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Message from the Director

We are excited that renovations are underway at the Legacy Gallery downtown and look forward to reopening in mid-June. While we haven't confirmed the opening day at this point, we hope to make an announcement in the next few weeks and welcome you to our first exhibitions. In the large gallery we will feature Landscape & Identity, and in the small
gallery we will feature The Victoria Moderns: UVic and a Regional Aesthetic. Both these exhibits emphasize the importance of place and creativity in our west coast environment.

As part of our commitment to making the university's collections available to a broad community audience, we are also moving the University Art Collections staff to the Legacy Gallery and opening a classroom that enables students to work with collections. We will be posting our opening days and hours online, along with information on regular times at which UVAC staff will also be working on-campus to install art and to provide faculty and students with access to collections. We are particularly pleased that Cindy Vance is joining our team as Collections Coordinator.

Joy Davis, Interim Director


Legacy Main Gallery

  Feb. 21 to early June
Gallery closed for construction.
chill day Summer 2011
Convergence/Divergence: Landscape and Identity on the West Coast
The depiction of the Canadian landscape has always been central to our national and regional identities. This exhibit will explore how a selection of west coast Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds have used landscape painting as a means of defining a sense of self, a sense of community or collective identity and a sense of place. The selected works will show contrasting cultural beliefs and ways of relating to the land on the west coast, focusing particularly on First Nations' relationship to the land and that of settlers on the west coast of Canada.

Aug. 24 to Nov. 20
Henry Hunt
Prints and carvings by Henry Hunt.
Emily Carr, A Chill Day in June  
benevolence Nov. 23, 2011, to Feb. 26, 2012
Duncan Regehr
Works by Duncan Regehr.
Duncan Regehr, Benevolence  

Legacy Small Gallery

bastion Summer 2011
The Victoria Moderns: UVic and a Regional Aesthetic (1960–1970)
Traces the development of west coast modernist architecture in Victoria.
untitled Sept. 21 to Nov. 26
In Her Own Words: Emily Carr, Myfanwy Pavelic, Katharine Maltwood
Art historians, curators, critics and viewers of art each bring their own analysis and perspective to an artist's works. In Her Own Words will explore the implicit integrity of vision in an artist's own words about her art, its context and its technique.
Katharine Maltwood, Untitled  

Maltwood Prints and Drawings Gallery at the McPherson Library

gloves May 5 to 18
Constructing Sights in the Workplace
Photographs exploring what we see in our everyday workplaces and how those sights influence our work. During the federally funded seismic upgrade at the University of Victoria, staff, faculty and trades people were invited to take photographs of what they considered to be aesthetic aspects of their workplace under construction.

Curator's talk Friday, May 13, at 3:30 in multi-purpose room, McPherson Library
Wanda Hurren, Gloves  
distant cousins May 21 to July 4
Familiar Strangers/Les étrangers familiers
The result of a long process between two artists of different cultures, languages and ages who have not met except by way of Internet.

July 6 to Sept. 28

Lords and the Land: Photographs by Mike Reed
A photo-essay about lordship and commemoration in East Anglia in the tenth and eleventh centuries.
Agnes Ananichuk and Sylvain Tanguay, Distant Cousins

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