EXHIBITION: Origin Stories || There’s Blood in the Rocks


Running from April 8 - Sept 16, 2017, two exhibitions entitled, "Origin Stories" and "There's Blood in the Rocks,” will be on display at the Legacy Art Gallery Downtown.

As Canada enters into celebrations for its 150th anniversary, the Legacy Art Galleries respectfully acknowledge the more ancient histories of those who have been here since time immemorial.  Guest curated by Jackson McDermott with Gillian Booth and Katie Hughes, an extensive number of prints and carvings will be on display, including several works from the Salish Weave Collection by Coast Salish artists Susan Point, Luke Marston, John Marston, and lessLIE. The exhibition explores centuries-old knowledge and teachings still present and thriving in the people and communities of these territories.

"There's Blood in the Rocks" is a video instillation by Marianne Nicholson that tells of the Victoria 1862 small pox epidemic that decimated Indigenous populations in the area. Nicholson acknowledges the loss of her ancestors, but also the enduring presence of First Peoples on the land.

Further details and information about the exhibitions can be found on the Legacy Art Gallery website (uvac.uvic.ca/#section0-6).

ATTENTION TEACHERS: Helpful resources for these exhibits, including a Teacher’s Guide, are available online (uvac.uvic.ca/legacytours/) to facilitate classroom discussion before visiting the Gallery.

PC:  UVic Legacy Art Galleries, Salish Weave Collection