XOXO

Online Exhibition

XOXO, draws upon the Public Art Centre’s diverse permanent collection to explore the theme of love in art, and the changing representations of this complex emotion. 

While popular conceptions of love tend frequently to focus upon romantic love, XOXO explores love’s varied manifestations across the realms of human experience, including familial relationships, friendship, and nostalgia. The exhibition presents depictions of love’s many variations in painting, sculpture, prints and drawings.

 



Flames of Love from the Permanent Collection

Online Exhibition

 

Hugues de Jouvancourt (1918 - 1998) Flames of Love, 1973, Original serigraphs (silk-screen)

"The following images are complied from the book of selected poems with illustrations by Hugues de Jouvancourt.  This volume pays tribute to the beauty and grace of young Canadian girls. We would like to thank the kind young ladies, who by posing for the artist, enabled him to carry out illustrations for this book."


It was taken from this fifty original editions five copies each containing twenty two serigraphs by Hugues de Jouvancourt, specially executed for this book.  10 copies on Japan Carlyle, letters from A T. containing the serigraphs in their challenging state in black, and  a continuation of the serigraphs printed in sepia.  45 copies on Japan Carlye, numbered from 1 to 45, including the serigraphs in their final state in black.  The text composed by hand in Eusebius 30p be the typography D.B. Inc. was printed by printer Rie Pierre des Morais Inc. - were drawn by Michel Lancelot and his collaborators, from the presses of the Graft Workshops.  The implementation of the volume is by H. de Jouvancourt.  All the drawing are signed and each copy of the book are signed by the artists.


Authors included:

AUTHORS P. DE RONSARD
SIR E. DYER
E . SPENSER
V. DE LA FRESNAYE
T. LODGE
F. DE MALHERBE W. SHAKESPEARE
BEN JONSON
F . MAYNARD T. CAREW
C . DE MALLEVILLE - R

 



Unmasked: Portraits from the Collection



Selections Exhibition Summer 2020 - Virtual Tour



ART MUSIC & THE WHISKY BAR

At a community event in late February, the studio at the Public Art Centre was converted from a classroom to a lounge. It featured local art, music and yes, a whisky bar! Looking back, the evening takes on special significance, but even at the time there was a unique energy in the space, the kind of energy that occurs when creativity and community come together.
Thank you to:
artist: External link opens in new tab or windowLaura Woermke Artist
musicians: External link opens in new tab or windowTHA KOALA, The Winter Blues, The Shangles