New Acquisitions

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We are ever-mindful of the potent creativity of artists whose works we steward and celebrate at the Legacy, and the generosity of donors who contribute to our collection. This gratitude was overwhelming when the artist George Littlechild recently visited the gallery with his bold pastel piece, Idle No More, and offered it to the collection in recognition of the Indigenous art and politically relevant discussions that have been highlighted here.

Another recent visitor, nationally-acclaimed artist Robert Youds, gifted three of his renowned light-based works: friendlyburn, and Advertisement for Absorption – Green and Blue. These pieces help the Legacy to represent accomplished local artists and UVic faculty, from which Youds is preparing to retire after a long, distinguished career.


Occasionally the Legacy can raise funds to purchase important pieces that round out our collection. This year we were excited to select I am Creation, a vibrant reduction print by Marika Echachis Swan that was featured in The Time of Things exhibit, guest-curated by France Trepanier at our downtown location.







Five Roy Henry Vickers prints – Coming Home, Fisherman’s Wharf, Trial Island, Inner Harbour and Where is Kitkatla? – were given from the collection of Roman and Joy Marchina. They elegantly depict life and environments around Victoria, forwarding our collection’s aims by connecting through diverse practices and perspectives to the many people, places and experiences that we are related to on Lekwungen territories. The Legacy thanks these and many other artists and donors who have helped us foster connections and conversations around issues that matter.

- January 2019, Bradley Clements, Young Canada Works Intern.


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George Littlechild, Idle No More, 2012, gift of the artist.

Marika Echachis Swan, I am Creation, 2018, University of Victoria Acquisition Fund.

Roy Henry Vickers, Coming Home, 1988, Gift from the collection of Roman and Joy Marchina.

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