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Orion Series presents Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai

Orion Series presents Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai

The OrionLecture 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:Randi Edmundson & Shizuka Kai    Visiting artists & puppeteers, offering a pair of...

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Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

Orion Series presents Kunji Ikeda

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:Kunji Ikeda Visiting artist   7:30pm Monday, Nov 6 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, School of...

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Orion Series presents Patricia Bovey

Orion Series presents Patricia Bovey

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:Patricia Bovey Visiting author & art historian  3:00pm Friday, Nov 17 Bishop Theatre, Phoenix...

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Orion Series presents Duncan McCue

Orion Series presents Duncan McCue

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:Duncan McCue Visiting journalist 9:30am (PST) Tuesday, October 17, 2023  Online class visit only...

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Orion Series presents Lindsay Wong

Orion Series presents Lindsay Wong

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:Lindsay Wong Visiting author “Outrunning the Ghosts of ‘Woo-Woo Wong’: Crafting Vulnerable &...

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Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

Orion Series presents Malik Gaines

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: Malik Gaines "Star Choir & Other Narratives" Interdisciplinary artist & scholarAssociate...

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Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

Call for 2024 grad student ONC artistic residency

2021 ONC AIR Dennis GupaAre you a Fine Arts graduate student interested in oceans and looking for a paid artistic residency in 2024? Are you excited by the idea of exploring the potential for the arts or alternative cultural practices to highlight the visions,...

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Celebratory theatre: telling tales

Celebratory theatre: telling tales

This is a story of stories. And like all classic tales, each has an inciting incident followed by a turning point at which the hero steps onto a new path. They sidle or charge or struggle forward to a point from which there’s no turning back—they're committed to the...

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Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

Harald Krebs & A Place of Infinite Possibility

It was a very different world when Harald Krebs stepped in front of his first School of Music class as an assistant professor in 1986: CDs were cutting-edge technology, email was still unheard of, and zooming simply meant going faster. Fast-forward 37 years and Krebs...

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Exploring the science & mystery of a whale fall

Exploring the science & mystery of a whale fall

Whales may be the largest animals on earth, but what happens after they die still remains something of a mystery: even the name given to their deaths — “whale fall” — evokes a sense of the unknowable. But the latest Fine Arts graduate student to be named...

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Sound Genres explore sound as foundational practice

Sound Genres explore sound as foundational practice

Paul Walde's Glacial The School of Music will be exploring sound as a foundational practice with Sound Genres, a special multimedia symposium running May 26-28 and funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. More than just an academic...

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Visual Arts professor’s work in new Metallica video

Visual Arts professor’s work in new Metallica video

Kelly Richardson's original pieces and how they appear in the Metallica videoWhat happens when “suitably apocalyptic” art by an internationally acclaimed, environmentally focused digital artist appears in the official video for the new Metallica album title track, “72...

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Christopher Butterfield marks retirement with new album

Christopher Butterfield marks retirement with new album

Forget the gold watch: noted composer and longtime School of Music professor Christopher Butterfield is marking his UVic retirement with the March 31 release of his latest album, Souvenir. Performed by longtime musical collaborators Aventa Ensemble, the 70-minute...

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Symposium explores Gendered Threads of Globalization

Symposium explores Gendered Threads of Globalization

Who makes our clothing? How has the shift from artisanal production to “fast fashion” over the last 150 years devalued women’s textile labor in Asia? How are heritage textile/garment traditions across Asia being preserved and revived by laborers and the organizations...

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Orion Series presents Josh Tengan

Orion Series presents Josh Tengan

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: Josh Tengan Visiting curator  7:30pm (PST) Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Room A162, Visual Arts...

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Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Oil & water fuels Ocean Networks Canada artistic residency

Composer & percussionist Colin Malloy is the 2022 Ocean Networks Canada artist-in-residence Our world is saturated by oil. From fuel and plastic to climate change and the global economy, oil affects every aspect of human existence — right down to the microscopic...

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Orion Series presents Kade L. Twist

Orion Series presents Kade L. Twist

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: Kade L. Twist Visiting interdisciplinary artist  7:30pm (PST) Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Room...

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Fine Arts makes 2022 UVic News top 10 list — twice!

Fine Arts makes 2022 UVic News top 10 list — twice!

Fine Arts was excited to see the continuing research and creative activity of our faculty members make it into two separate "UVic Top 10 of 2022" lists!  Compiled by UVic News out of the many stories released across campus throughout the year, we congratulate the...

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Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Dean’s Lecture: Virginia Acuña

Deans' Lecture Series Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In this continuing series of online talks hosted by UVic's Division of Continuing Studies, you'll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests....

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Trans queer UVic alumna named Rhodes Scholar

Trans queer UVic alumna named Rhodes Scholar

There’s getting a great education, and then there’s what you do with it. Canada’s first trans woman Rhodes scholar has big plans for both. University of Victoria graduate Julia Levy is one of 11 young Canadians—the only one in BC—chosen for the prestigious...

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$1.4 million research fellowship for Dr Marcus Milwright

$1.4 million research fellowship for Dr Marcus Milwright

Dr Marcus Milwright, chair of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies, has been named a recipient of the British Academy’s 2022 Global Professorships. This four-year research professorship — valued at £898,000 (about $1.48 million CDN) — will begin in...

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Dean’s Lecture: Merrie Klazek

Dean’s Lecture: Merrie Klazek

Deans' Lecture Series Research is continually reshaping the way we live and think. In this continuing series of online talks hosted by UVic's Division of Continuing Studies, you'll hear from distinguished faculty members and learn about their research interests....

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New book by Alexis Luko heralds the spooky season

New book by Alexis Luko heralds the spooky season

Dr Alexis Luko (photo: Tori Jones)On a stormy Halloween weekend back in 2019, School of Music director Alexis Luko hosted an international symposium titled “The Gothic, the Abject and the Supernatural: Two Hundred Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”. Fast forward to...

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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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