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The Robert Bateman: Heart & Home exhibit illuminates the inspirations, connections and soul of an artist steeped in nature. The collection is comprised of extraordinary artwork and pieces, some never-before-seen and meant for an audience of one. It captures the intimate occasions of birthdays, holidays, and the love that Robert Bateman shares with his close family and friends. Just like capturing the fleeting moments of light in the natural world, Robert savours the moments of creating gifts to express his care. 
Step into Robert’s studio and be immersed in the artist’s space. In the next room, you’ll enter a Bateman Christmas in the 90s with a 54” sculpted Nutcracker with a mischievous grin standing beside a handcrafted Christmas crèche. The journey continues with paintings, drawings, and furniture pieces gifted to loved ones. 
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 PM. Late night admission by donation every third Thursday of the month from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. 
Tickets at door only: Children (0-4) $0, Youth (5-16) $6, Seniors/Students $8.50, Adults $10.

    

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to reflect on our relationship with old growth forests in B.C. from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures which honour reciprocal relationships with nature.
See story at https://www.uvic.ca/news/topics/2022+ancient-forests+news
FOCUS story on the residency program while it was happening is at: 
 
 

Image: Jeremy Herndl, The Black Cedar, 2021

    

Out of Place delves into the relationships between the ground beneath our feet and the roofs over our heads. Through sculpture, photography and stop-motion projection, artist Connie Michele Morey explores ecological displacement (a colonial separation from the earth as home) and its impact on labour and housing dislocation. The exhibition grows out of tensions embodied in the artist’s mixed settler and Indigenous identity, alongside her personal experiences with housing insecurity. Emerging from travel to over fifty former village and industry sites on the east and west coasts of Canada, Out of Place questions what it means to be at home with the body, community, and earth.


Image: Connie Morey, Roof Over My Head, Slag Heap, Coal Mine #1, K'omoks Traditional Territory (Comox Valley, BC), 2019

    

The two-artist exhibit “MurMur” intends to make visible the intangible, the physical representation of our heartbeats, breath and even the presence of our souls on our loved ones.
Julianna Joos is a Canadian professional artist who lives and works in Montréal; she has been a practising printmaker and textile artist for forty years. She has completed a Maîtrise ès arts (M.F.A.) from Université du Québec à Montréal (1996).   She teaches printmaking, drawing and digital art at Dawson College in Montréal. She has won three major international prizes: 7th Triennial of Textile Arts, SZOMBATHELY, Hungary (2021); Premio Consorzio Brachetto d’Acqui: VIIème Biennale Internazionale dell’Incisione, ACQUI TERME, Italy (2005); First Prize Voir Grand, Biennale d’estampe grand format de l’Atelier Circulaire, MONTRÉAL, Canada (2002).
Wendy Duffield completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, and studied jewellery making and silversmithing in Australia where she lived for over 25 years.  Using all manner of old treasures such as needlework, photos & stamps, furniture hardware to tableware, objects get a second lease of life as unique jewellery, collage and sculpture. She conducts art classes for children and adults at Magnolia Art studio in North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada.
Opening Reception  Saturday September 3, 2022 at 1 pm PST
 
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The Bateman Foundation is offering free admission to children and teens in celebration of the new heartwarming exhibition, Robert Bateman: Heart & Home, this summer from July to August 31st.

Children and youth under 18 years old will have free admission or admission by donation to see the current exhibitions in the Bateman Gallery, including Robert Bateman: Heart & Home and the permanent exhibition The World of Robert Bateman.

Visitors are also able to access free nature-themed art activities available in the Roost which includes colouring, origami, word search and drawing wildlife.

    

Painting is Yared Nigussu's natural language. Intuitive and powerful, his brush strokes communicate a symbolic vocabulary that visually translates a depth of emotion. Known for his painterly urban landscapes, Yared’s work has a palpable energy that is vibrant and thoughtful, much like Yared himself.
 
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

    

    

    

    

Find out how people contribute to, and can do something about, climate change and sustainability. Solve legal, economic and social problems for positive global change. You can make a difference and work hands-on with organizations to solve climate challenges locally and globally.
On August 2, 2022, join us for a webinar on the Master of Arts and Master of Science in Environmental Practice and the Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change programs. Developed in partnership with ECO Canada, these fully online programs are for people who wish to advance their environmental careers or transition from other areas into the burgeoning environmental field. The next intakes are in September 2022 and January 2023.
This webinar - hosted by the program head Dr. Leslie King - will provide you with information about the programs, application requirements, and the RRU student experience. You’ll also hear about how you can put the credits of the graduate certificate towards the Masters of Arts/Science in Environmental Practice and complete your studies with TWO credentials.
We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend. Everyone who registers will receive a link to the webinar recording.
If you have any questions, contact an enrolment advisor here or at 1.877.778.6227.
Explore our MA and M.Sc. in Environmental Practice | Royal Roads University

Voces Intimae
Jean Sibelius:  Quartet in D minor Op. 56 “Voces Intimae” 
Edvard Grieg: Quartet no. 1 in G minor Op. 27
Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building
All general admission tickets $40
TEN FREE STUDENT TICKETS per concert; after that, student tickets: $10
Tickets: vsmf.org
 
 

    

Guy Hollington began his career in glass almost by chance; an offhand comment led to an introductory six-week course that then morphed into a passion for the blown glass medium. Further study at both the Corning Museum of Glass and the Pilchuk School of Glass provided insight into more of the intricacies of glass blowing and further refinement of his technique.
 
