Art on Campus | Satellite Exhibitions
Did you know that UVic's Legacy Art Galleries has approximately 2000 works of art on display across campus?
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UVic has more art on view in public (non-museum) spaces than at any other university in Canada! This program is one thing that distinguishes UVic. In just about every building you can find artwork from the collection that enlivens our working and learning environments. Furthermore, special exhibits can be found in First Peoples House, the Cornett Building and throughout the McPherson Library.
Over the next two years Legacy will be refreshing and refining some of the campus installations in order to connect them more closely with UVic's education mandate. We will strive to provide you with better signage and information about many of the artworks.
Furthermore, some changes in what we have on display will occur in order to ensure environmental and safety concerns for the art. Legacy has an important stewardship role, holding this valuable collection in trust for the benefit and education of present and future generations. In this role, we must protect more vulnerable artworks from serious deterioration caused by excessive light exposure as well as temperature and humidity fluctuations. Access to these works will be ensured through exhibitions in our galleries and through individual and classroom study.
If you have questions or concerns about our Art on Campus program please contact Mary Jo Hughes, Director of Legacy Art Galleries at artgallerydirector(at)uvic(dot)ca.
On campus satellite exhibition locations
Swan's Hotel & Brewpub
Swan's Hotel & Brewpub features works from Michael C. Williams's collection focusing on Contemporary art of the Northwest Coast including Ken Flett, Susan Point, Jack Shadbolt, Herbert Siebner, and Myfanwy Pavelic's well-known portrait of Pierre Trudeau.
Island Medical Program at Royal Jubilee Hospital
Island Medical Program at RJH – an installation of regional artwork in a variety of media featuring Donald Harvey, Gordon A. Smith, and Doug Morton.
Access Health Centre
More than forty works of art from the University of Victoria’s Art Collection have been installed at the ACCESS Health Centre in Victoria, British Columbia. The project began in 2008 with a request from the Cool-Aid Health Services team for works of art from the University’s Aart Collection to be installed at their new ACCESS health care facility in Victoria. This project has opened up the opportunity to test and develop the practice of participatory curation beyond a classroom community and outside of the walls of a gallery space. Works include photographs by Courtney Milne and prints by artists from this region such as Art Thompson, Gordon A. Smith and Tom Hunt.