Second Floor

Third Floor

The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery has an extensive collection of contemporary art, much of which has been donated over the years. Members of the community, including faculty members and artists, have gifted many of the pieces used in the Art For Loan program, including most of those on display in the Continuing Studies building.

Title: Gwaii Haanas, Islands of Wonder
Milne, Courtney
Location: Main reception; concrete wall
Part of Queen Charlotte Islands

Title: Hot Springs - Valley of the Vapours
Milne, Courtney
Location: Main reception; concrete wall
Hot springs National Park, Arkansas.


Title: Ninstints, Realm of the Totem Spirits
Milne, Courtney
Location: Main reception; concrete wall
Detail of a mortuary pole from Ninstints, Anthony island in the Queen Charlotte Islands.


Title: Pipestone - Quarry of the Peace Pipe
Milne, Courtney
Location: Main reception; concrete wall
Catlinite cliff face at Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota.

Courtney Milne

Courtney Milne was born in 1943 in Saskatoon, Canada, and has worked a freelance photographer since 1975, concentrating on landscape and nature. As well as formal training in photography, his academic background includes two Master's degrees -- in Psychology, as well as in Journalism & Mass communication. He has written more than 170 illustrated articles for photographic magazines; his publications include three popular books of photography of the Canadian Prairies: Prairie Light (1985), Prairie Dreams (1989) and Prairie Skies (1993). He has traveled extensively conducting workshops, seminars, worldwide photographic tours, and lecturing with the prestigious Nikon School of Photography, and is well known across Canada for his lectures and multimedia shows. To date, Courtney Milne has photographed thirty-five countries, all ten Canadian provinces, thirty American states, and all seven continents.

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Title: Summer Spirits
Ashoona, Pitseolak
Location: right of main entrance

Pitseolak Ashoona

Pitseolak Ashoona, was born in 1904 in the Northwest Territories. She is known for prints and drawings, which explore spirits and monsters, as well as depicting the everyday activities of the Inuit before the arrival of Europeans. She began working with printmaking in the late 1950's after James Houston began experiments with this medium in Cape Dorset. All three of her children also work in the arts. Her stories of Inuit life are retold in an animated documentary produced by the NFB and based on an oral biography; Pitseolak: Pictures out of My Life . Her granddaughter, Annie Pootoogook who was recognized in 2005 as the Sobey Art recipient is considered among Canada's most recognized contemporary painters. Pitseolak was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1974, and died in Cape Dorset in 1983.

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Title: Ain't Misbehaving
Martin, Alan
Location: Main reception; under window
A gift of Clyde A. and Pat Martin-Bates in celebration of the 25 th anniversary of the University of Victoria.


Title: Folded Landscape
Jong, Gary
Location: Main reception; under window


Title: Lake View
Howarth, Glenn
Location: Main reception; under window

Glenn E. Howarth

Glenn Howarth was born in 1946 in Vegreville, Alberta. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria in 1970. Following graduation, he worked as an art critic, initially for the Montreal Star and in 1971 for the Victoria Daily Times. Howarth settled in Victoria and began to paint full-time in 1973 after a period of study and work in Europe. Howarth has been a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts since 1978, In the early 1980's, Howarth became interested in the use of computers in his artistic process. By 1983, he was so well renowned in the field that he was chosen as Canadian Commissioner at the XVII Sao Paolo Biennale and had his works shown along with three other Canadian computer artists. He has extensive teaching experience across Canada and is now an instructor at the Victoria College of Art. Howarth's work is represented in such collections as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum, the University of Victoria and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. For the past ten years or so, Howarth has continued to paint scenes of BC, filled with friends and acquaintances and large scenes of nudes in the landscape.

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Title: Three Vases
date unknown
Bates, Max
Location: Copy room; right of 260

Maxwell Bates

Maxwell Bates was born in Calgary on December 14, 1906. He studied under Lars Haukaness at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary, from 1926 to 1927. Bates, however was mainly self-taught. He and W. L. Stevenson paired up to study impressionist and post-impressionist painting. They met twice a week to discuss what they learned about French painting. In 1928, Bates' abstracts first appeared. In that year, because their pieces were too modern, Bates and Stevenson were banned from exhibiting with the Calgary Art Club. In 1929, Bates and Stevenson made a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago to study impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, the work of Cezanne, Seurat, Van Gogh, and Monet. In 1931, Bates went to England to study painting and architecture. From 1932 to 1939, he was a member of the "Twenties Group". When World War II broke out, he enlisted with the British Army; he served from 1940 to 1945. After the War ended, he returned to Calgary for a short time. In 1949 he attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School, until 1950.

