Phoenix Theatre announces 22/23 season

Phoenix Theatre announces 22/23 season

While UVic's Phoenix Theatre is well known for offering top-quality mainstage productions each year, these shows also serve as an integral part of the academic requirements of students enrolled the Department of Theatre’s BFA and MFA degrees. When you attend the...

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Art gallery a fertile ground for magic of forests

Art gallery a fertile ground for magic of forests

A screenshot from “The Ground That Mends,” the stop motion video by UVic fine arts PhD alumna Connie Michele MoreyGroundbreaking research in the 1990s by forest ecologist Suzanne Simard revealed that trees “talk” to each other through an underground network of fungi....

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Sharing fears and truths about climate change

Sharing fears and truths about climate change

Crookes Professor Sean Holman (right) with Writing student Sandra IbrahimRecent climate-related disasters—from heatwaves and wildfires to floods and hurricanes—make it clear that we need to prepare for climate change, while also trying to prevent it. Journalists and...

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Latest ONC collaboration focuses on data sonification

Latest ONC collaboration focuses on data sonification

How do you use music to address the climate crisis? If you're Colin Malloy, you fuse your current status as a PhD candidate with both the School of Music and UVic's Computer Science with your background as a percussionist and apply to become the latest...

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Best in her class: Victoria Medal winner Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen

Best in her class: Victoria Medal winner Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen

Caitlin Wareing-Oksanen with Dr Allana Lindgren, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts Students come to UVic for a variety of reasons: some because it’s close (or far) from home, others because of a certain program or faculty member. For outstanding Art History &...

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Public talk by Shahzia Sikander

Public talk by Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander's "The Scroll" (vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, and tea on hand-prepared wasli paper, 1989-1990)The Visual Arts department invites you to a public lecture by Shahzia Sikander, a candidate for the Canada Excellence Research Chair in...

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From a ragged edge, Daniel Laskarin explores possible futures

From a ragged edge, Daniel Laskarin explores possible futures

An artist and a professor with the Department of Visual Arts, Daniel Laskarin’s practice is object based, materially and philosophically rooted; it investigates our experience of images as a form of thought and of objects as other bodies, which in art may give sensory...

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Free public lecture by Heather Igloliorte

Free public lecture by Heather Igloliorte

The Department of Visual Arts invites you to a free public lecture and artist talk by Dr. Heather Igloliorte. 7pm Monday, July 4 in room 103 of UVic's Fine Arts building (masks are encouraged) or via Zoom: https://uvic.zoom.us/j/96013374661 Dr. Heather Igloliorte, an...

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Adam Con looks to rebalance the scales of music education

Adam Con looks to rebalance the scales of music education

To paraphrase the poet Longfellow, music may well be our universal language, but how it’s traditionally taught in our schools no longer speaks to students in a multicultural society. That’s why School of Music professor Adam Con is looking to rebalance the musical...

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Visual arts grad Dieu Anh Hoang has designs on life

Visual arts grad Dieu Anh Hoang has designs on life

If you ask international student Dieu Anh Hoang what aspect of her undergraduate degree had the biggest impact on her, she’ll tell you it wasn’t the pandemic, it wasn’t her co-op terms and it wasn’t even earning her BFA in Visual Arts with honours: it was actually a...

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South Asian Art History Student Symposium

South Asian Art History Student Symposium

Interested in exploring the fascinating history of South Asian art? Don't miss the South Asian Art History Student Symposium, hosted by our Department of Art History & Visual Studies. Join leading and emerging historians of South Asian art history as they present...

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Orion Series presents Rebecca Brown

Orion Series presents Rebecca Brown

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: Rebecca Brown Professor & Chair, Department of Art History, Johns Hopkins University  ...

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New Summer Arts Series with Continuing Studies

New Summer Arts Series with Continuing Studies

New for summer 2022, Fine Arts is offering our inaugural Summer Arts Series in partnership with UVic's Division of Continuing Studies and Alumni Relations, which will see returning alumni teaching courses for the general public. And for this first series, we've chosen...

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Creative Futures: Documenting the Climate Crisis

Creative Futures: Documenting the Climate Crisis

Creative Futures: Dean's Speaker Series"Documenting the Climate Crisis" With Sean Holman, Colin Malloy & Paul Walde Moderated by Dennine Dudley 12:30pm (PST) Thursday, May 26, 2022 Online webinar  Free & open to the public via Zoom Register here Presented by...

