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Legacy Downtown



Legacy Downtown

Legacy Downtown is located at 630 Yates Street

Visual Inquiry: Research through Making

April 13 - May 18, 2019

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

This show presents the creative explorations of 19 UVic artist-educators researching the relationships between the field of art education, their studio practice and teaching. The BC School Curriculum recently underwent significant change by focusing less on rote facts and more on processes of inquiry as students engage with core competencies (of communication; creative thinking; critical thinking; positive personal and cultural identity; personal awareness and responsibility; and social responsibility). Through the exhibition of UVic’s long-term Art Education Faculty and sessional instructors, this show presents links between artist’s studio practice and new directions in the BC Art Education Curriculum.

Image: Alison Shields, Studio Archive, 2018.

Women Artists, Changing Collections: Recent Acquisitions

April 20 - July 20, 2019

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

Art by women is egregiously under-represented in most public collections and exhibitions. How can this be changed, and how is it changing at the Legacy?

Women Artists, Changing Collections: Recent Acquisitions presents works by women that are new to the Legacy collection. These artists come from diverse backgrounds, have multiple inspirations, and help viewers to see from unique perspectives. Come to get acquainted with emerging and well-known women artists who are changing the Legacy collection; come to question what more can be done and which artists remain absent.

At the Legacy we strive to present the work and stories of diverse artists. Our 2019 exhibits focus on the art of women, non-binary, two-spirit, and trans people.

Image: Angela Marston, Change, 2016, Legacy Collection Acquisition Fund.

Myfanwy Pavelic: Mirrored Selves Within and Without

May 25 - September 21, 2019

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

Opening Celebration & Curator’s Talk with Patricia Bovey
Saturday, May 25 | 2-4pm

This exhibition is presented in two parts:
Legacy Maltwood | at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library | May 18 - Sept 15
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. | May 25 - Sept 21

Victoria-born artist Myfanwy Pavelic (1916-2007) was fascinated with the inner and outer dimensions of being human. Imbued with prescient human insights, and largely self-taught, she created insightful and compelling portraits in pencil, collage, acrylic and oil.

In an exhibition that spans her entire career, guest curator Patricia Bovey explores Pavelic’s keen observation, empathy and knowledge of anatomy allowed her to capture her subjects’ inner essence – fears, vulnerabilities and strengths - consistently revealing the tensions between within and without. Her self-portraits honestly convey her own inner explorations and she used this experience to probe the depths of celebrities including acclaimed violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and renowned actress Katharine Hepburn. Multilayered in feeling and expression, her works exude dignity, beauty and the depths of joy, sadness and despair.

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

Legacy Maltwood

Legacy Maltwood is located on campus at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library

Trans Tipping Point

April 6 - May 12, 2019

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

The Trans Tipping Point (TTP) is a collective of 35 trans youth artists (ages 10-18) and their mentors, from all corners of British Columbia and beyond. Based in Victoria, the TTP holds biannual, youth led arts and writing retreats that strengthen community and connection amongst an intergenerational cohort of trans leaders. This spring, Legacy Maltwood will host an exhibition of art and writing from the TTP completed over the past two years.

Image: Trans Tipping Point, 2018.

Myfanwy Pavelic: Mirrored Selves Within and Without

May 18 - September 15 , 2019

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Opening Celebration & Curator’s Talk with Patricia Bovey
Saturday, May 25 | 2-4pm

This exhibition is presented in two parts:
Legacy Maltwood | at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library | May 18 - Sept 15
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St. | May 25 - Sept 21

Victoria-born artist Myfanwy Pavelic (1916-2007) was fascinated with the inner and outer dimensions of being human. Imbued with prescient human insights, and largely self-taught, she created insightful and compelling portraits in pencil, collage, acrylic and oil.

In an exhibition that spans her entire career, guest curator Patricia Bovey explores Pavelic’s keen observation, empathy and knowledge of anatomy allowed her to capture her subjects’ inner essence – fears, vulnerabilities and strengths - consistently revealing the tensions between within and without. Her self-portraits honestly convey her own inner explorations and she used this experience to probe the depths of celebrities including acclaimed violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and renowned actress Katharine Hepburn. Multilayered in feeling and expression, her works exude dignity, beauty and the depths of joy, sadness and despair.

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

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