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Transformation: A Retrospective

Duncan Regehr, Untitled I
Untitled I, Duncan Regehr, 2010

June 13 – August 24, 2012

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

Curated by Nicholas Tuele

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Transformation: A Retrospective Catalogue

For the summer months the Legacy Art Gallery Downtown presents a full retrospective of Duncan Regehr’s “Transformation” body of work. Through a wide-ranging presentation of media the viewer will become acquainted with the artist’s working method: to develop a series of paintings, sculptures, drawings and writings that project and explore a common theme or philosophy. By delving into the collective subconscious and the psyche, Regehr produces images of an intense personal nature, which invites reciprocal identification by the viewer.

Poetry Reading and Curator’s Talk, Saturday July 14 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise

Edward Hardy (Ted) Harrison, Sketching in Paradise
Sketching in Paradise, Ted Harrison 

August 19, 2009 – November 29, 2009 January 3, 2010

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

Curated by Katherine Gibson

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Ted Harrison – Catalogue

The University of Victoria’s Legacy Art Gallery and Café presents Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise, a career retrospective of one of Canada’s most popular and beloved visual artists, from Aug. 19 to Nov. 29, 2009. The show includes dozens of works spanning five decades, including recently discovered paintings from Harrison’s 1994 Commonwealth Games series.

“This exhibit demonstrates why Ted Harrison’s work has been both critically acclaimed and popular,” says Martin Segger, director of UVic’s Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery. “It is a compelling summary of an extraordinary artistic career.”

The exhibit is curated by Katherine Gibson, the author of Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise, a biography of the artist. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Legacy Art Gallery and Café during an official book signing on Saturday, September 12 between 1 and 3 p.m.

Harrison came to Canada in 1967 and soon settled in the Yukon. The area’s vast, awe-inspiring beauty became the inspiration and subject of his paintings, which combine vibrant, idiosyncratic colour with a sense of form that is both sophisticated and beguilingly childlike.

Hope in Shadows

Valerie Feilding, Big Brother Little Brother
Valerie Feilding, Big Brother Little Brother

May 6 – May 31, 2009

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

The Legacy Art Gallery and Cafe, in partnership with Victoria’s Together Against Poverty and Street Newz, is pleased to present Hope in Shadows, an exhibit that offers a retrospective look into the lives of people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

In an annual photography contest, started in 2003 by Pivot Legal Society, residents are given disposable cameras and asked to photograph their lives. The result is an exhibit highlighting 20 winning photographs, determined through a community vote. The chosen images challenge stereotypes surrounding issues of poverty, addiction and marginalization.

In Search of Lost Time: The Art of Cameron Ian MacLeod, 1958 to 1983


November 19, 2008 – January 15, 2009

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Caroline Riedel and Meredith Temple

Cameron Ian MacLeod was the student of such talented painters as Jack Shadbolt, Gordon A. Smith, and Takao Tanabe, until his life was cut short at the age of 25. The exhibit features work by the young artist, along with his three mentors’ paintings.

At the age of three MacLeod experienced a traumatic episode where he underwent open heart surgery. This experience seems to be played out and explored particularly in his later work, which includes open torsos, human & fish skeletons, swirls & spirals of energy, ladders climbing skyward, and crucifixion images.  He produced the main body of his work between 1975 and 1981. During these years he received scholarships and awards, studied in Canada and abroad, and participated in several exhibitions. He also graduated with an Honours B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia.

His earliest series of landscapes and graveyards was influenced by the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and his time in the Queen Charlotte Islands. A second period in his work saw an explosion of colour featuring representational  fractured landscapes and Native Teepees, influenced by the Fauve School, as well as Gordon Smith, Allen Jones and Alan Wood, who instructed him in Banff.

During and after his travels in France and England Cameron started creating delicate but vigorous landscapes, influenced by Cezanne and Van Gogh. His most powerful period incorporated his final figurative works; charcoals and oils in black and white, somewhat Baconesque and also influenced by Giacometti. This final series captured his inescapable journey inward, from which he did not return.