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Orion Series presents Smum iem Matriarch Marilyn James

Orion Series presents Smum iem Matriarch Marilyn James

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: Marilyn James Smum iem Matriarch, Autonomous Sinixt  “Counter mapping and Sinixt Resurgence” ...

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Orion Series presents professor & architect Steve Mannell

Orion Series presents professor & architect Steve Mannell

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: Steve Mannell Professor & architect, Dalhousie University “Living Lightly on the Earth”:...

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Annual BFA exhibit returns to in-person format

Annual BFA exhibit returns to in-person format

Given the shifting nature of life on campus recently, it’s hard to think of a better title for this year’s Visual Arts BFA exhibit than Subject to Change. Featuring the work of 32 graduating artists whose academic experience has been very much that since 2020, there’s...

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Call for nominations: student community impact award

Call for nominations: student community impact award

Are you a current or graduating UVic Fine Arts undergraduate who’s been involved with some community-engaged creative activity in Greater Victoria between Jan 1/21 & May 31/22? If so, you could qualify for $1,000 via our Community Impact Award! The annual Fine...

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School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

School of Music debuts new Ballet BC collaboration

Christopher Butterfield performs "Scenes of Thought" with Sidney Chuckas, Kiana Jung & Emily Chessa (photo: Kristy Farkas)There’s no question the COVID era has had a devastating impact on the arts industry, but it has also provided time and space for bold new...

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Visiting Artist: Jaimie Isaac

Visiting Artist: Jaimie Isaac

"The Eighth and Final Fire" (2021), public art installation by Jaimie Isaac (Winnipeg)Our final Visiting Artist of the academic year is the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s new chief curator, Jaimie Isaac, an interdisciplinary artist and mixed-heritage member of the...

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The Human Nature of Climate Change

The Human Nature of Climate Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnRVSA_3L70 No question, we've had a tough few years: many people across BC are still grappling with the aftermath of intense winter storms and some areas continue to be impacted without reprieve. Recent historic winter rainfalls were...

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Meet Shakespeare’s Women

Meet Shakespeare’s Women

The cast of Shakespeare's Women (all photos by Dean Kalyan)With the recent International Women's Day celebrations, the final Phoenix Theatre play of our academic year—Libby Appel's Shakespeare's Women—seems doubly appropriate. Featuring the Bard's most iconic leading...

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Young Alumni Lunch & Learn Series: Are You Media Ready?

Young Alumni Lunch & Learn Series: Are You Media Ready?

Whatever your creative practice, it's essential that you tell the right story about yourself—and have the kind of social media profile that shows you're serious about your craft. Join a recent grad for this insider-look at best practices when it comes to working with...

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Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

Fine Arts was thrilled to see three past graduates named among the 20 recipients of the UVic's 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards announced on March 10.  Presented by UVic and the University of Victoria Alumni Association, the awards recognize graduates who, through...

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Orion Series presents Islamic scholar Richard McClary

Orion Series presents Islamic scholar Richard McClary

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: Richard McClary Visiting Scholar “Islamic Tiles in Museums: Past, Present & Future” 11:30am...

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Meet our newest Youth Poet Laureate

Meet our newest Youth Poet Laureate

  When the City of Victoria recently announced the news that recent Writing / English double-major Eli Mushumanski had been chosen as the 2022 Youth Poet Laureate, we here at Fine Arts were justifiably proud. Mushumanski is the third YPL to come out of UVic's...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Jim Holyoak

Orion Series presents visiting artist Jim Holyoak

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: Jim Holyoak Visiting Artist 7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Room A162, UVic Visual...

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Young Alumni Lunch & Learn Series

Young Alumni Lunch & Learn Series

Wondering how to connect your studies to the wider world of the arts? Interested in exploring creative career opportunities? Curious about professional life after graduation? Bring your questions when recent Fine Arts alumni offer the inside scoop in these moderated,...

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Orion Series presents visiting playwright Carmen Aguirre

Orion Series presents visiting playwright Carmen Aguirre

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: Carmen Aguirre Visiting Author & Playwright 12:30 pm (PST) Thurs, Feb 17, 2022 Phoenix...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Abdoulaye Niang

Orion Series presents visiting artist Abdoulaye Niang

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine Arts Through the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the School of Music, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Abdoulaye Niang Teacher-Researcher   1:30 - 3:30 pm (PST) Saturday, February 12, 2022 David Lam...

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