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Gallery Closures

While a major building renovation program is underway in University Centre and the McPherson Library the focus of our exhibition activities will concentrated in our downtown Legacy Art Gallery and Café.  The Maltwood will be closed to the end of February 2011.  The McPherson Library Gallery is scheduled to reopen in October 2010 as our new Prints and Drawings Gallery.  

The Legacy Gallery will be open 7 days per week, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in July and August.


Legacy Show Wins M Award

Our Ted Harrison Retrospective has won a coveted M award from Monday Magazine for Favourite Art Show of 2009. Here's what Monday had to say:  This marks a welcome win for relatively new artsy endeavour Legacy Gallery, which has been putting its own stamp on the corner of Yates and Broad since taking over the old Starfish Glassworks site. With a surprisingly diverse range of exhibits—not to mention a very tasty café—Legacy has been making its mark by hosting outstanding art shows and facilitating community discussions. It's clearly one to watch.

Whale Tail Sculpture Unveiled at First Peoples House

Grey Whale's Tail, Calvin Hunt and John Livingston

The University’s newest building now has a unique piece of art rising from the pond outside its windows. A cast bronze sculpture of a grey whale’s tail poised to slap the water, by Northwest Coast artists Calvin Hunt and John Livingston, was unveiled at the First Peoples House open house celebrations on April 9.  The 636-kilogram sculpture, nearly two metres high, was cast from a full-size red cedar carving.  Artisan Norm Boulet supervised the mold making, assembly and finishing of the bronze work.


Legacy – Main Gallery

Until June 6                           
Regarding Wealth
Examines the dynamics of wealth relations by probing the intersections of art and homelessness.  This exhibition is curated by History in Art Assistant Professor and Williams Legacy Chair Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer.


Dancing Bear, Artist Unknown

June 9 to Aug 8                  
Northern Lights
This exhibit of Inuit carvings celebrates the gift of Hal Knight to the University of Victoria. 

Aug 11 to Oct 31               
Graphic Radicals
Political comics, graphics and stories by WW3 Illustrated, a New York-based collective of artists, who publish an eponymous magazine.

Legacy - Small Gallery

June 9 to July 11

Glasses, Bob St. Cyr

Pinhole Photography
Bob St. Cyr

Bob St. Cyr presents an exhibition of pinhole photography in which he shows the viewer how this method requires the photographer to slow down and consider the photographic experience.

July 14 to August 8, 2010 
Art Beyond Beauty
Hope in the 21st Century

Local artists explore the potential of art to communicate and provoke critical thinking on the theme of hope in this century. This is the result of a student internship project sponsored by André & Associates Interpretation and Design Ltd. and the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria.


Events & Programs

International Museums Day May 19

Join us in this worldwide celebration:  Friends show your card at the Legacy Gallery between 10am and noon and receive a complimentary drip coffee or tea.

Sunday Youth Art Program

Connects downtown, underprivileged youth with local Victoria artists and artisans through bi-weekly, 3 hour Sunday workshops. The students' art will be presented and sold at a community art show at the Legacy Art Gallery. Program dates are June 13, 27, July 4, 18, and August 8.  250-381-7670 for more information.


What’s Coming Up?

Nov 3 to Feb 6, ,2011
Architecture and Power
Canada's Legislative Buildings and Now Hear This: WAC Bennett Political Cartoons

June 8 to Aug 21
The Art of Jack Wise
Featuring an overview of Wise's artistic career and a selection of works by the students he inspired.


Become a Friend

Donors make a difference!  The newly named University of Victoria Art Collections and Galleries is building an endowment intended to support the future of the collection and its exhibition spaces.  Monies received may be used to support storage facility development, student work experience, and community based research initiatives.  If you are interested in discussing these possibilities please contact Caroline Riedel at 250-472-5619 or criedel@uvic.ca.

FRIENDS show your card for a 15% discount on food, beverages and retail items from our Gift Shop at the Maltwood and Legacy Galleries.  Receive discounts and front of line ticket privileges for specific performances at the UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium.  www.auditorium.uvic.ca

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