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Welcome to the first edition of the University of Victoria Art Galleries Bulletin.  Planned as a bimonthly e-news circular, the Bulletin will keep you up-to-date on exhibitions, events and activities at the on-campus Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, the McPherson Library Gallery, and also our downtown Victoria Legacy Art Gallery & Café.

A special welcome to the Friends of the University Art Galleries and Friends of UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium.  Use your Friends card to obtain your special privileges as they relate to these events. 



 MFA Graduate Show
May 13 to August 16, 2009

UVic Masters of Fine Arts students exhibit their sculpture installations and paintings. Using a variety of materials and techniques, Allison Cake, Katie Lyle, Ethan Wills, Sara Robichaud and Shelley Penfold display a contemporary sensibility paired with explorations of texture, light and colour.

Painting Paradise:
Ted Harrison Retrospective August 19 to November 29, 2009 See the brilliant, colourful landscapes that made Ted Harrison an icon on the Canadian art scene. This exhibition celebrates 40 years of Ted Harrison in Canada and the launch of his biography Painting Paradise by Katherine Gibson.

In the Small Room:
This gallery displays the work of local artists and students.

MFA Visual Arts graduate student installation
Allison Cake,  June 3 – 28

From a Modern Time:
the architectural photography of Hubert Norbury, Victoria in the 1950s and 1960s, July 1 – August 16

CURRENT EXHIBITS - Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
University Centre Room B115, 250-721-6313
Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm with special openings in conjunction with Farquhar Auditorium events. Please call 250-721-6313 for more information.

Gathering: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Masters and Doctoral Programs and honouring the late Margaret Travis, this exhibition features a wide range of media by faculty and graduate students.  June 4 to September 25.

CURRENT EXHIBITS - McPherson Library Gallery
Mearns Centre for Learning, University of Victoria Libraries
University of Victoria, 250-721-8257 (hours)

7:30 am – 9 :00 pm Monday to Friday and 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Photography by the al Manaja’a family, Humayma, Jordan

June 6 – July 30, 2009.  Featuring photography created by the al Manaja’as, a Bedouin family of the Howeitat tribe from Humayma, Jordan, In collaboration with UVic Interdisciplinary student, Robbyn Gordon Lanning, members of the al Manaja’a family worked to produce an archive of over 1000 photographs which describe experiences of community, place, family, relationship and identity as seen through their own lenses.   Gordon investigate how the al Manaja’as see photography as a way of documenting their lives and experiences for themselves, their families and cultural outsiders.  The exhibition text is displayed in both English and Arabic. Translations by Nooshafarin Saberi.   Admittance is free.

Two Fish, Out of Water:
Photographs by Paul Kohl

Aug 6 to Oct 5, 2009.  This work is the result of three years of exploration of the Japanese landscape by photographer and professor Paul Kohl.  He explores the state the French call depaysement, the sense the traveler experiences where nothing is as you have known it; where the bird's song, the raked gravel, the telephone's ring are joltingly exotic.  Kohl's unusual technique employs scanned black and white negatives using Photoshop as a darkroom.  He then prints on handmade Japanese paper on an Epson 7880 printer using pigment inks.

Artists’ Café Paul Kohl and Robbyn Gordon speak about their photographic work and uses of photography in documenting experience and identity.  Date: August 5, 2009 *FULL*




New Programs at the Legacy Gallery


The Gallery will be open til 7:00 pm on Friday nights for live music performances.

Friday, August 7th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Emily Burton, Solo Cellist

Friday, August 21st, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Margaret Ashburner, Solo Harp


Saturday August 1st, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Kate’s Kids Art Workshop, free.

Saturday, August 8th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Loretta Joseph, wood sculptor

Saturday August 15th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Linda Skalenda, acrylic and oil painter

Saturday, August 22nd, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Jessica White, jewelry artist

Saturday August 29th ,1:00 to 3:00 pm
Kate’s Kids Art Workshop, free.




630 Yates Street (at Broad) | Victoria, BC
Wednesday to Sunday | 10am – 5pm 250.381.7670

 As a member of the UVic arts community, we encourage you to treat our Legacy Art Gallery and Café as your off-campus home.  It was Michael Williams’ legacy gift to us, and Michael was renowned for his personalized hospitality at nearby Swans Hotel for many years.  Manager Christine Woychesko and Kate Hutchins will give you a special welcome, introduce you to the current exhibits, artists currently featured in the gift shop, and be pleased to serve you at our coffee and deli lunch bar.

Friends, show your membership card for your 15% discount on all art and food purchases.  The Legacy Gallery is a place to relax and have conversations about art, or any other topic of convivial interest!

New Menu at the Legacy Gallery

Artful coffees, breakfasts, sandwiches and desserts are now available:

  • Freshly baked croissants and muffins from our own oven , sandwich options that change daily, sumptuous desserts such as raspberry cheesecake and our signature Legacy Waffle: a warm Belgian waffle served with raspberry compote, maple syrup and whipped cream. Made fresh daily.

  • FRIENDS show your card for a 15% discount on food, beverages and retail items from our Gift Shop.  Our shop features locally crafted pieces at affordable prices. From jewelry to pottery, aboriginal art to sculpted metalwork, you’re bound to find that unique gift or memento.


Thanks to Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs summer work programs we have hired three student interns: Julia Hulbert, Sarah Delaney, and Caitlin Cuthbert.

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