Upcoming events and programs

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Urban Inuit Connections to Homeland and Culture

Online discussion with Barry Pottle, Heidi Langille and Stephanie Papik

Nov 18 2021 | 3pm PST
Online via Zoom | Register now

Join Ottawa-based artist Barry Pottle and cultural worker Heidi Langille alongside Victoria-based Stephanie Papik as they discuss their creative practices, connections to homeland, and what it means to be Urban Inuit. Both Barry and Heidi see themselves as cultural ambassadors and contribute to a thriving Inuit community in Ottawa. Stephanie is the Director for Strategic Integration of Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Safety and Humility with BC Emergency Management.

This event will have live captioning. Questions about accessibility can be directed to legacy@uvic.ca

Photo of a piece of cedar weaving.Cedar Basket Weaving Workshop 

With Deb and Ron George

Nov 7 2021 | 9am-3pm PST
In-person event
Legacy Art Gallery | 630 Yates Street

*Registration for this event is now full*

Join renowned Cowichan weavers Deb and Ron George for a workshop on the cultural significance and traditional methods of Coast Salish cedar weaving. Participants will learn about the historical and contemporary value of the “tree of life” through Salish perspectives and bring home their own handmade cedar basket. No prior experience required.

About the artists
Sulsa’meethl (Deb George) and Tousilum (Ron George) began to collaborate on projects focused on weaving with cedar in the late 1990s. Weaving is a family activity, from the harvesting of cedar to the preparation of the bark for weaving. The experience of weaving is more than creating an object, it has been about the transfer of cultural knowledge between generations and shared with audiences eager to learn. It is about connecting with the land. Over the last ten years Sulsa’meethl and Tousilum have studied collections of weaving in multiple west coast museums in the United States and Canada, as well as led workshops on cedar weaving for diverse audiences, made regalia for cultural ceremony, including regalia for Quw’utsun Elders who participate in annual Elders’ gatherings.

Limited to 10 participants.
Registration is now full. Please call or to be added to the waitlist.
Please only register if you can guarantee your attendance.

Cost per person (includes all materials and lunch by Songhees Catering)
$80 General | $40 Indigenous people

Image: Andrea Walsh, cedar weaving demonstration, 2016


A painting of musicians on a green background.

Pop goes the art!

Presented by UVic Art History and Visual Studies and the UVic Alumni Association

Tuesday, October 19 2021 | 4:30-6:00pm PDT
Online via Zoom | Event recording

Preview the new Legacy Maltwood exhibit Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology with AHVS alumni curator Dorian Jesse Fraser at this overview of the multimedia artist’s playful but powerful 60-year oeuvre.

Visual Arts alumnus Eric Metcalfe epitomizes the avant-garde in Canadian art and his work will be showcased via the curatorial efforts of Dorian Jesse Fraser (MA ’13), now a professor at MacEwan University. Get a preview of the upcoming exhibit in this fascinating conversation about curating and rethinking west coast modernism.

Image: Eric Metcalfe, Untitled, 1967. 

On Beaded Ground Summer Event Series



Fostering Indigenous Cultural Practices through Museum Collections

Moderated by Michelle Jacques

Thursday, September 9 2021 | 7-8:30pm PDT
Event recording coming soon

Join artists Daphne Boyer and Bev Koski alongside Dr. Maureen Matthews (Curator of Cultural Anthropology at the Manitoba Museum) and Michelle Jacques (Head of Exhibitions and Collection and Chief Curator at the Remai Modern) as they discuss Indigenous beading and the role of museums in supporting Indigenous artists to connect with their histories. 


Bead N' Bitch with Dayna Danger and Nico Williams

Moderated by Eli Hirtle

Wednesday, September 15 2021 | 4pm PDT
Online via Zoom | Register online

Bead N' Bitch is an online gathering hosted by artists Dayna Danger and Nico Williams. Along with moderator Eli Hirtle (Indigenous Curator, Open Space Arts Society), join us for an interactive art experience reflecting on kitchen table talks. 

'Metis Kitchen Table Talks' were started by Cathy Mattes and Sherry Farrell Racette, two Metis scholars and knowledge keepers. Many Metis people have fond memories of their mothers, grandmothers, fathers, aunties and uncles passing on knowledge in the heart of the home, the kitchen.​ Bring some tea and your latest project materials to work with as we gather around our computer screens to bead, eat, craft, share, laugh, smoke, cry, and bitch together. Everyone welcome!


Flat Stitch beading workshop banner

Flat Stitch Beading Workshop

Wednesday, June 16th & Thursday, June 17th 2021 | 11am-1pm PDT

Nicole Mandryk and Lynette LaFontaine will be knowledge sharing flat stitch beading, with a one needle and thread technique to create a floral pin. The design allows for learning several techniques transferrable to many designs and projects. Through a virtual circle, the artists will share stories of their mentorship relationship and personal beading journeys.


Event banner for Kitchen Table Talk: The Beauty of Beading. The background of the banner is two tones of blue. Portraits of Gregory Scofield and Sherry Farrell-Racette are cropped in circular frames. Both artists are smiling and looking at the camera.

Kitchen Table Talk: The Beauty of Beading

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 | 6-7pm PDT
Recording coming soon - check our YouTube channel

Join Gregory Scofield - poet, beader and associate professor of Writing at UVic - and Sherry Farrell Racette - artist, curator and associate professor of Visual Arts at University of Regina - as they share stories and images and chat the heck out of beads and bags!


Event banner for Potlatch Punk and Contemporary Beading. The background of the banner is two tones of blue. Portraits of Whess Harmon, Audie Murray and Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse are cropped in circular frames. The artists are all looking at the camera.

Potlatch Punk and Contemporary Beading

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 | 7-8:30pm PDT
Watch the event recording

Bring your latest beading project and join artists Whess Harman, Audie Murray and Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse as they bead, share stories and discuss their work in On Beaded Ground.


The Online Summer Event Series is generously supported by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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