Luminocity 2020


Jeneen Frei Njootli, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Chandra Melting Tallow, Tania Willard, Coney Island Baby, 2018, digital video, Luminocity 2018, Riverside Park, Photo: Devon Lindsay

LUMINOCITY will take over downtown Kamloops, BC, once again October 23 to 31, 2020

The Kamloops Art Gallery is launching Luminocity in downtown Kamloops again! Presented every two years, this FREE, week-long, video art exhibition transforms Kamloops’ urban scene with projections on the façades of buildings and from windows, with numerous projects at Riverside Park. With videos on view after dark, Luminocity is a unique offering for audiences of all ages to take in video art projects from a diversity of artists and to explore the city of Kamloops in a new way.

As an off-site Kamloops Art Gallery initiative, Luminocity embraces new creative concepts and modes of expression in the media arts field and brings recent video projects previously shown primarily in gallery settings to the outdoors. An opportunity to take in artwork in a safe open air setting, the Gallery has taken great care to ensure COVID safety protocols.

Two Curator walking tours will be offered on October 23 and 30 at 7pm as well as nightly tours at Riverside Park. All are pre-registered events with restricted capacity. Talks by participating artists will also be offered online during the week of Luminocity. Detailed safety and accessibility information is outlined here:


Yoshua Okón, Pulpo (Octopus), 2011, single-channel video installation with Home Depot buckets, courtesy of the Artist

Luminocity 2020 artists and projects are now on view at

Bertille Bak / Shirley Bruno / Levi Glass / Adad Hannah / Sky Hopinka / Sandeep Johal / Jessica Karuhanga / Jessie Kobylanski / Kirsten Leenaars / Caroline Monnet / Yoshua Okón / Isabelle Pauwels / Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner / Marina Roy / Tania Willard

The world has drastically changed since the Kamloops Art Gallery presented Luminocity in 2018. This year’s program responds to this unprecedented moment in history, where the world is collectively experiencing a pandemic with its effects of death, loss, and isolation, the upheaval of economic and political systems, and mass uprisings against police brutality and white supremacy, amidst the ongoing climate crisis. Humanity as we know it is in question.

Projects this year touch on themes of power and resistance, strength and fragility, public and private, connection and isolation. Presented through the shared curatorial perspective of Kamloops Art Gallery Curator Charo Neville and Guest Curator Zoë Chan, the participating artists impart diverse experiences through projects that provide insight into histories and futures. This selection of videos, nightly tours and accompanying online programs offer a portal to urban transformation and insightful encounters.

Please direct all media inquiries to Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery, 250.377.2410 or and go to Follow us on Instagram @kagluminocity and Facebook or Twitter


Jessica Karuhanga, being who you are there is no other, 2017, 2-channel video installation, courtesy of the Artist

About the Kamloops Art Gallery

Founded in 1978, the Kamloops Art Gallery offers inspiring, provocative and transformative art experiences of national caliber. Located in Secwepemcúlecw, it is the largest art gallery in the Interior of British Columbia and boasts a collection of over 3,000 works of art. With more than 12 exhibitions every year, the Gallery offers diverse, accessible and affordable experiences including talks, tours and studio-based programming for people of all ages and abilities.

The Kamloops Art Gallery is a not-for-profit organization supported by its members, individual donors, corporate funders, foundations, the City of Kamloops, the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian Heritage

The Kamloops Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the Gallery is situated on the traditional unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwepemcúlecw; the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people.