On view September 22 – November 5, 2017
This year marks the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation. On 1 July 1867 the existing United Province of Canada was divided to become the new provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and two other colonies, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, also became provinces of the new Dominion of Canada.
To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, now known as Craft Nova Scotia, challenged our members to create works exploring their Canadian identity and/or celebrating Canadiana.
The works selected by our invited jurors, Patricia McClelland, Pamela Ritchie, and Phil Secord, range from varying representations of national symbols such as the maple leaf and Canada goose, to personal stories from the immigrant’s perspective, to thoughtful explorations of Canada’s history and current affairs. Together, the works in Oh! Canada present a multi-faceted, multi-layered view of being Canadian in 2017. -Susan Hanrahan, Executive Director, Craft Nova Scotia
Artists: Marla Benton, Berkeley Brown, Wilma Butts, Frances Dorsey, Linda Finley, Al Hattie, Violeta Izquierdo, Laura Kenney, Wendy Landry, Heather Lawson, Paula MacDonald, Dawn MacNutt, Alexandra McCurdy, Margot Metcalfe, Carol Morrow, Randy Mugford, Wendy Murray, Christina Parker, Nancy Price, Jim Smith, Vaughan L. Smith, Kas Stone, Isako Suzuki, Andrea Tsang Jackson, and Stephen Zwerling.