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Nk’Mip Chronicles: Drawings from the Osoyoos Museum

February 23 – April 6, 2004

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated Dr. Andrea Walsh, Professor in Anthropology at UVic

This exhibition documents a moment in the evolving relationship between First Nations people and European settlers through children’s eyes. While occasionally expressing a deep sense of wonder at the modern age, these drawings predominantly record vital aspects of traditional Okanagan culture.

In 1931, Anthony Walsh (no relation to Andrea Walsh), an Irish immigrant arrived at the Inkameep Day school near Oliver, B.C. to teach children from eh Osoyoos Indian Band. Walsh encouraged his students to depict the world around them and their way of life. He allowed the children to create freely, in their own style, without the constraints of either classical European representation or traditional aboriginal styles.

Young at Art

August 20 – August 23, 2003

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Show in conjunction with the International Child and Youth Care Conference held in Victoria. Young at Art is a competition for children from 5-10 years of age. The winners of each age category will then have their work reproduced and displayed on the Trackside Mural Gallery in Esquimalt.

B.C. Young Artists 1987: From Age 2 to 7

August 29 – September 18, 1988

Maltwood Art Gallery

The artworks of the children and young people of B.C. have been brought together in an exhibition that includes all ages and stages of growth in visual expression.

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Drawings from the Newborn

December 3, 1985 – January 3, 1986

McPherson Library Gallery

The exhibition featured a reading and an exhibition by Heather Spears. The exhibit  included drawings of newborn children from a large Danish hospital. The series included 51 drawings and 20 poems.

About the Artist:

Heather Spears is a Canadian poet and artist. She was living in Denmark when she produced this series of poems and drawings of newborn children.