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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to host free public gallery on symbiosis this Saturday

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Does the science behind mushrooms fascinate you? 

If so, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is hosting an open house that is free of charge to the public. 

The event takes place between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st and will feature three educational sessions. 

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Chief Curator, Jaimie Isaac, and Guest Curator, Mel Granley, co-curators of the exhibition, will lead a panel discussion with artists who will chat about their work in the exhibition and their shared love of mushrooms!

In the afternoon, starting at 2:30 p.m. guests will explore the displays in the exhibition where Granely and Jaimie will be floating around, engaging with visitors and answering questions.

Near the end of the afternoon, starting at 3 p.m. guests will explore the Mycelium Network with Nanotopia.

Learning about forest communication and fungi sentience bio-electrically guided by living Mycelium, this presentation will feature interdisciplinary artists Tosca Terán & Andrei Gravelle as they construct soundscapes and installations involving biodata-streams of fungi, drawing awareness to the destruction of our oceans, breathable air, and shared environment.

Queen Bee Farms will be at the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving warm beverages for those in attendance. 

Guests are encouraged to RSVP to the event through Eventbrite as space is limited.

AGGV Public Open House: Symbiosis

  • Where:  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street
  • When: Saturday, April 1st, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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