Events and exhibits

Each year, UVic Libraries hosts events and exhibits to showcase the knowledge and talents within the Libraries and UVic community. Check this page for details about our current exhibits and upcoming events.

Untitled ṮEṮÁĆES 

Exhibit featuring circular walls with illuminated carvings on the outside and silhouettes of islands on the horizons on the inside, large enough to for a small group to stand inside.

January 8 – June 15, 2024

Mearns – McPherson Library main floor

The Untitled ṮEṮÁĆES is a haptic map and interactive art installation that combines SENĆOŦEN and English language toponyms to teach Indigenous and non-Indigenous place names. Featuring lands in W̱SÁNEĆ Territory (also known as the Saanich Peninsula) the map is intended to represent the landscape aesthetically in some way, but without the typical Western Anglo, or cartographic marks like roads, signs, and borders. Through interaction with the map’s haptic elements, and by engaging physically and creatively with its artistic topography, participants can hear and learn place names in unconventional ways.

The installation was built collaboratively between TEMOSEṈ Chazz Elliott, Kim Shortreed, Matthew Parlby-Elliott, Ben Olsen, and Jesse Campbell. 

Learn more about Untitled ṮEṮÁĆES.