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December at the Gallery



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Zoe Kreye
Our Missing Body, 2016
Photo: Zoe Kreye

All membranes are porous

September 24 to December 31

Central Gallery

Margaret Dragu • Pascal Grandmaison • Sarah Anne Johnson • Zoe Kreye • Luanne Martineau • Jeremy Shaw

Flesh, organs, eyes to the soul, under my skin, silhouette, inner voice, scars – the human body, its physical form, internal experience, external representation and metaphoric existence in the world is intimately familiar to us all. The body is deeply personal and inescapably public. It has been the central subject of a wide range of study within medical, spiritual, philosophical and sociological disciplines.

All membranes are porous looks at this topic by way of an open and fluid inquiry. Rather than foregrounding representations of the body tied to identity, the exhibition, like its title indicates, is porous and flexible, experiential and visceral. The work of this group of Canadian artists addresses the body in relation to knowledge, intimacy, loss, death, class, race, community, aging, architecture, nature, abstraction, movement and intervention.

Each of the artists explores the notion of embodiment through an inimitable approach to our common experience of inhabiting a body. The exhibition is an invitation to viewers to reflect on their own bodily experience and the expansive diversity that this comprises.

Curated by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery


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Anyssa Gill: Private Parts

September 24 to December 31

BMO Open Gallery

The winner of our third annual Art Duel, Thompson Rivers University Visual Arts student Anyssa Gill presents Private Parts, a series of ten oil paintings exploring those thoughts, emotions, feelings, attitudes and desires that we prefer to keep private—even from those closest to us.

Employing a kind of stream of consciousness painting philosophy, Gill creates these paintings (or dreamscapes, as she describes them) while listening to music or watching TV. She begins without a plan or a specific colour palette, preferring to allow her subconscious to influence each decision as she goes. Through this process, Gill hopes to bring those most private parts of herself into public view. 


Calendar of Events


Arbour Aboriginal Art Collective Youth Workshops

Thursday, December 1

6:00 to 9:00 pm

12+, FREE 

Arbour Collective provides opportunities for youth and adults to create art, learn new creative methods and exhibit or perform in the Kamloops area. By supporting work that confronts and challenges stereotypes, hidden histories and stolen voices, the Arbour Collective seeks to inspire and empower through creativity. Collective members will be working in the studios on select Thursdays. Youth and adults of all nationalities are invited to drop in to participate. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided.



Chromesthesia / Melophoria

Friday, December 2

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Barnacle Records, 290 3rd Avenue

All ages, FREE 

On select Fridays, the KAG joins Barnacle Records to offer a night of hands-on art and music making. KAG art instructors will bring P.A.T., our Portable Art Trailer, and Barnacle Records will provide turntables and mixers for amateur and pro DJs to experiment. Meld your senses and try your hand at DJing, printmaking and drawing. No experience is necessary. All materials are provided. DJs, please bring your own music.


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First Saturdays Guided Tours

Saturday, December 3

1:00 pm

All ages, FREE with Gallery admission

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our current exhibitions. These tours are free with admission and open to all ages.


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Family Art Saturday

Saturday, December 3

1:00 to 3:00 pm

All ages, FREE 

Drop in to Family Art Saturdays, a free family event that includes tours and activities in our galleries as well as innovative art workshops in our studios. Explore All membranes are porous and participate in workshops related to the exhibition.


See Studio Programs for more details.



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Wednesday, December 7, 14

3:30 to 5:00 pm

12 to 24, FREE 

Previously known as The Graphic Novel Club, this program began as a joint initiative with the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Kamloops Library to create a collaborative public art project. Out of this has developed Logograph, a youth-directed club that meets weekly at the Gallery and Library. Led by our Teen Intern, this program offers space for creative youth to make art and generate ideas for future projects. New members are always welcome.


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Art History Happy Hour

Thursday, December 8

5:00 to 6:00 pm

19+, FREE 

Learn something new while enjoying your after-work drink. This month, local artist Monica McGarry will discuss the history of music posters followed by our DIY Thursdays workshop with Lewis Jay where you can learn how to make your own. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.            



DIY Thursdays

Thursday, December 8

6:00 to 9:00 pm

16+, FREE 

Join local musician and band poster designer Lewis Jay in our studios to learn his method of low-tech poster creation. Using a photocopier, Letraset, scissors, glue and markers, Lewis creates some of the best band posters in town--now you can too. All materials are provided, no experience is necessary.



