Richard Hunt is one of five artists who will be “artists in residence” at the five featured homes on this year’s Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Associates House Tour. The tour takes place on Sunday, Sept. 24, and tickets are available for $35 at the gallery, at Ivy’s and Munro’s bookstores, and online at associates.aggv.ca, or call 250-384-4171. With the house tour as a pretext, I dropped in for a visit at Richard Hunt’s Victoria home and studio.
For 15 years, the Avenue Gallery has been in the midst of Oak Bay Village, attracting passersby with striking art works by Blu Smith and Ron Parker in its show window. This week, I dropped by for a visit with owner Heather Wheeler to talk about the past, present and future of one of Victoria’s premier galleries. Wheeler told me she grew up in a household where her mother was very creative, but Wheeler approached the world with a head for business.
Anne Meggitt, whose paintings are on show at Martin Batchelor Gallery, was born in 1930. After graduating with a diploma in fine art from Reading University in England, she led a peripatetic life, spending the better part of 17 years in North Borneo. When she was transplanted in 1986 to Regina, it was a shock to her world view and artistic eye. “I’m not a city person,” she told me.
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