Current exhibitions

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Legaspi Magnolia StillPiers

September 28 - December 22, 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Piers is a group exhibition showing contemporary artwork ranging across media by 18 artists spanning generations, nationalities, and backgrounds, exploring how artists’ practices change through teaching, learning, and mentorship.

Opening Event
Thursday, September 29 | 7 pm | Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates

Artists: 

Katie Bethune-Leamen
Cedric Bomford
Lauren Brinson
Yan Wen Chang
Megan Dickie
Laura Dutton
Annika Eriksson
Daniel Laskarin
James Legaspi
Christopher Lindsay
Evan Locke
Danielle Proteau
Hollis Roberts
Arlene Stamp
Jennifer Stillwell
Beth Stuart
Grace Tsurumaru
Paul Walde  

Image: James Legaspi, still from magnolia, 2020, HD video, 18 minutes 13 seconds.

Courtesy: James Legaspi. 

 

Legacy Maltwood is located on campus at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library


Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 2, 2022

Legacy Maltwood Gallery | On campus in the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library
Lekwungen territory

Curated by Dorian Jesse Fraser, Doctoral Candidate, Concordia University (UVic MA, 2013).

Watch: Pop Goes the Art! Curator Talk 

Read: West Coast Modernism and the Pop Sauvage of Eric Metcalfe, essay by Dorian Jesse Fraser

Pop Anthropology is an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe’s oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist’s honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA 1970). This exhibition continues the playful and charged work of Metcalfe’s life: reimagining images, tropes and stereotypes as poignant and plentiful scraps from which to pull meaning. It honours his early development as a student in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in the early 1970s, as well as his lifetime achievements as a pioneer in performance art in western Canada and co-founder of the Western Front, one of Canada’s leading and longest running artist run centres.

Image credit: Eric Metcalfe, Untitled, 1967, gouache and watercolour on paper.

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Located on campus, First Peoples House displays artwork from the university's collection through rotating exhibitions.


Black and white portraits of the artists arranged in a square grid.Qw'an Qw'anakwal -
To Come Together

Artist Portraits

Jan 22, 2022 - ongoing

First Peoples House | UVic Campus
Lekwungen territory

8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
Visitors are permitted to view the exhibition but must follow COVID-19 protocols.

Visit the exhibition website

Curated by Andrea Walsh, Smyth Chair in Arts and Engagement

Amanda LaLiberte's photo portraits showcase 12 Coast Salish artists who participated in the Visiting Artist Program hosted by the UVic Department of Anthropology.

Image credit: Amanda Laliberte, 2021.

Salish Weave Logo - Large

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