Visual Arts

First Peoples House showcases indigenous artists with pop-up art show

There are few buildings that could double as a pop-up art gallery as beautifully as the First Peoples House at UVic. The venue made for a perfect home for the…

Local artist carves a space for memorializing women

UVic will soon be home to a towering sculpture, carved from cedar, honouring murdered and missing indigenous women. The Martlet spoke with its sculptor, Rande Cook, about raising awareness of…

Art Hive provides a creative outlet for UVic students

Looking for a safe place on campus to have fun and express yourself creatively ? The UVic Art Hive is a brand new campus resource available to any curious mind…

Activating change in Victoria’s arts scene

The visual art community of Victoria is in a transitory state. Not long ago, the whole of Victoria’s contemporary visual art scene seemingly consisted of traditional galleries. Today, the arts…

Wildlife photography exhibit celebrates 50 years

The Royal B.C. Museum is hosting the 50th anniversary of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. The event is sponsored by The Natural History Museum, London, and co-owned by…

‘Elgami’ uses programming for fashion design

The ever-changing fashion industry revolves around presenting new clothes six months before they hit the stores—an impractical but traditional way of presenting new collections. UVic alumni Martin Erlic is pioneering…

Vulnerability on display

Despite near arrests and misunderstandings, she perseveres. “It’s both liberating and painful, and difficult and challenging. I feel scared about doing it,” she said. “I’m protesting my own culture, but…

Art exhibit demonstrates breadth of modern Coast Salish art

Entering Perpetual Salish at the Legacy Art Gallery, one is introduced to a new artistic landscape. The show features pieces from five contemporary Indigenous artists, who all originate from Central…