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm
 

Cameron Crozman, cello and Meagan Milatz, Piano
Popper — Serenade & Vito (from Spanish Dances), Op. 54, Nos. 2 & 5  
Brahms — Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99  
Allan Gordon Bell — Solastalgia (BC premiere) 
De Falla — Suite populaire espagnole (arr. Paul Kochanski / Maurice Maréchal) 
Fazil Say — Four Cities: Sivas & Hope
 Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building
All general admission tickets $40
TEN FREE STUDENT TICKETS per concert; after that, student tickets: $10
Tickets: vsmf.org
 
 

    

Four members of the Victoria Camera Club will be showing a range of photography. The work ranges from architecture, landscape to creative interpretation. In each case we try to present an image with emotional resonance. 

Dover Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  "Dissonance" Quartet 
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83   
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building
All general admission tickets $40
TEN FREE STUDENT TICKETS per concert; after that, student tickets: $10
Tickets: vsmf.org
 
 

    

This event began 2022-08-02 and repeats every day until 2022-08-21


The landscape paintings of Anna B. Grant are visual metaphors of an ever-changing landscape-reshaped by human impact, yet struggling to regenerate itself. Through a dreamlike and abstract style, Grant's landscapes express the transformative force of the natural world.
Inspired by the coastal landscapes of British Columbia, Grant's artworks embody their shorelines dotted with islands and green and shady forests. As a visual storyteller, she interweaves abstract and brightly coloured shapes to create imagined landscapes.
Grant’s processes emphasize the changing environment she depicts. Her paintings are achieved by pouring stains of acrylic paint on the canvas. Grant mixes different shades of colour by pouring them onto plastic sheets. Once dry, she peels them off and integrates them into the support, creating ambiguous figure-ground relationships.
Grant’s plasticized landscapes present an uneasy beauty that is both compelling and perplexing. There is a dystopic feeling that makes us question what we see when we experience the ever-changing natural world.

    

The groundbreaking artist Pat Steir, a leading light in the development of Conceptual Abstraction and a trailblazing feminist, has been on the forefront of American painting for half a century, and her professional and personal life have intersected with many of the most influential artists and poets of her generation—from Sol Lewitt to Agnes Martin to John Cage to Anne Waldman. This intimate, revelatory portrait by Steir’s friend, the novelist and filmmaker Veronica Gonzalez Peña, was shot over the course of three years primarily in Steir’s home and studio. Enlivened by a visually poetic style and the clear affection between filmmaker and subject, the film offers a profound look into the life of an artist.
 
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This Ink Runs Deep
All across Canada, Indigenous artists are reawakening both traditional and contemporary tattoo practices as a way to reclaim their cultures and identities.


2022 Festival Summer Finale!
Dover Quartet and Arthur Rowe, piano
William Grant Still “Lyric Quartette” 
Haydn “Lark” Quartet 
Dvorak Piano Quintet
Pre-concert discussion at 7:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building
All general admission tickets $40
TEN FREE STUDENT TICKETS per concert; after that, student tickets: $10
Tickets: vsmf.org
 
 

    

This event began 2022-08-03 and repeats every day forever


In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life. A funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived!
Directed by Jacob Richmond and Treena Stubel with Music Direction by Jeff Poynter
Choreographed by Treena Stubel and assisted by Andrea Lemus
Show cast includes Madeleine Humeny as Ocean, Yasmin D'Oshun as Constance, Keith McMillan as
Ricky, Carter Gulseth as Noel, Matt Coulson as Mischa, Anna Shill as Jane Doe and Jacob Richmond as
Karnak. Set design by Hans Saefkow, costume design by Emily Friesen and lighting design by Rebekah Johnson

    

This event began 2022-07-08 and repeats every day until 2022-08-17


Barbara Tolloczko
www. tolloczkoart.com
I was educated as a scientist but always maintained a keen interest
in arts. While working as a researcher at McGill University in Montreal I
studied art and obtained a BFA degree from Concordia University.
In my work I use a variety of media - drawing, oil painting and
printmaking - to create both figurative and abstract pieces. My work
has been shown at several venues and is included in private
collections in Canada, US, England, France and Poland.
I like my work to express specific ideas and to provoke reflection.
What’s more, the creative process itself, spending time working with
my hands, gives me a valuable meditative possibility.
“Simple LIfe” project is not, as it might be expected, about simple ways
of peoples’ lives but about so-called simple organisms.The imagery is
inspired by microscopical images of mainly unicellular organisms and
often serves as a metaphor for human behaviour or emotions.
The idea of a single cell being simple, it is anything but. These small
beings are a strange and beautiful place of complexity, grace and
mystery. Juxtaposition of the idea of simple organisms and complex
structure and function is endlessly fascinating. It draws our attention
to notice small things and events, makes us understand their
significance and makes us aware that l ife is beautiful and important
and deserves respect at each level and in any form.

