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Victoria Collects

A View into Private Art Collections from the Region

February 3, 2012 - February 3, 2012

Curated by Mary Jo Hughes
Ker Gallery

Victoria Collects features more than 60 major artworks on loan from private collections across Victoria. These paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and drawings by artists ranging from Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Piet Mondrian, Tom Thomson, E.J. Hughes, Betty Goodwin, to Ed Burtynsky illustrate the immense diversity in collecting styles and approaches that can be found in our region.

Victoria Collects is more than a snapshot of fabulous individual pieces; it is a venue for narrative and exploration answering: Why do people collect? What drives them?

Click here to read more about the companion exhibition in this series, Victoria Collects: The Salish Weave Collection.








ABOVE LEFT: W. J. Phillips | Karlukwees B.C., 1929, colour woodblock on paper | Private Collection

ABOVE RIGHT: E.J. Hughes | Rose Island, 1976, oil on canvas | Collection of Eric and Shirley Charman

AT LEFT: Piet Mondrian | Tableau Poeme, 1928, Gouache on paper (text by Michel Seuphor) | Private Collection, Courtesy of Winchester Galleries

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