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 itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We were walking along Victoria's waterfront and spotted this. A great price ($10 for adults, free for children) to see a wonderful artist's work all in one place. Not a large place but a well-displaye...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    My husband and I are huge nature fans, so we loved walking through the gallery. It's a small gallery, but his work is wonderful. Definitely worth the $20 to admire the paintings. If you like nature an...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Ended up here by accident. Beautiful paintings, especially the ones about nature. Only go if you like nature paintings because entry is $ 10,-- p.p.  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • May 22, 2017
    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.
  • March 22, 2017
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    Enjoyed my visit, worth listening to the tour guide. Good bar restaurant.
  • March 14, 2017
    Attended a function, and I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Bateman through his work. Family friendly too.

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