Legacy Art Galleries

A cropped image of Lynette LaFontaine's beaded piece "Grandmas' Love From Long Ago", a floral motif with bright shades of blue, green and yellow on a white backing.

On Beaded Ground

On Beaded Ground explores the essential role of Indigenous artists' creative practices in the reclamation and renewal of culture, identity, stories and teachings. On now at Legacy Downtown.

On now
A teenager outside on a skateboard

Whatcha Feeling?

A photo story by Melanin Magic and Nathan Smith. On now in the Sidewalk Gallery, Legacy Downtown. 

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Honouring the Children

UVic has compiled a list of information, resources and support including a resource guide from UVic Libraries - Every Child Matters: Honouring the Missing Children.

Support & Resources
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

Browse images of contemporary work in the exhibition, learn more about the artists, and view recordings of online programming!

Visit the website
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.