What's on at the Royal BC Museum
2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Dates: November 29, 2013 - April 6, 2014
Presented for a third year with all new photographs, this visually striking exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London, showcases the world’s best wildlife and nature images. With 100 new photographs found in 18 categories, enjoy the wonders of nature through the lenses of prize-winning photographers. Beautifully displayed in sleek backlit installations, each photo and accompanying caption tells the inspirational, astonishing and sometimes humorous stories of our fascinating natural world.
We Call Them Vikings Exhibition
Dates: May 16, 2014 - November 11, 2014
The first North American stop for this exhibition, We Call Them Vikings challenges our common held beliefs and the Vikings emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the significance of their craft, the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships are explored in this interactive exhibition. See hundreds of rare artifacts – jewelry, swords, axes, and clothing – some rare, and many of which have never been shown outside Scandinavia.
This exhibition is produced by the Museums Partner, Austria and The Swedish History Museum.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere
With this exhibition, the AGGV is now the premiere destination on Vancouver Island to visit and learn about Emily Carr through her paintings. On the Edge of Nowhere includes a historical survey of Carr’s artistic career, featuring pieces in all the media and styles she explored and perfected. It also focuses on Carr’s influences and inspirations, such as European modern art, members of the Group of Seven artists, First Nations artists, Carr’s spirituality, and her interest in developing an art that speaks of her personal experience and her connection to the West Coast landscape.
Part of May Past: Objects as Identity
Ends January 5, 2014
Using artifacts drawn from more than 30 Victoria homes and collections, Part of My Past will be equal parts object and story. Everything from rare maps, to an extraordinary painting or two, a Rococo mirror, a mask by Richard Hunt and a giant mosquito from Zimbabwe - all of these share one principal characteristic: they speak volumes about their past, and that of their present owners.
The Robert Bateman Centre
Location: Steamship Terminal Building at 470 Belleville St
Official Website: HERE
See the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist. In this permanent exhibit of over 100 pieces spanning seven decades of work, Robert Bateman invites us to explore our relationship with the environment and pay homage to the majesty of nature. Travel through the eight galleries with Bateman’s personal multi-media commentary on a smartphone or tablet, and hear stories from his life and about the creatures he has so closely observed and reflected. Create your own forest of bird songs, curate a digital Bateman exhibit, and visit the shop of Canadian fine craft selected by Robert and Birgit Freybe Bateman.