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Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent...more
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470 Belleville Street | Third Floor, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
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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 you to be drawn into to notice the details....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 enjoy his art.
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 works on display from when he was just...More
I first fell in love with Robert Bateman's work as an aspiring artist in his teens, over 30 years ago, on a trip to Canada. I vividly remember Boxing Day, wandering through a mall in Quebec wondering why everybody saved their Christmas shopping until the...More
We enjoyed our time at the Robert Bateman Centre, watching the short video of some of his views and work, and also the timeline on the wall. The gallery was very nicely laid out, and I enjoyed reading about his take on the works he...More
I've always enjoyed his work but this was an awesome collection! It was very interesting to watch the short video to learn more about the man and his vision. Also liked the pictorial timeline of his life. Would definitely visit again.