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Vivienne Kubik: Works from the Malaspina Printshop Archive of the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection

Vivienne Kubik

October 7 to December 8, 2014
McGill Library

“Vivienne was at the Vancouver School of Art and then came to Malaspina Printmakers Society and took up etching. She worked in a fashion house in London designing and pattern cutting. Vivienne was a really talented lady. She loved chocolate cake, which was not good for her as she was diabetic. She worked long hours, often till the early morning. Vivienne was a larger than life personality with a great sense of humour.” – Gillian Armitage

Vivienne Kubik: Works from the Malaspina Printshop Archive of the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, features a selection of prints in a variety of mediums created by Vivienne Kubik at the Malaspina Printshop between 1979 and 1982.

Prior to moving to Canada in 1958, Kubik worked as a dress designer in her native England. She was enrolled at what was then known as the Emily Carr College of Art and Design between 1977-1981 and graduated with honours in printmaking. During the time that many of the prints shown here were made, Kubik worked as the Technical Assistant in printmaking for Emily Carr’s evening program.

Although Kubik’s work has appeared in many group exhibitions at the Burnaby Art Gallery, this is the first exhibition we have mounted consisting solely of her work. The works shown here were all gifted to the art collection by Milton and Fei Wong as part of the Malaspina Archive.