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Art at Work/L'Art au Travail

Art Bank of the Canada Council of the Arts/ Le banque d'œuvres d'art du Conseil des Arts du Canada

by Victoria Henry; Peggy Gale; Pierre Landry; David Silcox & Jeff Thomas, introduction by Adrienne Clarkson

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The Art Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts is one of Canada's greatest treasures, holding more than 18,000 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by over 2,500 contemporary artists. Because the Art Bank rents its works to government and corporate offices, pieces are enjoyed every day in public spaces, but the collection itself is never seen. Now, to mark its 35th anniversary, the Art Bank "exhibits" its collection in Art at Work. In English and French, Art at Work/L'art au Travail celebrates the Art Bank as a uniquely Canadian vision, a major collection, a financial success story, and an inspiration to governments across Canada and abroad. Introduced by Adrienne Clarkson, the essays by Victoria Henry, David Silcox, Peggy Gale, Pierre Landry, and Jeff Thomas tell about the Art Bank's scope, range, and purpose. Sumptuous photographs make Art at Work a work of art in its own right.

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Victoria Henry is the Director of the Canada Council Art Bank. She owned and operated the Ufundi Gallery, Ottawa, from 1975 until 1992. In 1993, she joined the Canadian Museum of Civilization to establish the Commercial Enterprises Division, and the Canada Council for the Arts appointed her Director of the Art Bank in 1999.
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Art historian Peggy Gale was one of the first people to write about artists’ video in Canada. She has held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council, Art Metropole and elsewhere. Since 1974 she has also been an active independent curator and writer specializing in artists’ video and media/ time-based works. She has published extensively in museum catalogues, anthologies and magazines in Canada and abroad, including the book Videotexts (WLU Press, 1995). In 2006 Peggy Gale was among the winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

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Art historian Peggy Gale was one of the first people to write about artists’ video in Canada. She has held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council, Art Metropole and elsewhere. Since 1974 she has also been an active independent curator and writer specializing in artists’ video and media/ time-based works. She has published extensively in museum catalogues, anthologies and magazines in Canada and abroad, including the book Videotexts (WLU Press, 1995). In 2006 Peggy Gale was among the winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.

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DAVID P. SILCOX, former managing director of Sotheby's Canada, is an art historian, a cultural administrator and a senior fellow at Massey College. He is also widely recognized for his writings on the artists David Milne, Christopher Pratt and Jack Bush.

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Jeffrey M. Thomas, RCA is a noted photographic artist and curator and a member of the Onondaga tribe of Six Nations, Ontario. Among his curatorial works is Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools, National Archives of Canada, 2003.
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Adrienne Clarkson became Canada’s twenty-sixth Governor General in 1999 and served until September 2005. She is the bestselling author of Heart Matters: A Memoir, Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, and Great Canadian Lives: Norman Bethune. In her multi-faceted career as an accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant, she has received numerous prestigious awards and honorary degrees in Canada and abroad. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In 2006, she established the Clarkson Cup, which is now the championship trophy for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. In 2007, she was appointed Colonel-in-Chief for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. A Privy Councillor and Companion of the Order of Canada, she lives in Toronto.
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Editorial Reviews

"Art at Work is a seminal work of impressive dimensions and a welcome addition to Canadian Art History reference collections and supplemental reading lists." — Bookwatch


"The sumptuous photographs make this a work of art in its own right." — Antiques &; Collectibles Showcase


"The sumptuous photographs make this a work of art in its own right." — Antiques &; Collectibles Showcase


"Art at Work is a seminal work of impressive dimensions and a welcome addition to Canadian Art History reference collections and supplemental reading lists." — Bookwatch

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