April 20 – July 20, 2019
Art by women is under-represented in most public collections and exhibitions. How can this be changed and how is it changing at the Legacy? Women Artists, Changing Collections: Recent Acquisitions presents works by women that are new to UVic’s Legacy Art Galleries’ collection. These artists come from diverse backgrounds, have multiple inspirations and help viewers to see from unique perspectives.
Legacy’s mission is to promote dialogue around issues that matter, leading the gallery to feature art and exhibitions by Indigenous women, women of colour, and gender-diverse artists. This exhibition aims to highlight the possibilities, difficulties and importance of presenting works by under-recognized groups.
Featured artists include Pitseolak Ashoona, Eva Campbell, Pnina Granirer, Angela Marston, Meryl McMaster, Carol Moiseiwitsch, Ellen Neel, Lou-ann Neel, Susan Point, Mary Pratt, Jennifer Stillwell, Marika Echachis Swan, and Jennifer Waelti Walters. The exhibition is curated by Young Canada Works intern Bradley Clements (MA, 2018) with BC Arts Council intern Lorilee Wastasecoot, (BA, 2018).
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Curators Tour and Discussion – With Guest Curators Bradley Clements and Lorilee Wastasecoot
Lou-ann Neel in Conversation with Lorilee Wastasecoot
Join us for an evening of shared discussion with Kwakwaka’wakw artist and RBCM Repatriation Specialist, Lou-ann Neel and UVic Legacy Galleries Curatorial Intern, Lorilee Wastasecoot. The discussion will address the intersectional nature of working with museum and gallery collections. How can we move forward to better represent marginalized communities and better care for Indigenous art and material culture? Lou-ann and Lorilee will share how they are working to improve museum practices in order to strengthen relationships with Indigenous peoples, support cultural revitalization and build community.