Daphne Odjig recently spoke with NGC Magazine about her work, her inspirations, and how she is still drawn to put pencil to paper every day.
Canadian artist Alma Duncan was an accomplished painter, sketcher and drawer, a puppetmaker and a film producer. She was the consummate “maker.”
A package arrives in the mail. As you unwrap it, you realize it’s an archiving box. There are only a couple of instructions: put something in the box — anything, any number of things — then send it back. This unusual scenario is one recently experienced by a select group of people — among them artists, musicians, teachers, philosophers, and scientists.
It all began in Killarney, Ontario in 1977. While looking for blueberries at Nellie Lake with their children, well-known Canadian art patrons Jim and Sue Waddington came across the scene that inspired A.Y. Jackson’s painting Hills, Killarney, Ontario (Nellie Lake) (c. 1933). They didn’t know it at the time, but the find marked the start of a 36-year quest to locate and photograph the landscapes in paintings by the Group of Seven.
The Turner Prize is an annual contemporary art prize awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for an exhibition or presentation of their work in the year leading up to the award’s announcement. This year, Ottawa-born artist Ciara Philips was nominated for her exhibition Workshop 2010 Ongoing.
This month, foundational feminist artist and master of the art of self-portraiture, Suzy Lake, responds to NGC Magazine's version of The Proust Questionnaire.
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