The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is looking for public spaces across Canada from host HOMAGE by Donald A. Stuart.
HOMAGE by Donald A. Stuart is a collection of custom-made framed neck pieces, created to celebrate Canadian women past and present. Susan Benson RCA, sketched portraits of each of the women to accompany the pieces which, along with short biographies, add so much to the educational aspect of the exhibition. As a contemporary jewellery artist, Donald Stuart has used the familiar form of the necklace to explore history from a fresh perspective.
HOMAGE: Exhibition Details:
- The exhibition consists entirely of necklaces which are made from a wide variety of materials including metal, wood, fibre, plastic, leather.
- There are 40 different necklaces, each with a descriptive panel (short biography, sketch of the woman and technical information).
- The pieces are individually mounted and framed and are securely attached to the wall. Galleries have installed the exhibition in a few hours. Complete step by step instructions are included. The gallery may prefer to use moveable panels or other display cases.
- The frames are 15" and 17" wide. Most are square, but a few are rectangular. One necklace is in a free standing pedestal.
- The frames (with the necklaces) come in form fitting shipping crates. The full show is in 3 crates each about 45" x 20" x 20" and each crate weigh around 100lbs.
- All pieces have been professionally photographed and the photographs are available.
- The biographies and sketches are on disc. Should the descriptive panels accompanying the exhibition not be suitable for the gallery, customizing and/or sizing can be easily done.
- The host gallery is responsible for the insurance of the art work.
- Artist talks, workshops and requests for the artist's attendance for other purposes is welcomed. This fee would be negotiated with the Orillia Museum of Art & History and the artist.
- The works do not need to be in humidity controlled galleries.
- There is a catalogue available of 39 necklaces published by the Orillia Museum of Art & History Press.
For further information and booking, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director at 705-326-2159 x101 or by e-mail.