Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Play The Dance

In display cases in this area of the Canadian art galleries are examples of Inuit carvings. Pauta Saila carved Standing Bear in 1962.

Annugakuluk Kelly fashioned Pair Of Incised Walrus Tusks in 1979.

The Owl is a 1969 stonecut on paper work by Kenojuak Ashevak, another Inuit artist.

Alex Colville painted Woman At Clothesline in 1956-57, with his wife Rhoda as the subject.

This 1984 acrylic painting is titled We're All In The Same Boat, by Anishinaabe artist Roy Thomas.

Stepping out into a contemporary arts area, I came into a room where a multimedia presentation was ongoing. William Kentridge created More Sweetly Play The Dance, a commentary on South Africa's old apartheid system, with video images moving across the screens in the room.

I headed up towards the world art area, and paused to photograph the glass tower from up here, with Tepkik by Jordan Bennett hanging inside.


  1. That owl is superb, I wouldn't mind a print of that on my wall!

  2. ...a nice diverse collection, thanks for show the wide shot to show the gallery.

  3. It is quite wonderful to see all this Canadian art. Thanks for reminding me of Alex Colville.

  4. 'We're all in the same boat' is not only beautifully colourful and fabulous but relevant also! Love the owl so much. Super selection again William ✨

  5. Colville is a favourite of mine!

  6. It's great that we have such a large variety of art to show ourselves.

  7. Interesting display. Have a wonderful day.

  8. I like the Inuit carvings, and the paintings too.

  9. Inuit carvings are divine ~ great photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. @John: it does stand out.

    @Lady Fi: it is!

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @David: a pleasure to do so.

    @Grace: thank you.

    @DJan: I think so.

    @RedPat: he was quite an artist.

    @Marie: the Gallery has several of his works.

    @Red: it is, yes.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Karl: I do too.

    @Maywyn: I can see that.

    @Carol: thank you!

  11. I specially like the Standing Bear and the Owl.

  12. Some of these carvings are really striking.

  13. I hope she pegs those sheets, or gets them off the line.
    Great First People display.

  14. Amazing art. Loved the last photograph.

  15. I really like Alex Colville, but the inuit work is wonderful. Such a shame they way we've treated First Nations.

  16. That boat one is an homage to the legend and sculpture of the Haida?

  17. The Tepkik is very striking and I like the Inuit art.

  18. Alex Colville, one of my favourite Canadian artists.

  19. @Jan: me too.

    @Bill: indeed.

    @Parsnip: thanks.

    @gattina: definitely.

    @Marleen: it is, yes.

    @Jeanie: I agree.

  20. @Joanne: you wonder!

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Jennifer: I agree.

    @Cloudia: no, the tribes are far apart, geographically wise. Anishinaabe are in my part of the continent.

    @Kay: I agree with you.

    @Linda: I think so too.

    @Shammickite: he's great.