University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries

Downtown

The Hot Line

Making a Scene!
Victoria’s Artists in the 1960's

April 2 to June 27, 2015

Curated by Emerald Johnstone-Bedell

With contributions by Josie Greenhill, Jenelle Pasiechnik, Caroline Riedel, Kate Riordon and Naomi Shields

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

The 1960s marked a growing cultural awareness and pride in the contemporary visual arts of Victoria. Events such as the B.C. centennial celebrations in 1958 and Expo ‘67 created a widespread impetus for experimental cultural production. The opening of the University of Victoria’s Gordon Head campus expanded local arts education, which coincided with the opening of new commercial and public galleries. Both developments drew professional artists, often with international roots, to Victoria. At the same time a cultural resurgence was taking place in Indigenous art partly supported by the Provincial Museum’s Thunderbird Park carving program as well as new Indigenous owned and operated galleries and commercial ventures.

This exhibition features a selection of work by resident artists including Maxwell Bates, Henry Hunt, Eric Metcalfe, Margaret Peterson, Herbert Siebner, Robin Skelton, and Ina D.D. Uhthoff to demonstrate the spontaneous activity and networks that brought contemporary art to the forefront of B.C.’s capital city.

As of Saturday, June 6th /// SMALL GALLERY /// Come see our expanded show with ten new artists added to the exhibit including John Di Castri, Joseph Egoyan, P.K. Irwin (aka P.K. Page) Molly Privett, Leroy Jensen, Godfrey Stephens, Jack Wise and Jan Zach. This exhibition features a selection of work by resident artists and demonstrates the spontaneous activity and networks that brought contemporary art to the forefront of B.C.’s capital city at a time of growing civic and national pride in Canadian and regional art.

Join us

On Thursday, June 11 at 7:30pm for a FREE MOVIE NIGHT /// To Sir with Love /// Doors at 7pm / popcorn / cash bar / 1960’s dress-up encouraged.

Popcorn! /// Cash bar! /// 1960’s dress-up encouraged :)

Event Info /// Facebook Event Page

Image Exhibition PosterThe Hot Line Robin Skelton | Collage on paper, ca. 1956-1968. UVic Special Collections, Robin Skelton fonds, SC114 Acc.#1991-093, 1.1.

Campus

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Karl Spreitz: Self-Propelled

March 7 to July 26, 2015

Curated by Emerald Johnstone-Bedell & Naomi Shields

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Spreitz uses whimsy and paradoxical imagery to challenge the conventions of mundane life. This self-driven, multi-talented connoisseur developed an authentic artistic style that echoes his character and life experiences. Anti-authority satire, human mechanization, and formal compositions derive from his Austrian upbringing, athletic training, and film and photography career. This selective retrospect presents various artwork, film, photographs and ephemera documenting Spreitz’s life and cultural contributions.

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Natural | Supernatural

Natural | Supernatural

Nuu-chah-nulth Serigraph Prints from the University of Victoria's Permanent Collection

June 16, 2014 to May 31, 2015

Curated by Allison Grey Noble and Caroline Riedel

First Peoples House

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This exhibition of serigraph prints by artists Patrick Amos, Joe David, Ron Hamilton (Chuuchkamalthnii), Tim Paul, Art Thompson (Tsa-Qwass-Upp), and Glen Webster visually articulates knowledges of histories and stories that are important to the people of the Nuu-chah-nulth nations. These prints are from the university's permanent collection and originate from the print making studio of Vincent Rickard, who worked with these artists in the 1980s and 1990s. Rickard and donors George and Christiane Smyth have given the university nearly 3,000 contemporary Northwest Coast prints, making UVic's collection the most comprehensive in Canada.

Image: Supernatural, Joe David (Nuu-chah-nulth)

Upcoming

unlimited edition

July 4 to Sept 26, 2015

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

unlimited edition is organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery. Curated by Tania Willard (Secwepemc), Aboriginal Curator in Residence, Kamloops Art Gallery

• Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit) • Carl Beam (Ojibwe) • Robert Davidson (Haida) • Charles Greul • Chuuchkamalathnii (Nuu-chah-nulth)• Mark Henderson (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Richard Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Ellen Neel (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Pudlo Pudlat (Inuit) • Daphne Odjig (Odawa-Potawatomi) • Walter J Phillips • Bill Reid (Haida) • Chief Henry Speck (Kwakwaka’wakw) • Art Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth) • Art Wilson (Gitsxan)


unlimited edition attempts to construct an art historical framework that looks at how prints by Aboriginal and Inuit artists represented in the Kamloops Art Gallery's permanent collection, supplemented by works on loan from the Carleton University Art Gallery and Legacy Art Galleries, represent a drive to preserve, portray and popularize oral histories and address social inequities in the medium of printmaking. Featuring prints from Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Inuit artists with a focus on an early period of printmaking in the 50s through to the 70s, unlimited edition showcases prints that relate to ideas of cultural story, politics of land, and the beauty of Indigenous aesthetics.

