Category Archives: Maltwood Collection

Exhibitions that draws from the John and Katherine Maltwood Collection.

Furniture from the Maltwood Collection

July 26 – September 13, 1987

Maltwood Art Gallery

Furniture from the Maltwood Collection spanning the early formative years of the craft in England, 1590 to 1800.

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Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain, 1650 to 1900

Untitled, Unknown; Crane Scroll
Untitled, Unknown; Crane Scroll

April 26 – May 21, 1985

Maltwood Art  Museum and Gallery

In 1650 a new appreciation for natural beauty arose and Chinese potters expressed this love of nature through cobalt blue designs of flora and fauna.

In the 17th century, a mass industry of exports to the West was established, which was the only source of “china” in Europe for a long time. Chinese porcelain became an enviable domestic possession and had a great influence on Western ceramic art.

The porcelain was drawn from a private collection. The John and Katharine Maltwood collection provided Chinese hanging scrolls and furniture for the exhibition.

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400 Years of Furniture from the Maltwood Collection

May 24 – July 8, 1984

Maltwood Art Gallery

An exhibition of furniture bequeathed to the gallery by Katharine Emma Maltwood. The collection features styles ranging from Tudor to Arts and Crafts seen on Canadian, British, Chinese, Italian, Dutch and Turkish furniture.

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Oriental Scroll Paintings

Unknown, Taoist Immortal With A Crane
Unknown, Taoist Immortal With A Crane

November 7 – December 4, 1983

Maltwood Art Gallery

View the online catalogue:

Oriental Scroll Paintings – Catalogue

This was an exhibit of the complete collection of oriental scroll paintings acquired in the Maltwood bequest.

The scrolls displayed were hanging scrolls of ink on silk in the 16th century style. The images featured garden scenes, gatherings of scholars, portairs, buddhist symbolism and animals.

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery Recent Acquisitions

Maxwell Bates, Figures At A Table, 1968
Maxwell Bates, Figures At A Table, 1968

September 24 – October 15, 1981

Maltwood Art Gallery

This exhibition featured works recently acquired by UVic through donation or purchase. Artists included Roy Henry Vickers, Toni Onley, Jack Shadbolt, Myfanwy Pavelic, and Maxwell Bates. The exhibition reflected the wide variety in the collection and the variety within the local arts community.

Inaugural Exhibition

Katharine Maltwood - Olympic Mountains from Oak Bay Golf Club
Katharine Maltwood – Olympic Mountains from Oak Bay Golf Club, September 1978

September 1, 1978

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The first exhibition of the Maltwood Collection at its University Centre exhibition space. The collection includes pieces curated by John and Katharine Maltwood, as well as original sculptures and drawings by Katharine Maltwood.

The Maltwood Collection

Nico Wilhem Jungman, Katherine Maltwood
Nico Wilhem Jungman, Katherine Maltwood

March 11 – April 15, 1978

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Professor Martin Segger

A webpage outlining the collection in depth can be viewed here. It features a history of the collection and the bequest and information about the Maltwoods.

View a simplified version of the catalogue:

Catalogue of the Maltwood Art Museum

This exhibit is dedicated to showcasing the John & Katharine Maltwood Bequest, the founding collection of the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery at the University of Victoria.