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Curator-led tour of Emily Carr at Dulwich Picture Gallery

29 January 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ian Desjardin, the Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery will be our guide to the first UK exhibition dedicated to Emily Carr – one of Canada’s most beloved and esteemed artists, virtually unknown outside Canada.  The exhibition will trace a dramatic trajectory from darkness to light. Visitors will first encounter Carr’s brooding, often claustrophobic forest scenes and the show will culminate in a display of Carr’s later euphoric sky paintings, rhythmic light-filled beach scenes and clear-cut landscapes.  In this transition from darkness to light, we will discover Carr the inquisitive documentarian, encountering a culture and a landscape that challenged her way of seeing and understanding the world.

Emily Carr, Self-portrait, 1938-1939, Oil on wove paper, mounted on plywood, 85.5 x 57.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Peter Bronfman, 1990, Photo © NGC
Emily Carr, Self-portrait, 1938-1939, Oil on wove paper, mounted on plywood, 85.5 x 57.7 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift of Peter Bronfman, 1990, Photo © NGC

Meet in the Gallery Café from 9:30 for a quick coffee/tea before the tour (cost not included in tour price) — tour starts at 10 a.m.  Option to stay for self-host lunch following.  Please indicate whether you will stay for lunch in your reply.

Cost:  Patrons £10, Friends £15; Guests £20.  RSVP to RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org.

Dulwich Picture Gallery is an easy journey from Central London in under 15 minutes by train and a short walk.  http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/visit/find-us/

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Date:
29 January 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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