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9 Women of Durham Region, 1975

A Regional Survey of Textile Art

edited by Joan Murray & Gisele Pageau

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1975
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    Jan 1975
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This exhibition features the work of Jane Buckles, Jane Dixon, Lynda Hayward, Denise Ireland, Paula Lishman, Hope Muckle, Laura Reid, Bev Williams, and Anna Willson. The textiles created by these artists show a concern for the environment through the use of natural colours and objects. The textile medium - by its very nature - has long been associated with the traditional vision of woman: these artists have re-examined the medium and used it in new ways. The resulting image of women is different too.

About the authors

Joan Murray, an independent curator and art historian, is considered one of the most accessible of Canadian art writers and has studied and exhibited Tom Thomson for four decades. Since the late 1960s, she has been a curator of several institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (1974-99) and the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg (2005-6). Murray was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1992 and has been honoured with the Senior Award from the Association of Cultural Executives, the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario

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