Bates collected Japanese colour prints. He also developed an interest in the philosophy of art, and wrote a series of articles about it in "Canadian Art" and other periodicals. His drawing was influenced by Michelangelo and Rembrandt, and his painting by Goya, Daumier, J.L. Forain, and post-impressionism. His street scenes, landscapes, still-lifes are romantic. He primarily worked with oil, watercolour, chalk, and pen and ink. He also produced lithography. Bates, with A.W. Hodges, co-designed St. Mary's Cathedral in Calgary. He passed away in Victoria in 1980.

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Title: Country North of Lake Superior (print)
date unknown
Artist: Harris, Lawren
Location: Main reception

Title: Untitled
Siebner, Herbert
Location: Main reception; left of pillar

Herbert Johannes Joseph Siebner RCA (1925-2003)

Herbert Siebner was born in 1925 in Stettin, Germany. He trained at the Atelier Richter in Stettin and at the Berlin Academy. In 1954 he moved to Canada. Siebner's works follow in the tradition of the German Expressionists with whom he studied and his artistic practice has largely focused on the shape and form of the human figure.

Siebner has held teaching appointments at the Universities of Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, and Victoria and been featured in over 100 solo exhibitions in Europe and North America. His paintings, murals, and prints are represented in museums and collections worldwide. Siebner has also been the recipient of an extensive list of awards such as the Reid Award for Graphics in 1956 from the Canadian Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers and the BC Sculpture Award in 1957. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and a founding member of the Limners.

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Title: Pond of Night
Artist: Unknown
Location: Main reception; left of pillar

Title: Hurrying Figures
date unknown
Artist: MacDonald, J.A.S
Location: Right of 202

Title: Box Whale
Artist: Hunt, Tony
Location: across from 203 (women's washroom)

Tony Hunt

Chief Tony Hunt or Mu-pen-kim Kla-kwa dzee ("Four-Times- Chief Big Copper') is hereditary chief of the KwaGulth people of Fort Rupert and Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia. Tony Hunt, his father Henry Hunt and his grandfather, Chief Mungo Martin were the creators of Victoria's famous Thunderbird Park. Subsequently, Tony Hunt designed the Hunt Family Big House within the Royal Victoria Museum, but his grand masterpiece is the KwaGulth ceremonial Big House at Fort Rupert, the largest traditional native structure ever built in the Pacific Northwest. Tony Hunt has been an artist all his life, and has designed and carved nearly one hundred full-scale totem poles - more than any native artist living or dead. (Remarkably, the composite height of these totems is considerably greater than Toronto's CN Tower.). Beyond his contribution to Canadian Heritage, many of his totems have become celebrated national monuments in America, Great Britain, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, Japan and China. Among the many honours awarded are: Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Royal Roads College; Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, C.M.; Honorary Life Member, Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia; Commonwealth Medal of Honour.

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Title: Homage to Bill Skow
Artist: Smith, Gordon A.
Location: beside 203 (women's washroom)

Gordon A. Smith

Gordon A. Smith was born June 18, 1919, in Hove, Sussex, England. In 1933, his family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Smith's artistic interest developed out of his father's influence as a watercolourist. In 1937, he enrolled in the Winnipeg School of Art, where he studied with Lemoine Fitzgerald, however would eventually move to Vancouver with his wife Marion. With the advent of World War II Smith joined the Canadian Army in 1940, returning four years later to continue his education at the Vancouver School of Art. After completing his courses at the school in 1946, Smith joined the staff of teaching Graphics and Design for ten years. In 1956, he joined the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia where he taught art until his retirement in 1982.

Smith has exhibited throughout Canada, as well as on the international art scene. His work is found in major art collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., and in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Throughout his career, Gordon Smith has received numerous awards and honours, including First Prize at the Biennial of Canadian Art in 1955, an Honourary Doctorate from Simon Fraser University in 1973, Professor Emeritus from the University of British Columbia in 1983 and an Honourary Doctorate from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1995. In 1996 he was also awarded the Order of Canada for his significant contribution to Canadian culture .

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