Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA

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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Photo by Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson provided audio visual support for Artist Sherry Tompalski’s presention at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) on January 11, 2019. The AGGV talk featured their collaborative multimedia works such as the Seagull and Wrapped Woman Series.

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Seagull Series 2018 summer sing along on Willows Beach with Queen Seagull Piano.

The 2019 AGGV talk began with Tompalski’s Seagull  Series, including a description of Seagull Sid’s Sing Along at Willows Beach in Oak Bay. Singers and Musicians included Terry Spencer, Mayor Nils Jensen, Arts Laureate Barbara Adams, Artists Sherry Tompalski, Gillian Redwood, Robert Amos, Christine Gollner, Arden Rose, Linda Darby and many more!  See the Seagull Sid Sing Along at Willows Beach notes.

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The Preppy Seagull Sid in his Early Years. Photo by Graham Thompson

As well, the Seagull series included painted images of Seagull Sid. Tompalski’s anthropomorphic character was developed as a response to Dr. Louise Blight’s assertion that the local gull population has suffered a 50% decline in the last 30 years. For more information see the Sex And the Single Seagull show notes.

Saint Micheal’s University featured in AGGV Talk.

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Sherry Tompalski’s “Queen Seagull” piano. Photo by Graham Thompson

The 2019 AGGV talk included a description of Tompalski’s involvement in the St. Michaels University School’s Painted Piano project.  Organized By Chris Bateman and Oak Bay Arts Lauriet Barbara Adams. See the St. Michaels University School’s Painted Pianos project.

The Wrapped Woman Series featured in AGGV Talk.

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Tompalski with Wrapped Woman paIntings. Photo by Graham Thompson

The 2019 AGGV talk included a description of Tompalski’s Graphic Novel “The Wrapped Woman And Her Hasty Marriage To A Gorilla” published by Blurb Books Of San Francisco. With funding by the Ontario Arts Council, Tompalski and Thompson set about developing the WRAPPED WOMAN character. See more information on the Wrapped Woman Catalogue Launch page.

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