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4th National Burnaby Print Show Invited Artists: Works from the Collection

4th National Burnaby Print Show Invited Artists Works from the Collection

4th National Burnaby Print Show Invited Artists
Works from the Collection
May 16-July 24, 2017
McGill Library | 4595 Albert Street

When the Burnaby Art Gallery opened to the public 50 years ago on June 10, 1967, the Burnaby Art Society simultaneously mounted four exhibitions all under the title of ‘4th National Burnaby Print Show’. The gallery opening was one of Burnaby’s Centennial projects and in keeping with the centennial spirit, the first exhibit was of historical Canadian graphics created between 1867 and 1967; a second gallery showcased Inuit graphics and a third presented a juried selection of 18 contemporary Canadian prints chosen from over 400 entries. The last exhibit, known as the ‘Invitational Section’, offered “a selection of the work of those Canadians who have made a distinguished contribution to the media”.  

Work by 11 of the 16 invited artists make up this off-site exhibition. Four of the works shown here - Helen Piddington’s Kongen and Dronnigen, Benita Sanders’ Ambivalence, John Boyd’s Animal Burdened With His Own Importance and John Esler’s Odysseus, Man of Ages - were part of the 1967 exhibition. 

Works by other artists shown in this exhibition, such as Pat Martin Bates, Alistair Bell, Rita Briansky, Richard Lacroix, Marianna Schmidt, Gordon Smith and Harold Town, have been added to the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection since that time. 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Burnaby Art Gallery this year, please join us on July 13 for the opening of The Ornament of a House: 50 Years of Collecting, an exhibition featuring treasures of the City of Burnaby Collection. 

Image Credit: (left) Marianna Schmidt, At the Forum, etching, 1965; (right) Harold Town, Child’s Punchout in a Rearview Mirror, screenprint, 1971.