Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (September 15 - 19)Confederation Centre, 145 Richmond Street
(open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment)
Moncton, New Brunswick (September 22 - 26)
Ottawa, 10 September 2003 – The Canada Council Art Bank will be on tour in the Maritimes from September 15 - 26, 2003. Government, municipal and other public organizations as well as local private corporations will have the opportunity to visit the travelling exhibition and select art works for their offices and business spaces. The rental exhibition will be in Charlottetown at Confederation Centre from September 15 - 19 and in Moncton at Canada Place from September 22 - 26, and is not open to individuals. Art Bank representatives will also be installing works for clients in Fredericton, Saint John and Shediac.
Canada Place, 1045 Main Street
(open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment)
The rental exhibition is made up of about 400 contemporary works by Canadian artists, with a significant number by regional artists including Frank Lapointe and Pam Hall from Newfoundland and Labrador, Sylvia Ficken and Jacques Hurtubise from Nova Scotia, Thaddeus Holownia, Herzl Kashetsky and Yvon Gallant from New Brunswick, and Brian Burke and Hilda Woolnough from Prince Edward Island.
The Canada Council Art Bank seeks to promote Canadian culture by renting out original works of art to public and private organizations. This art work rental service allows organizations to create a desirable work environment while establishing an innovative and prestigious professional public image. With some 18,000 works (paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints) by more than 2,500 artists, the Art Bank holds the largest collection of contemporary art in Canada. In addition to rentals, the Bank offers a range of complementary services (professional consultation, transportation, and installation of works).
To visit the exhibition and select works, please contact Louise Pelland, Art Consultant, at the following cellular number (613) 296-6347, or call Christine Couture at (613) 566-4414 or 1 800 263-5588, ext. 4135. Louise Pelland will also be available for interviews in Charlottetown and Moncton. The official opening of the exhibitions will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16 in Charlottetown and on Tuesday, September 23 in Moncton.