Body Language is about the reclamation of cultural tattooing in the Pacific Northwest. This exhibition takes an intimate look at historic and contemporary cultural tattooing from the perspectives of 5 Indigenous artists. Body Language explores designs on skin and their relationship to traditional clothing rock art, jewelry, basketry and weaving to provide healing, protection and a sense of cultural knowledge and belonging.
Curated by Dion Kaszas
In Spanish, derrumbar means to crumble away, to tumble down. Derrumbeat is a sonic collage accompanied by photos and video work created from the audio-visual traces left by falling rocks, pieces of wood, cement and ceramics collected in various abandoned sites in the capital of Cuba, Havana. Derrumbeat calls visitors to listen to the traces left by human passages and presence in an urban environment as time passes. It further encourages listeners to reflect on the rejuvenation of decay and the layers of meanings we can unearth in our own cities.
Curated by Dr. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier
Mary-Jean’s oil paintings reflect the rugged landscape of British Columbia's mountains and coastline. Her education in both fine art and graphic design play a strong role in the stylization of her work.
‘For all its physical suggestion of permanence, the landscape is susceptible to constant change. It’s the exploration of the seemingly endless variations that can occur within the years, days or even moments that I find fascinating.’ – Mary Jean Butler
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm
This event began 2021-12-09 and repeats every day forever
When: Thursday, November 23 to December 12, 2021 (Closed Mondays; Tuesday to Saturday - 11:00 am to 5 pm; Sundays 12 noon to 4 pm)
Where: Gage Gallery at 19 Bastion Square
What: A winter exhibition and sale.
Who: Come and see the driftwood creations and wire pet faces by Tanya Bub; colourful abstract and creative paintings by Marnie Faunt, Laura Feeleus, June Higgins, Shannon Holms, Karen Kaiser and Haren Vakil.
Important Stuff: This event will conform to BC health guidelines.
This event began 2021-10-23 and repeats every day until 2022-03-27
Legacy Maltwood Gallery | On campus in the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library
Pop Anthropology is an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe’s oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist’s honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA 1970). This exhibition continues the playful and charged work of Metcalfe’s life: reimagining images, tropes and stereotypes as poignant and plentiful scraps from which to pull meaning. It honours his early development as a student in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in the early 1970s, as well as his lifetime achievements as a pioneer in performance art in western Canada and co-founder of the Western Front, one of Canada’s leading and longest running artist run centres.
This event began 2021-11-20 and repeats every day forever
Various vendors present fine art and crafts with a Farmhouse Chic Xmas theme. Vintage, vintage inspired, upcycled, cleverly created and unique decor focused on wood, metal and natural fibers. Free admission, mask required.
This event began 2021-08-05 and repeats every day forever
FLUX Media Gallery presents two works by prominent filmmakers, Mike Hoolboom's The Guy on the Bed and Jorge Lozano's XRAY(S).
Videos will be playing Tuesday to Friday inside the gallery noon to 5pm, and in our Window Gallery 9pm -1am. Videos can also be seen on our website www.fluxmediagallery.org
About The Guy on the Bed
“News from another pandemic, the one that ‘changed everything’ before it fell out of the news cycle and collective memory, except for the newly infected, or those who, like myself, managed a new life after death. Based on a text by David Wojnarowicz.” - Mike Hoolboom
“Visually resplendent, and philosophically political, or is it politically philosophical? It features the flow, the intensity, and the rhythm of thought itself, or perhaps even: the rhythm of new thought, of a new idea, the momentum required to overcome the dust of the past, in order to invent something else “ - Quote by Mike Hoolboom
This event begins 2022-02-02 and repeats every month until 2022-02-27
A wickedly funny satire about power, procreation, and land claims.
Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day he discovers the development company of Smith, Smyth and Goldsmithe has begun construction on his ancestral lands.
In a fit of rage, he attacks one of their engineers, gets arrested and is assigned to Larry, his court-appointed lawyer.
Things turn surprising and farcical—when displaced Red moves in with the lawyer and his wife, Desdemona. And sometimes—when you invite a coyote into the coop—he may just walk off with your chickens.
Kevin Loring won the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Drama for his play, Where the Blood Mixes (Belfry 2010).
Little Red Warrior & His Lawyer runs from February 1 – 27, 2022 (Live-streaming February 15 - 20)
Pay what you want tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or belfry.bc.ca
Tuesdays - Thursdays - 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturdays - 8 pm
Saturday Matinee - 4 pm
Sunday Matinee - 2 pm
Wednesday Matinees - 1 pm (February 9, 16 & 23)
This event began 2021-12-09 and repeats every week on Thursday and Saturday until 2022-03-31
Come to Recyclistas to learn how to safely and effectively maintain, fix, and rebuild bicycles. Whether you are looking to better understand how your own bicycle works, get comfortable doing your own bike repairs, or to completely refurbish and build a bicycle, we are ready to help you get rolling!
If you want to go into more detail, we also offer a 15-hour Build Your Own Bike Course.
The 3-hour bike repair class does not have a set curriculum, but are conducted on a bike-by-bike basis so you get to work on what is wrong with your bike. We teach everything from fixing a flat to building a wheel and stock all the new & used parts you might need for your bike repairs (cost of parts is not included in the course fee).
Unfortunately we are not able to teach suspension overhauls, hydraulic brake bleeding, or any e-bike repairs during the course.
Register online through our website! https://recyclistas.ca/3-hour-bike-repair-class/
On the second Wednesday of each month, CineVic presents:
monthly meetup for screenwriters
Each month, join your fellow screenwriters as we try to break a story from a humble logline in just 60 minutes. All 3 acts! Start to finish! If there’s time, we’ll even save the cat! It’s fast, fun, and a creative exercise for any experience level. Meet other writers and learn the tricks of the trade — or maybe find your next great idea. Free and open to the public.
Join us via Zoom >> https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84531913199
Mark your calendars for the upcoming meetups in 2022:
Wed Jan 12th @ 6pm PT
Wed Feb 9th @ 6pm PT
Wed Mar 9th @ 6pm PT
Wed Apr 13th @ 6pm PT
Wed May 11th @ 6pm PT
Wed Jun 8th @ 6pm PT
The meetup group also operates as an adjacent Facebook group. Head over there to keep the conversation going between meetings >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/2041250652779315
Swiss classical guitarist, Johan Smith, is a highly acclaimed, illustrious musician, bringing virtuosic interpretations to his instrument.
Winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) competition in 2019 and defined as the "Classical Guitar Revelation 2017" by the notable French magazine "Guitar Classical Magazine", Johan Smith has become one of the most prominent names in the world of classical guitar. He has been invited to perform in renowned festivals, is a highly in-demand concert soloist, and has performed with orchestras such as the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the Versoix Chamber Orchestra. He is currently preparing the recording of his second album with Naxos, as well as tours that will bring him to perform in China, the United States, Canada, and at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York.
Playing at the highest level, Johan Smith has won some of the most competitive and distinguished guitar competitions in the world. As a result of his 2019 win of classical guitar’s most venerable competition, Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Johan has recorded his first solo album with the Naxos Label (2020); He was a featured soloist in the virtual June 2020 GFA conference, and is on a nine- month tour from September 2021 throughout June 2022, presenting solo concerts, conducting masterclasses and outreach activities in over 50 cities across the United States and Canada. Johan is recording his second album with the Naxos Label as part of winning 1st place in the Changsha International Guitar Competition in 2019, and, will also be embarking on a 6-city tour throughout China (Hangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Yueyang, Xi’an, Changsha).
Tickets available at www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca