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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Laura Ramoso is that one girl who became an internet sensation

Laura Ramoso is that one girl who became an internet sensation

Laura Ramoso live on stage (Angelo Manalac photo) Like many artists, Theatre alumna and comedy sensation Laura Ramoso (BFA ’16), struggled to find a way to practise her craft when the pandemic turned out the stage lights in 2020. Her fledgling career in live comedy...

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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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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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Phoenix Theatre launches new season

Phoenix Theatre launches new season

im:print 2024  October 3–12, 2024 A special presentation with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria featuring a creative team of diverse artists and facilitators. im:print 2024 is a diverse performance that skillfully weaves together the personal stories...

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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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Chamber Singers mark 50 years at UVic Music

Chamber Singers mark 50 years at UVic Music

Retired conductor Bruce More takes the stage with the Chamber Singers at the concert in March (Beth Bingham photo)For 50 years, the UVic Chamber Singers have proven to be one of the most endearing — and enduring — ensembles in our School of Music. Over the years, the...

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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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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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