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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BC Arts Council Funding 101

BC Arts Council Funding 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8LB8TFPdGU   Curious about funding your creative projects? Wondering how to apply for grants? Get to know the BC Arts Council—the provincial funding agency for arts & culture—in this Q&A info session aimed at upper-level...

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BC Arts Council Funding 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8LB8TFPdGU   Curious about funding your creative projects? Wondering how to apply for grants? Get to know the BC Arts Council—the provincial funding agency for arts & culture—in this Q&A info session aimed at upper-level...

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Fine Arts well represented at the 2022 Victoria Film Festival

Fine Arts well represented at the 2022 Victoria Film Festival

Running February 4-13, both online and in theatres, the Victoria Film Festival will descend on Victoria with a new raft of films to delight movie goers of all stripes. No stranger to the VFF, you'll once again find Fine Arts well-represented in these films and events:...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Linda Catlin Smith

Orion Series presents visiting artist Linda Catlin Smith

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:Linda Catlin Smith Composer 4 - 5:30 pm (PST) Wednesday, Feb 9, 2021 Rm. A169, MacLaurin Building,...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Tanya Linklater

Orion Series presents visiting artist Tanya Linklater

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: Tanya Lukin Linklater Visiting Artist 7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022 Room A162,...

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Top-10 Fine Arts stories of 2021

Top-10 Fine Arts stories of 2021

As we wind down a(nother) year of unprecedented firsts, it is with gratitude and awe that we look back on the student accomplishments, faculty successes, new appointments and visiting scholars who made 2021 memorable. Read on to see some of the things that kept our...

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The impact of Indigenous art  practices on truth & reconciliation

The impact of Indigenous art practices on truth & reconciliation

Art not only has the power to inspire, it can also be a powerful catalyst for change. Nowhere is this more evident than in issues of truth and reconciliation, as Carey Newman well knows. Recently appointed as the inaugural Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practices with...

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