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untilUrban Regalia: Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design Continuing to December 21Legacy Gallery DowntownUrban Regalia is an exhibition that unfolds in two movements. Curated by Carolyn Butler Palmer (Associate Professor, UVic Art History and Visual Studies), the first movement Contemporary Fashion by Sug-ii-t Lukxs Design features Gitxan designer Yolonda Skelton’s work, which mixes the aesthetics of Gitxan button blanket robes with a twist of Audrey Hepburn’s style. The second movement opens in January 2020 and will feature the button blankets of students at Westshore Centre for Learning and Training-Colwood Campus. 630 Yates, 250-721-8298, www.legacy.uvic.ca. Photo (detail) by Peter Jensen, Sug-ii-t Lukxs Designs, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017
untilWAMPUM / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ PERFORMANCE BY ELISA HARKINS, WITH HANAKO HOSHIMI-CANES AND ZOE POLUCH Art Gallery of Greater Victoria NOVEMBER 16 | 7-8:30PM Image credit: Elisa Harkins, Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ Performance 2019, courtesy of the artist. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber. Join us for Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ, an ongoing project (2017 – present) where artist Elisa Harkins sings in a combination of Cherokee, English and Muscogee Creek to electronic dance music, some of which is inspired by of sheet music of Indigenous music notated by Daniel Chazanoff during the 20th century. LEARN MORE
untilWe Carry Our Ancestors: Cedar, Baskets and Our Relationships with the Land Legacy Downtown: September 28–December 21 This exhibition weaves together generations of Indigenous women through cedar basketry. For the first time ever, Legacy Art Galleries will exhibit Nuu-chah-nulth and Salish historical baskets from the collection, alongside portraits of theweavers including Alice Paul, Rosie Ross, Mary Jane Jackson, Mathilda Jim, Julianna Williams, Liz Happynook, Lena Jumbo and Ellen Jumbo. The photographic portraits are bydocumentary photographer Ulli Steltzer from Germany, who lived in Vancouver from 1972 until her death in 2018 at age 94. She used an unobtrusive hand-held Rolleiflexcamera while photographing many First Nationsartists at their work inBC. Contemporary baskets by Salish artists Angela Marston and Brenda Crabtree, among others, will also be exhibited. Through new and intensive community research, this exhibition honours the resilience of women who have carried their cultures forward by passing down the art of cedar basketry to future generations. The exhibit is curated by Lorilee Wastasecoot, BC Arts Council Curatorial Intern. Opening Celebration:Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm. Legacy Downtown, 630 Yates St, Lekwungen territory, www.legacy.uvic.ca, 250-721-6562. Show here: Alice Paul, 1975, photograph by Ulli Steltzer. Image courtesy of University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries