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Upcoming Events

Artist in Gallery: Cindy Mochizuki

Other Faces of Nihonga

Friday, March 8 | 4 - 8 pm and
Saturday, March 9 | 11am - 3pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

Free * Drop-in * No registration required

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Join Vancouver based artist Cindy Mochizuki in a collective embroidery and listening experience focusing on the historical and contemporary racialized experiences of women of Japanese Canadian and Japanese descent in British Columbia. Mochizuki's project responds to the Legacy Gallery's current exhibition Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokusho.

Ikebana Workshop with Amanda Gaunt

Sunday, March 17 | 1 - 3pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

Call/email to register: 250.721.6562 | legacy@uvic.ca

Cost per person (includes all materials): $35
No experience necessary

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Join us at Legacy Downtown for a beginner ikebana workshop and learn the Basic Upright Style Moribana, one of two styles that are the foundation for all Japanese flower arranging. The workshop will take place amid the beautiful watercolour paintings of Victoria wildflowers by Elizabeth Duer—Gyokusho..

Container, kenzan and plant materials will be provided so you can continue to create beautiful arrangements at home. Please bring a pair of clippers and a bag to carry the container and kenzan.

Amanda Gaunt is a teacher in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She studied in Japan for more than 12 years.

Past Events

Research Symposium

Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokusho

Saturday, January 19 | 9am to 5pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

Free and open to the public. Register here.

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This symposium examines intersections between Victoria, England, and Japan from the late nineteenth century to the 1950s with a range of talks including Japan's influence in England, the history of Japanese Gardens in Victoria, artist travellers to Japan, Japanese-Canadians and internment in British Columbia, interracial families in Japan, and Duer's life, wildflower paintings, and ethnobotany.

The symposium features a keynote address by Dr. Mikiko Hirayamya, Associate Professor of Asian Art History and Director of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Cincinnati. The title of Dr. Hirayama’s talk is “Gyokusho Elizabeth Duer as a Female Nihonga Artist in Meiji Japan.”

Image: Elizabeth Yeend Duer-Gyokusho, Kamass Camassia quamash; Camas, 1941.

Curator Talk

Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokusho

Saturday, February 2 | 2pm
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

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Join Williams Legacy Chair Carolyn Butler Palmer (Associate Professor, UVic Art History and Visual Studies) and exhibition co-curator Janice Okada (B.A., M.M.St) to learn more about the project and Elizabeth Duer’s story.

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