S’ELIYEMETAXWTEXW ART GALLERY
UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY
ROOM B136, B BUILDING
33844 KING ROAD, ABBOTSFORD
HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 12:00 P.M – 5:00 P.M.
The S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery (pronounced S-uh-lee-uh-mut-out-ook) has operated on the UFV campus since 1985 and was renamed in 2014. This new name not only acknowledges that the Gallery sits on the unceded territory of the Stó:lō Nation but also confirms the UFV School of Creative Arts’ ongoing commitment to building and maintaining lasting relationships with our Indigenous neighbours.
The School of Creative Arts remains committed to exhibition practices founded on principles of intellectual and artistic freedom, cultural sensitivity, social diversity, and collaborative relations with Indigenous peoples. The Gallery supports and encourages student and community-centered exhibitions, teaching the complexities of showing and sharing art and visual culture.
About the name S’eliyemetaxwtexw:The Stó:lō people living between Hope and Fort Langley speak Upriver Halq’eméylem, a Salishan dialect closely related to Downriver and Island Halq’eméylem. At present, the Stó:lō and other partners are working diligently to preserve Halq’eméylem for future generations. Laura Wee Lay Laq and her fluent speaking elder, Siyamiyateliyot, developed the new gallery name from Upper Halq words meaning “a place that holds dreams or visions.” Visitors to the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery can learn to say the gallery’s new name by listening to the voice of elder Siyamityateliyot, who has provided a pronunciation that can be heard at the gallery entrance.
Exhibition proposals are reviewed annually-an annual call for submissions is announced publicly in February. For the 2023/24 Exhibition Season, all proposal material must be submitted on or before Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Please review the Gallery Guidelines and the Open Call documents for more information:
Gallery Hrs: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Mon – Fri
For questions, contact Aimee.Brown@ufv.ca
Bldg B RM 136
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road
School of Creative Arts, University of the Fraser Valley
Email: soca @ufv.ca
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8