January 2012      

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We wish you all the best in 2012 and look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming exhibitions and programs on campus and at the Legacy Art Gallery. We are very excited to be working with some wonderful collections and talented artists in the coming year.

Joy Davis, Interim Director



Hubert Norbury (photographer), Bay Parkade Entry 1960
The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II: UVic and the Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the late 1950s and 60s
Nov. 30, 2011 to Feb. 25, 2012
The second in a series of exhibitions and publications exploring the relationships, personalities and projects contributing to the development of a regional modernist aesthetic in the postwar Victoria urban landscape, this exhibition develops themes of the earlier exhibition Town and Gown: Centennial Square and the the Gordon Head Campus: Seminal Projects (1962–1972), which took place at the Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery at the McPherson Library March 10–May 2, 2011.

A small number of innovative architectural firms changed Victoria's built environment with forward-looking planning and bold new architectural forms during the late 1950s and 60s. Featuring plans, drawings, photographs and architectural models from the period, this exhibition explores a number of planning initiatives, design projects and building programs that defined this important phase in the development of the Capital Region.

Curator's talk: Monday, Feb. 20 from 7:30 – 9:00 (see events below for more details).

This exhibition is also in the Small Gallery.
benevolenceBill Zuk, Opal Ice Divergence: Insights into Studio Practice
Feb. 29 to Apr. 14, 2012
From the studios of 19 University of Victoria art education instructors in the Faculty of Education comes a rich and diverse exhibition of images and objects that range through traditional and newer media. Working independently in their studios, these artist/educators collaborate and exchange ideas on a daily basis while working with students, engaging them in creative problem solving, and assisting in the preparation of work for exhibitions.

What they hold in common is a commitment to both the classroom and the studio as sites of research and dissemination. Teaching informs studio practice and studio informs teaching practice in the daily ebb and flow of professional life. This exhibition invites visitors to experience that dynamic interaction.
Visual Arts MFAs
Apr. 18 to May 12, 2012
Graduate students in Fine Arts show recent works.

Duncan Regehr, Benevolence
Transformation: Works by Duncan Regehr
June 13 to Aug. 18, 2012
The expansive career of UVic honourary degree recipient Duncan Regehr is represented through drawings, paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and poetry, all on the theme of transformation.

Mark Laver, I Want to be a Shining Example
Mark Laver: Shining Examples
Mar. 1 to 31, 2012
Dark, wet, Vancouver Island nights receive a painterly treatment in Mark Laver’s intimate Night Paintings and ambitious Rural Disasters. Be it urban parks after midnight, trailer park fires, nocturnal car crashes or rural highways, the exhibit reveals a battle between the psychological and narrative power of nocturnal imagery and the allure of oil paint itself. Smeared, swirled, glazed and dripped, the luscious materiality of paint is as much the subject of these paintings as the landscape Laver calls home.  

Sean Nattras, Unctuous #2
On Communities and Nations
Apr. 4 to May 26, 2012
Ideas of community and nation have a complicated set of relationships. For some, communities are nations. For historian Benedict Anderson, nations are synthetic constructions that we come to imagine as communities through various systems of exchange that include public meeting places and the reproduction of images and narratives. On Communities and Nations examines Anderson’s concept of imagined communities in relationship to the emergence of First Nations printmaking practices in the late twentieth century.

A project of the Williams' Legacy Chair Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer.

Ted Grant (photographer)
The Silent Observer
Feb. 8 to Apr. 2, 2012
He is known as the “father of Canadian photojournalism,” quietly clicking with the eye of an artist, the concentration of a surgeon, and the reflexes of a cat.

UVic honorary degree recipient Ted Grant features his latest work, a continued exploration of healers: this time from the point of view of medical interns. Grant captures these young men and women as they journey across the threshold, from student to physician.

A lecture by Dr. Grant will be held in March. Watch our website for more information uvac.uvic.ca.


The City Talks is a free public speakers' series featuring distinguished urbanists drawn from the University of Victoria as well as from outside Victoria. Join us for the two remaining sessions on Feb. 23 and Mar. 15. Admission is free.

Please click here for more details.

The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II
Feb. 20, 2012: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Martin Segger, Professor, University of Victoria

Join guest curator Martin Segger for an informal talk and tour of our latest Victoria Modern architecture exhibition. For more details click here.
Ted Grant
March 2012 (TBA)
Ted Grant speaks on his extensive career in photojournalism.

A lecture by Dr. Grant will be held on campus. Watch our website for more information uvac.uvic.ca.


The University of Victoria's Legacy Art Gallery is proud to host your next reception or meeting. Located in a historic building in the heart of downtown Victoria, the gallery offers an upscale and affordable space for social gatherings in its Main Gallery and for small meetings in the Legacy classroom. Let the magic of art leave an enduring impression with your guests.

Our gallery staff is pleased to meet with you for an initial consultation to assist in tailoring your event and meeting your goals and budget. For more information, including availability and rental rates, please visit our website or contact us at 250-381-7645.

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