Local art going up at the Victoria airport

Displaying art is nothing new for the VAA; the Art at the Airport program began in 2001.

The new art display in the upper passenger lounge at the Victoria Airport.

Even with a good book and a hot cup of coffee, the time spent waiting for a flight can sometimes seem a bit dull, but thanks to a recent partnership between the Victoria Airport Authority and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, passengers waiting in the upper departure lounge can peruse an engaging selection of local art.

Displaying art is nothing new for the VAA; the Art at the Airport program began in 2001, designed to bring local pieces together with local and international travellers.

But during the VAA’s extensive improvements, extra space was found in the upper hold room, right around the time that the AGGV needed to branch out to make room for their own renovations downtown.

“The airport has always wanted to promote our art and culture in the airport itself,” said James Bogusz, vice-president of operations and development at the VAA. “With this space being available, we saw an opportunity to reach out and connect with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and hopefully help them with their space requirements. And we now have a beautiful display.”

“It’s a stunning collection of local art that showcases our region and the skill and range of our artists,” said Jon Tupper, director of the AGGV.

The AGGV first opened in 1951, and has almost 18,000 works of art — the largest public collection in B.C.

The partnership between the VAA and the AGGV is currently for two years but supporting the local arts scene is something the VAA is committed to continuing.

“We definitely want to keep space available in the terminal, especially for arts locally,” said Bogusz.

The artwork is for sale, and interested patrons can call 250-384-4171 or visit http://aggv.ca/rental-sales/faq.

Just Posted

GALLERY: Storm causes damage along the waterfront in Greater Victoria

Municipal crews are cleaning up Monday following Sunday’s high wind and waves

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

FISHING ADVENTURES: Winter fishing season in full swing

Upcoming fishing events include Local Pub’s Salmon Superbowl Derby and Victoria Boat Show

Victoria Women’s March draws hundreds

Pink pussy hats aplenty as demonstrators took to downtown streets

Sooke Riptide soccer team advances to Lisa Cup Finals

Riptide defeats Gorge in shootout on Saturday afternoon

Backyard of $2.2M Uplands property bulldozed for BMX jump track

34-year-old financial advisor fulfills childhood dream

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

Lawyers slam ‘de facto expulsion’ of student guilty of sexual interference

Calgary student guilty of sexual assault of a minor allowed to finish semester

Cash still needed for Stelly’s Cross Path

MLA Olsen wants more specifics first

B.C. NDP set to restructure union bargaining

School trustees to regain control over employer group

A new development surrounding plane that went missing around Revelstoke in November

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

Niels Hoegel, serving a life sentence for two murders, has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

Most Read