VIU’s The View Gallery Presents Escape Artists

Interior of the View Gallery with paintings hung on the wall and a wooden human body art piece on the floor.

The Escape Artists exhibit runs at the View Gallery until May 13. Photo Submitted

April 22, 2022 - 9:45am

Bachelor of Arts Major in Studio Art graduating student exhibition runs from April 20 to May 13.

After a year of taking studio art classes online, the 11 students in this year’s graduating student exhibition Escape Artists hit the ground running last September – challenging themselves in the final year of their Vancouver Island University (VIU) undergraduate degree. The result is the diverse collection of artworks we see in their graduating exhibition.   

The talented group of students sharing their artwork with us in Escape Artists – Elisha De Groot, Brooklyn Haight, Christina Lum, Andrew Ninatti, Anthony Ninatti, Marjorie Pelkey, Alex Staniforth, Shaina Richelle, Makenna Stobbe, Alex Waite and Dominique Wright – have shown themselves to be resilient, hardworking, courageous and good-humoured. Their graduating projects can be viewed in the gallery until May 13 during regular gallery hours, Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Works in painting, drawing, sculpture and digital illustration show a diversity of approaches that use material, colour, line and form to express a breadth of ideas that highlight the fruits of their individual artistic practices and research.  

For more details, visit The View Gallery website


Chai Duncan, VIU Visual Art Instructor and View Gallery Curator, Vancouver Island University



About The View Gallery

The View Gallery is VIU’s contemporary art gallery. The VIU community acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose unceded traditional lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. Huy ch q’u.

The gallery presents all types of visual art and design, made by students, community-members and professional artists. A non-commercial site, the gallery presents a mixture of programming and art events that range from curated solo and group exhibitions, touring exhibitions and annual showcases of student art. The View Gallery is run and staffed by faculty members and students in the Department of Art and Design, within the Faculty of Art and Humanities.

B330, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC. Entrance 5D.

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