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630 Yates Street

Victoria, BC V8W 1K9

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Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer-Gyokushō, 1889-1951

Research Symposium

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 9AM-5PM
Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territories

This symposium examines intersections between Victoria, England, and Japan from the late nineteenth century to the 1950s with a range of talks including Japan's influence in England, the history of Japanese Gardens in Victoria, artist travellers to Japan, Japanese-Canadians and internment in British Columbia, interracial families in Japan, and Duer's life, wildflower paintings, and ethnobotany.

The symposium features a keynote address by Dr. Mikiko Hirayama, Associate Professor of Asian Art History and Director of Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Cincinnati. The title of Dr. Hirayama’s talk is “Gyokushō Elizabeth Duer as a Female Nihonga Artist in Meiji Japan.”


Schedule:

Translations: The Art and Life Of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokushō 玉蕉

9:00-9:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Marcus Milwright, Chair Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria

9:30-10:30

From Japan to England

Chair: Ms. Lindsay Kaisla, MA Candidate, Art History and Visual Studies

The Great Wave in Britain: The Artistic Influence of Japan in the 19th Century

Dr. Melissa Berry, Instructor, Art History and Visual Studies

Katherine Emma Maltwood: Artist, Antiquarian and Orientalist

Prof. Martin Segger, Professor Emeritus Art History and Visual Studies and Research Fellow Global Studies

10:30-11:30

Victoria and Japan, Aesthetic Relations

Chair: Ms. Alexa Heenan, MA Candidate, Art History and Visual Studies

Zen line, Baha'i light: Mark Tobey and the influence of Japan

Ms. Haema Sivansan, Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Finding Kishida-The History of Japanese Gardens on Vancouver Island

Mr. Paul Allison, Master Gardener Royal Roads University

11:30-1:00

Lunch

On your own

1:00-2:15

Keynote Address

Distinguished Woman Scholar Keynote Address

Introduction by Dr. Susan Lewis, Dean of Fine Arts

Gyokushō Elizabeth Duer as a Female Nihonga Artist in Meiji Japan

Dr. Mikiko Hirayama, Associate Professor of Asian Art and Director of Asian Studies, University of Cincinnati

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30

Japan, Diaspora, and Family

Chair: Mr. Bradley Clements, Curatorial Intern, Legacy Art Galleries

Internment of Japanese Canadians – 1942 to 1949

Dr. Henry Shimuzu, Former Chair of the Japanese Canadian Redress Foundation

Mixed Race Families in Wartime Japan

Dr. W. Puck Brecher, Associate Professor, History, Washington State University

3:30-4:30

Elizabeth Duer’s Life and Paintings

Chair: Ms. Gillian Booth, Academic and Community Programs Co-ordinator, Legacy Art Galleries

From Kimonos to Camas: Elizabeth Duer Gyokushō and the Making of Meiji Victoria

Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer, Associate Professor and Legacy Chair, Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria

The Plants of Elizabeth Yeend Duer and their Ethnobotanical importance

Dr. Nancy Turner, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

4:30-5:00

Closing Remarks

Dr. Melia Belli-Bose, Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria


Accessibility:
The main entrance to Legacy is at street level and there are no steps or gaps to enter the main gallery, inner gallery or washrooms. The main entrance has two sets of heavy doors that must be manually opened. There are additional doors without push buttons to the inner gallery. Legacy has two single-stall, gender inclusive washrooms. Both of these washrooms have manual doors and support bars, and only one provides ample space for mobility devices.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility at Legacy, please contact legacy@uvic.ca or call 250 721-6562.

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