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

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Emily Carr, Chill Day in June
Oct. 5 to Nov. 26
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.

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Hubert Norbury, Bay Parkade Entry 1960
Nov. 30, 2011, to Feb. 26, 2012
The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II: UVic and the Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the late 1950s and 60s
During the late 50s and 60s, a small number of legacy architectural firms changed Victoria's built environment with forward-looking planning and bold new architectural forms. Using 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.

This is 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 Gordon Head Campus: Seminal Projects (1962-1972) March 10-May 2, 2011.

This exhibition will also be in the Small Gallery.
Henry Hunt, Killer Whale
Oct. 8 to Nov. 26
K'ulut'a and the Professor: The Friendship of Henry Hunt and Peter Smart

This exhibit celebrates the art and legacy of famed Kwakiutl artist Henry Hunt (K'ulut'a). The exhibit includes the entirety of a significant collection of Henry Hunt's masks, carvings and serigraph prints compiled by Dr. Peter Smart.
Nov. 30, 2011, to Feb. 26, 2012
The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II
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"Farewell scene, Quebec, August 1914", W. O. H. Dodds fonds
Oct. 22 to Nov. 17
The World of Mary's Wedding: Reminiscences of World War I from UVic Archives and Special Collections

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. The exhibit presents personal and collective memories as well as artistic renderings.
Henry Shimizu, 3 Images of Internment painting #3
Nov. 19, 2011, to Feb. 2, 2012
Images of Internment: Paintings by Henry Shimizu
Dr. Shimizu presents a series of paintings documenting his experience as a 13-year-old internee in New Denver 1942–1946. He will also present a lecture on Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. entitled "A Journey to the Past and Present: The History of the Japanese-Canadian Internment in 1942 to 1946" at the Mearns Centre adjacent to UVic Archives.


Thursday Nov. 24 evening
Annual Gallery Walk
Please note that the Gallery Walk will run from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday November 24 to accommodate the City Talks lecture series. The Gallery Walk continues Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 during normal opening hours.

Come and visit seven of downtown Victoria's best-known galleries: the Legacy Art Gallery, Madrona Gallery, West End Gallery, View Art Gallery, Alcheringa Gallery, Winchester Galleries Modern and Winchester Galleries Humbolt Valley.

Prizes: One unframed print by Richard Hunt, Three Faces of Vancouver Island, and an Emily Carr "tribute package" including books and unframed limited edition print of Happiness.
van erven Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
The City Talks
Community Art and the City: A European View

Eugène van Erven
Senior Lecturer, Theatre, Utrecht University

The City Talks is a free public speakers' series featuring distinguished urbanists drawn from the University of Victoria as well as from outside Victoria. During the 2011–12 academic year, six sessions will be held at the Legacy Art Gallery. Admission is free.


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 would be pleased to meet with you for an initial consultation to assist you in tailoring your event to meet your goals and budget. For more information, including availability and rental rates, please contact the Legacy Art Gallery at 250.381.7645 or

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