June 2012

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Mary Jo Hughes, new Director of the Unversity of Victoria Art Collections
We would like to welcome Mary Jo Hughes, as our new Director of the University of Victoria Art Collections and The Legacy Art Gallery. Mary Jo comes to us after five years as Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, previous to that she was Curator, Historical Art and Senior Curator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She also taught sessional Canadian Art History courses for the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. Mary Jo received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto and her Masters at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Thank you to Joy Davis for acting as Interim Director for the past 17 months at The Legacy Art Gallery. We wish Joy good luck as she pursues a secondment to UVic's Ceremonies and Events and Anniversary Organizing Team beginning June 18th.

Caroline Riedel, Curator of Collections



The Art of Jack Wise - Curator's Talk and Exhibition Reception
Tuesday June 19, 2012: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Nicholas Tuele presents a talk and tour of works from the extensive Wise collection held by the University of Victoria Archives and the University of Victoria Art Collections.

Duncan Regehr Poetry Reading
Saturday July 14, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Join artist and poet Duncan Regehr and guest curator Nicholas Tuele for an afternoon of poetry, light refreshments and discussion on the theme of Transformation, the title of Regehr's most recent exhibition at the Legacy Art Gallery.




Duncan Regehr, Omniscience V

Transformation: Works and Writings 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.

Duncan Regehr poetry reading: Saturday July 14, 2012: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Nico Jungman, Katharine Maltwood

Building the University Art Collection: 50 Years
August 22 to October 27, 2012
In conjunction with the University's 50th anniversary celebrations, recently retired Director Martin Segger guest curates this exhibition and reflects on collecting and curating the University of Victoria Art Collections over the past 35 years.

Watch the 50th anniversary events website for further event information:


Jack Wise, Mandala

The Art of Jack Wise
June 8 to August 12, 2012
Jack Wise's work is deeply personal and spiritually profound. Known for his calligraphy, Chinese brushwork, and mandalas, which embody Buddhist cosmology or worldview, Jack Wise was a prolific artist and popular mentor and teacher. This exhibition features a selection of stunning and memorable paintings, prints, drawings and calligraphy by Wise, who spent a considerable part of his artistic career on the westcoast. Most of the selected works are part of the permanent collections of the University of Victoria Art Collections and University Archives, given to the University in 2008.

Curator's talk: Tuesday, June 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

UVic student protesters march down Douglas St. to protest fee increases, 18 October, 1965, University of Victoria Archives

UVic as a Community of Communities
August 17 - October 15, 2012

This exhibition features a selection of historic and contemporary photographs of life at UVic over the past 50 years. Taken from ian MacPherson's book 'reaching Outward and Upward: The University of Victoria 1963-2013, this exhibit promises a vibrant look at the people, places and events that make our campus unique.

Join us for the book launch in September as part of the kick off to the University's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Visit www.uvic.ca/anniversary/home/calendar/index.php for more information, including the date and time.
  Understanding Space in Culture: Serigraphs and the Transmission of Cultural Knowledge
October 18, 2012 - January 7, 2013
Museums and other educational institutions are often seen as sites of privileged knowledge production, spaces that have often excluded minority perspectives and realities. This exhibition presents a selection of prints from the George and Christiane Smyth collection. Through interviews with related artists, this exhibition emphasizes site-specific knowledge production in terms of indigenous perspectives and challenges conventional boundaries of the traditional disciplines of anthropology and curatorship.


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 250-721-6562

       holiday Please consider the Legacy Art Gallery for your holiday office party, reception, or family gathering. Please call Cheryl Robinson at 250-721-6562 for more information or go online to www.uvac.uvic.ca

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