Upcoming Exhibitions

BFA Grad Exhibition: Albert Woods, Kimberly Vandenberg, Candice McPherson, Lisa Edwards on view at the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery

Exhibition continues October 7-28, 2020

The S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery will be showcasing part two of three from our series of BFA Grad Exhibitions, featuring Albert Woods, Kimberly Vandenberg, Candice McPherson, Lisa Edwards from October 7-28, 2020.

Albert Woods, Anthropos Morphos series, 2020, mixed media. This installation addresses communities’ unwitting participation in the broken systems that benefit government and corporate entities who place financial gains over individuals’ basic rights and freedoms.

Kimberly Vandenberg, Return Passage to Equilibrium, 2020, acrylic on canvas. This painting series explores themes of colonization, loss, and resilience. Each painting is connected to the stories and memories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

Lisa Edwards, Down to the Deep Well, 2020, mixed media prints. This series explores themes related to traumatic memory and its effects over time. The mixed media prints integrate the experimentation of fabric materials, collograph and copper etching techniques and processes. 

Candace McPherson, These Images are Inspired by True Events, 2020, digital print on aluminum. Paintings from the Pre-Raphaelite era that are based on literature and folklore portray women with passive gazes and sensuous figures, bringing attention solely to their youth and beauty. The female characters depicted in the photographs represent a modern woman who is devoid of the pre-set beauty standards commonly seen within paintings of this era.


BFA Grad Exhibition: Beru Bell, pointy trees on view at the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery 

Exhibition continues November 3-19, 2020

 The S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery welcomes visitors to experience Beru Bell’s installation pointy trees, 2020 from November 3-19, 2020. Pointy trees introduces tree-lanterns constructed from biodegradable materials with each one having its own sound-reactive circuit. In this space, any sound that you make will extinguish the lights inside the trees. Video and paintings are also part of this ecologically themed exhibition.


What to know before you visit:

Since reopening, procedures have been put in place to ensure that the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery is safe and ready to welcome visitors. 

  • Wear a mask, face shield or face covering (mandatory, effective September 1, 2020).
  • All visitors must sign in. 
  • At this time, we are only allowing a maximum of three people in the gallery at a time.
  • Please keep two (2) metres (6 feet) apart. 
  • Do NOT touch any of the artworks.
  • Do not visit if you are feeling unwell. 
  • Gallery Hrs: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Mon – Fri
  • Admission is free


For questions, contact Melanie.Jones@ ufv.ca or Grace.Tsurumaru@ ufv.ca


S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery

Building B Room B136 

University of the Fraser Valley 

33844 King Road 

Abbotsford, BC