Exhibitions and Events

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The Hongkong Bank of Canada Photographs of Children: 150 Years

27 June – 2 September, 1990

This major exhibition, is the first of its kind to focus on children and childhood. Inspired by Edward Steichen’s famous Family of Man exhibition and book, the show illustrates children in all their variousness and their lyrical uniqueness. The images explore the bravery, tenacity, and vulnerability of children, their troubling sorrows and their joys.

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The Tenth Dalhousie Drawing Exhibition

7 April – 3 June, 1990

The tenth in the Gallery’s biannual series of artist curated exhibitions which explore the definitions of drawing and its use by contemporary artists. This year the Curator is Nova Scotian artist and writer Susan Gibson Garvey whose selection of nine artists presents viewers with a wide range of work from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The artists in the exhibition are: Paul Bourque, Cliff Eyland, Glen MacKinnon, Mary Pratt, Nigel Roe, George Steeves, Susan Wood, Chris Woods and Don Wright.

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Kathy MacGillivray: Recent Work

6 March – 1 April, 1990

Opening Sunday, 4 March at 2 p.m.

In these works, Halifax artist Kathy MacGillivray presents a variety of concerns with social, international and personal issues. The mode of working is to construct/deconstruct images using a wide range of materials and found objects. She attempts to convey her response to questions concerning the environment, women’s issues, international affairs… and other timely questions which affect and concern all of us.

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New Perspectives on Modernism in Canada, The Work of Kathleen Munn and Edna Tacon

6 March – 1 April, 1990

Working between 1915 and 1947, the Toronto artists Munn and Tacon created unique and personal art rooted in European modernism. In their paintings and drawings, these artists experimented with cubism and non-objectivity before abstraction was considered a viable direction for Canadian art. Overshadowed by the prominence of the Group of Seven, they never received lasting recognition for their pioneering work in this country. Organized by the Art Gallery of York University and curated by Dr.

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Teaching/Practice-Architectural Education and the Visual Arts

6 March – 1 April, 1990

How do architectural educators use traditional art forms such as sculpture, drawing and painting in their teaching? Where does art stop and architecture begin? This exhibition explores the similarities and contrasts between the creation of an artwork and the utilization of the same skills and processes in the creation of architecture. It will contain work by members of the Architecture Faculty and students at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Curated by Cliff Eyeland, Curator: Exhibitions and Resource Centre, T.U.N.S.

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J.E.H. MacDonald, Lewis Smith and Edith Smith in Nova Scotia

12 January – 25 February, 1990

Opening Thursday, 11 January at 8 p.m.

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Selections from the Permanent Collection: The Canadian Landscape, 1850-1950

14 July – 24 September, 1989

A display of works from the Dalhousie Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection which includes paintings and works on paper by such artists as Andre Bieler, Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, Jack Humphrey, Lawren Harris, David Milne, Marguerite Zwicker, Grace Keddy, Lucy Jarvis, Ruth Wainwright, Carl Schaefer, Edith Smith and Lewis Smith. Curated by Gemey Kelly. 

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In Seclusion with Nature: The Later Work of L. LeMoine FitzGerald, 1942-1956

27 May – 9 July, 1989

An exhibition of 63 works, including oils and works on paper, which mark the changes in the work of Canadian artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald from 1942 until his death in 1956. These later works are noted for their parallel development of both abstract and realist images, and are a departure from FitzGerald’s previous efforts in terms of both subject matter and handling of medium.

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Dalhousie Collects: William Townsend (1909 – 1973)

21 April – 21 May, 1989

A selection of paintings and drawings by this well-known artist and teacher from the collection of his daughter Charlotte and son-in-law Ian Townsend-Gault, who is a professor at the Dalhousie Law School. William Townsend was born in London and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and at the Slade where he was appointed Professor in 1968 and was responsible for establishing the post-graduate programme. Between 1951 and 1973 he taught frequently at the Banff School of Fine Arts where he made a significant contribution to its establishment as a year-round professional Centre for the Arts.

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Works from the Donald Cameron MacKay Collection, Dalhousie University Archives

10 March – 16 April, 1989

An exhibition of the Maritime drawings, etchings, watercolours, and sketchbooks of Nova Scotia artist Donald Cameron MacKay (1906-1979) from the collection of the Dalhousie University Archives. Included in the display are studies of buildings and streetscapes – many since demolished – in Halifax and of the towns and fishing villages of Port Maitland, Wolfville, Bedford and others. Among MacKay’s earliest artistic efforts, these works provide us with an extensive and unique visual record of the region as it was in the 1920s.

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