Upcoming exhibitions

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Ron George assists a student with a cedar weaving.Qw'an qw'anakwal: To Come Together

September 29 - December 23, 2021

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Curated by Andrea Walsh, Smyth Chair in Arts and Engagement

Qwan'qwanakwal: To Come Together is the 10th anniversary celebration of the Visiting Artist Program hosted by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria. The exhibition features new works by 12 artists and their collaborators from Salish nations on Vancouver Island, who have participated in the Visiting Artist Program since 2010. The exhibition will feature knitting, wool and cedar weaving, carving, drawing, and painting.

Image credit: Andrea Walsh


Ungasittuq: Something that is Far Away

A project by Barry Pottle

October 1 - December 23, 2021

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Ungasittuq is an exploration of distance, space, acceptance and pushing boundaries. This exhibition aims to build a foundation for contemporary urban Inuit art photography within the broader popular understanding of contemporary Inuit art.  Recent photographs by Barry Pottle present a counterpoint and complement to sculpture, drawings, prints by Inuit artists to give a broader understanding of contemporary realities and experience.

Image credit: Barry Pottle, UNGAVA, 2021.

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


Eric Metcalfe's "The Homecoming"Pop Anthropology

Oct 23, 2021 - Mar 27, 2022

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

Curated by D.J. Fraser (UVic MA, 2013)

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 (DFA 2021). 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 in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria, 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, The Homecoming, c. late 1960s, Gift of John Simpson.