Category Archives: Maltwood AMG

Exhibitions displayed at the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, located at The Thatch from 1964 to 1977 and at UVic’s University Centre from 1978 to 2010.

Deidre Scherer: Surrounded by Family and Friends


February 28 – March 21, 2006

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Surrounded by Family and Friends depicts six distinct death scenes that embrace intergenerational, non-traditional, and culturally diverse family groups. We die surrounded by our relationships, complex and rich. These ties include parents, children, partners, siblings, and friends both human and animal.

Working through hospices, Scherer is invited to witness, draw and photograph families who are caring for a dying person. Her on-site drawers are an active exchange and are the source fro the life-sized panels. Once translated into fabric and thread medium, her work invited a multitude of interpretations.

Three Rivers/Wild Waters, Sacred Places

June 24 – December 23, 2005

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

The Three Rivers exhibit features works by 11 artists, writers, journalists and photographers that embarked on three separate but simultaneous journeys along the Snake, the Wind, and the Bonnet Plume Rivers. All three rivers are a part of the Peel River Basin, the traditional territory of both the Nacho Nyak Dun and Tetlit Gwich’in First Nations. This remarkable project was orchestrated by CPAWS-Yukon (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) and took place over 18 days in August, 2004.

Shashin: Japanese Canadian Studio Photography to 1942

April 21 – June 22, 2005

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Grace Eiko Thomson, from the Nekkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

This exhibition looks back through a period of almost fifty years of history, through the eyes of Japanese Canadian studio photographers who operated in Cumberland, New Westminster, and Vancouver, BC. The studio images reveal subjects from a diversity of communities: European, Chinese, Japanese and African-American immigrants are all depicted, not the province’s lite and workers.

This project was funded by the Community-University Research Alliance.

25th Anniversary Art Education Faculty Exhibition & Retrospective Honouring Marion Small

January 19 – February 24, 2005

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Dr William Zuk

An exhibition of work by the Art Education faculty, reflecting on a personal vision and offering numerous perspectives on the human experience. Numerous materials and processes were explored fro oil and acrylic paintings, collages, and mixed media to digital prints and photographs. Distinguished by its coverage of historical, cultural, and environmental issues, the exhibition also maintained a healthy diversity of work.

The work of Marion Small was also displayed. Small was a former art education faculty member who passed away in 2003.

Explorations in Wood 2004

May 25 – August 11, 2004

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

An open exhibition of woodworking and design presented by the Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild. This juried exhibition is held every two years and represents a wide range of woodworking skills from small turnings and carvings to musical instruments and larger piece such as tables and desks.

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Nk’Mip Chronicles: Drawings from the Osoyoos Museum

February 23 – April 6, 2004

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated Dr. Andrea Walsh, Professor in Anthropology at UVic

This exhibition documents a moment in the evolving relationship between First Nations people and European settlers through children’s eyes. While occasionally expressing a deep sense of wonder at the modern age, these drawings predominantly record vital aspects of traditional Okanagan culture.

In 1931, Anthony Walsh (no relation to Andrea Walsh), an Irish immigrant arrived at the Inkameep Day school near Oliver, B.C. to teach children from eh Osoyoos Indian Band. Walsh encouraged his students to depict the world around them and their way of life. He allowed the children to create freely, in their own style, without the constraints of either classical European representation or traditional aboriginal styles.

Drawing Resistance: A Travelling Political Art Show

October 20 – November 28, 2003

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Dr Allan Antliff

Exhibition of two dimensional artwork by contemporary art/activists from across North America. This content-based show speaks to the anti-globalization movement, working class rights, the destruction of the environment, corporate control, police brutality, homelessness gentrification and the Zapatista liberation movement in Mexico.

Like a band on tour, Drawing Resistance is travelling across Canada, the United States and Mexico in a van until 2005. The show has no funding and relies solely on the communities hosting the show to transport it to the next site.

27 x Sonia: Portraits by Walter Gramatté (1897-1929)

September 7 – October 17, 1993

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

This small exhibition of works on paper is a travelling show from the University of Winnipeg. It has been organized from the personal collection of Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt, Director Emeritus of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The subject of the portraits is the musician and composer Sonia C. Eckhardt-Gramatté (1899-1974), the widow of the German expressionist painter Walter Gramatté and Dr. Eckhardt’s late wife.

The portraits when taken together are indicative of much about Gramatté as an artist. He experimented and perfected his technique in the use of several graphic media, notably etchings, which were important to him through the 1920s. he had earlier produced woodcuts, lithographs (sometimes coloured) and dry points as well: all are represented in this exhibition.

The Williams Legacy

Myfanwy Spender Pavelic, Blue Sky [Pierre Trudeau]
Myfanwy Spender Pavelic, Blue Sky [Pierre Trudeau]

August 25 – October 10, 2003

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

View the online catalogue:

The Williams Legacy – Catalogue

The exhibition introduced in this catalogue provides a fascinating first glimpse of the extensive art collection bequeathed to the University of Victoria by the late Michael Collard Williams, and gives us an insight into the tastes and interests of that discerning collector.

Michael Williams Legacy in Vancouver:
Selected works from the vast Michael Williams collection of West Coast art on display at the Pendulum Gallery (HSBC Building) in Vancouver from March 8-19, 2004. Hosted by the UVic Alumni Association Vancouver Branch, in conjunction with the UVic Co-operative Education Program and the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery.

Visit the archived website for the Vancouver showing of The Williams Legacy here

Ceremonial Furniture:
Six magnificent pieces of art representing the collaborative work of Northwest Coast artists. The ceremonial furnishings were a gift from Michael C. Williams. This website was created in conjunction with the University of Victoria’s centennial celebrations and the Michael Williams Legacy Exhibit, August 25 – October 10, 2003.

Young at Art

August 20 – August 23, 2003

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Show in conjunction with the International Child and Youth Care Conference held in Victoria. Young at Art is a competition for children from 5-10 years of age. The winners of each age category will then have their work reproduced and displayed on the Trackside Mural Gallery in Esquimalt.


December 8, 2003 – February 12, 2004

Maltwood Art Museum Gallery

Curated by Jeff Molly

Evolution presents new work from 38 artists who are members of the Victoria College of Art Alumni. This exhibit includes primarily two-dimensional work; from collage constructions and pastel still lifes on paper to large acrylic and mixed media figurative and abstract works on canvas, variety is the theme that holds the work together.