His friend and mentor Jack Shadbolt wrote of Cameron in a 1987 essay, “Every once in a rare while one is confronted with an aspiring young artist who is charged with such passionate dreams and has evidence of such genius vision, though as yet chaotic and unfocused yet so fraught with unusual promise, and yet who is so distressingly fragile in his own psychic uncertainties, that he compels one’s compassion by the very precariousness of his potential self-realization: such a young artist was Cameron MacLeod.”

Cameron MacLeod did a great deal of work in a very short time. And though his life was brief, like a flame he burned brightly, leaving to us as his legacy this powerful body of work. Cameron died in 1983 of heart failure.

Architectonics: John Di Castri and West Coast Architectural Modernism

John Di Castri, Dunsmuir House
John Di Castri, Dunsmuir House

August 11 – November 23, 2006

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Professor Martin Segger

A retrospective of John A. Di Castri’s work in celebration of his 80th birthday. Di Castri contributed designs to the Uplands neighbourhood, Dunsmuir House at Ten Mile Point, Colwood, and  the McCall Bros Funeral Directors Ltd. Building in Victoria.

The exhibition included models, sketches, and reproductions of Di Castri’s modernist architecture. The featured models were made by a University of Victoria fine art class under the supervision of architect Chris Gower.

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Eva Campbell: Black Being/Body and Beyond

July 6 – July 26, 2005

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Astri Wright, Professor in the Department of Art History, UVic

A thirteen year retrospective of Eva Campbell’s work in oil, watercolour and drawing, depicting the female figure, most often of African descent. Campbell’s themes include the exploration of gendered and racial stereotypes. Her paintings portray scenes from her life in Canada, Ghana and the Caribbean.

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.

Roderick Haig-Brown: A Legacy

May 24 – July 6, 2001

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Pat George

An exhibit featuring the life and times of inspirational and visionary thinker, Roderick Haig-Brown (1908-1976). On display will be first edition copies of his books, items from his prized fly-fishing tackle collection, and information and artifacts from the Haig-Brown House in Campbell River, designated as a historic site in 1990.

Honouring Place, Honouring Self: The Art of Francis Dick in Retrospective

Comes A Woman, Francis Dick, 1993

Comes A Woman, Francis Dick, 1993

March 15 – April 5, 2000

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Andrea Naomi Walsh

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Honouring Place, Honouring Self – Catalogue

Francis Dick is a member of the Nimpkish Band of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation and a UVic Alumna. The exhibit will feature 24 of her prints, demonstrating Dick’s connections to her extended family, and how those ties allow her to create piece that relate to legends and other rights and prerogatives belonging to her family.

This exhibit forms part of the Millennium Arts Festival (April 1 – 7), which focusses on the strong relationship between the University of Victoria and the community.

Faculty of Art Education 30th Anniversary

Don Harvey, Pink Field 1973
Don Harvey, Pink Field 1973

August 3 – September 30, 1998

McPherson Library Gallery

This was a retrospective and display of recent artwork by masters students, instructors and Lansdowne scholars at the University of Victoria.

The artists included John Dobereiner, Jack Shadbolt, Don Harvey, Geoff Hodder and Bill Zuk.


Western Architecture in Shanghai: The Work of Laszlo Hudec Between Wars

March 24 – April 24, 1998

McPherson Library Gallery

Curated by Lenore Hietkamp

Laszlo Hudec (1893-1958) was an influential Hungarian architect who escaped a Siberian P.O.W. camp and lived in Shanghai from 1918 to 1945. This exhibit displays his sketches, plans and photographs paired with archival material from UVIc Special Collections and contextual information about Shanghai.

His buildings included the home of D. V. Wood (Woo), now the Shanghai Planning Institute (1938); the Science Building/Labratory for Chiao-Tung University (1931); the Christian Literature Society Building (1930); and the Chapei Power Statio/Waterworks (1929).