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A 20/20 vision for artistic excellence

One of Victoria’s favourite galleries is hosting a not-to-be-missed masterworks exhibit this fall in honour of its 20th anniversary.

Specializing in Canadian, American and international fine art, Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay, with its sister gallery, Winchester Modern downtown, has established a reputation for handling important works of art, representing many of Canada’s world-class established and emerging artists, and artists estates.

20/20: A Celebratory Exhibition presents 110 masterworks. Of particular note is AC-96-004 by William Perehudoff, Andy Warhol’s 1967 Portraits of the Artists, Écran chromatique by Claude Tousignan; La Malbaie, Quebec by A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr’s 1936 Tangle, and the large 1964 mixed media, Sans titre by Jean Paul Riopelle. Other featured artists in the exhibition are Jack Shadbolt, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, David Milne, Joseph Plaskett and David Blackwood.

Fine Art, Winchester Galleries, a 96-page catalogue that has been published to accompany the exhibition, is available through Winchester Galleries and Winchester Modern.

Join the gallery for a special preview of the exhibition from 1 to 5pm September 20, followed by an official opening and celebration at both galleries from 6 to 9pm. Shuttle buses will run continuously between the two locations to allow guests to enjoy celebrations at Winchester Galleries and Winchester Modern.

Kimono: Codes & Culture

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria explores an iconic part of Japanese culture this fall with Kimono, Japanese Culture in its Art Form.

Continuing through October 19 in the Founders Gallery, Kimono introduces the essence of traditional Japanese Kimono culture. Guest curated by Hitomi Harama, the exhibition aims to showcase the codes and the culture behind Kimono, its artistic form and complexity, along with the etiquette of Kimono attire for different seasons and occasions. Kimono is not simply an article of clothing; it embodies centuries of cultural development and history of Japan.


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