Upcoming Events & Programming

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Upcoming Events

All Legacy Art Gallery programs are free & open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Legacy Downtown is re-opening Weds. June 17!

We are so excited to welcome you back into the downtown gallery to see our two new exhibitions.

In order for you to have a safe visit we have developed a BC Restart Safety Plan that we will share with you here prior to opening.

Our new hours will be: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm and Thursdays: Noon to 7 pm.

For information on how UVic is responding to COVID-19, please go to uvic.ca

POSTPONED - Comedy Night

Presented by COLORQODED

Thursday, March 26th | 7 pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territoryFacebook Event

COLORQODED Arts Collective presents an evening of laughter. Through stand-up, storytelling, poetry, and sketch, we offer an evening of joy to help us through the pain.  

Curated by and for QTIBPOC.

CANCELLED - Curator tour

Woven, Embroidered and Stitched in Tradition:

Women’s Textile Labour in 20th century Asia

Friday, March 27th | 11:15 am - 12 pm

Legacy Maltwood | at the McPherson Library – Mearns Centre, UVic campus, Room 027 | Facebook Event

Join Claire Aitken for a tour of stunning textiles from China, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia. The exhibition highlights intersections of heritage, gendered labour, “authenticity”, modernity, and globalization.

Image: Japanese Wedding Kimono, c. 1945, embroidered silk. Gift of Hisako Petchota, Collection of UVic Legacy Art Galleries.

| Legacy Art Galleries + Art History & Visual Studies

POSTPONED - DATE TBA

Symposium

Gendered Threads of Globalization:

20th Century Textile Crossings in Asia Pacific

Sunday, March 29 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territoryFacebook Event

*** Please note, this Gendered Threads of Globalization Symposium has been postposed.


Full symposium details here

Who makes our clothing and under what conditions? Over the past 150 years, how has the shift from artisanal production to “fast fashion” devalued women’s textile labour? How are textile/ garment laborers and the organizations that support them preserving and reviving heritage traditions?

Gendered Threads of Globalization: 20th Century Textile Crossings in Asia Pacific is a free, 3 day public symposium at the University of Victoria and the Uvic. Legacy Art Gallery uniting scholars, activists, artists, and policy makers from across North America, Asia, and Europe for a critical dialogue dedicated to women’s roles in textile/garment production in Asia from the late 19th century to the present. Events include panels, roundtables, film screenings, interactive workshops, a textile exhibition, and artistic performances. All are welcome to join in this timely dialogue.

Image: Detail of Chinese Embroidered Panel Skirt, early 20th C., Gift of Jane Chapman, Collection of UVic Legacy Art Galleries.

| Legacy Art Galleries + Art History & Visual Studies

POSTPONED - DATE TBA

Performance

*** Please note, this event has been cancelled. The Gendered Threads of Globalization Symposium has been postponed.

Shuishuta (Needle & Thread)

An interactive performance + installation with Monica Jahan Bose

Sunday, March 29 | 1 - 3pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territoryFacebook Event

*** Please note, this Gendered Threads of Globalization Symposium has been postposed.


Part of the Gendered Threads of Globalization Symposium

Volunteers are needed to assist in the performance. Interested? Contact the artist here

Bangladeshi-American feminist artist Monica Jahan Bose creates a performance with hand-woven saris from Bangladesh, exploring questions of labour, gender and industry, including the inequitable gender impacts of the garment industry and climate change. Bose uses the hand-woven cotton sari as a symbol for women’s bodies and the cycle of life on our planet. She invites viewers to join the performance by sewing with her and writing or drawing personal climate pledges on a sari. The sari will later be worn as a garment by a coastal woman in Bangladesh. The performance is woman-led, but allies of all genders may join. 

Image: Provided by Monica Jahan Bose and used with permission.

| Legacy Art Galleries + Art History & Visual Studies

Closing Event

FLUID Portraits by Blake Little

Sunday, April 5th | 2-4 pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territoryFacebook Event

*** Please note, this event has been cancelled. The Moving Trans History Forward Conference has been posposed until 2021. Join us at Legacy Galleries to celebrate FLUID Portraits by Blake Little and the Moving Trans History Forward 2020 Conference. The artist and some models will be present. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Part of the Moving Trans History Forward 2020 Conference

Past Events

Film Screening & Artist Talk

Framing Agnes with Chase Joynt

Thursday, March 5 | 7 pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territoryFacebook Event

Join trans culture writer and filmmaker Chase Joynt for a discussion about the role of fantasy and fiction in the telling of (trans) histories along with a screening of his recent short film, Framing AgnesFraming Agnes premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and is being expanded into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. Joynt joined UVic’s Department of Gender Studies in July, 2019 after his term as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. Copies of Joynt's first book, You Only Live Twice—a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award that was also named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and the CBC—will be on hand and available for purchase.

About Framing Agnes: In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Framing Agnes features preeminent trans culture-makers breathing new life into those who redefined gender in the mid-century.

Starring Zackary Drucker (She Gone Rogue, Transparent), Angelica Ross (Pose, American Horror Story), Silas Howard (By Hook or By Crook, A Kid Like Jake), and Max Wolf Valerio (Max, The Testosterone Files).

Co-Sponsored by the Chair in Transgender Studies 

Open Celebration: FLUID

Portraits by Blake Little

Saturday, January 25 | 2 - 4pm

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Join us for the opening reception of FLUID featuring a performance by local spoken word artist K.P Dennis.

Light refreshments provided.

Supported by the Chair in Transgender Studies

Image: Blake Little, Leo and Nathan; David; Brynn, ©BlakeLittle2019.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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