D i a n a  D u r r a n d
contemporary mixed media artist

Events (Past Events)

1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 The McMono Show Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: https://vimeo.com/225459463 Venue: Excellent Frameworks Gallery Duncan, B.C. Reception: 12 Aug 2017
15 McMono paintings made from opened McDonald fry boxes inspired by 16th and 17th Japanese Kimono designs. East meets West, beauty challenges function. Something valued and cherished shared with something temporary and forgotton.

Past Events

30 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016 STUDIO TOUR, CHEMAINUS, B.C. Category: Show/Exhibit
Please visit the artists on the Polkadot Trail studio tour in Chemainus B.C. www.polkadottrail.com 12am to 4pm Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
4 Aug 2016 RAINFOREST ARTS Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: 9781 Willow St. Chemainus Reception: 4 Aug 2016
Please join us for the grand opening from 6:30 to 8:30pm
25 Apr 2016 - 15 Jun 2016 2016 ENDANGERED SPECIES - THE NEXT MIGRATION Category: Show/Exhibit
10 artists have been invited to produce a body of work based on endangered species. This is a collaboration between the University of Victoria and the Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria, B.C.
17 Apr 2016 HAND COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH WORKSHOP - WATERFRONT GALLERY, LADYSMITH, B. C. Category: Workshop/Class
April 17th from 10am to 4pm at the Waterfront Gallery. Learn how to hand colour your photographs with soft (chalk) pastel. For more information please go to www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com
8 Jan 2016 - 7 Feb 2016 PACKAGE DEAL - PLACE DES ARTS - 11 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam, B.C. Category: Other
A group show with artists, Jo-Ann Sheen and Claire Moore. Three different perspectives on the subject of packaging but the unifying theme is to find meaning beyond the ubiquitous and superficial by looking closely at the plethora of package design and material we are exposed to ever day.


26 Nov 2015 COWICHAN VALLEY CAMERA CLUB ARTIST TALK Category: Other
Artist talk about the process of hand colouring photographs using acrylic and soft pastel.
15 Oct 2015 EXCELLENT FRAMEWORKS - HOME OF THE EJ HUGHS GALLERY GRAND OPENING - 28 STATION STREET, DUNCAN, B.C. Category: Other
Come celebrate with new owner Suzan Kostiuk. Artists Diana Durrand and Morgan Saddington will be in attendance from 5:30 to 9 pm as part of the Red Umbrella Art Tour.
2 Oct 2015 - 4 Oct 2015 POLKA DOT TRAIL - Chemainus Valley Arts Studio Tour Category: Other
The Chemainus artists open their studios for the self guided tour. For more information - www.polkadottrail.com. You can also visit many of the artists year round. Look forward to meeting you.

Oct.2: 2pm to 8pm / Oct. 3: 10am to 4pm / Oct 4: 10am to 4pm
10 Jul 2015 - 11 Aug 2015 SUMMER SMALL WORKS SHOW - ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA Category: Other
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., Victoria, B.C. Enjoy the many small gems in a variety of styles and subject matter.
2 May 2015 - 3 May 2015 FAIRFIELD ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR, VICTORIA B.C. Category: Other
May 2 and 3rd - 11 to 4 - Please drop by and join us at the Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow. www.fairfieldartistsstudiotour.com
26 Apr 2015 SPRING TO RESCUE GALA FUNDRAISER with Dog Bless Rescue and Adventure Dog Category: Other
At the Chateau Victoria 5:30pm to 8:30pm
31 Mar 2015 - 18 Apr 2015 GALLUS DOMESTICUS - WE ARE THE KEEPERS Category: Other
Solo show at the Gage Gallery, Oak Bay, celebrating the life of the domestic chicken with paintings, scultures, sound and hands on offerings. Please join us.

Opening is Thursday, April 2 - 7 to 9 pm. www.gagegallery.ca
17 Feb 2015 - 7 Mar 2015 FOR THE LOVE OF BEES Category: Other
A small group exhiition at the GAGE BACK ROOM GALLERY with artists, Paddy Bruce and Shelley Wuitchik. Paintings, fibre sculptures and drawings.


15 Feb 2015 OPUS VICTORIA ART TALK AND DEMO Category: Other
Join us for a demo and talk about hand colouring photographs and collage with chalk pastel. Sunday Feb. 15th - 11am to 1pm.
6 Jan 2015 - 24 Jan 2015 ANYTHING BUT GREY! Group exhibition Category: Other
Wash the winter blaws away with a trip to the Gage Gallery. You wil not be dissapointed, showing 18 artists in full colour. www.gagegallery.com

Opening Jan. 9th - 7 to 9 pm
19 Nov 2014 - 9 Jan 2015 PACKAGE DEAL EXHIBITION - TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY GALLERY, LANGLEY, B.C. Category: Other
Group show with artists CLaire Moore, Jo-Ann Sheen and myself. The theme is packaging in the 21st Century and the results of the throwaway society we have become. There will be an artist talk at 4pm - Nov. 19th.


