The Art Gallery is now offering many of its public programs online. Browse through the RAG Online Programs for details.
Webinar with Bev Koski
Sat, Oct 30, 1:00-2:30pm
The Artist Salon is an opportunity for emerging and established visual artists to learn from arts professionals and discuss opportunities in the arts community. Each month features a different guest presenter for inspirational talks and professional development advice for visual artists. This month’s Artist Salon session features Vancouver-based artist Bev Koski. Bev is an Anishinaabe artist who is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and has a BFA from York University. She will share her artistic journey as a beading artist, teacher, and mentor for an art and mural programme for Indigenous youth run by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. This event will include time for Q+A by participants to join in the live-streamed conversation. Register here.
Culture Days: Sept 24-Oct 24
Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of every September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country.
Artist Salon with “Signs of Pride”
Sat, Sep 25, 1:00-2:30pm
Join youth artists and professional artists Sam McWilliams, Paige Gratland, and Phranc as they discuss their public art project created to amplify and celebrate Pride Week in Richmond this past summer. Hear what it was like for the both the artists and the youth to work on developing a community art project, and insight into what artists need to consider when planning works or programs that work directly in a community. Session will be in-person with limited seating, and hosted online as a livestream on the Gallery’s Facebook Page. Register here.
The Drawing Jam
Sun, Sep 26, 1:00-2:30pm
Adapted from a three-day session at the Art Student's League in New York, this hands-on workshop led by artist & ECUAD faculty Alexandra Philips, is designed to give drawing enthusiasts a direct experience of spontaneous creating in the moment. No drawing experience necessary! Session will be held on-site in the Art Gallery space and livestreamed on the RAG Facebook Page. All materials provided for in-person attendance. Safety protocols in place: all attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Online participants will be given a materials list so they can join online. For ages 16+. Register here.
Art History Webinar: Women’s Work
Sat, Oct 16, 2:00-3:30pm
Throughout the history of art, decoration and domestic handicrafts have been regarded as “women’s work”, and not considered “high” or fine art. Techniques such as embroidery, needlework, china painting and sewing have been historically devalued “women’s work” specifically because it was associated with the domestic and the “feminine.” Using the artworks in Practice in Gestures as a launching point, join curator Nan Capogna, artists Farheen HaQ, Deborah Koenker and Bettina Matzkuhn for an online discussion on this topic. This event will include time for Q+A by participants to join in the live-streamed conversation. Register Here
Exhibition Tours & Group Visits
Following government guidelines, new protocols are in place to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit. Please read Richmond Art Gallery has Reopened, before your visit. All tours are FREE of charge and led by our knowledgeable staff. Visit RAG Tours for booking information.
NEW - On-site Guided Tours
Sat & Sun: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm or 3:30pm
We are currently hosting pre-booked on-site 20-minute tours, by appointment every Saturday and Sunday. Check the exhibition page for dates and book your tour at one of the select times listed above. Limited to 10 people maximum per group. Social distancing protocols in place. Face coverings are mandatory for all staff and visitors to the gallery.
Self-Guided Exhibition Tours
Anytime during Gallery hours
Gallery staff provide a free brochure or web-link with detailed exhibition information for you to explore the exhibition on your own. Check our website for exhibition dates.
Limited to 20 people maximum. Social distancing protocols in place. Face coverings are mandatory for all staff and visitors to the gallery.
Online Tours for Larger Groups
Larger groups or classes may book an online interactive tour from 20 to 40 minutes in length. These online tours are hosted using the Zoom meeting platform. Contact us to discuss the needs of your group, so we can customize a tour just for you. Our knowledgeable staff provide insight and discussion for each exhibition. Tours in English, French, Cantonese and Mandarin are available upon request and dependent on staff availability. Book at least two weeks in advance, as tours are dependent on tour guide availability.
On-Site Tours for School Groups or Classes
For school groups or classes from preschoolers to adults, free in-person tours are available. Tours for groups must be booked in advance and group size will be limited based on current BC Health guidelines. Visit the School Art Program pages for more information on school group tours, video art lesson and workshops.
Visit www.richmondartgallery.org or contact Kathy Tycholis, Education & Public Programs Coordinator at 604-247-8363.