ISSUE 6, September 12, 2016
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Fall at the Audain Art Museum 
Dali, Freud, Gainsborough, Turner and Others: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce that Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be held over until October 10. This travelling exhibition features exquisite paintings by Cranach, Freud, Gainsborough, Constable, Matisse, Reynolds, Sargent, Sisley and Turner; and by prominent historical Canadian artists such as Krieghoff, Carr, Milne and members of the Group of Seven. A highlight of the exhibition is Salvador Dali’s monumental painting Santiago El Grande.

Organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage, presenting sponsor TD Bank Group and supporting sponsor McInnes Cooper. Additional support provided by PACART.
Gainsborough, Thomas. Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Nugent, 1764.
Oil on canvas. Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation.

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru
October 21, 2016 – January 9, 2017

A geisha is defined as an “accomplished person” or “person who lives by the arts”. These women were professional entertainers and hostesses who became an important part of traditional social life for men in Japan. This exhibition showcases several Kimono and personal objects by one of Japan’s most famous geisha, Ichimaru.

Kimono (once owned by geisha Ichimaru). Silk satin damask; gold and silk thread; silver. 162 x 124 cm
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Collection. Gift of Yoshi Karasawa and Mrs. Suzuki. SC1056.

Matilda Aslizadeh (1975 - ). Resort, 2016. Film still courtesy of the artist and Pari Nadimi Gallery

Intersections: Contemporary Artist Films
October 28, 2016 – February 6, 2017
The over-arching narrative of this exhibition relates to ideas about intersections – of time, space, place and larger global social narratives related to the environment and the migration of peoples and ideas. The exhibition features recent work by: Matilda Aslizadeh, Patrick Bernatchez, Stan Douglas, Pascal Grandmaison and Marie-Claire Blais, Lisa Jackson, Fiona Tan and Althea Thauberger.
Cornucopia Event: Artistic Expressions 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 

On November 19 join us for an outstanding cultural experience to support Museum educational programs.  

Nestled within the forest, the Audain Art Museum is the location for an intimate gathering for one hundred philanthropic leaders hosted by Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa. The evening will feature the best of British Columbia’s visual and culinary arts.

This signature event includes a culinary adventure designed by the Collective Kitchen. It will be comprised of a reception, three course dinner with a guided wine pairing sponsored by Fort Berens Estate Winery. The evening concludes with a private tour of the Museum.

Purchase your tickets for this exceptional evening at:

Photo: Gadbois Photography 

In the Studio: Past, Present & Future: Exploring Carving and Indigenous Design with Xwalacktun (Rick Harry)

Join contemporary Indigenous artist Xwalacktun (Rick Harry) for our Fall Artist-led Workshop. Through the exploration of Coast Salish form and traditional storytelling participants will learn about carving, painting and drawing techniques in the creation of their own stylized paddle. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $130 | 10% discount for Museum Members
Registration: To register, please call 604.962.0413 ext.109 or email Payment is due upon registration as space is limited.
Materials: The Museum will provide all of the materials but you are welcome to supplement these with your own.
Notes: All levels of artistic experience welcome.

PhotoPaul Joseph  

Talk: Collecting Contemporary Art

"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” – Sir Winston Churchill.

Join Laing Brown, a noted art collector, Audain Art Museum Board Member and Chair of Acquisitions Committee, for a public multimedia presentation where he will discuss his Top 10 Collecting "Rules" for contemporary art. Laing will also address some complex art world issues including:  What is Art?, 10 Ideas That Changed What Art Is and Why Collect Contemporary Art.

Laing Brown is an External Advisor to the Acquisitions Committee of the National Gallery of Canada, Trustee of the Jack & Doris Shadbolt Foundation, past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Art Gallery, past President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, and CEO of BrownArtConsulting, Inc.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission. 

PhotoJames O’Mara 

Meet our Artists: Christos Dikeakos

Do you ever wonder about the artists who created the unique treasures found in the Audain Art Museum? Satisfy your curiosity by joining us for a lively conversation with contemporary artists who will speak about the inspiration and creative process related to their work. Discover more about these thought-provoking and engaging creators through the exploration and discussion of their artistic expression.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission.
Artist Doria Moodie. View more of her work here

Family Studio Sunday

Bewildering Bears 
Are you wild about bears? Join BC artist Doria Moodie as she guides you through the creation of your own bear-inspired artwork that explores the relationship that we all have with these magnificent animals. Through the exploration of colour-mixing, textured painting and unique stenciling, this will be a session you don’t want to miss! 

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Time: 1 - 4pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
Registration: This program is drop-in only. Registration is not required. Space is limited.
Note:  Activities are designed for children 12 and under and their families.
Thank you to our wonderful summer students! 
The Audain Art Museum is fortunate to have had three talented students assist with educational programs and curatorial activities over the summer. We would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work during our first summer of operations and wish them continued success in the future.
Name: Gregory Woollgar, Engagement Assistant
What has been the favourite part of your job here at the Museum?
The most enjoyable part of my position has been interacting with the public through our various programs. I am thrilled to see how quickly the community has supported us and how they actively engage with our public events.

Name: Pascha Protter, Engagement Assistant  
What has been the favourite part of your job here at the Museum?
My favourite part of working here this summer has been the development of all the educational programs. It has been a learning experience in itself teaching children about art and the importance of it. The staff here have also been exceptional and super fun to work with! 
Name: Mathias Horne, Curatorial Assistant 
What have you enjoyed most while working at  the Museum?
My favourite part about the Museum and this experience is the amazing staff behind the Audain, as well as the complexities behind the construction of different exhibits. 

Snapshots from the Audain Art Museum:
Summer Art Camps, Meet our Artists: Tim Lee, Yoga at the Audain and Panel Discussion: The Art of Philanthropy, Collecting and Museum Building (photos: Audain Art Museum, Jenn Black and Reactive Designs Inc.).
School Programs at the Audain Art Museum

The Museum’s school programs are designed to complement the new BC Curriculum by focusing on big ideas, content, curricular competencies and cross-curricular learning. Set amongst the powerful and inspiring art of our province, these programs include engaging exhibition tours that are complemented by Studio workshops, enabling students to critically and creatively express their own identity, voice and ideas. All programs are suitable for grade 2-7.

Please contact Erin Edwards, Education and Volunteer Manager for more information:
Photo: Gadbois Photography

Celebrate Christmas at the Audain Art Museum!

Reduce your stress and treat yourself and your employees to a taste of British Columbia this Christmas. We are happy to offer a package that includes an outstanding meal and access to the permanent galleries for $165.00 per person for groups of 50 or more. Book before October 15 and receive a 10% discount for your employees in the Museum Shop.
Custom packages are also available upon request.

Please contact Anja Rodig, Event Specialist for more information:

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