Visual Arts Grads Gear Up for End-of-Year Exhibition at UVic – Saanich News

Drawing by Ke Ma, one of 32 graduating students from the University of Victoria’s Department of Fine Arts. (Courtesy of Ke Ma via Subject to Change website) Drawing by Ke Ma, one of 32 graduate students in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Victoria. (Courtesy of Ke Ma via website Subject to change)

Visual arts graduates gear up for end-of-year exhibition at UVic

Opening on April 14, exhibition open to the public until April 24

Graduating visual arts students from the University of Victoria are set to showcase their work this month at the school’s annual BFA Graduate Exhibition.

This is the first time in three years that the general public will be allowed to see the show in person. Traditionally, at the end of the school year, UVic students plan the largest graduation exhibit on Vancouver Island and take charge of the entire visual arts building on campus.

This year’s exhibition, from April 15-24, is titled Subject to Change and features the work of 32 artists. The exhibit represents the evolution of artistic practice as well as the determination of artists to overcome unique challenges, according to a statement.

Themes and techniques have been explored through mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography and video and will be featured in the exhibition and the production of an artist’s book.

The artists will be present for a vernissage on April 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the works can be viewed thereafter until April 24.

Admission is free and the exhibition is fully wheelchair accessible. After-opening viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more about the artists, visit

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Briana R. Cross