    

“My work is always changing which gives me the pleasure to experiment and to move forward. I work and rework my paintings until I reach the point when I feel that they express just the right amount of layering, structure and depth. The final colour constellations invite the viewer to find their own personal experience of my pieces. I believe that's what art should do.” – Marianne Meyer
 
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

    

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colourful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 2019, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course-correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value. 

    

Poet Ghfran Alakash and visual artist Farid Abdulbaki look forward to sharing their Syrian Homeland at Errant Art Space, 975 Alston St, Victoria, BC V9A 3S5. Opening night is Friday August 12, 6:00- 9:00
Exhibition continues weekends until August 28, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00.
http://www.artopenings.ca/homeland.html

    

This event began 2022-05-07 and repeats every week on Saturday until 2022-09-24


Meet us at the James Bay Community Market
Saturdays – May 7th through Sept. 24th
 
 
The James Bay Market is a vibrant community farmers market located at the corner of Menzies and Superior Street in the heart of James Bay. You will still find yourself surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce and farm goods, beautiful and unique artisan crafts and fresh ready-to-eat foods.
 You will love the fine handcrafted wood items, whimsical home décor and naturally crafted body products. We also have top-quality traditional baked goods, speciality sauces and seasonings and dried soup mixes. Hungry? You will find prepared food you can eat right on site in our picnic area. We also have a vast array of farm-fresh products from farm-fresh meats to seasonal veggies and fruits.
 Along with a unique community shopping experience, live local music by some of the area's most talented musicians will entertain you throughout the day. There is also plenty of room to sit and relax or have a bite to eat, while you take in the ambience of the market.
 Visit us at the corner of Menzies and Superior every Saturday rain or shine from 9am – 3pm. The market runs from May 7th until the 24th of September. Free parking on Superior and we have a limited amount of 1-hour parking spaces in the adjacent lot, inquire at information tent.

The Victoria Guitar Society is pleased to present classical guitarist Jacob Cordover in conjunction with the Victoria Conservatory of Music's Summer Intensive Program - Guitar. Enjoying a truly international career as both a concert and recording artist, Jacob Cordover “impresses with his intuitive musicianship and impeccable technique” (Leicester Mercury, UK). His “consummate artistry” (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia) has enticed audiences in over a dozen countries across four continents.
Mr. Cordover has appeared as soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony, the Arlington Symphony, the Garland Symphony, the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears “Ciutat de Palma” and the Orchestra dell’Accademia “l’Ottocento”, and his performances have “demonstrated how much poetry and feeling can be obtained from the guitar in the hands of master musicians such as Jacob Cordover.” (The Mercury, Australia).
As a recording artist, Mr. Cordover has released three solo CDs to much critical acclaim; his most recent solo release Expresivo (Cala Records, 2016) contains some of the most well-loved and well-know Spanish and Latin American works for guitar alongside arrangements of popular songs and works from the world of jazz. Included in the Critic’s Choice Best of 2016 from the American Record Guide, Expresivo came highly recommended - "Even if you already have these pieces in other performances, Cordover’s have such a distinct and attractive personality that it will be worth finding."
Whilst performing repertoire from a wide range of music periods, his enthusiasm for contemporary music has brought about a number of world premieres, and a strong interest in the application of appropriate performance practice of 19th-century music has led to numerous performances of this repertoire on a variety of period guitars.
Sat. August 13th 7:00pm PST Phillip T. Young Recital Hall B125, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria, Ring Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2   General - $30 Member - $25 Youth under 18 - $15 tickets available at: www.victoriaguitarsociety.ca direct ticket link: https://form.jotform.com/221944287889273 Cordover 2022 (11 × 17in) (5.5 × 8.5in).pdf

    

This event provides a rich visual experience covering a wide range of photographic genres combined with two and three-dimensional metal art. Award winning photographic art on canvas and paper ranges from abstract pieces to wildlife, land and cityscapes; to flowers and to horses running free. Two artists, Rick Shapka and Leah Gray are CAPA certified judges and Steve Smith has judged Canadian and international competitions. Leah Gray and Steve Smith are currently teaching a program of photography courses at the Mctavish Academy of Art in North Saanich. Donna Christie translates her knowledge as a master gardener to her creative floral photography. John Bukovec produces free standing metal sculptures of birds where every feather is individually crafted. His metal silhouettes provide another body of imaginative and creative work.
Time visiting this show is time well spent. Escape from the confusion and dissonance of our modern world to connect with beauty, imagination, creativity, and skill.





    

With intuitive energy and the use of bold strokes, light, and texture, Linda Wilder strives to capture the mood and emotion of her environment. Her paintings can appear vividly representational, but upon closer inspection, one can see the intimate nuances and abstract tendencies which elevate and enrich Linda's work.
 
 
The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Avenue
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm

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