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Robert Burke


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Greater Victoria Art Gallery

1040 Moss Street , Victoria, BC

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September 29th to December 18th 2022

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 5PM
Thursday: 1PM – 9PM
Friday: 10AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM

Our Canada March 2023 Issue.png

Dear Robert,


On behalf of Sara Angel, Executive Director at the Art Canada Institute, Ian Thom, author of Takao Tanabe: Life & Work, and everyone at the ACI, we are grateful for the permission you provided to reproduce your painting Looking Through the Institution.


I am delighted to let you know that this publication (linked above) is now live. Like all 60+ books in ACI’s Online Art Book Project, it is available free of charge, in both French and English. This makes Tanabe’s incredible art accessible to audiences around the world. A print edition of the book is forthcoming in Spring 2024.


Again, with best wishes and sincere appreciation for your assistance in helping us realize this project! 




Philip Dombowsky

Image Research Associate

Art Canada Institute | Institut de l'art canadien














Our Canada March 2023 (Readers Digest)

Catch Up With Metis Artist Robert Burke

By Shannon Moneo


(Online subscription required - free trial available)

Art Institute Canada

'Looking Through the Institute' featured via mixed media Sept. 30, 2022

Award recipient of the 6th Annual Tanabe Prize for British Columbia painters exhibition 2022

YAM Magazine

The Renegade Artist: Robert Burke

By Shannon Moneo

Exhibition History: solo


  • Victoria College of Art (2000)

  • McPherson Theatre (2000)

  • Grunt Gallery, Feb. 15-Mar.9 (2000)

  • Campbell River Public Gallery / “Touch the Earth”  Indigenous Art

  • Group Nov. – Dec. (2004)

  • Cowichan Theatre, Nov.- Dec. (2004)

  • Maltwood Gallery / University of Victoria, Aug – July. (2005)

  • Cowichan Theatre, April 18 (2006)

  • Maltwood Gallery, University of Victoria, July- Aug. (2006)

  • National Aboriginal Day Exhibition   Sechelt BC May(2008)

  • Doris Crowston Gallery at the Arts Centre June 18- July 6 (2008)

  • Nanaimo Public Art Gallery, Nov 21-Dec27 (2008)

  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Jan. 1- June 31 (2009) Yellowknife NWT

  • Northern Life Museum  Fort Smith NWT  Sept. – Nov (2009)

  • Cowichan Theatre Duncan BC June 29-July 29 (2010)

  • Northern Life Museum Fort Smith   The Silent Breed  NWT  April 3 2012


-       Northern Life Museum Fort Smith     residential school experience.  June2015-October 31 2015

-      Prince of Wales Heritage centre residential school experience. April –October 2016



  • Canada Council for the Arts (2004)


  • BC  Arts Council  (2003)


  • First People Cultural Foundation (2002)


  • Canada Council for the Arts (2011)


  • Canada Council for the Arts (2013) Two Year Long Term Grant


Collection   National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (2002)



-  Shaw cable TV interview Nov 2004 and April 18 2006

-APTN  aboriginal peoples television networks interview June 06, 2009-06-28 Vancouver BC

-CKLB Radio First Nation  Yellowknife Jan 14, 2009 radio interview

-Shaw cable television interview Nov. 2004

-Shaw cable television interview April 18, 2006


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