New Publication Launch and Exhibit


Wooden board with cobalt glaze tests by Robin Hopper. One of 13 boards with samples of different glazes—including lichen or reticulation, iron, shino, nickel, and manganese. Image credit: Robin Hopper, Cobalt Glaze Tests (detail), Courtesy of University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.

Object Biographies: Artists’ Lives through their Archives

Legacy Maltwood Gallery, Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library

Sept 19, 2019 to Jan 12, 2020

Curated by Bradley Clements (MA, UVic) with Caroline Riedel (MA, UVic)

A printing block. Glaze samples. Pouches of pigments. Why are these items in UVic’s archives, and what can they tell us about the lives, relationships, artworks and practices of the artists who owned them? Bringing together materials from UVic’s Special Collections and University Archives in partnership with the Legacy Art Galleries, Object Biographies is a glimpse into the lives of artists through their archives.

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Publication Launch and Exhibition Reception

Thursday Sept 26, 2019 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., lower level McPherson Library, Mearns Centre for Learning

Join us for the launch of UVic Libraries’ latest publication, [untitled]: The Artists’ Archives at the University of Victoria Libraries, on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Mearns Centre for Learning-McPherson Library at the University of Victoria. [untitled] is a series of interrelated booklets in a limited edition portfolio exploring the archives of ceramicist Robin Hopper, painter and digital artist Glenn Howarth, multidisciplinary artist Sandra Meigs, and painter and mosaicist Margaret Peterson.