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Book Arts Mosaic & Millenium in a Box

Peter Sramek, Burning: il cuore aperto
Peter Sramek, Burning: il cuore aperto

October 6, 2007 – January 10, 2008

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPerson Library)

In celebration of the new millennium the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist Guild (CBBAG) put on two exhibitions in 2007-08.

A Book Arts Mosaic features 25 pieces by 38 Canadian book artists portrayed in media as diverse as handmade papers, wood, leather, cotton, and photographs. This group of work focuses on the ethnic and cultural diversity of Canada. The collection includes pieces which are delightful or beautiful, moving or inspiring, amusing or thought provoking, and in toto provide ideas and stimulation, suitable for a wide viewing public and for students and instructors. The collection was conceived to present the great variety of techniques and materials used by members of the Canadian book arts community. Included are examples of structures such as of accordian, tunnel, miniature, Coptic, Japanese stab binding, open lectern, and Chinese whirlwind books, as well as pamphlets and broadsides. Techniques include handmade paper with and without watermarks, calligraphy, blind tooling, incised decoration, paper decorating, letterpress, printing, linocut, hand printed lithography, xylography, wax resist, collage and many contemporary techniques and technologies such as machine perforation, polyester resin casting, digital printing on film, digitized photographs, offset printing, giclée printing and computer layout.

Participants in A Book Arts Mosaic include: Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger, Walter Bachinski & Janis Butler (Shanty Bay Press), Joe Blades, Ingrid Hein Borch, Sara Butt, Susan Carr, Stephanie Dean-Moore, Karen & Geoffrey Hewett, Susan Warner Keene, Trisha Klus, Clarissa Lewis & Lise Melhorn-Boe, Judy Martin, Anne Graham McTaggart, Cathryn Miller, Micheline Montgomery, Jane Morgan, Akemi Nishidera, the Ottawa Press Gang, Rob Richards, Anik See, Shelagh Smith, Peter Sramek, Ann Stinner, Judith Welbourne & Derek Chung, Robert Wu, Joan Byers, Dorothy Field & Virginia Porter.

Millennium in a Box features 35 Canadian book artists’ interpretation of where the new millennium may lead, whether technically, socially or personally, and where the book arts may go. This exhibit features a similarly wide range of binding styles including tunnel, miniature, origami and concertina books.

Participants in Millenium in a Box included: Tara Bryan, Linda Brine, Susan Mills, Robin E. Muller, Jocelyn Aird-Bélanger, Hélèn Francoeur, Reg Beatty, Sigrid Blohm, Wendy Cain, Ian D. Clark, Mira Coviensky, Rebecca Cowan, Marion Cox, Holly Dean, Lise Melhourn-Boe, Dan Mezza, William Rueter, Shelagh Smith, Ted Snider, Alan Stein, Don Taylor, George Walker, Mercedes Cirfi Walton, Janet Carroll, Larraine Douglas, Matha Cole, Kathryn Hamre, Kristina Komendant, Lindley McDougall, Carolyn C. Qualle, Brian Queen, Pamela Barlow Brooks, Dorothy Field, Derek Cowan & Priscilla Tetley, and Ann Vicente.

The Hold of Our Hands: Art from the Robin & Sylvia Skelton Collection

Robin Skelton, courtesy of Skelton family
Robin Skelton, courtesy of Skelton family

August 31 – November 15, 2007

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Caroline Riedel

View the online catalogue:

The Hold of Our Hands Catalogue

Robin Skelton was a prominent figure in the Victoria art and literary scenes and with his wife, Sylvia, amassed an impressive collection of art. This exhibition features work from the Limner Art Group as well as illustrations by Jack Butler Yeats, brother of poet W.B. Yeats, other noteworthy Irish artists and Robin’s own collages. This show is part of a campus wide celebration of Robin Skelton’s creative life and contribution to the University community.

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Master Minds: UVic Retirees Exhibit

Master Minds

April 13 – June 7, 2007

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Combining the initiatives of the UVic Retirees Association and the Centre for Aging, this exhibit showcases the artistic talents of 22 UVic retirees. The multimedia collection is comprised of still life, landscape and figurative pieces, each demonstrating the contributions of the artists to the University and surrounding community.

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.

Staff Picks: The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery Collection

July 7 – July 30, 2004

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

A selection of works from the Maltwood Collection that hold particular meaning to the staff. Each staff member has presented two works, included with a summary of what formal, aesthetic, historic or individual significance they find in the work.

Art of the Book 2003

September 19 – November 2, 2003

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

This was the fourth juried members’ exhibit by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Among dozens of books exhibited, there were miniature books, pop-ups, cut-outs, three dimensional architecture, and hand bound books.

Its a convergence of modern art and traditional bookmaking.

-Gayle Garlock, Friends of UVic Libraries

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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.

China and Beyond: The Legacy of a Culture

September 3 – December 24, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Kathlyn Liscomb, Professor in the Department of History in Art

Exhibition of the impact of Chinese culture on other parts of the world, featuring art objects from the Vancouver Museum, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, and private collections in British Columbia. The range of materials is diverse and this exhibit will include sculpture, ceramics, paintings, wood-block printed books and other objects made in China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Egypt, and Europe.

This exhibit was funded by the Community-University Research Alliance and also shown at the Vancouver Museum.

Madhubani Folk Art from India

July 8 – August 9, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Madhubani painting, also known as Mithila painting, has its origins in the Madubani district of Bihar, northern India. This was traditionally a woman’s ritual art composed of geometrical forms and magico-religious symbols, which were handed down through generations from mother to daughter. Originally painted on mud and dung plastered walls and floors to invoke the blessings of the goddess, or inscribed on bridal chamber walls to endow newly wedded couples with fertility. Madhubani painting today has retained many of its traditional elements, but has also undergone a transformation.

This exhibit is divided into three sections: The first part reveals the skillful and intricate line drawing of the Kayasth tradition. The second shows the colourful work of the Brahmin school, which specializes in depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, and specifically images of the beloved goddesses Kali, Durga, and Gauri. The third group, the Dusadh or Tattoo school, not only derives inspiration from ancient tattoo motifs, but also from Dusadh mythology and rural life.

UVic’s Visual Arts Department Alumni Show (BFAs 1963-1993)

April 2 – June 13, 2002

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Pat George and Phyllis Serota

Exhibition of UVic Visual Arts alumni. Thirty years’ worth of Visual Arts BFA graduates have been invited to participate in this exhibit, the first of its kind at UVic. Over sixty artists’ pieces will be included in the exhibit. The works chosen will reflect the diversity of the artists’ interests and artistic explorations in painting, drawing, sculpture and other mixed media work.