2021 Recent Acquisitions
July 10, 2021 - November 15, 2021
Lyndal Osborne, Clay Ellis, Kevin Sonmor, Tiziana La Melia, Evy McBryan, Chris Beauchamp, Sue Farrell Holler, Tim Heimdal, Zac Kay
The Permanent Collection at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is one of the largest in northwestern Canada. For nearly 50 years our collecting teams have been dedicated to the acquisition of artwork of significant value to the Peace Region, acclaiming pieces from local, provincial, and national artists alike.
In the past three years, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie has acquired 33 artworks from 9 artists into our Permanent Collection. These were some unique years in collecting, we surpassed previous acquisition shows by dozens of artworks, received two Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) credentials, and acquired many digital and written artworks for the first time. The Gallery had also commissioned four local professionals to capture some of the unique circumstances we have experienced, as we’ve lived through history in these collecting years.
While we reflect on the ways we have coped throughout these strange times, we can continue to move forward through the conservation and presentation of many landmark artworks.
This exhibition was curated by Katrina Shirley
Curatorial Assistant, Exhibitions & Collections
Featured Image: HIDE:Runningcross, Clay Ellis