(Photo: Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre)

Victoria is absolutely packed with art shows of all shapes and sizes this October.

Come explore the city’s bustling creative scene with these seven shows at five different galleries around town!

On The Curve: The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews

Author Janet Nicol will speak on her fully-illustrated biography of Sybil Andrews, one of Canada’s most prominent 20th-century artists. Copies of Nicol’s book will be available for purchase. Note that there is limited space at the gallery.

  • When: October 11th, 10 a.m. — 11 a.m.
  • Where: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street

Small World – Big Ideas

Small World – Big Ideas presents a vibrant and eclectic show featuring the artwork of Haren Vakil and the photography of Greg Glover. 

Vakil was born in Mumbai, India and has won an Award of Excellence for his piece Directions Unknown. Glover is based in Victoria, and much of his photography revels in the nooks and crannies of the west coast.

  • When: October 8th — 26th (opening reception: October 8th, 5 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Gage Gallery Arts Collective, 2031 Oak Bay Avenue

Haunted

Haunted is a collection all about the things that linger, desired or otherwise. The show features multiple artist submissions.

  • When: October 16th — November 3rd (opening reception: October 25th, 7 p.m. — 9 p.m.)
  • Where: Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre, 103-318 Wale Road

Colour My World: Deborah Czernecky, Marcela Strasdas, Sharlene Stushnov-Lee

Colour My World presents a vivid variety of work by three artists who seek the brighter side of life.

  • When: October 30th — November 10th (opening reception: November 3rd, 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Coast Collective Gallery & Art Centre, 103-318 Wale Road

Megan Dietrich: Analog Us

Analog Us features over twenty multimedia works by Vancouver-based artist Megan Dietrich. The show is described as “an attempt to be fully human.” 

  • When: October 11th — 25th (opening reception: October 11th, 7 p.m. — 9 p.m.)
  • Where: Madrona Gallery, 606 View Street

Letters from the Trees

Miles Lowry’s collection is rooted in his study of the Irish Ogham alphabet and the sacred nature of trees. 

Lowry combines the present and past, using both modern-day supplies and homemade inks based on medieval recipes. Trees are both the subject and the medium.

  • When: October 1st — 13th
  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street

Spot On!

Ceramic artist Peter Flanagan and painter Roberta Pyx Sutherland’s collaboration focuses on circles, symbols of completion, perfection, and inclusivity.

  • When: October 24th — November 17th (opening reception: October 24th 5 p.m. — 9 p.m.)
  • Where: Fortune Gallery, 537 Fisgard Street

Are there any other art shows this month that everyone should see? Let us know in the comments below!