The Bateman Gallery launches exhibit calendar for 2022

For Immediate Release: January 17th, 2022

Victoria, BC – The Bateman Gallery launches exhibit calendar for 2022

A full calendar of exhibits have been locked in for 2022 at Victoria’s Bateman Gallery.

Relief exhibit ends Jan. 29

The popular Robert Lemermeyer show, Relief: A Transformative Journey Through the Rockies continues through January 29. The majestic Rockies are on full display in this original photographic exhibition. This exhibit is raising funds for the Bateman Foundation and the public has only two weeks left to purchase dramatic pieces and support the foundation’s programs.

The World of Robert Bateman continues throughout the year

The World of Robert Bateman stays in the Bateman Gallery until June 2023, and explores the stories that inspired the art, tracing a path from his early years experiences, through the anecdotes and influences that led to critical and commercial success. Limited edition Robert Bateman prints are available in the Bateman Gallery Gift Shop. All proceeds support the Bateman Foundation and our mission of connecting people to nature.

North American series Environmental Impact II opens Feb. 4

Environmental Impact II, a sequel to the first series which ran from 2013-2016 across North America, will open Feb. 4 and continue through to May 28. Traditional art usually displays nature in all its glory but this collection of 60+ paintings, photographs, sculpture and film reveals ominous environmental issues plaguing the planet. This will include four original Robert Bateman paintings that after travelling around the US they are now coming home. 

Developed and produced by David J. Wagner, the travelling exhibit shares the work of leading contemporary artists who focus their works on global as well as local environmental issues and the intentional or unintentional consequences of human action, or the lack of it.

The George Clutesi Project

Opening June 9 and running through Oct. 29 is the George Clutesi Project, an initiative between the Bateman Foundation, Emily Carr House, the University of Victoria, the Royal BC Museum, The Alberni Valley Museum, Alberni Indian Residential School Survivors and a collective of Nuu-chah-nulth scholars and artists.

The main objective is to build connections between local Vancouver Island art galleries and museums and the Nuu Chah Nulth communities; to create a travelling exhibition about George Clutesi, honouring his art, writing and activism and to return exhibition materials and research to his family.

George Clutesi  (1905-1988) was a Tseshaht artist, author and educator who advocated for the retention of traditional knowledge within the Nuu-chah-nulth communities and the contribution of the culture to Canada. His art was commissioned for Expo ‘67 and his writings were shared over CBC radio and through newspapers across Canada. The exhibit will move to the Alberni Valley Museum in January 2023.

Gallery’s first LGBTQ exhibit – Queer Nature

Launching Nov. 4 is the first LGBTQ+ exhibit for the Bateman Gallery. Running to March 25, 2023, the exhibit explores how queerness and artisitic thinking can articiulate alternate visions of the natural environment moving past all the usual trappings of binary thinking.

Admission changes

Due to financial considerations wrought by Covid, paid admissions are returning to the gallery this year however there will be exemptions. Natureship members get free access to these exhibits for the whole year. Full details are available on the Foundation’s website.

For more information on 2022 exhibits and interviews contact: 

Danyelle Catini, Interim Head of Marketing and Communications, The Bateman Foundation
Email: [email protected]; Phone: (250) 940-3626 ext. 302