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:

Charo Neville

Visiting curator


7:30 – 9:00 pm (PST)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 


Free & open to the public via Zoom


Presented by UVic’s Department of Visual Arts
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A curatorial approach

Charo Neville is curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery, where she has developed a program of contemporary, historical and touring exhibitions along with publications since 2011. An undergrad alumna of UVic’s Art History & Visual Studies department, she graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Critical Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Neville has held positions as Curatorial Assistant at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Associate Director at Catriona Jeffries Gallery and Interim Curator/Director at Artspeak. Neville also served on the board of directors at the Western Front (2006-2010).

“Art—visual art in particular—has this amazing capacity to take the world and translate it in through metaphor and through experience that make you see the world differently,” she says.

Neville has also facilitated public art projects throughout Kamloops, including Luminocity, which she initiated in 2014. In addition to developing publications for the Kamloops Art Gallery since 2011, Neville has contributed to magazines including Fillip, Yishu, West Coast Line and Blackflash, and participated on visual art juries—including the 2013 Sobey Art Award.


About the Orion Fund

Established through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the Orion Fund in Fine Arts is designed to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada—and the world—to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and to make their talents and achievements available to faculty, students, staff and the wider Greater Victoria community who might otherwise not be able to experience their work.

The Orion Fund also exists to encourage institutions outside Canada to invite regular faculty members from our Faculty of Fine Arts to be visiting  artists/scholars at their institutions; and to make it possible for Fine Arts faculty members to travel outside Canada to participate in the academic life of foreign institutions and establish connections and relationships with them in order to encourage and foster future exchanges.

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