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 runs from 5-6pm Tuesday, Feb 27 in room A102 of UVic’s Turpin building. An artist, author, political activist & member of the...

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Equity Review results

Equity Review results

During the 2022-2023 academic year, the Faculty of Fine Arts engaged in an Equity Review in order to provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, instructors and students to share their personal experiences with equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression in Fine...

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100 Years of Broadway takes centre stage

100 Years of Broadway takes centre stage

For their second mainstage show of the 2023/24 season, UVic's Phoenix Theatre offers an epic journey through the most iconic and beloved musicals of our time as 100 Years of Broadway dances into the spotlight. Whether you're a seasoned theatregoer or new to the magic...

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Join the Fine Arts e-news

Join the Fine Arts e-news

Did you know that we offer over 150 events a year here in UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts? From concerts, exhibits and plays to readings, artist talks, guest lectures, film screenings and more, all our events are open to the public — and many are free! But how can you...

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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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Dracula bites into 2024

Dracula bites into 2024

Take a bite out of 2024 with a staged public reading of Dracula: A Trilogy of Terror. Split into three separate performances (January 3, 5 & 7), this original seven-part adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel is being adapted and directed by Theatre professor...

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’Tis the season for choral celebration

’Tis the season for choral celebration

Downtown's Christ Church Cathedral was filled beyond capacity for the School of Music's annual winter choral concert on December 2. But you can still experience the harmonious sound of 150+ voices resonating in the cathedral’s beautiful acoustics in this video of the...

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Dean’s Lecture: Danielle Geller

Dean’s Lecture: Danielle Geller

As our most recent Dean's Lecturer, Department of Writing professor Danielle Geller explores the idea of emergence — a  phenomenon of observation and interpretation — within the context of game design, the personal essay and the mind. "The Emergent Essay" is the...

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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 in 2016. Today, that relationship is being...

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Go behind the keys of a Steinway piano

Go behind the keys of a Steinway piano

"A well-tuned, well-played piano is really a thing of joy to me," says Jim Anderson, who has been the School of Music's piano technician for over 25 years. See Jim in action as this short video (made by UVic's Donor Relations) takes us into the quietly exacting world...

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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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Giving Tuesday in Fine Arts: Climate Disaster Project

Giving Tuesday in Fine Arts: Climate Disaster Project

November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a day when the entire UVic community will unite around a common cause — supporting the students and programs that make this university the very special place it is. This year, UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts is raising funds to help create...

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International exchange info fair

International exchange info fair

Did you know UVic offers academic exchanges with over 70 other universities worldwide? That means you can study and travel and not feel like you’re falling behind in your degree work! Learn more at our free international exchange information session specifically for...

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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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Upcoming Music concerts

Upcoming Music concerts

It's a busy month for concerts and recitals in the School of Music! Here's a quick roundup of what's coming up. UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Into the Twilight Directed by Music instructor Wendell Clanton, the UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble has established a reputation for...

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Linda Catlin Smith named Honorary Degree recipient

Linda Catlin Smith named Honorary Degree recipient

Honorary degrees have been awarded at UVic since its inaugural convocation in 1964. An honorary degree is the highest honour the university can bestow for distinguished achievement in scholarship, research, teaching, the creative arts and public service. As part of...

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Feeling Earnest at the Phoenix

Feeling Earnest at the Phoenix

Eric Barnes in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Phoenix Theatre (photo: Dean Kalyan)The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde's timeless comic masterpiece — has long been celebrated for its sharp humour and daring social commentary. But despite being over a...

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New sxʷiʔe’m Indigenous Writers & Storyteller Series launches

New sxʷiʔe’m Indigenous Writers & Storyteller Series launches

When the new sxʷiʔe ̕m “To Tell A Story” Indigenous Writers & Storytellers Series launches at UVic on November 10, it will be offered as a gift to the community by the Department of Writing and professor Gregory Scofield.“My goal is to honor the nations on whose...

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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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Orion Series presents Duncan McCue

Orion Series presents Duncan McCue

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:Duncan McCue Visiting journalist 9:30am (PST) Tuesday, October 17, 2023  Online class visit only...

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Orion Series presents Lindsay Wong

Orion Series presents Lindsay Wong

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:Lindsay Wong Visiting author “Outrunning the Ghosts of ‘Woo-Woo Wong’: Crafting Vulnerable &...

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Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

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: Malik Gaines "Star Choir & Other Narratives" Interdisciplinary artist & scholarAssociate...

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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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Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Legacy gift highlights Steinway anniversary

Arthur Rowe performing on one of UVic's Steinway pianos (photo: Leon Fei)Fifteen years ago, UVic's School of Music was named Canada’s first All-Steinway School and, while there are now over 200 All-Steinway schools globally, UVic is still the only one in Canada — a...

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Southam Lecture: Erica Gies

Southam Lecture: Erica Gies

"Nearly every human endeavor on the planet was conceived and constructed with a relatively stable climate in mind. But as new climate disasters remind us every day, our world is not stable — and it is changing in ways that expose the deep dysfunction of our...

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