visual arts

“The best party on campus”

Visual Arts is hosting their annual “spooky party” Halloni On Friday, Oct. 26, the Visual Arts Students Association is hosting their annual halloween party at UVic. With advance tickets selling…

Our International Women’s Day cover

Visual Arts student Taryn Walker on designing our International Women’s Day cover Creating the cover for the International Women’s Day issue of the Martlet was quite the challenge. For me,…

Camper van art project stands on its own legs

Sitting in the Fine Arts quad, waiting for my interviewee to arrive, I watched the confused faces of onlookers walking past the camper van seemingly dropped from the sky out…

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…

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…

Visual Arts chair halts hiring, calls for equity review

The University of Victoria’s search for two tenure-track assistant professors in the Visual Arts department has been put on hold for an equity review in light of concerns raised around…

Public art in Victoria

“The difference between sanctioned and unsanctioned art is not just a question of legality. It’s more a question of what kinds of artworks get funding from the city or get…

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…

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…