The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria

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At The 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 The Robert Bateman Centre and many more Victoria attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Victoria trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Art was beautiful in a quiet atmosphere. Informative and relaxing tour at your own pace . My husband has admired Roberts work for some time,so it was nice to see this collection.  more »
  • We had trouble finding it but the visit was well worth it. Robert Bateman has done incredible work with wildlife painting...  more »
  • It was wonderful to see so many Bateman pictures in one place. There was a time line of his life so far and a short video. Well worth the price of admission.  more »
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  • Loved this place. Robert Bateman an incredible artist. You see more of his early work and learn more about his personal views. Worth the visit.
  • Great fish!!! This is a great restaurant to enjoy the day and watch the world go by. Killer deserts and the staff truly enjoy the guests.
  • Good gallery with lots of amazing and interesting paintings from Robert Bateman. If you have never experienced his paintings then you must visit the gallery to experience capturing nature in beautiful artwork.
  • Enjoyed my visit, worth listening to the tour guide. Good bar restaurant.
  • Attended a function, and I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Bateman through his work. Family friendly too.

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