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AGGV grad student showcase

AGGV grad student showcase

Music MFA Jose Enrico Tuazon plays for a full house at the AGGVFine Arts has a long history with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: from faculty exhibits to alumni on staff, from offering the annual undergraduate Fine Arts Student Pass to having current Curator of...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AUDIO+ pushes for positive change in recording industry

AUDIO+ pushes for positive change in recording industry

If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of change happening at the School of Music, thanks to AUDIO+ — a free, four-day workshop aimed at overcoming gender-, race- and class-based discrimination and inequalities in the field of music production and audio...

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Join us for a discussion on sustainability & the arts

Join us for a discussion on sustainability & the arts

The climate crisis is one of the most urgent problems of our time, and the arts can play a vital role in helping people better understand its impact. Discover how scholars and researchers in UVic’s Faculty of Fine Arts are responding to today’s defining issues with...

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ONC Artist in Residence debuts “Gossip with Whales”

ONC Artist in Residence debuts “Gossip with Whales”

The ocean has many songs to sing! Join us for this feast of music and celebration as we launch the world premiere performances of four new choral compositions created during Dennis Gupa's artistic residency with Ocean Networks Canada.    Together with a panel of...

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Beadwork as resistance

Beadwork as resistance

When it comes to beadwork, a design is created bead by bead, row by row: it’s much the same in writing, where poems and stories are created word by word, line by line. But for award-winning poet, memoirist and University of Victoria writing professor Gregory...

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Banting Fellow & Vanier Scholar named in Fine Arts

Banting Fellow & Vanier Scholar named in Fine Arts

Fine Arts researchers and creative practitioners Taylor Brook and Troy Sebastian are among UVic's recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars, "Congratulations to Taylor and Troy," says Acting Dean Allana...

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Kelly Richardson working with UN Biodiversity

Kelly Richardson working with UN Biodiversity

If you could imagine a future for our planet’s biodiversity, what would it be? Visual Arts professor Kelly Richardson has been invited by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to do just that as part of a global collaborative artwork to celebrate the world's...

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Dennis Gupa: from sea rituals to applied theatre and science

Dennis Gupa: from sea rituals to applied theatre and science

The idea of artists working with scientists is nothing new to Dennis Gupa. A PhD candidate in UVic’s theatre department, Gupa is also the current artist-in-residence with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), a UVic initiative. He sees the artistic residency, launched by the...

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Orion Series presents scholar Heather Igloliorte

Orion Series presents scholar Heather Igloliorte

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: Heather Igloliorte Research Chair, Circumpolar Indigenous Arts 7:30 - 9:00 pm (PST) Wednesday,...

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New Legacy exhibit explores life stories through art

New Legacy exhibit explores life stories through art

Technology and history may change across cultures and generations, but the human journey remains the same: we’re born, we age, we have relationships, we die. Yet along the way, we are all shaped by the objects which help us navigate life’s stages, passages and...

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$1.875M gift supports environmental and climate journalism

$1.875M gift supports environmental and climate journalism

The threat of climate change is the most perilous of our time—especially at the beginning of this new decade, which has been frequently identified as the most crucial for preventing catastrophic consequences. Now, one concerned individual is personally addressing that...

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Orion Series presents filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal

Orion Series presents filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal

The Orion Lecture Series in Fine ArtsThrough the generous support of the Orion Fund in Fine Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, is pleased to present:Jennifer Baichwal Canadian Filmmaker Public webinar: "Representing the Anthropocene: Challenges...

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New project explores global food sovereignty

New project explores global food sovereignty

How can vulnerable communities build local and regional governance of food systems in the context of the climate crisis? That’s the question behind a new interdisciplinary film project co-directed by Department of Writing chair Maureen Bradley and Department of...

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A new & different academic year

A new & different academic year

A new (and different) school year Welcome to issue 13 of the Fine Arts Connector and the start of a new academic year—one that we can definitely say will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. With only about 3,500 students on campus and the majority of classes...

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Where are the women composers?

Where are the women composers?

Where are the women composers in music history? While it seems ridiculous to ask that, female composers still face significant barriers and challenges—which made it an ideal topic for Ideafest 2020, UVic’s annual public research festival.    As part of her research,...

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Expanding our campus community

Expanding our campus community

Expanding our campus community  Welcome to issue 10 of the Fine Arts Connector, your regular listing of news, resources, activities and other shareable content from UVic's Faculty of Fine Arts. It's a handy way of keeping up with student, faculty and alumni activity...

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