Twice yearly at convocation, over its 50-year history, a select few citizens are chosen by the University of Victoria to receive honorary degrees. This honour is bestowed upon those who have demonstrated distinguished and extraordinary achievements, contributing not only to the field of visual arts but also to the community at large. These are people from many walks of life, who excel in a field and often have made contributions to multiple fields. Celebrating UVic’s 50th Anniversary this exhibition recognized not only the work but the broad social impact that these creative individuals have had.
Honoris Causa is an exhibition featuring works by many of these artists who are represented in the University of Victoria Art Collections including E.J. Hughes, Carole Sabiston, Robert Davidson, Jack Shadbolt, Bill Reid, Ted Harrison, Pat Martin Bates and Susan Point, among many others.
This free exhibit runs November 28, 2012 to March 9, 2013, at the Legacy Gallery, 630 Yates Street. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.