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Join us in welcoming Nyla Innuksuk to the Faculty of Fine Arts at UVic!

Indigenous Futurism & the Stories of Our Land
Inuk filmmaker, producer & virtual reality content creator Nyla Innuksuk offers this free talk about Indigenous futurism, as well as creating immersive, interactive & cinematic content in new platforms.

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Join us in the main gallery at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre for UVic Art Educators': ArtLife. Opening February 9th from 4-7 pm and continuing until March 4th. The exhibition highlights interdependent practices occurring in the studio, classroom and community, by UVic's Art Educators: Vicki Adamson, Sally...

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Art and optimism in an age of worry
In troubling times, optimism can feel like a scarce commodity. Art may be the answer. In this lively series of short presentations, faculty members and graduate students will argue that artists and their works offer new messages of hope, healing and empowerment. While showcasing a wide range of styl...

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Baskets, Beauty and Colonization: Indigenous Baskets and Tourist Collectors Dr. Victoria Wyatt (Department of Art History and Visual Studies) In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, local Indigenous artists made miniature baskets to sell to tourists who travelled to the Northwest Coast on steamships and railroads. The beauty of the baskets displays the artists’ skill and their respect for the land and cultural knowledge. The baskets also document the contacts that took place between Indigenous peoples and colonist tourists. This presentation will feature baskets recently donated to Special Collections and contextualize them with historical photographs. Date: February 28, 2018 Time: 1-2 p.m. Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003


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The Maqamat of al-Hariri and Islamic Shadow Theatre Dr. Marcus Milwright (Department of Art History and Visual Studies) This talk explores the text and illustrations of a facsimile of a set of Arabic stories (maqamat) written in the early 10th century by the author, al-Hariri. The most famous copy of this work was assembled by the scribe and illustrator, al-Wasiti, in Iraq in 1237. Dr. Milwright will evaluate the connections that have been made with contemporary shadow theatre (khayal al-zill) in the Middle East through to the modern period. Date: February 19, 2018 Time: 1-2 p.m. Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003


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ANNOUNCING OUR WINNERS! Congratulations go out to the two winning teams of the 2017 AHVS Christmas Quiz: Atri Hatef & Hamed Yeganehfarzand, and India Cornell & Kirsten Matulewicz (not pictured). Not surprisingly, all are AHVS students—Hatef and Yeganehfarzand are PhD candidates, while Matulewicz and Cornell are Masters students. Both teams worked together to get the correct answers to as many questions as possible, and came closest to completing the entire quiz. In addition to gift certificates for a local bookstore, they also received some art-based Canadiana: a puzzle and a calendar!

University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts
Looking for an art-based visual challenge? Try your luck with the @arthistoryvisualstudies Christmas Quiz! Identify the art, answer the clues: play for fun, or enter to win. Deadline for entries Jan 5—partially entries valid! UVic AHVS Graduate Student Association @UVicMedi ...
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St. Michaels University Middle School: Winter Concert

Location: Farquhar Auditorium

Public Talk - Gender in the Round: Trans, Non-binary & Two-Spirit Reflections on Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects

Duration: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates

Conférence de Guy St. Jacques - La Chine contemporaine: les défis pour le président Xi Jinping

Crimes of the Heart

Duration: 8:00pm - 10pm, 2pm - 4pm for matinees on February 17 and February 24
Location: UVic Phoenix Theatre

Graduating Recital: Jasmine Mather, violin

Introduction to Zotero

Duration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Location: Room 130, McPherson Library

Putting Your Class on the Map

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Mearns Centre for Learning, 3rd Floor, McPherson Library