Distinguished Women Scholar

Dr. Anne Dymond

 Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art, University of Lethbridge, speaks on “Getting the Keys to the Vault: How feminist, decolonizing and anti-racist work is changing collections.” This Distinguished Women Scholar lecture was presented as part of the “Latent: Critical Conversations about Collections” event presented by UVic’s Department of Art History & Visual Studies at UVic’s Legacy Galleries on January 27. 2024. Anne Dymond’s book, “Diversity Counts: Gender, Race, and Representation in Canadian Art Galleries” has been described as “a path-breaking study and an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the contemporary art scene in Canada.” She is an Editor at RACAR: Revue d’Art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review and Treasurer of the Universities Art Association of Canada. She has been awarded the University’s Senate Volunteer Award and the Lethbridge YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work bringing refugees to Lethbridge.

About the exhibition

The exhibition Latent emerges from conversations between artist Lynda Gammon and curator Carolyn Butler Palmer over the past several years about how artists who identify as women are often overlooked, ignored and sidestepped. The Legacy Art Galleries is proud of the fact that, over the past decade, the majority of solo exhibitions have featured the work of women artists and this exhibition furthers our desire to bring forward their work by honouring the many women who remain hidden in UVic’s Art Collection and the mechanisms that conceal them from view: the vault, accessioning, and the catalogue.

Latent is on view at UVic’s Legacy Galleries until April 6, 2024.