Distinguished Women Scholar

“Critical Conversations About Collections”

Critical Conversations About Collections

This roundtable discussion was filmed as part of the Distinguished Women Scholar event on Jan 27, 2024. Panelists include Lynda Gammon (Professor Emeritus, Visual Arts, UVic), Ry Moran (Associate University Librarian, Reconciliation, UVic), Heather Igloliorte (Canada Excellent Research Chair, Decolonial and Transformational Indigenous Arts Practices, Visual Arts, UVic), Dorian J. Fraser (PhD candidate, Art History, Concordia), Alice Ming Wai Jim (Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Curatorial Studies & Decolonizing Art, Art History, Concordia), Anne Dymond (Associate Professor of Art History, Art, Lethbridge) plus moderator Carolyn Butler Palmer (Legacy Chair in Modern & Contemporary Arts of the Pacific Northwest, Art History & Visual Studies, UVic)

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.