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Upcoming Events

IBPOC Meditation Night

The Ground Above Us

Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ with Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Wednesday Sept. 11 | 7pm
Inner Gallery | Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for an evening of quiet reflection as we take in the exhibition The Ground Above Us and sit with intention and presence on Lkwungen territory.

This meditation night is open to self identified Indigenous, Black and People of Colour. No meditation experience required. Some meditation cushions will be provided but please bring your own if you are able.

Contact pocsanghavictoria@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

Closing Conversation

The Ground Above Us

Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ with Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Thursday Sept. 12 | 7 - 9pm
Inner Gallery | Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join Farheen HaQ, Charles Campbell and Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick) in conversation as they speak about their process, lessons learned, and using art as a vehicle to deepen friendships and come into better relation with the lands of the Lkwungen people.

Opening Celebration

We Carry Our Ancestors

Cedar, Baskets and Our Relationships with the Land

Saturday, Sept. 28 | 4 to 6pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for the opening event of We Carry Our Ancestors. Light Refreshments.

Image: Ulli Steltzer, Alice Paul, 1975, Gift of Ulli Steltzer.

Opening Celebration & Artist Talk

Urban Regalia

Contemporary Fashion by Sugiit Lukxs Designs

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 7 - 9pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for the opening event and artist talk with Yolanda Skelton and Audrey Lundquist. Light Refreshments.

Image: Photo by Peter Jensen, Sugiit Lukxs Designs, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017.

Past Events

Yoga in the Gallery

Yin Love Yoga Series for Beginners

with Sonja Foss

Tuesdays | August 6th, 13th & 20th | 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Call/email to register: 250.721.6562 | legacy@uvic.ca

This yoga series is for all people interested in learning about Yin Yoga. The practice of Yin Yoga is a still, passive, but incredibly healing style of yoga that helps alleviate tension and tightness way down in the deep tissues of the body. There are limited spaces available, so don't miss out on your chance to be led and guided by an experienced registered Yoga teacher, Sonja Foss, founder of Emergence Yoga and Reiki School. Sonja created this sequence to instill a sense of loving peace within practitioners, teach people about the benefits of Yin Yoga and empower participants with tools to love their bodies in new ways.

***There is limited space available, so register now to reserve your spot!
Please bring your own yoga mat

Curator’s Talk

Myfanwy in Context

Thursday July 25 | 7pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

With guest curator Patricia Bovey. No registration required.

This illustrated talk will address the significance of Myfanwy Pavelic’s art and situate her visual acumen and accomplishments with portraits within the context of several major Canadian artists including Emily Carr, Paraskeva Clark, Vera Weatherbie and Molly Lamb Bobak.

Image: Myfanwy Pavelic, Raincoat (Self-Portrait), 1987, Gift of Dr. Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic.

Opening Celebration

The Ground Above Us

Charles Campbell and Farheen HaQ with Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick)

Friday July 26 | 7 pm


Inner Gallery
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for the opening celebration of The Ground Above Us with artists Charles Campbell, Farheen HaQ and Yuxwelupton Qwal’qaxala (Bradley Dick). Refreshments will be provided!

From Self-portraits to Selfies: The Psychology of Representing Self

Thursday July 11 | 7pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join Jim Tanaka, UVic Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Brain Sciences, at the Legacy Downtown for an interactive evening exploring the connections between Myfanwy Pavelic’s self portraits and our present day notion of selfies. Drawing on current ideas of what makes a good selfie and whether they can capture a person’s true essence, Jim will discuss the psychology of self portraiture and why we take selfies.

Image: Jim Tanaka, 2019.

Women Artists Changing Collections

Lou-ann Neel in Conversation with Lorilee Wastasecoot

Thursday June 6 | 7pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Facebook event

Join us for an evening of shared discussion with Kwakwaka’wakw artist and RBCM Repatriation Specialist, Lou-ann Neel and UVic Legacy Galleries Curatorial Intern, Lorilee Wastasecoot. The discussion will address the intersectional nature of working with museum and gallery collections. How can we move forward to better represent marginalized communities and better care for Indigenous art and material culture? Lou-ann and Lorilee will share how they are working to improve museum practices in order to strengthen relationships with Indigenous peoples, support cultural revitalization and build community.

Image: Meryl McMaster, Consanguinity, 2010, UVic Art Acquisition Fund.

Opening Celebration & Curator’s Talk

Myfanwy Pavelic: Mirrored Selves Within and Without

Saturday May 25 | 2 - 4pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Facebook event

With guest curator Patricia Bovey.
No registration required.

Image: Myfanwy Pavelic, Raincoat (Self-Portrait), 1987, Gift of Dr. Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic.

Curators Tour and Discussion

Women Artists Changing Collections: Recent Acquisitions

Saturday May 18 | 2pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Facebook event

With Guest Curators Bradley Clements and Lorilee Wastasecoot

Image: Pnina Granirer, In Flight, 1976, Gift of Dr. A. Jean Elder.

Opening Reception

Visual Inquiry: Research through Making

Saturday, April 27 | 1-3pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. Lekwungen territory

Join UVic's Art Education Faculty for the opening celebration of their 39th annual faculty art exhibition.

Image: Alison Shields, Studio Archive, 2018.

Artist in Gallery: Cindy Mochizuki

Other Faces of Nihonga

Friday, March 8 | 4 - 8pm and
Saturday, March 9 | 11am - 3pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Free * Drop-in * No registration required

Facebook event

Join Vancouver based artist Cindy Mochizuki in a collective embroidery and listening experience focusing on the historical and contemporary racialized experiences of women of Japanese Canadian and Japanese descent in British Columbia. Mochizuki's project responds to the Legacy Gallery's current exhibition Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokusho.

Ikebana Workshop with Amanda Gaunt

Sunday, March 17 | 1 - 3pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories


*This workshop is now full! Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist.*

Call/email to register: 250.721.6562 | legacy@uvic.ca

Cost per person (includes all materials): $35
No experience necessary

Facebook event

Join us at Legacy Downtown for a beginner ikebana workshop and learn the Basic Upright Style Moribana, one of two styles that are the foundation for all Japanese flower arranging. The workshop will take place amid the beautiful watercolour paintings of Victoria wildflowers by Elizabeth Duer—Gyokusho..

Container, kenzan and plant materials will be provided so you can continue to create beautiful arrangements at home. Please bring a pair of clippers and a bag to carry the container and kenzan.

Amanda Gaunt is a teacher in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She studied in Japan for more than 12 years.

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