Legacy Art Galleries

Honouring the Children

The staff at Legacy are committed to addressing the realities of Canada's past and present, and strive to honour residential school and inter-generational Survivors as well as remember the children who never made it home. View educational materials and a resource guide from UVic Libraries, as well as support for Survivors. 


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Exhibition banner for Qw'an Qw'anakwal

Current Exhibitions

Qw'an Qw'anakwal celebrates 10 years of the Visiting Artist Program hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. On now until December 23rd. 

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Banner for Ungasittuq.

Current Exhibitions

Ungasittuq is an exploration of distance, space, acceptance and pushing boundaries. Curated by photographer Barry Pottle, this exhibition aims to build a foundation for contemporary urban Inuit art photography within the broader popular understanding of contemporary Inuit art. On now until December 23rd. 

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An image of the entrance to Legacy Downtown. Long silk ribbons with bright patterns hang from the ceiling and frame the sides of the image. A fabric tent hangs in the centre of the frame, over top of plinths containing beadwork. On the far wall, the words "On Beaded Ground" can be read in blue letters.

On Beaded Ground exhibition website

Did you miss the exhibition? Check out this online resource including exhibition images, information about the artists, and recordings of online programs!

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A cropped image of the exterior of Legacy Gallery Downtown with a blue hue and the text "Legacy Downtown Safety Plan"

Read our Safety Plan

We are dedicated to ensuring a safe experience for gallery visitors. Review our safety plan before your visit to learn how we are working to keep Legacy Downtown a safe cultural site to enjoy and learn from art exhibitions. 

Legacy's Safety Plan

Legacy Art Galleries

black line illustration of Legacy's downtown locationUniversity of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries is the university’s art museum.

We reach across disciplines, within and beyond the university, to engage visitors in learning and dialogue about issues that matter.

Our two main goals are:

  • To develop engagement opportunities that grow and enhance links between UVic and the wider community.
  • To provide learning opportunities through exhibitions, public programs, publications and community-based research projects related to UVic's collection of Canadian, Indigenous and international historic and contemporary art.

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.