Snapshot of a year

Snapshot of a year

We're excited to share with you the latest edition of the Faculty of Fine Arts Annual Review. While it's always difficult to encapsulate an entire year's worth of activity into a single 36-page magazine, we do enjoy the creative challenge of sharing our top stories...

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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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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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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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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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Portland student balances art & athletics

Portland student balances art & athletics

When it comes to making goals, Harry Ritter West is scoring two-for-two. A varsity athlete with UVic's men’s soccer team, West knows how to keep his eye on the ball—but as a fourth-year Visual Arts student, he also has the creative vision to shoot as a photographer....

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Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Opera star Marion Newman joins UVic Music

Critically acclaimed Canadian opera singer and national CBC Radio host Marion Newman is returning to the University of Victoria to join the award-winning teaching faculty at the School of Music. Newman — whose traditional name is Nege’ga — is of Kwagiulth and Stó:lō...

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Celebrating our Rubinoff Scholars

Celebrating our Rubinoff Scholars

Congratulations go out to the Fine Arts graduate student recipients of the inaugural Jeffrey Rubinoff Student Scholarships, many of whom gathered at the University Club on March 5  to offer their thanks and mingle with the Rubinoff Foundation’s Betty Kennedy and Karun...

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Orion Series presents Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai

Orion Series presents Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai

The OrionLecture Series in Fine ArtsThrough the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai    Visiting artists & puppeteers, offering a pair of...

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$1500 student mural call

$1500 student mural call

All current UVic Visual Arts students are invited to submit a proposal by March 26 for a new $1,500 mural project in the lobby of UVic’s Island Medical Program. This uplifting & welcoming mural should reflect any of the following themes: health & wellness,...

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Comics as a path to resistance

Comics as a path to resistance

Kwakwaka’wakw author, artist & activist Gord Hill is the 2024 Lehan Lecturer with UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts. His free public talk ran on Thursday, March 7 in room A110 of UVic’s Turpin building. You can watch his talk in this video: An artist, author, political...

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Latent: Critical Conversations about Collections

Latent: Critical Conversations about Collections

On Saturday, January 27, the Department of Art History & Visual Studies hosted Latent: Critical Conversations about Collections — a day of public lectures and a roundtable discussion about art collections, organized in conjunction with Legacy Gallery's current...

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Fine Arts in the news: media roundup

Fine Arts in the news: media roundup

When it comes to announcements, publications and media appearances, there's never really a slow time for Fine Arts faculty, alumni and students — and the past couple of months have been no exception. Here's a quick roundup of who's been speaking with the media lately....

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Allan Antliff named inaugural Rubinoff Legacy Professor

Allan Antliff named inaugural Rubinoff Legacy Professor

The Faculty of Fine Arts has developed a strong relationship with the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation since 2016 when the late BC sculptor created the Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Endowment at UVic. Today, that relationship is being...

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2023 Student Impact Award winners

2023 Student Impact Award winners

For the third year in a row, Fine Arts honoured the winners of our annual Student Community Impact Awards as part of the Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards. Held on November 24 at Victoria City Hall, Fine Arts Dean Allana Lindgren presented three separate awards of...

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Transformational reconciliation through exhibitions

Transformational reconciliation through exhibitions

Dr Heather Igloliorte at UVic, November 2023 (UVic Photo Services)If it wasn’t for a hurricane, the life of globally renowned Inuk and Nunatsiavut art historian and curator Dr. Heather Igloliorte would have taken an entirely different turn. Back in 2003, she had just...

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Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

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:Kunji Ikeda Visiting artist   7:30pm Monday, Nov 6 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, School of...

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Orion Series presents Patricia Bovey

Orion Series presents Patricia Bovey

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:Patricia Bovey Visiting author & art historian  3:00pm Friday, Nov 17 Bishop Theatre, Phoenix...

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Discover “how art seeds change, & seeds change art”

Discover “how art seeds change, & seeds change art”

Visual Arts professor and UVic Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practices Carey Newman gave this inspirational talk at TEDx Whistler recently, guiding us through some of his inspirational art pieces while teaching us how art can be the key to enabling ordinary people to...

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Visiting artist: Farheen Haq

Visiting artist: Farheen Haq

Our latest Visiting Artist is South Asian Muslim Canadian artist Farheen Haq. All are welcome to this free public talk, 7:30pm Wed, Oct 18, in room A162 of the Visual Arts building.Informed by interiority, ritual & spiritual practice Haq's multidisciplinary...

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Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

2021 ONC AIR Dennis GupaAre you a Fine Arts graduate student interested in oceans and looking for a paid artistic residency in 2024? Are you excited by the idea of exploring the potential for the arts or alternative cultural practices to highlight the visions,...

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Orange Shirt Day events

Orange Shirt Day events

Did you know this popular Orange Shirt Day design "Hearts & Hands" was created by multi-disciplinary Kwakwaka'wakw/Coast Salish artist Carey Newman? UVic's Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practices and a professor with both our departments of Visual Arts and Art...

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Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Have you signed up for the Sept 5 New Student Orientation?

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Awi’nakola as a way of being

Awi’nakola as a way of being

Paul Walde, Rande Cook & Kelly Richardson on stage at the Rifflandia Festival in Sept ’22It would be difficult to imagine two more different audiences than those at Montreal’s COP 15 UN Biodiversity Conference and Victoria’s Rifflandia Music Festival, but both...

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Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Join us for New Student Orientation on Sept 5

Wondering what it’s going to be like to be a UVic Fine Arts student? Get a snapshot of your upcoming year while meeting other students at our annual New Student Orientation event! RSVP now for this free session & get a jump on the semester! Date: Tuesday, Sept...

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Witness Blanket seeks “soundtrack of resilience”

Witness Blanket seeks “soundtrack of resilience”

Carey Newman demonstrating his VR Witness Blanket project (photo: Ella Matte/Saanich News)Already widely acclaimed for his powerful art installation the Witness Blanket, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish multi-disciplinary artist and Fine Arts professor Carey Newman is...

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Zainub Verjee awarded Honorary Doctorate

Zainub Verjee awarded Honorary Doctorate

The Faculty of Fine Arts is thrilled to announce that Zainub Verjee will be awarded the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) at the 2023 Fine Arts convocation ceremony. You can watch Zainub Verjee’s address to graduating Fine Arts students as part of the UVic...

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Summer Arts Series showcases arts technology

Summer Arts Series showcases arts technology

Looking to expand your artistic repertoire with new skills and practices? Fine Arts is once again partnering with UVic’s Division of Continuing Studies and Alumni Relations for our second annual Summer Arts Series. This year’s series, running in July 2023, will focus...

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Call for submissions: 3rd annual Student Impact Awards!

Call for submissions: 3rd annual Student Impact Awards!

Are you a current or graduating Fine Arts student who’s been involved with some community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria between January 1/22 & May 31/23? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our annual Community Impact Award! The Fine Arts...

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