Current Exhibitions


Legacy Downtown

Legacy Downtown

Legacy Downtown is located at 630 Yates Street, Victoria BC Canada.

Visual Inquiry: Research through Making

April 13 - May 18, 2019

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

This show presents the creative explorations of 19 UVic artist-educators researching the relationships between the field of art education, their studio practice and teaching. The BC School Curriculum recently underwent significant change by focusing less on rote facts and more on processes of inquiry as students engage with core competencies (of communication; creative thinking; critical thinking; positive personal and cultural identity; personal awareness and responsibility; and social responsibility). Through the exhibition of UVic’s long-term Art Education Faculty and sessional instructors, this show presents links between artist’s studio practice and new directions in the BC Art Education Curriculum.

Image: Alison Shields, Studio Archive, 2018.

Women Artists Changing Collections: Recent Acquisitions

April 20 - July 20, 2019

Inner Gallery
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

Art by women is egregiously under-represented in most public collections and exhibitions. How can this be changed, and how is it changing at the Legacy?

Women Artists Changing Collections: Recent Acquisitions presents works by women that are new to the Legacy collection. These artists come from diverse backgrounds, have multiple inspirations, and help viewers to see from unique perspectives. Come to get acquainted with emerging and well-known women artists who are changing the Legacy collection; come to question what more can be done and which artists remain absent.

At the Legacy we strive to present the work and stories of diverse artists. Our 2019 exhibits focus on the art of women, non-binary, two-spirit, and trans people.

Image: Pnina Granirer, In Flight, 1976, Gift of Dr. A. Jean Elder.

Legacy Maltwood

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

Trans Tipping Point

April 6 - May 12, 2019

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

The Trans Tipping Point (TTP) is a collective of 35 trans youth artists (ages 10-18) and their mentors, from all corners of British Columbia and beyond. Based in Victoria, the TTP holds biannual, youth led arts and writing retreats that strengthen community and connection amongst an intergenerational cohort of trans leaders. This spring, Legacy Maltwood will host an exhibition of art and writing from the TTP completed over the past two years.

Image: Trans Tipping Point, 2018.

First Peoples House

Located on campus, First Peoples House displays artwork from the University Collection through rotating exhibitions.

Our Relations

September 2018 - December 2019

Curated by Wyatt Schiefelbein, Young Canada Works Graduate Intern

First Peoples House, UVic Campus

For hours & location click here

This exhibition focuses on the notion of relationship mîyo-wîcehtowin or good/beautiful relationship. Some pieces tell stories of relationships that have been formed and maintained since the Beginning and which continue to develop to this day. Other pieces show the formation of new relationships based on respect and kinship, while still others reflect the interconnectedness of all things.

By better understanding the ways in which relationships function in our everyday lives, we can learn how to create and maintain mîyo-wîcehtowin on Turtle Island.

Image: The Dance of Life and Death, Abraham Apakark Anghik Ruben, n.d.

We acknowledge the support Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

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