Image Spirit Owl, Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit), from Kenojuak Lithography series, 1979

Join us

CURATOR'S TALK /// Saturday, August 26 (Time TBA)


KAGLOGO

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Celebrating W.B. Yeats at 150

August 22 to December 14, 2015

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by the University of Victoria's Special Collections and Archives staff

2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats in 1865.  This exhibition explores Yeats’ work as a noted poet and playwright as illuminated by artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from the University of Victoria’s Legacy Gallery and Special Collections and University Archives. 

A prolific author, Yeats’ writings can be traced not only in his books, but also through his contributions to magazines and to the theatre.  Yeats’ first publication Mosada:
A Dramatic Poem
 was originally published in the Dublin University Review and throughout his career Yeats’ writings were widely distributed through his contributions to magazines and journals.  Yeats’ involvement in the theatre, most notably the Irish Literary Theatre (which became the Abbey Theatre) represented an important creative and political outlet for Yeats. 

In addition to penning plays for production, Yeats also participated in managing the theatre, from selecting plays to hiring (and firing) actors.  The exhibition also features unique items documenting the artistry of Yeats’ family, including his father John Butler Yeats, brother Jack Butler Yeats, and sisters Susan Mary Yeats (Lily) and Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (Lollie), all of whom were artists of note.


Yeats 2015 Facebook Page /// Offical Yeats 2015 Site

Image Silver Apples, Jack Butler Yeats, hand-coloured woodblock print, C. 1910

Events

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FREE Movie Night

To Sir with Love

Thursday | June 11

Doors 7pm | Movie 7:30pm

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street | free

In celebration of our current exhibition MAKING A SCENE: Victoria's Artists in the 1960's, join us on Thursday, June 11 at 7:30pm for a FREE MOVIE NIGHT /// To Sir with Love /// Doors at 7pm

Popcorn! Cash bar!
1960’s dress-up encouraged :)

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CAR FREE DAY

Sunday | June 21

12pm - 6pm | Douglas Street between Fort & Herald Street

The University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery will be participating in Victoria's newest festival, Car Free Day is taking over six blocks of Douglas Street on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 12-6pm. Join us for a celebration of community with more than 200 vendors and exhibitors.

Car Free Day Highlights:

Three stages with live entertainment, 7,100 square foot grassy park on Douglas street, All Ages Craft Beer Garden, Farmers Market, Kids and Family Activities, Skate Park, Food Trucks, Free guided tours of Downtown Victoria, Artishow, Bike Valet. The Victoria Public Market will anchor the north end of Car Free Day. The Bay Centre will anchor the south end of Car Free Day.

The Legacy Art Gallery will be open from 12-5, Sunday June 21st.

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street | free

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Curator's Talk | unlimited edition

Join us CURATOR'S TALK /// Saturday, August 26 (Time TBA)

With Tania Willard (Secwepemc), Aboriginal Curator in Residence, Kamloops Art Gallery

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

unlimited edition is organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery.

Image Spirit Owl, Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit), from Kenojuak Lithography series, 1979

KAGLOGO

Integrate Art Festival

THE 9TH ANNUAL INTEGRATE ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 28-30TH 2015


Join us at the Legacy Art Gallery Downtown as we participate in this event. More information to follow

Integrate Arts Festival website

Teacher's Resources

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Perpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art in the Classroom

Perpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art in the Classroom is an online resource for teachers, offering cross-curricular lesson plans to engage students and facilitate their understanding of Coast Salish culture and art.

This site is based on the exhibition Perpetual Salish: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection, curated by Coast Salish artist lessLIE, and originally presented at the University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery Downtown (August 15, 2014 - January 10, 2015). The Legacy presented tours of the exhibition for grade four classes to educate the students about Coast Salish art and culture. Coast Salish Art in the Classroom aims to bring this educational initiative to a broader audience.

Click here to visit the website Coast Salish Art in the Classroom

Image wHOle W(((h)))orl(((d))) - lessLIE, Serigraph on paper, 2014

Closure

The Legacy Art Gallery Downtown


Will be closed from Wednesday July 1st through Friday July 3 and will reopen Saturday July 4th with our newest exhibition unlimited edition.


For more information on this exhibition click here.


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