The Royal BC Museum has agreed to support the Dulwich Picture Art Gallery, London with a significant loan of 26 Emily Carr paintings, drawings and sketches for a major exhibition opening Nov 1, 2014. “We are delighted to be a major contributor to this exhibition. It is hoped we can then exhibit our important Carr collection in a new Carr Gallery at the Royal BC Museum,” said Jack Lohman CBE, Chief Executive Officer at the Royal BC Museum.
Painting Canada 2: Emily Carr and the Indigenous Art of the Northwest Coast (1 November 2014 – 22 February 2015) will showcase over 100 paintings produced by Carr between 1912 and 1939 including a focused selection of Carr’s watercolours and sketchbook drawings – less well-known even in Canada as well as the inclusion of reference material highlighting the importance of Indigenous Art as an influence for Carr. The exhibition will trace a dramatic trajectory from darkness to light. Visitors will first encounter Carr’s brooding, often claustrophobic forest scenes. The show will culminate in a display of Carr’s later euphoric sky paintings, rhythmic light-filled beach scenes and clear-cut landscapes. (Courtesy Dulwich Picture Art Gallery)
A lecture, Hidden in Plain Sight: Uncovering Emily Carr’s Time in England, by Dr. Kathryn Bridge, Deputy Director and Head of Academic Relations & Atlas, Archives, Collections & Knowledge is on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Bridge will present the results of her recent research on Emily Carr’s five years of artistic training in England. Her talk is centred on three key records in the BC Archives holdings and shows how these records complement those held elsewhere. Looking for new meanings between the lines allowed Dr. Bridge to more accurately comprehend this pivotal period in Carr’s life.