Monday, July 27, 2015

Decored group show at Martin Batchelor Gallery

DECORED at the Martin Bachelor Gallery, July 24 to August 13.  712 Cormorant St, Victoria.

Public reception August 8 from 5-7 with a special performance by Sara Marrieros and Trav Short starting at 8.  Tickets for the performance available at the gallery, $12.  

DECORED, is a group show curated by David Martinello that features west coast contemporary furniture of Stuart Brooks, boldly glazed modem ceramic vessels and tiles by Daniela Petosa, abstract impressionist paintings/sculpture as well as modern rustic furniture by David Martinello and artfully composed floral designs by Andrea Goertzen Strachan.

By changing the word décor into a verb, the title DECORED denotes the action by which the show is configured.  In combining esoteric with functional elements, the presentation of craft is addressed in a gallery setting.  

With DECORED the differences of things made for decoration as to what is made for dialog highlights what they have in common. It’s the materials used to create works of Art that is the foundation of creation and the main tool by which the makers make their expressions.  When shown together the disparate mediums communicate beyond object d’art to a process accented by shared creativity.

Stuart Brooks (
Daniela Petosa (
Andrea Goertzen Strachan (

VISA Alumni Exhibit at Winchester Gallery

Liam Lloyd at the Ministry of Casual Living - window ally - 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jaedan Chayce Laimert at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective

Through sculpture, painting, and photography, Hollow contemplates themes of materiality, naturalism and the presence of absence. The works are restricted to specific materials to collectively unify the objects, allowing room for internal conversation. Arrangement is of equal importance to the individual pieces.

The exhibition is reductive, reflective and delineates a raw poeticism.

Jaedan Chayce Leimert completed his BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria in 2013, and is now based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective  
opening reception: Thurs. July 16, 2015 at 7 pm

Tony Onley at Winchester Gallery in Oak Bay


Toni Onley left a small trove of handpicked watercolours, oils and acrylics to his son James, who has recently decided to release a selection of this private reserve. "We are honoured to have been entrusted with the exhibition and sale of these special paintings," said Winchester Galleries President Gunter Heinrich.

Included in the exhibition will be over thirty watercolours from locations near and far, including Harrison Lake, Lake Okanagan, the Inside Passage, Boundary Bay, Pitt Lake, Okanagan Ranch, Emma Lake, Point au Baril, and Georgian Bay; as well as Big Sur in California, Malibu Pier, Eleuthera in the Bahamas, the Gulf of Arabia, the Roman Forum, Manghold Head in the Isle of Man; and Greece, Italy and France.
Also on exhibit will be several oils and acrylics that have never been seen and it  runs until July 22, 2015.
Winchester Galleries Oak Bay
2260 Oak Bay Avenue