4 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY - FALLING Category: Other
Group show with artists, Dorthy Field, Yummie Kono, Claire Lynch, Murial Sibley and myself using fiber, egg tempera, acrylic on canvas, drawing and clay work. Opening Friday October 10th, 2014 - 7 to 9 pm Please join us as we fall together.


19 Sep 2014 - 9 Oct 2014 BACK ROOM SHOW AT THE GAGE GALLERY - 2031 OAK BAY AVE. Category: Other
Francis Sullivan, Yvonne Freigang and myself will be showing photographs, felt works and some Sunday Tea images. Please join us!
8 Aug 2014 GAGE GALLERY OPENING - 2031 OAK BAY AVE. Category: Other
An opening and silent auction to celebrate the new collective called Gage Gallery. Please join us and meet the artists - 7PM to 9PM
25 Jul 2014 - 4 Aug 2014 SOOKE FINE ART SHOW - Seaparc Sooke, B.C. Category: Other
Juried art show. Hand colured photos using chalk pastel demonstration July 31, 11 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM.
25 Jan 2014 HAND COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH WORKSHOP AT LUZ STUDIO Category: Other

10 am to 4 pm Luz Studio. Participants will come away with a basic knowledge of hand colouring photographs with chalk pastel. For more information visit www.luzstudios.com/hand-coloured-photos Luz 250-590-7557 / Diana Durrand 250-388-3689.
18 Nov 2013 - 12 Feb 2014 GALLERY AT THE MAC Category: Other

Artist Debra Sheffield - Contemporary Muse Art and Diana Durrand - Sofa Sitters of Victoria are exhibiting at the McPerson Theatre Gallery.

For viewing call 250-361-0800


12 Sep 2013 - 24 Sep 2013 Sofa Sitters of Victoria Exhibit Category: Other






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25 Jun 2013 - 13 Sep 2013 SPCA FUNDRAISER Category: Other

The "Mystery Dog" hand coloured photograph from the Sofa Sitters of Victoria has been donated to the SPCA for a raffle that will be drawn at the opening September 13th at the Art Centre at Cedar Hill. The framed artwork is at the SPCA Rescue Centre at 3150 Napier Lane with tickets for the draw available for $2. each.
25 May 2013 HAND COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH WORKSHOP AT THE ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA Category: Other

1 PM to 4 PM Using your own photographs, the images will be enlarged on matte paper and hand coloured with chalk pastels. Contact information 250-384-4171 or Diana Durrand at 250-388-3689
2 May 2013 - 31 May 2013 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT THE VICTORIA OCEAN POINT HOTEL Category: Other

Please drop by for a visit between 10 AM and 5 PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the month of May.
27 Apr 2013 - 28 Apr 2013 FAIRFIELD ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR, VICTORIA B.C. Category: Other

911 Oliphant Ave. - Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 5PM - Welcome to my studio! Originals, prints and cards will be on display as well as the most amazing oatmeal cookies ever! Hope to see you over the weekend.


18 Mar 2013 - 31 Mar 2013 CONVERGENCE Category: Other

Three person show at Cedar Hill Art Gallery. Closing reception March 28th - 7 PM to 9 PM
23 Feb 2013 Hand Coloured Photograph Workshop at the Luz Gallery Category: Other

This is a one day workshop 10am to 4pm Saturday. Participants will come away with a basic knowledge of hand colouring photographs using chalk pastels. Please visit www.luzgallery.com for more information or call 250-590-7557 or myself at 250-388-3689. Register today!
15 Dec 2012 Luz Holiday Open House Category: Other

Art demonstration of hand colouring photographs with chalk pastel and gifts for Christmas by many local artists. Twelve to four PM Saturday. Come and visit the new studio/gallery at 569b Hillside Ave.


12 Dec 2012 - 13 Mar 2013 Mc Mono Show - 17th C. Kimono designs painted on McDonald fry boxes. Category: Other

Victoria International Airport
17 Nov 2012 - 8 Jan 2013 Christmas Small Works Exhibition Category: Other

Massy Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Opening reception - Saturday Nov. 24th, 2PM to 4PM


4 Nov 2012 HAND COLOURED FAMILY PHOTOS WORKSHOP at the LUZ STUDIO. New address: 569b Hillside Ave Category: Other

For more details go to http://www.luzgallery.com/hand-coloured-family-photos/ or call 250-590-7557. Class runs on Sunday 1pm to 4pm.


1 Oct 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 Bay Centre Window Exhibition, 3rd floor. Category: Other

Images from the Where are the Pigs, Where are They? series along with artists, Arlene Nesbett, Laurence Beal and Ira Hoffecker.
1 Sep 2012 - 30 Sep 2012 SYNFIONETTA window exhibition, Bay Centre 3rd floor. Category: Other

McMonos will be on display along with artist's work from Nesbitt, Beal and Hoffecker.
8 Aug 2012 - 18 Aug 2012 MYSTERY SHOW, RED ART GALLERY, 2033 OAK BAY AVE. Category: Other
28 Jul 2012 - 6 Aug 2012 SOOKE FINE ART SHOW Category: Other
21 Jul 2012 TD ART GALLERY PAINT-IN on Moss St., GAGGV 25th anniversary Category: Other

