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Robert Bateman Centre

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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
+1 250-940-3630
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Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and animals from all over the world. Come explore seven decades of his inspiring work in our gallery, and experience nature's beautiful animals up close. Our new temporary gallery space shows an ever-changing variety of exhibits, so there is always something new to explore! At the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop you will find a selection of Robert Bateman's books, prints and gifts, along with art by local artists.
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“his life” (17 reviews)
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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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"short video"
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"his life"
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"bird calls"
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"amazing artist"
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"original paintings"
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"nature lovers"
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"steamship terminal"
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"on display"
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"natural world"
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"early years"
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"wax museum"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to spend a while here. On the way in, for free, you get a video explaining Mr Bateman's philosophy of art, and a story board outlining his development as an artist. Some of his wife's work is displayed here too. Then, for a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Robert Bateman Gallery! The Tour Guide was knowledgeable with a good pace throughout. Early works on display right now. Terrific to see!

Thank M G
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

This gallery is on the waterfront in downtown Victoria. Robert Bateman is one of the leading Canadian artists. Heis renown for his nature paintings. This gallery gives a retrospective of his career and his work. This is a must see place.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Fantastic look at his early work and influences. You will see pieces of his work not seen anywhere before.

Thank akastes
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Great location, a little challenging to find parking nearby. Bateman's pieces are well recognized and fine but the other pieces are more interesting. The trees/nature carvings and art pieces reflect the Vancouver island vibe and are with the 30-45 minutes you need to see the...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect. The gallery was small but they asked my daughter if she would like to do a scavenger hunt. She agreed and was given small parts of paintings that she had to find and write the title she found. I...More

Thank Kate B
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We had lunch at the restaurant and the soup was delicious. The art gallery was very interesting. I have always enjoyed his paintings and this was a real learning experience for me. If you visit the centre, please take the time to really discover who...More

1  Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

This gallery jas a complete overview of the wonderful works of the artist Robert Bateman. The area of the gallery featuring his birds with the accompanyment of the bird song was a favorite.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

It was a real treat to see this retrospective of Robert Batemans life's work. The 3-D experience was my first, and so real, I thought I might fall off the chair a few times.

1  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Situated in a harbourside historical building this well curated exhibition is well worth a visit. Learned a lot about an artist who I have long admired for his moving and realistic portrayals of wildlife. There is a lot more to this artist than I knew...More

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