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Sylvia Tait: Journey

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Sylvia Tait: Journey
November 17-January 7, 2018

This survey of works on paper by acclaimed West Coast artist Sylvia Tait includes ink drawings, digital drawings, prints, acrylic paintings, collages, posters and ephemera. While Tait is largely recognized as an abstractionist and a colourist, the exhibition will also include a selection of figurative works, with a particular focus on friends, family and the cultural community. 

Accompanying the exhibition is a special catalogue with an introduction by curator Ellen van Eijnsbergen and essay by co-curator Robin Laurence.

Publication sponsor: 
Hemlock

Public Programs

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 7-9pm | Free, Everyone Welcome
Join us for the opening reception of Journey at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception, with artist in attendance. Live music by classical guitarist Hanh Nguyen. Beer sponsored by Steamworks. 

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In the BAG Family Sundays - Sponsored by ABC Recycling
November 19: Colourful Collages
1-4pm, drop-in, all ages
Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. Learn about Sylvia Tait's exhibition Journey before making your very own work of art.

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Tea & Tour: Tuesday, November 21, 2-3:30pm | $7.50, 55 yrs+
Call 604-297-4422 to register | Barcode: 456206

Join gallery staff for a guided tour of Journey and finish the tour by settling into the Fireside Room for tea and treats. 

Curator's Tour: Sunday, November 26, 2pm | Free, Everyone Welcome
Join co-curator Robin Laurence and Director/Curator Ellen van Eijnsbergen for a guided tour of the exhibit. Artist Sylvia Tait will be in attendance. Following the tour, tea will be served in the Fireside Room.

Image Credit: Sylvia Tait, Florescence(detail), 2017, acrylic on paper, 104.7cm x 75.6cm, collection of the artist, Photo: Blaine Campbell