Stories from the Creative Edge

More micro-certificates for the GLAM sector

More micro-certificates for the GLAM sector

Working in partnership, the department of Art History & Visual Studies and the Division of Continuing Studies launched two new micro-certificate programs this past year: Digital Planning for the Cultural Sector and Indigenous Cultural Stewardship.  Fine Arts is at...

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New mural connects art & wellness

New mural connects art & wellness

When the head of UVic’s Island Medical Program decided it was time to freshen up the lobby of the Medical Sciences building, he reached out to Fine Arts Dean Allana Lindgren for inspiration. Together, they came up with a plan that would result in the commissioning of...

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Eva Baboula marks a decade as Associate Dean

Eva Baboula marks a decade as Associate Dean

For the past 10 years, Art History & Visual Studies professor Eva Baboula has been a consistent and guiding force as our longest-serving Associate Dean — a position from which she steps down on June 30. During that time, she not only continued teaching with AHVS...

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Faith, fuel and the life of poet Cara-Lyn Morgan

Faith, fuel and the life of poet Cara-Lyn Morgan

Cara-Lyn Morgan grew up as a bit of a nomad, living at various times in Regina, SK, Windsor, ON and BC’s Okanagan region. She originally moved to Victoria to attend Camosun College’s criminal justice program and complete a criminology degree she had begun earlier at...

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Beth Stuart’s monumental Montreal art commission

Beth Stuart’s monumental Montreal art commission

When it comes to her creative output, award-winning Visual Arts professor Beth Stuart works in an expanding range of media including writing, painting, ceramics, performance, textiles and sculptural installations. Picking up on overlooked historical moments, as well...

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Quartet Fest West returns

Quartet Fest West returns

The chamber music experience Quartet Fest West returns to the School of Music from June 24-July 5 with a lineup including former members of the Lafayette String Quartet, guest artists the Jasper String Quartet, the Breakwater Quartet plus this year's student...

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Summer Arts Series now registering

Summer Arts Series now registering

Looking to add some hands-on art-making to your summer plans? Curious about how art can transform our experience of the world and the way we engage with each other? The UVic Summer Arts Series is back in July with a series of Fine Arts alumni-led public workshops...

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Congratulation to the 2024 grad class!

Congratulation to the 2024 grad class!

Jude Wolff Ackroyd, BFA Honours 2024Congratulations to our 2024 grad class! Whether you're graduating from our department of Art History & Visual Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing or the School of Music, you're now part of an extended community of nearly...

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Feeling of solstalgia inspires Ocean Networks Canada residency

Feeling of solstalgia inspires Ocean Networks Canada residency

How do we feel when the ecosystems we know and love start to vanish? What happens when our memories no longer match our physical surroundings? And what about the ecosystems we don’t see? These are the kind of questions inspiring the work of Megan Harton, the latest...

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Orion Series presents filmmaker Ali Kazimi

Orion Series presents filmmaker Ali Kazimi

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present: Ali Kazimi Documentary filmmaker "Documentarian as Witness: The Making of Beyond Extinction"...

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Remembering guitarist Alexander Dunn

Remembering guitarist Alexander Dunn

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our friend and School of Music colleague, Dr. Alexander Dunn, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of May 8. “This is a loss that will be deeply felt by members of our School and the wider music community,”...

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Climate Disaster Project wins national award

Climate Disaster Project wins national award

UVic's Climate Disaster Project has been named the winner of a Special Recognition Citation at the National Newspaper Awards—Canada’s top journalism awards. Announced at a gala event in Toronto on April 26, the award is designed to recognize exceptional journalism...

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Submission call for Student Impact Awards!

Submission call for Student Impact Awards!

Are you a current (or graduating) Fine Arts undergraduate student who’s been involved with a community-engaged creative project in Greater Victoria between Jan 1/23 & May 31/24? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our annual Fine Arts Student Community Impact...

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Annual BFA grad exhibit opens April 19

Annual BFA grad exhibit opens April 19

Our final public event of the 23/24 academic season is the annual Department of Visual Arts BFA graduation exhibition, this year titled Silver Bullets. After the public opening night gala on April 19, the free exhibit runs 10am-6pm daily through April 28. With pieces...

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