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Sat. May 5th - Sat. June 16th Saturdays 1:00-3:00 pm Advanced NatureSketch (All Ages)
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Past Events

Sun. April 22nd 2018
Celebrate Earth Day! (All Ages)
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Wed. April 18th 2018
Volunteer Information Session (All Ages)
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Mon. February 12th 2018
Family Day - Kids are Free! (All Ages)
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Sat. December 23rd 2017
Meet the Artists (All Ages)
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The Robert Bateman Centre

The Robert Bateman Centre

470 Belleville Street Victoria Victoria BC map
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The Robert Bateman Centre displays the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist.
Robert Bateman, a living legend, strides the world of art and nature.

This exhibition unleashes the full scope of his work from the largest original painting to the smallest drawing. Crossing the years and continents, visitors will explore the life of this iconic artist from his childhood to his latest masterpiece. This collection of over 160 works is the largest ever assembled for public view.

The exhibit begins with a section of The Loretta Anne Rogers Gallery dedicated to British Columbia subjects. Bateman moved to Saltspring Island in the ’80’s prompting an outpouring of new work some of which appears here.

Yet another place that figures deeply in his affections is Africa. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Galleries show some of the best work inspired by that continent.

A total of ten galleries cover different aspects of Bateman’s work, and two of these galleries are of special interest to youth and children. The Family Gallery includes a hands-on nature play area for children under 10, and the Kathryn Iredale Gallery focuses on Bateman’s work about birds. Here, children of all ages can explore the collection kinesthetically by orchestrating multiple bird calls through a multi-channel sound system and sensors on the paintings.

Visitors can also pause in the Diane and David Reesor Theatre and hear Bateman talk about his vision while he works in his studio.

Gallery Admissions:

Tickets can be purchased at The Robert Bateman Centre or the Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre at 812 Wharf Street

Adult: $12.50
Senior (65+): $8.50
Student (19+ with student ID): $8.50
Youth (6–18): $6.00
Family (2 adults and 2 youth – children 5 and under free): $25.00

15% discount for groups of 10 or more people

Venue Specs

Venue FormatArt Gallery
Liquor LicenseNone, All Ages or Provide your own
Rentable / Hosts Outside EventsNo

Listed Under:
Art Gallery - Not-For-Profit
Art Gallery / Sales - As Secondary Function
Artist Studio (Open to Public)

Listing last confirmed: Jul. 30, 2013

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