Henry Hunt, Kwagiulth Chief and Frog
First Peoples House at the University of Victoria
Curated by Emerald Johnstone-Bedell
Twice yearly at convocation the University of Victoria awards honorary degrees to those who have demonstrated distinguished and extraordinary achievements. During its 50-year history UVic has granted honours to seven First Nations artists who have contributed not only to the arts but also to the community at large as leaders, activists, visionaries, role models, and groundbreakers. This exhibition features works from the University of Victoria’s art collection and an excerpt from the citation that was read at the occasion of granting the degree.
- Jack Shadbolt, Hockey Owl
November 28, 2012 – March 9, 2013
Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
Curated by Mary Jo Hughes
Honorary degrees are granted by the University of Victoria to individuals who have demonstrated distinguished and extraordinary achievements. Over its 50-year history UVic has bestowed honours to many artists who have contributed not only to the field of visual arts but also to the community at large.
Honoris Causa is an exhibition featuring works by many of these artists who are represented in the University of Victoria Art Collections including E. J. Hughes, Carole Sabiston, Robert Davidson, Jack Shadbolt, Bill Reid, Ted Harrison, Pat Martin Bates and Susan Point, among many others. Celebrating UVic’s 50th Anniversary this exhibition recognized not only the work but the broad social impact that these creative individuals have had.
Click here to view the UVic 50th Anniversary page.
- Untitled I, Duncan Regehr, 2010
June 13 – August 24, 2012
Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
Curated by Nicholas Tuele
View the online catalogue:
Transformation: A Retrospective Catalogue
For the summer months the Legacy Art Gallery Downtown presents a full retrospective of Duncan Regehr’s “Transformation” body of work. Through a wide-ranging presentation of media the viewer will become acquainted with the artist’s working method: to develop a series of paintings, sculptures, drawings and writings that project and explore a common theme or philosophy. By delving into the collective subconscious and the psyche, Regehr produces images of an intense personal nature, which invites reciprocal identification by the viewer.
Poetry Reading and Curator’s Talk, Saturday July 14 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Inspiration, Susan Point, 2000
April 6 – May 3, 2000
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
Curated by Jim Galvao and Caroline Riedel
An exhibit that forms part of the University’s week-long Millennium Festival, April 1 to 7, celebrating the outstanding achievements of University of Victoria honorands such as Michael Snow, Pat Martin Bates, Ed Harris, Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic, Susan Point, Henry Hunt and Ted Harrison.
This exhibition is about more than just artwork, it is a tribute to the lifelong pursuit of excellence and those individuals who embody that pursuit: the honourary Degree recipients of the University of Victoria.
-Jim Galvao, 2000