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Guided Tour of The Varley Art Gallery

By Jean Stewart
The art exhibit, Witness - Canadian Art of the First World War , examines how Canadians used art to communicate and commemorate their First World War experiences at home and overseas.

Some, like future Group of Seven members A. Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer and Frederick Varley, were official war artists commissioned by Lord Beaverbrook’s Canadian War Memorials Fund to document the conflict. Others, like Frederick Clemesha, Thurston Topham and Vivian Cummings, were ordinary soldiers who made small drawings to send home to loved ones, or whose works were acquired by the Fund after the war.

The Museum’s Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, one of the largest such collections in the world, contains about 2,500 paintings, drawings, sketches, prints and posters from the First World War. The exhibition features over 50 works of art by both official artists and ordinary soldiers. Most of the art by ordinary soldiers has never been seen before.

Date:
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Time:
10:45 - Noon

Location:
Varley Art Gallery of Markham
216 Main St.
Unionville, ON L3R 2H1

Parking is available behind the Varley Gallery and directly across Carlton Rd. at the Skating Arena and also at the Curling Rink.

Cost:
$5.00 per person

Make your cheque out to RTO/ERO District 34 and send with
your registration form to:
Jean Stewart
74 Knightsbridge Way
Markham, ON L3P 3W5

Please register by Oct. 12, 2018

Witness-Canadian Art of the First World War is a travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum.


It is on display at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham from September 15, 2018 to
January 6, 2019.

 

 

To register, click here