Current Exhibitions


In This Place reaches into the past to root us in this place and time. Remembering and honouring the ancestors, upholding the land, and creating a place of welcoming, gathering and healing are the foundation of this convergent program. Nump Ma Noch Gyai Yoo Lahss / We All Come From One Root is a multi-media exhibition by Kwakwakwk’wakw artist John Powell. This extensive body of work articulates the powerful interconnectedness of First Nations identities embedded within art and cultural practices, diversity, ceremony, and the everyday.

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  • Nump ma noch gyai yoo lahss (We All Come From One Root)

    “Photography, archive and memory are intimately connected. Memory and photography both involve the process of recording images that may be used to recall the past. Memory itself is often characterized as an archive: a store house of things, meanings and images. This gives the impression that one can appeal to memory in order to recover… 

    October 16 - November 17 2018
  • Honouring: Project Of Heart / Speaking To Memory

    A collaboration between SD 71 Indigenous Education Services and Comox Valley Art Gallery. This exhibition is a responsive legacy project that honours the intent of two projects; Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael’s Indian Residential School and Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC.

    September 17 - December 7 2018
  • North Island Hospital Art Project

    View the design briefs on display at the gallery by the CVAG creative team for the new North Island Hospital.

    October 13 2017 - November 20 2018


  • WAM: Winter Art Market

    Join us for the Opening Celebration of the 44th Winter Art Market. December 1, 2018 12 – 2 PM more…

    December 1 - 26 2018
  • Get your Magic On! Moonlight and Magic at CVAG

    It’s that time again – Downtown Courtenay Moonlight and Magic.  Join us at the Comox Valley Art Gallery for conversations, demonstrations, make art stations, hot drinks and snacks. more…

    November 23 2018 / 4:00 - 8:00pm
  • Winter 2018 Make Art Projects

    Fall into the weird and wonderful world of making, with four fantastic Make Art Projects led by fabulous art-making Diva Vanessa Simmonds. Join us in creating winter offerings for loved ones (or loved ones passed)… and/or decorative items to spruce up your home, tent or barn. Winter Make Art Projects run December 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 11–2pm and are open to all ages – fun for everyone.

    December 1 - 22 2018