Donald A. Stuart - Custom Designer - Goldsmith, Midhurst, Ontario, Jewellery, Corporate Gifts, Architectural Installations
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homage

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Anne Golden, CM


 

HOMAGE - inspired by outstanding Canadian women

Homage, is a collection of 40 framed neck-pieces created as a celebration and tribute to Canadian women, past and present. The curator, 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. Donald Stuart used the familiar form of the necklace to explore history from a fresh perspective. Necklaces are one of the oldest forms of human adornment and were worn by both men and women. However, from approximately the 19th century onward they were predominately worn by women to denote style, status and wealth. Necklaces are archetypal symbols of power and importance and are a fitting vehicle to represent seminal women in Canadian history. The choices of materials for each necklace are as varied as the women themselves, each infused with meaning and significance. The exhibition has been presented at a number of galleries across Canada. In each case, it received favourable and enthusiastic responses due in part to the significant change in the role of women in Canada over the past few decades and the impact they are having in many areas. This exhibition pays tribute to and celebrates many exceptional women. This exhibition connects the arts, with business, culture and heritage.

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Upcoming confirmed venues:
Yukon Art Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon, March 9 to May 27, 2017
Simcoe County Museum, Midhurst, ON, June 7 to September 4, 2017
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON, September 9 to October 28, 2017
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON, fall, 2018

Retrospective: 50 years of Creative Excellence
Simcoe County Museum, May 19 to September 4, 2017 Gala opening June 20
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON, September 9 to October 28, 2017
Craft Gallery, Toronto, spring, 2018