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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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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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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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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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$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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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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Allan Antliff named inaugural Rubinoff Legacy Professor

Allan Antliff named inaugural Rubinoff Legacy Professor

The Faculty of Fine Arts has developed a strong relationship with the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation since 2016 when the late BC sculptor created the Jeffrey Rubinoff Scholar in Art as a Source of Knowledge Endowment at UVic. Today, that relationship is being...

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