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Arts Season Photo Gallery

Arts Season

Victoria School of the Arts

2018-19 Season


Gallery Events

Life. Light. 

June - September 24, 2018

Photography from students of 2017-18.

Planck & Euler Observe the Event Horizon (Media Guests)

September 28-October 24, 2018

Guest artists blend performance and street art, projection mapping and electronic soundscapes to create work inspired by two scientists central to the development of modern physics.

Illuminate (Visual Art 7-12)                                                             

October 30-November 22, 2018 

Delight in student experimentations and the interplay with the science, art and the meaning of light.

Chance (Visual Art K-6)                                                                      

November 29-December 20, 2018

Embrace the spontaneity of chance occurrences through experimentation and interplay of methods and mediums.  

Processing… (Media 10-12)                                                            

January 9-February 19, 2019

A showcase of graphic design, illustration and photography.

Migration/ m?-?gr?-sh?n (Art IB)                                                       

March 4-April 5, 2019

Experience the regular and willful crossing of prescribed borders and boundaries while navigating past and future; lost and undiscovered worlds.

Listen to the Light (Instrumental Music & Photography 10-12)       

April 11-May 10, 2019

Compositions paired with visual imagery.

Sangam (Visual Arts/Art Gallery of Alberta 7-9)                               

May 7-23, 2019

Sangam - the Sanskrit word for confluence, a common meeting place where ideas and inspiration flow together.  Collaborative works inspired by the movement of dance.

Shades of the Possible (Media 10-12)

May 15-June 6, 2019

Explore the cultural and visual impact of shadow puppets and how they inspire contemporary art, media and animation.

Everyday Circus (Visual Art 10-12)                                                    

June 13-September, 2019

Explore the moments and characters of life which make it all the greatest show on earth!

Performance Events

Momentum (Theatre 10-12)                                                                          

November 1, 2018

Step inside the rehearsal hall to experience work emerging from Acting class.

The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux (Theatre 10-12)                 

November 29 & 30, 2018

A comedic cautionary tale pitting the forces of greed, conformity and fear against truth, art, light and life in a new Canadian translation by David Edney.

Fusion(Guitar & Instrumental Music 10-12)                                                

December 7, 2018

Secondary instrumental music and guitar students will share a fusion of the two disciplines.

Emerge (Dance and Choral Music 7-12)                                                      

December 13, 2018

A celebration of secondary dance and choral music.

Winter Wishes (K-6 Arts)                                                                              

December 19 & 20, 2018

A celebration of the arts by our elementary students

Crazy For You by George & Ira Gershwin (Theatre 7-9)                             

January 24 & 25, 2019

A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, this musical theatre classic features memorable Gershwin tunes including “I Got Rhythm,” and “Nice Work if You Can Get It”.

Leaps & Bounds (Dance 8-12)                                                                     

February 14 & 15, 2019

Students in the International Baccalaureate dance program present their group compositions on student dancers.

Disambiguation(Vocal & Instrumental Music 10-12)                                 

February 19, 2019   

A collaboration that exposes the nuance of jazz music making it more accessible to the learner and listener.

In The Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Quiara Alegria Hudes (Theatre 10-12)  

March 14-16, 2019

The Tony Award winning musical about family, community and home that brought Lin-Manuel Miranda to the fore of American Musical Theatre.

Entrances (Theatre 7-12)                                                                             

March 20, 2019

Students in theatre classes share their learning in an early celebration of World Theatre Day.

PlayWorks Festival(Theatre 8-12)                                                                 

April 13-18, 2019

Victoria School’s annual showcase of student-directed one act plays led by Directing 35

Configuration (Instrumental Music 9-12)                                                  

April 25, 2019

A sharing of student compositions as facilitated by mentor Allan Gilliland as part of a Victoria Foundation for the Arts Master Class.

Live at the Tonys! (Instrumental, Choral & Guitar 7-12)                         

May 15 & 16, 2019

A collaborative theatrical performance celebrating music from Tony-nominated musicals presented in two halves with the entertainment continuing through the intermission.

PYP Exhibition (Arts 6)                                                                                

May 23, 2019

Celebrate the culmination of the Grade 6 inquiry based projects.

Together and Apart (Dance 20IB)                                                           

May 24, 2019

Students in the International Baccalaureate dance program present their year one solo and duet compositions.

em·bod·i·ment (Dance 4-12)                                                                    

May 29 & 30, 2019

A celebration of movement in all its forms.

ScreenWorks (Media 7-12)                                                                      

May 31, 2019

A celebration of the year’s work in Media, Animation, and Visual Communications. The evening will feature content from classes and extra-curricular Media pursuits.

Possibilities (Arts K-3)                                                                        

June 11 & 13, 2019

An opportunity for our youngest students (K-3) to celebrate their learning.





