Emily Carr in British Columbia

Dulwich Picture Gallery

1 Nov 2014 – 15 Mar 2015

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More than 60 years after her death, the gallery hosts the first ever UK exhibition dedicated to one of Canada’s most esteemed artists.

Born in Victoria in 1871 – the year British Columbia joined with Canada – Emily Carr was fascinated by her homeland, capturing its lush forests and dramatic skies in her signature modernist style.

An important dimension to her work was her interest in the aboriginal communities, which she encountered during sketching trips to the west coast and in Alaska. She believed her art could help to preserve their legacy, saying ‘in a few more years they will be gone forever into silent nothingness and I would gather my collection together before they are forever past’.

Featuring pages from her sketchbooks, writings, watercolours and drawings, as well as related archival photography, the exhibition places Carr as an inquisitive documentarian whose work offered new perspective on the Canadian landscape.

Venue information

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)