July 1 – August 23, 2009
Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
Curated by Allan Collier
Imagine Victoria when Bastion Square was a parking lot, UVic had no rabbits and Paul’s Diner served the best plate of fries at any hour. A retro Victoria comes alive through the work of architectural photographer Hubert Norbury, on display at the Legacy Art Gallery and Café this summer.
Norbury succeeded in documenting a building boom that transformed Victoria from a sleepy retreat to a vibrant city, rejuvenated by progressive town planning, a new university campus, and an international airport. His photographs serve as a rich and detailed record of a unique era in Victoria’s architectural history when modern ideas and new building technologies were embraced by its architects and increasingly accepted by the general public.
Images include the construction of car parks, medical clinics, high-rise apartments, hospitals, churches, schools, and educational facilities familiar to any long-term resident of Victoria.
Next exhibition in series The Emergence of Architectural Modernism I