Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria

4.4
#3 of 15 in Museums in Victoria
At Robert Bateman Centre, discover the life and seven decades of work of Canada's most famous wildlife artist. Sited on the second floor of the 1924 Steamship Terminal--a landmark building of Victoria's Inner Harbor--the center boasts more than 100 works accompanied with multi-media commentary. Learn how Bateman's childhood adventures in urban gullies of central Toronto, his trips to Africa, and travels throughout the world shaped his style and vision as an artist. See his earliest flirtations with abstract art styles as well as small, intense landscape paintings of historical farms and ploughed fields, where human meets nature. You'll also have the chance to view portraits of his family and closest friends. A special part of his opus is a series of paintings of bird, which Bateman calls "canaries in the coal mine." A selection of Inuit stone carvings supplements the Bateman collection. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Robert Bateman Centre and many more Victoria attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Victoria trip itinerary planning website .
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  • We had to ourselves which was lovely. I twas great seeing Bob Bateman and his wife Birgit's work over their time together and how it developed. I really enjoy his roly poly birds. The paintings invite...  more »
  • Bateman’s work is such a treasure... a great learning experience into his painting history and development as an artist. The tour was a little to long. Would be nice to have a shorter tour and then en...  more »
  • The art gallery is not huge but the paintings and poetry on display are fantastic. Make sure you see the short video prior to going in. Of course the art is breathtaking beautiful and he has early wor...  more »
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  • Lovely little gallery to visit that features the progression and diversity of Bateman's art. A free tour was offered with admission and this offered a lot of insight on the artist's life and creative process. It is worth checking out what time the tour is at and plan accordingly. There is also an art/colouring room for kids that overlooks the harbour.
  • So vivid and moving! Defs worth it to take the guided tour every day at 2PM, you'll learn so much more about the man
  • Really enjoyed viewing Bateman's work and learning about his development as an wildlife artist. Also really enjoyed seeing Terry Venables incredible wildlife photographs.
  • The gallery was well set up with a broad assortment of Mr. Batemans work over his career. The video clip at the beginning was especially nice, in his own words!
  • Lovely gallery with helpful staff. Amazing art. Go on a Tuesday for a tour.
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