Drink & Draw at Red Collar

Wednesday, December 14

6:00 to 8:00 pm

All ages, FREE 

Join us at Red Collar Brewing Co. to contribute to large-scale collaborative drawings, play Surrealist drawing games and enjoy some of Kamloops’ best local beer. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided.




Luxury Vacation Lottery enters final month

It’s your last chance to get a Luxury Vacation Lottery ticket! With only 450 tickets being sold, the odds are in your favour.  The grand prize is a luxurious $10,000 river cruise for 2 on a European river of your choice with select departures during 2017 – air fare included – OR a $5,000 one-time travel voucher.

Tickets are $100 each and are available at the Gallery Store, or at any Kamloops branch of Scotiabank where they will match every ticket they sell with a $100 donation to the Kamloops Art Gallery.

Tickets are only on sale until noon, December 24 or until they sell out. Draw date is January 6, 2017. Good luck to you and thank you for supporting this fundraiser for the Gallery.

Thank you to our sponsors Scotiabank, Uniworld, Travelwise, Westkey, Kamloops This Week, New Wave Advertising, CFJC TV and The River 97.5.

Know your limit, play within it. BC Gaming licence # 87230.


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Mayor's Gala for the Arts

Celebrate the arts in style! The Mayor’s Gala for the Arts is an annual celebration and fundraiser jointly presented by the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony and Western Canada Theatre. On January 21, dress in your finest and celebrate this year’s winners of the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts while enjoying the evening filled with sumptuous food, amazing entertainment,and an opportunity to bid on some fabulous auction items.

Tickets are $130 at Kamloopslive.ca or by calling 250-374-LIVE.

If you are a member wanting to purchase your ticket please visit the Kamloops Art Gallery or call 250-377-2400 for your member discount.

We look forward to seeing you at this special event in support of the arts!


The Gallery Store

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From Our Space to Yours

Christmas is in the Gallery! Shop the newly expanded Gallery Store for exciting, unique gifts for the near and dear on your list. From local pottery, jewellery, and knitted creations to funny, fascinating stocking stuffers sure to bring delight to loved ones of all ages.

Members discount available. Join us today for yours.





Give the Gift of Membership

As a special gift in the lead up to the holiday season, the Gallery is selling memberships available at 25% off for members to renew or purchase as a gift and share their love of art.

Member benefits include FREE admission to the exhibitions, a discount on event tickets and programs, as well as a discount in the Gallery Store.

From now to December 24 memberships are available at the discounted price online or by calling the Gallery at 250-377-2400.

Happy Holidays!


In The News

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Executive Director Hired

The Kamloops Art Gallery Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that by a unanimous vote, the Board approved the appointment of Margaret Chrumka as the new Executive Director of the Kamloops Art Gallery, effective November 8, 2016.

Margaret Chrumka joined the Gallery in 2012 as the Manager of Operations and took on the role of Interim Executive Director following the passing of Jann LM Bailey in October 2015. She brings over 20 years experience in marketing, development and leadership in the post-secondary and arts sector.

“Margaret’s dedication, passion and commitment to the Gallery through thick and thin, impressed the Board along with her ability to guide the Gallery and engage our community,” says Board Chair, Jaimie Drew.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, Chrumka will promote the vision, mission and mandate of the Kamloops Art Gallery. She will implement and oversee the Gallery’s strategic and operational plans, promote the Gallery domestically and internationally, and nurture and develop relationships with the Gallery’s various stakeholders.

Chrumka holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Victoria (1987) and a Masters of Arts in History (1989) from the University of Toronto. She is an active member of the museum and gallery community, serving as a member of the Canadian Museum Association’s 2017 and 2018 national conference planning committees.

“I am deeply honoured to have been chosen to lead the Kamloops Art Gallery,” says Chrumka. “This Gallery has a long history of presenting exhibitions and programs of excellence that capture the minds of our visitors. I look forward to continuing to engage and inspire our audiences.”

Please join us in congratulating Margaret Chrumka and welcoming her to her new role with the Kamloops Art Gallery.



Gallery & Gallery Store

Monday to Saturday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Closed Sunday and Statutory Holidays



Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Holiday Hours

Gallery & Gallery Store

December 24, 10 am to 1 pm
December 25 & 26, closed
December 31, 10 am to 1 pm
January 1 & 2, closed
January 3 & 4, closed for inventory



December 24 to January 2, closed


Adults $5

Families $10

Students and Seniors $3

Groups of 10 or more $3 each

For all admission, add tax.

Gallery Members and children under 6 years Free

Free admission every Thursday sponsored by BCLC.

Wheelchair available sponsored by MediChair.

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