Visual Arts

Royal BC Museum showcases the best wildlife images of 2013

For the past 49 years the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide have partnered for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, one of the most prestigious nature photography contests…

Purge yourself, and be curious

A frequent misconception many people have with abstract art is that abstract artists work with chaos and lack the controlled style of more traditional artwork. “Abstract involves construction of a…

Music Rags: Chali 2na and the preservation of hip-hop culture

Despite its relatively young age, hip-hop comes from a deep, rich heritage. And like anything that grows and evolves, as it ages its roots get harder and harder to see.…

Paradox-themed art represents strong department

A new art exhibit opened up at UVic’s Legacy Art Gallery in downtown Victoria last Friday. The theme, as chosen by Legacy’s director, Mary Jo Hughes, is Paradox, and the…

Art of a ‘Rotten Variety’

“Rotten Variety” is the project of two Victoria-based artists, Gart Darley and Iva Jelovina, who incorporate their art into zines (self-published art magazines) or silkscreen it onto t-shirts. Jelovina, born…

Online crowd-funding no easy task

These days, there’s a lot of hype around online crowd-funding websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, where creative types can solicit donations for various projects from people all over the…

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam delivers wonder and excitement

As an avid football fan, the NFL season opener is a day highlighted on my calendar. However, instead of watching the first game of the all-too-brief season this year, I…