Charting Change

Displaced 1, Kat Thompson, 2021

The ocean embodies the essence of force, surrender and adaptation. Through abstracted images and sculpture, Charting Change explores the nature of shoreline intertidal zones; forces in a constant transient state. Below the surface, Thompson finds the edges where memory and experience overlap and closely examine the interplay between them.

Opening Friday April 5th, 2024, 7 pm – 9 pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, April 6th until Sunday, April 21st from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

May 4 to 19, 2024

Dominique Eustace


Cycling is a sport for everyone. Cycling in a group encourages communication, attention to others, taking turns and camaraderie. Cycling can also be a solo sport where you can get lost in nature or practice mindfulness in repetition of pedalling. Cycling is unique as it can bring us together and yet quiet our minds. Cycling is a skill so everyone has tried it and has some memory attached to their experiences. Cycling is considered a universal skill for everyone as it promotes independence, freedom, mobility and develops necessary motor skills. Cycling is fun, so images of cycling will evoke smiles. The sport of cycling is undervalued so exposure is needed. There are so many amazing athletes without resources or support. Cycling makes great art too. Cyclists are uniform—hidden in helmet and gear—so could be any gender or age, and yet unique as kits often colourful and fun. Cyclists and their environment are visually interesting so make great art subjects.

Opening Friday May 3rd, 2024, 7 pm – 9 pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, May 4th until Sunday, May 19th from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

June 8 to June 23

Andrea Simmonds


Coastal Strawberry, Entire-leaved Gumweed, and Nodding Onion in July, Andrea Simmonds, 2022

Simmonds seeks to bring their love of gardening with native plants into the gallery as a celebration of the wild spaces around us with their work. Simmonds’ work is focused on the intersection of ecology and abstraction—they study native plant relationships with complementary species and then translate that into paintings. Simmonds’ work is focused on the Garry Oak Ecosystem (GOE), capturing some of the rare and unique plants it contains.

Opening Friday June 7th, 2024, 7 pm – 9 pm and continues every weekend from Saturday, June 8th until Sunday, June 23rd from 11 am – 4 pm.

Artist Page coming soon!

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

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