Legacy Art Gallery & The Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery
at the McPherson Library
July 2011

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to the newly renovated Legacy Art Gallery when it reopens on August 17. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to view an engaging exhibition entitled Convergence/Divergence: Landscape and Identity on the West Coast that explores ways in which perceptions of our West Coast landscape shape—and are shaped by—artists' identity.

The recent renovation gives more people the opportunity to view the university art collection. It also ensures that the Legacy Art Gallery is more than an exhibition space—it is also a place where students and faculty can learn, teach and do research. We've visited the new gallery space a number of times during renovations and are excited by its welcoming feel, lovely light and expanded exhibition spaces.

The Legacy Art Gallery is located at the corner of Yates Street and Broad Street in downtown Victoria. Please come and visit us any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

We also encourage you to visit the Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery at the McPherson Library to view Lords and the Land: Stone in Late Saxon East Anglia, photographs by Dr. Michael F. Reed, which opened on July 6. Information on this exhibit as well as on the University Art Collections and the Legacy Art Gallery are available on our websites at and

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for University Art Collections—your interest and involvement are important to us!

Joy Davis, Interim Director


  Feb. 21 to Aug. 16
Gallery closed for construction.
Donald Harvey, The Carmanah Valley Experience, one of 31 panels in a series
Aug. 17 to Oct. 1
Convergence/Divergence: Landscape and Identity on the West Coast
This exhibit explores how artists on the West Coast of BC, both settler and First Nations, respond to the West Coast landscape as a means of expressing identity, while also suggesting ways in which an artist's identity provides a lens for presenting or interpreting landscape. The works selected highlight contrasting artistic approaches and ways of relating to local landscapes, illustrating both First Nations' and settlers' complex relationships to the places they live.

Through a selection of prints, drawings, sculpture, paintings and mixed media works, this exhibit shows some of the many ways in which West Coast artists express identity in terms of a sense of self, place or community. The title of this exhibition refers at once to both commonalities in how people relate to, identify with, inhabit or "resonate" with a particular place (convergence) and the differing ways artists see, experience, represent and interpret that place (divergence).

Some of the area's best-known artists are featured, including Emily Carr, Rande Cook, Donald Harvey, E. J. Hughes, Max Maynard, Marianne Nicolson, Toni Onley and Norman Yates.
chill day
Emily Carr, Chill Day in June
Oct. 5 to Nov. 19
In Her Own Words: Works and Writing by Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood
This exhibit examines the art of these three unusual women whose lives and art intersected while living in Victoria, BC. Using their own writings and reminiscences, it also allows for expression of their authentic perspective on their art.

In Her Own Words is part of Tourism Victoria's "Season of Emily" in 2011 and includes concerts at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. The Victoria Symphony will present two concerts that explore Emily Carr's painting, poetry and connection to the people of the First Nations. These concerts will include the world premiere performances of several new works by Canadian composers and feature video presentations of Emily Carr's artwork.
Duncan Regehr, Benevolence
Nov. 23, 2011, to Feb. 26, 2012
Transformations: Works by Duncan Regehr
Artist Duncan Regehr (UVic Honorary Doctorate, 2008) works in a variety of media including drawings, oil paintings, sculptural work and writing. This exhibit surveys some of his best-known series including Corvus Rex, Chrysalid, Cypher, Doppelganger and his most recent Omniscience oil paintings and pairs his work with poetic quotations. His working method is explored, showing how a series of paintings, drawings and writings project a common theme or philosophy. By delving into the collective subconscious and the psyche, Regehr produces images of an intensely personal nature that also invite reciprocal identification by the viewer.

I have always worked to express what it means to be human. For the last twelve years my figurative work has revolved around themes of transformation: gestation, genesis, metamorphosis, adaptation, growth and evolvement. Change, the common denominator of art, culture and life, is the constant expression of our reality, and the means by which we recognize our human experience and the very nature of being.

–Duncan Regehr
Bastion Square
Nov. 23, 2011, to Jan. 21, 2012
The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II: UVic and the Regional Aesthetic in the late 1950s and 60s
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 post-war 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) March 10–May 2, 2011.

During this period a small number of legacy architectural firms changed Victoria's built environment with forward-looking planning and bold new architectural forms. Drawing on plans, drawings, photographs and architectural models from the period, this exhibit explores a number of planning initiatives, design projects and building programs that defined this important phase in the development of the Capital Region.
reed July 6 to Sept. 28
Lords and the Land: Stone in Late Saxon East Anglia
This exhibition documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in tenth- and eleventh-century Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. A photo essay by Michael F. Reed, PhD.
Michael Reed, Peterborough Cathedral 1  
Sept. 30 to Oct. 20
Katharine Maltwood's Treetop Sketches
An exhibit of Maltwood's en plein-air sketches done in and around the Victoria area in the 1940s and 50s. Maltwood imbues her drawings with a vibrant gestural energy and highlights sculptural form.
Katharine Maltwood, Cordova Bay Treetops
pattle Oct. 22 to Nov. 17
Highlights from Special Collections—WWI

In partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria, UVic Archives presents an exhibitions of World War I memorabilia. The opera Mary's Wedding is the poignant story of a woman who on the eve of her wedding remembers her first love.
Colin G. Pattle, Requiem  
shimizu Nov. 19, 2011, to Feb. 2, 2012
Images of Internment: Paintings by Henry Shimizu
Shimizu presents a series of paintings documenting his experience as a 13-year-old internee in New Denver 1942–1946.
Painting by Henry Shimizu  

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