Current exhibitions

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Breaking the Mold

April 16 – June 18 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Organized by Natasha Reid, UVic Art Education

Join us for two drop-in art making workshops this May! Learn more. 

Artist-teachers practice in a hybrid space where pedagogy, art-making, and research intertwine and inform each other. UVic Art Education faculty and sessional instructors share their diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences inviting visitors to consider ways in which art education stimulates engagement with critical questions and creates stronger connections between people, places, and ideas.

Artists:

Robert Dalton, Mike Emme, Karen Hibbard, Natalie LeBlanc, Connie Michele Morey, Regan Rasmussen, Natasha S. Reid, Kathleen Schmalz, Alison Shields, Shruti Tandon, Michelle Wiebe, William Zuk, Caren Willms

Image: Mike Emme, Lockers.


Isshoni

Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver Internment

 April 22 – June 18 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory
Inner Gallery

Curated by Samantha Marsh

Opening Reception and Lansdowne Lecture with Bryce Kanbara, April 23 | 7pm

Isshoni: Henry Shimizu's Paintings of New Denver Internment is an exploration of Japanese Canadian identity, community, and family. Centering the voices of three generations, issei, nisei, and sansei (first, second, and third-generation), this exhibition provides insight into the intergenerational impacts of the forced uprooting and internment of Japanese Canadians during WWII. 

いっしょに

ヘンリー清水・ニューデンバー強制収容絵画展

2022年4月22日〜6月18日
レガシー美術館 ダウンタウン

いっしょに:ヘンリー清水のニューデンバー強制収容の絵画は、日系カナダ人のアイデンティティ、コミュニティ、そして家族についての探求の試みです。この展覧会では、一世、二世、三世の三世代の声を中心に、第二次世界大戦中の日系カナダ人の強制移動と強制収容の世代を超えた影響についての洞察が展示されます。

Image: Henry Shimizu, Bon Odori


Art of Reconciliation

April 30 - Sept 10 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates Street
Lekwungen Territory
Legacy Sidewalk Gallery

The Sidewalk Gallery is located outside Legacy Downtown in our Broad Street windows. 

Art of Reconciliation invites viewers to witness and participate in a dialogue with youth about what reconciliation means for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working together to form friendships and take action. The artwork in this show is the result of weeks of reflection, group discussion and deep learning about reconciliation, Indigenous culture, and colonization.

Learn more about the Art of Reconciliation project

Image: Dahlila Charlie, Matriarch's Dream, 2021. 

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


A painting of musicians on a green background.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.

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.