The work explores the notion of space, in particular the contrasting but analogous spaces of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria-the Victorian Mansion and the modern additions that house the gallery spaces. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a unique structure in that two diametrically opposed spaces are joined, with functions that appear to contrast each other: a private home combined with an institution. The house was designed with such opulence yet the additional gallery spaces could not be more non-descript. Although such differences exist between them they both offer versions of the modern utopic ideal. This project explores physical perception and the concept of space, primarily within built structures.


Article by Wendy Welch