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Community Curates Week 1

July 5th, 2011

Welcome to the inaugural week of our Community Curates project! In order to curate an exhibition that will be on from 23 September, 2011 to 11 March, 2012, we need your help!

The RMG permanent collection includes over 1300 works on paper that are stored in our vault in solander boxes to maintain their condition. Works on paper especially are susceptible to damage from light and as a result they aren’t as often shown in our gallery spaces. We wanted to share some of these hidden gems and have our visitors decide which ones will be shown.

Here is our first week’s selection of images. You are able to vote for your favourite and the top 2 selected will be hung in the gallery space. Stay tuned each week as 5 new selections are posted for your votes!

What will the community curate from our collection? We are looking forward to finding out!

Week 1:



1. Isabel McLaughlin (Canadian, 1903-2002)
Untitled  n.d.
watercolour over graphite on paper
Gift of the estate of Isabel McLaughlin, 2003




2. John Lander (Canadian, 1951 – 1992)
At Chanteclair  1973
serigraph on paper
Purchase, 1976 




3. John Street (Canadian, b. 1942)
Untitled  1971
serigraph on paper
Purchase, 1973



4. William Blair Bruce (Canadian, 1859 – 1906)
Looking Towards Le Havre  1885
oil on paper
Purchased with the assistance of the Government of Canada through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1986



5. Alan Flint (Canadian, b. 1958)
Lost  1995
woodcut on paper, A/P
Gift of Ihor Holubizky, 1998



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