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UVic Legacy Galleries 


Date: January 11 - April 11, 2020

Location: Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.


Guest Curated by Wayne Baerwaldt

Supported by the Chair in Transgender Studies

As people who identify as trans, gender fluid, non-binary, Two Spirit, and other diverse gender identities face complex and challenging societal responses, the act of representing oneself can be a brave act of defiance. FLUID, a new photographic portrait series by Los Angeles-based artist Blake Little, sets out to collaborate with diverse local, national and international trans and gender fluid people to capture and reflect some of the concerns and potentials of how they choose to represent themselves through photography.


Urban Regalia: Westshore Stories

Date: January 18 - April 11, 2020

Location: Legacy Downtown630 Yates St. 

Button blankets by Westshore Colwood Campus students

Curated by UVic Art History and Visual Studies students

Button blanket robes are textile regalia worn in Northwest Coast feasts and ceremonies. Urban Regalia: Westshore Stories carries the vision of Gitxsan button blanket maker, fashion designer, and teacher Sugitt Lukxs -- Yolonda Skelton from her studio to her students at the Westshore Colwood Campus. Westshore students tell stories from their lives and from making connections to the land using ovoids, u-forms, s-forms, melton wool fabric and buttons. UVic Art History and Visual Studies students curated this exhibition as part of their learning about oral art histories. Urban Regalia: Westshore Stories represents shared learning experiences and emerging connections between UVic and Westshore classrooms. A project of the Legacy Chair, Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer, Associate Professor, UVic Art History and Visual Studies.


We hope you will join us for additional Alumni Week events!

PS. Don't forget to particpate in our Alumni Week Flashback Foto Contest for a chance to win!