Heard of the mannequin challenge? It’s a hot social media trend where groups hold a pose for an extended amount of time while someone navigates around the “mannequins”. We thought we’d take it on… RMG style.
Image: John Lander in his studio, 1986 By Joan Murray Many years ago, when I was first made director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, John Lander, while still a student at York University in Toronto, showed me his work. I immediately recognized its unique quality. That remained the factor that distinguished his work […]
By Joan Murray, Director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (1974-1999) When people fund art galleries, they seek to unite artworks they value under a single roof. Ewart McLaughlin, who provided the funds for the building of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, played a similar role. He […]
by Joan Murray A curator`s task differs from person to person. For some, it means gathering a collection. For others, interpreting what is already there. For all, it means study of a chosen field, say trains if you are the curator of a railway museum. Then you dedicate yourself to preserving the physical legacy, history […]