Project Room Studio

Comox Valley Art Gallery has developed a new studio space. A portion of the gallery’s lower level has been renovated to expand possibilities for creative exploration, exhibitions and community engagement.

The Project Room studio space is open and airy and has a commercial size garage door that can be opened in fair weather to extend the space out of doors into a space of equal size that adjacent to a public laneway.

The space is used for Make Art Projects, creative residencies, CVAG productions, community gatherings and special events associated with our thematic programming. The Project Room is available for artists and communities engaged in arts-based research and activation.

CVAG welcomes inquiries for use of the space. Contact us for more information.





Means of Exchange August 9-13, 2017


Means of Exchange is a series of relational experiences and experiments. Each session includes meditations, creative self-explorations and conversations which invite you to open up about the topics that are hard to look at and harder to talk about. Thea creative research residency will invite Open Studio Visits, and is comprised of three sessions in which we’ll explore sex, money and death as means for radical politics, generative relationships and vibrant aliveness. Please visit the Means of Exchange event page for further information on the sessions.

Perception July 17- 31, 2017 


Clea Minaker will be using the project room for creative residency from July 17- 31, 2017. She will create a research laboratory with kids and interactive experiments using ‘phenomena’ for an upcoming installation/performance with the working title Perception.

Making Art from ‘Un-Making’ Electronics July 10- 12 2017, 9am -12pm + 1pm – 4pm


Providing an opportunity to build and explore art making and electronics ‘un-making’. Participants will be encouraged to explore how to disassemble broken electronics to then use in their art creations.

TIMELESS – A Wild Blue Yonder May 19 – June 2 2017


Jade de Trey and Methuselah Dancers will be developing a new dance performance in CVAG’s Project Room Studio. The collaborators will present the results of their dance research in a public performance entitled Timeless – A Wild Blue Yonder, on June 2 as part of the opening events for CVAG’s community show Image to Text to Image, starting at 7pm.

Timeless – A Wild Blue Yonder is a contemporary, creative and intuitive dance about Love, fear, birth and death, performed by Jade de Trey and the Methuselah Dancers. She and they  are a collective of creative and improvisational movement artists from the Comox Valley. More info at

GATHER: Interactive Media Showcase April 28 2017, 4pm – 7pm


“After many sleepless nights of art, coding, and design, we are elated to invite family, friends, and the professional community to celebrate the diverse talents of the 2017 North Island College Interactive Media graduating class. There will be a wide range of work on display featuring skills in graphic design , digital art, photography, UI/UX design, and web/mobile applications and designs.

Find us in the lower level of CVAG, in the new Project Room Studio, between 4 pm – 7 pm and share in the celebration!” Facebook Photo Album

PULL March 23 – April 7 2017


On exhibition during PULL will be large scale paintings by Scott Bertram that were recently completed during his two week residency at the CVAG’s Project Room Studio. Scott’s artistic practice centres around ideas of improvisation, finding meaning within unintended stimuli, and playing with the dynamics of perception. The resulting images typically contain a degree of ambiguity, openness, and indeterminacy. More info can be found at

An improvised musical performance by the experimental band BIRCH will also take place during this event. BIRCH includes members Destanne Lundquist, Jesse Gentes, and Scott Bertram. More info can be found at

Kitchen Party  March 23 2017, 6pm – 9pm


Join visiting artists Vida Simon, Jack Stanley, and Rita McKeough for a community potluck in CVAG’s new Project Room Studio. Also a guest appearance by BIRCH, featuring Jesse Gentes, Scott Bertram, and Destanne Lundquist. Facebook Photo Album

Building Up The Body  February 10 – 24 2017


Nicole Crouch, an artist and art therapist, will be using the space to air her current body of work, researching, experimenting, altering and generating works. Facebook Photo Album