Category Archives: Art Education

Exhibitions that draw from the University of Victoria’s department of Art Education.

PRAXIS: Studio/Classroom: Current work by art educators from the University of Victoria

posterfinalJanuary 16 – February 6, 2016 

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown 630 Yates Street

In this first exhibition of 2016 at the Legacy Art Gallery Downtown, art educators from the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Education present a diverse range of current work, including ceramics, digital art, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and video.

Committed to collaboration, exchange and annual group exhibitions, these artists/educators recognize the research value of studio practice where the interdependence of teaching and creative production each inform and enhance the other. Drawing upon diverse personal and professional experiences and inspirations, the exhibition of their creative production represents an exciting array of ideas, imagery and processes.

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 16, 2-4pm

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

630 Yates Street

Join us to meet the artists and for light refreshments.

Image Michael J. Emme with New Muses, Don Bergland.

Syn•Optic: Art Education Faculty

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Image by Dr. Mike Emme, 2013

March 13 – May 4, 2013

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

From the studios of 23 University of Victoria art education instructors in the Faculty of Education comes a rich and diverse exhibition of images and objects in traditional and new media. These works reflect studio lives that serve as foundation for the collaboration and exchange of ideas between these artist/educators in their daily work with students engaged in creative problem solving, studio-based visual research and art exhibitions of their own. The classroom and the studio are interconnected sites of research for this creative community where teaching informs studio practice and studio informs teaching practice. This exhibition invites visitors to experience those dynamic interactions.

Divergence: Insights into Studio Practices

Bill Zuk, Opal Ice
Bill Zuk, Opal Ice

February 29 – April 14, 2012

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

From the studios of 19 University of Victoria art education instructors in the Faculty of Education comes a rich and diverse exhibition of images and objects that range through traditional and newer media. Working independently in their studios, these artist/educators collaborate and exchange ideas on a daily basis while working with students, engaging them in creative problem solving, and assisting in the preparation of work for exhibitions.

What they hold in common is a commitment to both the classroom and the studio as sites of research and dissemination. Teaching informs studio practice and studio informs teaching practice in the daily ebb and flow of professional life. This exhibition invites visitors to experience that dynamic interaction.

Connect the Blocks

January 24 – February 22, 2011

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

Curated by Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer, William’s Legacy Chair and assistant History-in-Art Professor

Click here to view the official University of Victoria Fine Arts page on the project.

Connect the Blocks is an experimental exhibit, bringing together individual’s creativity with other members of the Victoria community. Visitors are encouraged to fill in a block with a self-portrait, words to live by, or whatever inspires them! The blocks will be connected to others on a moveable mosaic to create a community based exhibit. The finished product, along with twenty-four pieces of art chosen from the Michael Williams Legacy Collection, will then go to hang permanently in The Cool Aid Community Health Centre in downtown Victoria.

Teachers of Teachers: 30th Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Bow Glacier, Bill Zuk

Bow Glacier, Bill Zuk

January 9 – March 17, 2010

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Dr William Zuk and Dr Robert Dalton

For the 30th consecutive year, the Art Education Faculty will display a rich and diverse collection of images at the McPherson Library Gallery at the University of Victoria.

The exhibit, with the largest group of contributors on record, will show the work from 22 studios of art educators who practice what they teach. The work comes from a range of backgrounds, from retired professors to masters students working as teaching assistants. On view will be themes capturing traditional and realistic perspectives to newer media explorations that are ephemeral and mystical.

Gathering: 25th Anniversary Masters and Doctoral Art Education

Dr. Margaret Travis, Untitled, scene of countryside
Dr. Margaret Travis, Untitled, scene of countryside

June 4 – September 25, 2009

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Dr William Zuk and Dr Robert Dalton

View the online catalogue:

Gathering – Catalogue

Graduate Students and Faculty Honouring Dr. Margaret Travis with Gathering. Art Education celebrates 25 years of outstanding Graduate programs with an exhibition hosted by the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery. The exhibition, Gathering, honours Dr. Margaret Travis and will show showcase artworks produced by its graduate students and faculty.

What began as a small group in the Art Education program became over 100 success stories. The exhibition also recognizes professors Geoff Hodder, George Steggles, John Cawood, Dr. Margaret Travis, Dr. Bill Zuk, Dr. Don Bergland, Dr. Robert Dalton and Dr. Mike Emme for their guidance and expertise.

Art Education Faculty Exhibition

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January 15 – February 14, 2008

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Dr Robert Dalton and Dr William Zuk

As teachers and artists, the Faculty’s art educators reveal their diverse artistic interests and identities. These are explored in drawings, paintings, collages, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and light displays. This annual exhibit steps out of the classroom into the studios of art education to look at the creative energy which fuels their teaching. Community voice and intergenerational learning as part of building a strong art based education.

25th Anniversary Art Education Faculty Exhibition & Retrospective Honouring Marion Small

January 19 – February 24, 2005

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Dr William Zuk

An exhibition of work by the Art Education faculty, reflecting on a personal vision and offering numerous perspectives on the human experience. Numerous materials and processes were explored fro oil and acrylic paintings, collages, and mixed media to digital prints and photographs. Distinguished by its coverage of historical, cultural, and environmental issues, the exhibition also maintained a healthy diversity of work.

The work of Marion Small was also displayed. Small was a former art education faculty member who passed away in 2003.

Across the Nation II

May 4 – May 31, 2004

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

The second instalment of Arcoss the Nation, a juried Art Education exhibition of Canadian universities and colleges. The work featured offers numerous perspectives on the human experience as it reflects on a personal vision, while exploring the relationship of art education to the ideas and processes of the studio.

23rd Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

January 21 – February 13, 2003

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

An exhibit of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture ceramics and jewellery by the University of Victoria Art Education Faculty. Artists featured included Robert Dalton, Walter Dexter, Don Bergland, Bill Zuk, Helen Smith, Ron Smith, Kathy Collis, Caren Willms and Stan Horner.

UVic’s Visual Arts Department Alumni Show (BFAs 1963-1993)

April 2 – June 13, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Pat George and Phyllis Serota

Exhibition of UVic Visual Arts alumni. Thirty years’ worth of Visual Arts BFA graduates have been invited to participate in this exhibit, the first of its kind at UVic. Over sixty artists’ pieces will be included in the exhibit. The works chosen will reflect the diversity of the artists’ interests and artistic explorations in painting, drawing, sculpture and other mixed media work.

22nd Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

January 2002

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Recent drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and light displays produced by members of the University of Victoria Art Education Faculty. This exhibit celebrates the environment and the international year of mountains.