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S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery

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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Rd

Abbotsford, BC


HOURS: mon-fri 12-5pm.


Nov 1-30
Luke Pardy: This Old Broken Back of Mine documents the everchanging landscape of labour in the so-called Fraser Valley region of British Columbia.

Dec 3-14
Senior Studio Exhibition. An exhibition showcasing the research and development of self-directed, student works from the participants of VA 402 Senior Studio course at the University of the Fraser Valley.

January Exhibits TBD please check website for updates.


The S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery (pronounced S-uh-lee-uh-mut-out-ook) has operated on 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 Department of Visual Arts’ ongoing commitment to building and maintaining lasting relationships with our Indigenous neighbours. Over the years, UFV and the Visual Arts Department have remained committed to exhibition practices founded on principles of intellectual and artistic freedom, cultural sensitivity, social diversity, and collaborative relations with Indigenous peoples. Guided by a 2010 pledge to protect artistic freedom – The Canadian Association of University Teachers Policy on Academic Freedom and Artistic Expression – The Gallery routinely exhibits work that addresses social issues and contemporary critical concerns. Preference is given to innovative and challenging exhibitions related to program and pedagogical activities of the Visual Arts Department. A valuable learning resource, The Gallery supports and encourages student exhibitions, teaching the complexities of showing art and visual culture.