Light & Shadow (Visual Arts – Elementary from 2016-17)

Closes September 25


The Shoulders We Stand On  (Visual Art - Archives)

October 2-23

Black Tile Gallery: The Student Arts Leadership Team  will curate an exhibit which celebrates the journey of Victoria School’s arts programming over the past 30 years.


Personal Projects (MYP 10)

October 16-27

Victoria School: An exhibit and celebration of the work of the MYP grade 10 students’ personal projects.


Mother Earth,  Father Sky (Visual Art – 7-12)

October 30-November 22

Black Tile Gallery: Environment provides us with all we need.  Secondary Visual Arts students explore the power of place and  the inspiration we draw from the natural world.


Next!  (Secondary Theatre)

November 1-2

Eva O. Howard Theatre: Students of Drama and Acting showcase work from the studio.


Shrek the Musical by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay Abaire

November 30-December 2

Eva O. Howard Theatre: A company of student performers in Grades 4-12 bring the magic of the animated classic to life on stage.


Brilliance (Visual Arts Elementary)

November 28-December 22

Black Tile Gallery: A showcase of visual art emerging from our Elementary program.


Influence (Instrumental Music 7-12)

December 5

Eva O. Howard Theatre: Students in Instrumental Music 7-12 will explore the ‘Roots’ of concert band repertoire.  


Enlighten (Guitar/Dance 7-12)

December 12

Eva O. Howard Theatre: Students from the Guitar and Dance programs collaborate to bring this event to the stage.


Four Strong Winds (Choral 7-12)

December 14

Eva O. Howard Theatre: In celebration of Canada’s 150th, Choral students from grades 7-12 will showcase moving and diverse Canadian choral music.


Journeys (Elementary)

December 20-21

Eva O. Howard Theatre: Our annual winter showcase of of elementary song and dance.


Continuum (Media 7- 9/Applied Graphic Arts 10-12)

January 11-February 2

Black Tile Gallery: Media 7, 8 ,9 and Applied Graphic Arts share work inspired by the time continuum.


Give and Take: A Soap-a-Thon (Improvisation 7-12)

January 12

An improvised soap-opera featuring members of Victoria School Improv Ensemble and guest artists.


Speak Out (7-9 Performance Ensemble)

January 25-26

Eva O. Howard Theatre: A performance ensemble of grade 7-9 students will present a devised creation  exploring the importance of the power of our individual and collective voices as agents of change.


Breath (Visual Art 10-12/Instrumental Music 8-12/Biology 20/30)

February 8-27

Black tile Gallery: Life is all around us. Complex. Beautiful. Inspiring. High School Visual Art students take us on a journey through the human body.


Leaps and Bounds (Dance)

February 15-16

Eva O. Howard Theatre: Students take to the stage to celebrate inspiring new choreographed work.


Roots (Instrumental Jazz)

February 23

Jazz Bands and Choirs explore the history and tradition of the jazz genre.


iEureka! (10-12 Visual Art)

March 12-April 21

Black Tile Gallery and Multipurpose: A celebration of the best of 10-12 Visual Arts students’ work, including a showcase of the IB Diploma portfolios.


Listen to the Wind by James Reaney

March 15-17

Eva O. Howard Theatre:  An ensemble of actors in Grades 10-12 weave together two tales that inform and inspire each other, written by Canadian Theatre great, James Reaney

PlayWorks Festival (Theatre)

April 17-21

Eva O. Howard Theatre: This annual festival features productions of student directed one act plays.


Beyond the Cube (Media and Animation10-12)

April 26-May24

Black Tile Gallery: Exploration of Space and Time through Media and Animation.


Transmission (Visual Art 7-9)

May 8-24

Art Gallery of Alberta: A showcase of student work inspired by a visual art version of telephone tag.


PYP Exhibition

May 24

Victoria School: We celebrate our grade 6 students and the culmination of their learning in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.


Victoria School Festival of the Arts: (K-12 Arts)

May 31-June 2

School Wide:  We return to once again to our celebratory festival of performing and visual arts showcasing every student from Kindergarten to Grade 12!


TheatreBlitz 2018 (Theatre/Creative Writing 10-12)

June 1

(Festival of the Arts Event)    

Victoria School: Teen playwrights will bring their mentored plays in development to the table, where they will be workshopped by a company of peer actors and led by professional directors in partnership with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.


ScreenWorks (Media 7-12)

June 1    

(Festival of the Arts Event)

Eva O. Howard Theatre: We celebrate the best work of our Media program created throughout the year.


Life. Light. (Visual Art)

May 30-September 21

Black Tile Gallery: An exhibition of imagery from the students of Photography 25 and 35.

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