These are the faces behind the magic. We work hard to deliver place-based environmental and art education, and through our work we aim to encourage our community to see themselves as part of their local ecosystem and act accordingly.
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Duncan is a Medieval Studies grad from UVic, focusing on Chinese art and mortuary practices. He is passionate about exploring the boundaries between reality and imaginary, natural and supernatural. His curiosity and drive to learn compliment his desire to incorporate sustainability and nature preservation in his day to day life.
Head of Marketing
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Katherine is a strategic storyteller. She has worked with non-profit organizations for almost 10 years in the role of marketing and communications with experience from local to national campaigns. Previously, she was part of the marketing team for the renowned Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the world-class concert hall, the Francis Winspear Centre in Edmonton, AB.
Gallery and Retail Assistant
Caitlin grew up on Vancouver Island and has lived in Victoria for four years. She is currently pursuing an English and History degree at Camosun Collage and has plans to get her master’s degree in History, and eventually become an History professor. She loves exploring new places in Victoria and travelling throughout Canada. She is extremely grateful to be working with the Foundation, and is ecstatic to learn more about Robert Bateman and the effects of his art on the modern world.
Head of Learning
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Carey-Lynn moved to Victoria from Saskatchewan. She is a professional artist and teacher. She has owned and managed her own art school – teaching children and adults for over 25 years. Carey-Lynn had the privilege of attending the Robert Bateman Masterclass in 2010. Although born a Prairie girl, the ocean has always been her happy place. She is extremely honoured to have the opportunity to work at the Bateman Foundation.
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Chloe is an English Literature student at the University of Victoria. She is interested in the ways that literature and art intersect in allowing us to express ourselves and understand the perspectives of others, and how galleries can be a tool to encourage empathy and social change. Growing up in eastern Ontario and then living on Vancouver Island for the last six years, she has had the opportunity to explore many different natural spaces and has always found it important to spend time outside.
Head of Gallery & Exhibits
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Andrea is an anthropologist from Guatemala, with over 12 years experience in museums. During her career she decided to study abroad and had the opportunity to further her education with a master’s in Social Sciences, with an emphasis in Museum Anthropology, and PhD candidacy in Osaka, Japan. She studied at Osaka University and at the National Museum of Ethnology-MINPAKU-SOKENDAI. She is very passionate and has a strong belief in galleries and museums as institutions of change. She believes that collections can be used to uphold past knowledge, but it is important to find ways to connect this information with newer generations, creating links that will ensure understanding, respect, and learning, focusing on engagement and dialogue.
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Born in the UK, Sarah moved to Canada as a child and spent her youth painting, drawing, writing, and exploring the outdoors. After studying Psychology and Linguistics at UVic, she returned to her artistic roots to become a successful animal artist for over 10 years, later taking a sabbatical to return to sales, management and online development. She was thrilled to join the Bateman Foundation in 2015, bringing together a profound love of nature and art once again.
Gallery and Retail Assistant
Ivy is an honours student in art history at the University of Victoria. She spent a semester studying ethics at Utrecht University, Netherlands, where she had the opportunity to learn about the intersections between art history and philosophy. After her undergraduate degree, she plans to pursue a master’s in art history and curation. She grew up in the Okanagan valley, and now enjoys climbing PKOLS (Mount Douglas) and exploring the forests of Vancouver island. She began at the Bateman Foundation as a volunteer gallery tour guide, where she enjoyed seeing visitors engage with the art.
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Born and raised in Calgary, Jenna (she/her) is a recent graduate from the Alberta University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She recently moved to Victoria with her partner to pursue the arts. She is currently taking Psychology courses and plans to study art therapy in the future. Jenna is extremely passionate about art that encapsulates the deeper meaning of the world and its inhabitants, explores philosophical questions about the human and animal experience, and inspires the people around her. Jenna likes to spend anytime she can exploring the beautiful nature that Vancouver Island has to offer, as well as its wonderful local businesses and institutions.