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

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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Alumni activity this fall

Alumni activity this fall

Looking for a good example of the interdisciplinary impact of Fine Arts alumni on the local arts scene? Consider the recent CRD Arts Champion Summit held in December, which included presentations by a wide range of our alumni including Mercedes...

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Media & faculty activity this fall

Media & faculty activity this fall

There’s been no shortage of faculty activity beyond our departments this fall, with a wide range of professors and instructors appearing in the media, participating in festivals and exhibitions, or lending their expertise to workshops and symposia. Art History &...

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Distinguished Women Scholars: Measha Brueggergosman

Distinguished Women Scholars: Measha Brueggergosman

UVic Provost’s Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture SeriesThis event is sponsored by the UVic Provost’s Distinguished Women Scholars Lecture CommitteeMeasha Brueggergosman Canadian soprano  11:00 am - 1:00 pm (PST) Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 Via webinar Free & open to...

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ONC Artist-in-Residence call for grad student applications

ONC Artist-in-Residence call for grad student applications

Call for Proposals  UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) are calling for graduate student applications for the 2022 ONC Artist-in-Residence program.  Note: the application period closes on December 17, 2021. s The Artist-in-Residence will ignite...

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Hot new electives for Winter ’22

Hot new electives for Winter ’22

Students, do you need a fascinating elective for Winter 2022? Fine Arts has you covered, no matter what your faculty or area of study. While we're offering dozens of electives, we're highlighting these four as they're open to all students across campus.The Ongoing Art...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Julian Hou

Orion Series presents visiting artist Julian Hou

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: Julian Hou Visiting Artist 7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 Room A162, UVic Visual...

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Orion Series presents playwright Marcia Johnson

Orion Series presents playwright Marcia Johnson

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: Marcia Johnson "Turning Anger Into Theatre" 12:45 - 1:30 pm (PST) Friday, Nov 26, 2021 Chief Dan...

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Fine Arts active during 5 Days of Action

Fine Arts active during 5 Days of Action

UVic’s fourth annual 5 Days of Action runs November 15 to 19, and Fine Arts is a big part of it this year. “We all know that small actions can collectively have big impacts,” says UVic President Kevin Hall. “I hope we will each make time to participate in the events...

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Phoenix Theatre returns with Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Phoenix Theatre returns with Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Phoenix Theatre returns with their first mainstage production since the pandemic closed their doors: Dead Man’s Cell Phone by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl runs November 11-27. A wildly imaginative comedy that blends quirkiness with soul, Dead Man’s Cell Phone...

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Orion Series presents visiting artist Hazel Meyer

Orion Series presents visiting artist Hazel Meyer

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: Hazel Meyer Visiting Artist       7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 Room A162,...

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Baylie Adams rehearses for success

Baylie Adams rehearses for success

 When fourth-year School of Music saxophone player Baylie Adams wanted to make a community impact during last February’s Black History Month, she looked to her own instrument for inspiration. “We were only hearing about Black composers in terms of jazz music, so I...

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Fine Arts online open house Nov 17

Fine Arts online open house Nov 17

Do you know someone ready to pursue a creative future? All are welcome to bring questions and inspiration to our free Fine Arts online open house, happening 6:30-7:30pm Wed, Nov 17 via Zoom. Register here. Note: registration closes two hours before the event. About...

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Visiting Southam Lecturer: Andrew Nikiforuk

Visiting Southam Lecturer: Andrew Nikiforuk

“I believe in getting into hot water: it keeps you clean.” —GK Chesterton  As an author, journalist and contributing editor for The Tyee, Andrew Nikiforuk has written about the use—and abuse—of natural resources and wild landscapes in Canada for more than 30...

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Jenessa Joy Klukas harnesses the power of the pen

Jenessa Joy Klukas harnesses the power of the pen

When it comes to wrapping up a writing degree with a flourish, it’s hard to beat Jenessa Joy Klukas. Not only did Klukas finish the final year of her studies interning at the independent media outlet The Tyee as part of the Journalists for Human Rights’ Indigenous...

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