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.


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 Jessie Gentes, Scott Bertram, and Destann 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