Programs & Events

Our programs and events offer opportunities for people of all ages to learn how art connects us with our daily lives. Focusing on the KAG’s current exhibitions, programs include art camps, interactive tours, activities and workshops that encourage self-expression and experimentation while learning about art techniques, basic design concepts and a variety of media. Our events include exhibition opening receptions, fundraisers to inspire you and special happenings in the Gallery Store.

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All upcoming programs are below.
Art on 5th
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Next Date:
May 12 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Following Dates:
May 19
,
May 26
Ages:
13 to 21
Location:
ONLINE
Join us ONLINE on Wednesday afternoons to make art and be creative! Each week, participants have the opportunity to learn from local and visiting artists about new mediums and techniques for art making. Folks of all levels of ability and experience are encouraged to join. We are a safe space that welcomes EVERYONE aged 13 to 21.

Materials kits for each workshop are available for pick up at the Gallery Store, or can be mailed to you. Shipping is free within British Columbia. Out of province participants, please contact us for a shipping quote.

This program was created by the KAG Summer Interns and is generously sponsored by the Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund with the Vancouver Foundation.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sign up HERE.
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The Fierce Unicorn Shadow Masterminds Collective Art Series with Chris Bose
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Next Date:
May 20 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 3
,
June 17
Ages:
16 to 26
Location:
ONLINE
Come and join the determined and dedicated young artists of a new era pushing light, darkness, colour, and shadows with pen and ink, acrylic painting, wire sculpture, hand made jewelry, printmaking, and more!

Fight the evil of boredom and melancholy with other creative people (and one turtle), in this year-long workshop series with Chris Bose.

Folks of all skills and abilities are encouraged to participate.

Materials kits for each workshop are available for pick up at the Gallery Store, or can be mailed to you. Shipping is free within British Columbia. Out of province participants, please contact us for a shipping quote.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Sign up HERE.

Image: Chris Bose.
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The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement: Artists’ Talk with Megan Dyck and Tia Halliday
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Next Date:
May 29 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ages:
All ages
Admission:
FREE
Location :
ONLINE
Join Kamloops Art Gallery Assistant Curator Craig Willms for a virtual conversation with artists Tia Halliday and Megan Dyck, to learn more about their collaborative art practice and The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement.

A collaboration between artists Tia Halliday and Megan Dyck, The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement creates a series of moveable kinetic sculptures and dance-based performances embracing a unique and uncanny union of kinesthetic and pictorial vocabularies. Emphasizing design and accoutrements reminiscent of 18th-century French furniture and textiles and modern interior design, the artists invite viewers to engage in a tactile and movement-based consideration of luxury and hybridized domestic objects.

They create liminal structures that function as eccentric arenas for experiential dance, immersing the participant/performer in a familiar yet foreign environment. The sculptures beckon vacant propositions and initiate a desire to be held, dwelled within, stood-upon, shaken, or worn on one’s head. Pictorial space is navigated in both two and three dimensions, and spatial and embodied images are created through the object’s entrances and exits, physical follies, and material oppressions.

The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement, The Sense Economy is on view in The Cube until June 19, 2021.


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PLEATS & PITS, POCKETS & ZITS
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Next Date:
June 1 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Following Dates:
June 8
,
June 15
,
June 22
,
June 29
Ages:
14 to 18
Admission:
FREE
Engaging with the worlds of clothing, sewing, protest, and celebration, participants will work virtually with Vancouver-based artist Hazel Meyer to design, embellish, and present a jacket/artwork that can be worn in daily life, or hung on the wall of a gallery.

We will approach clothing as more than just a covering for the body, but as a tool for empowerment, communication, and celebration. We will look to past and present social movements, in particular the LGBTQ2S+ movement, that have used clothing, banners, and text to communicate politics, desires, and identities.

Sewing skills are not needed for this workshop, only a willingness and eagerness to engage with the most amazing tool: a sewing machine, and its analogue partner, a thread and needle.

A materials kit will be provided with registration and a limited number of sewing machines are available to borrow for the duration of the program (Kamloops area residents only).

This program is generously sponsored by the British Columbia Arts Council and is FREE and open to ALL youth aged 14 to 18.

Register online or by phone at 250.377.2400

Image credit: Hazel Meyer, Muscle Panic, 2016. Photo: Cait McKinney
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Shake it Up! Creative Strategies and Overcoming Artist Block
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Next Date:
June 12 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages:
18+
Location:
ONLINE
Join us online for a virtual workshop with the Laboratory for Spatial Bemusement! Participants will learn quick and helpful strategies for getting out of a creative block and building ideas towards a new creative project, and will also have the opportunity to share ideas on how they can overcome creative challenges.

This workshop is designed for new creative practitioners, emerging artists, artists who may find themselves at a crossroads or in a creative block, or anyone seeking to reignite and rejuvenate their creative practice. Art appreciators and non-professional artists are encouraged to attend.

MATERIALS
A Rhodia notebook and Blackwing pencil are provided with registration and can be picked up at the Gallery Store. If you are unable to come in for your kit, any sketchbook or notebook and writing utensil will suffice.

LOCATION + DETAILS
ZOOM login information and additional details will be emailed ahead of the workshop. Please ensure that the email address provided at checkout is accurate.

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