Saturday - 11am to 4:30 pm, address 115 Moss St.
14 Jul 2012 - 2 Sep 2012 Summer Small Works Show, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Category: Other
7 Jul 2012 - 8 Jul 2012 HAND COLOURED PHOTO WORKSHOP, LUZ GALLERY - 1844 Oak Bay Ave. Category: Other

A two day workshop teaching the techniques of hand colouring photographs with chalk pastel as well as collage. To find out more go to www.luzgallery.com


1 Jun 2012 - 16 Jun 2012 SUNDAY TEA EXHBITION, LUZ GALLERY, 1844 Oak Bay Ave. Category: Other

Join us for afternoon tea! - Saturday, June 2, noon to 4 pm. www.luzgallery.com
12 May 2012 - 13 May 2012 KIDS HAND COLOURED PHOTO WORKSHOP, LUZ GALLERY (Mother's Day gift) LUZ :: KIDS Category: Other

May 12, 1 - 4 pm www.luzgallery.com For more information call 250-590-7557
28 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2012 FAIRFIELD ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR Category: Other
Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm, 911 Oliphant Ave. Paintings, sculpture, prints and cards. www.fairfieldartistsstudiotours.com.
21 Apr 2012 - 12 May 2012 LOOK SHOW - Bay Centre Category: Other

Arts Council of Greater Victoria Group Show - Opening April 26 - 6 to 8pm


18 Apr 2012 - 6 May 2012 PACKAGE DEAL EXHIBITION, FORT GALLERY, FORT LANGLEY B.C. Category: Other

An exploration of contemporary packaging. Artists: Jo-Ann Sheen, Claire Moore and Diana Durrand

www.fortgallery.ca
17 Mar 2012 HAND COLOURED PHOTO WORKSHOP at ISLAND BLUE Category: Other
12 Noon to 4 PM www.islandblue.com
12 Mar 2012 - 14 Mar 2012 STORY BUILDING WORKSHOP (LUZ :: KIDS) Category: Other
Workshop for kids age 9 to 12 with artist Diana Durrand and writer Craig Spence at the Luz Gallery. Using photgraphy, video, clay modeling, creative play and a touch of theatre the partiipants will create and illustrate their own stories, taking home a published book of their own.
Please visit www.luzgallery.com or call 250-590-7557 for more information.
12 Feb 2012 HAND COLOURED PHOTO WORKSHOP at the LUZ GALLERY, VICTORIA, B.C. Category: Other
www.luzgallery.com 250-590-7557 Feb. 12, 10 am to 4 pm
4 Jan 2012 - 22 Jan 2012 ALUMNI SHOW, Fort Gallery, Langley, B.C. Category: Other
Contemporary art from past members of the Fort Gallery over the last 8 years.
27 Nov 2011 WORKSHOP AT LUZ GALLERY Category: Other
NOVEMBER 27th, 10am to 5pm
Hand coloured photograph workshop at the Luz Gallery, Victoria, B.C. 250-590-7557
www.luzgallery.com

5 Nov 2011 WORKSHOP AT ISLAND BLUE Category: Other
Hand Coloured Photos using chalk pastel. www.islandblue.com
Saturday November 5th, 12pm to 4pm
23 Oct 2011 WORKSHOP AT LUZ GALLERY Category: Other
Sunday, October 23rd 10am to 5pm
Hand coloured photos using chalk pastels. www.luzgallery.com
21 Sep 2011 - 9 Oct 2011 Food For Thought Exhibition Category: Other
Coast Collective Gallery, 3221 Heatherbell Rd, Colwood. Sept. 21 to Oct.9
4 McMonos paintings will be on display in the group show. www.coastcollective.ca 250-391-5522
19 Aug 2011 - 20 Aug 2011 Gallery in the Garden Category: Other
Saanich Garden Works, 4290 Blenkinsop Rd., Victoria, B.C.
Opening Gala 5:30 PM to 9 PM Aug. 18
23 Jul 2011 - 1 Aug 2011 Sooke Fine Arts Show Category: Other
www.sookefinearts.com
1 Jul 2011 - 21 Jul 2011 SUNDAY TEA EXHIBITION Category: Other
Solo show at Collective Works Gallery, 1311 Gladstone, Ave, Victoria, B.C. www.collectiveworks.ca 250-590-1345 Opening Saturday, July 2, 7 to 9 PM
10 Jun 2011 - 30 Jun 2011 PEDDLING ART Category: Other
Collective Works Gallery group show. Gala opening June 10, 7-9 PM 1311 Gladstone Ave. Victoria, B.C. www.collectiveworks.ca
1 Jun 2011 - 31 Jul 2011 McMono Fundraiser Category: Other
Serious Coffee, 230 Cook St., Victoria is hosting the McMono fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House B.C. 50% of the sales from the framed originals, prints and cards will go to the Ronald McDonald House. The May /June issue of the Moss Rock Review has a full page article. www.rmhbc.ca
20 Apr 2011 - 8 May 2011 SUNDAY TEA EXHIBITION Category: Other
Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C, with artist Jo-Ann Sheen. Opening April 21, 7 to 9 PM. www,fortgallery.ca