From the Forest to the Sea Honoured by Canadian Museums Association14 April 2016
Excellence in the Canadian museum sector was celebrated in Halifax last night at the 2016 Canadian Museums Association (CMA) Awards. Amongst the work recognized was From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia, co-published by the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and Goose Lane Editions, which received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Research – Art. The CMA jury was unanimous in their recognition of the publication’s national significance and achievement.
Much more than a career retrospective, From the Forest to the Sea features more than 100 colour reproductions of Emily Carr’s work, including some of her most renowned paintings, in dialogue with dozens of Indigenous artifacts from the Pacific Northwest. Complemented by essays from art historians, anthropologists, and Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw artists, this juxtaposition illuminates Carr’s deep connection to Indigenous cultures and the profound impact they had on her life and work.
Sarah Milroy and Ian Dejardin edited the publication which accompanied a major exhibition organized by the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.