B. 1918 - 2014
New Westminster, B.C.
Sarah Robertson was a member of the group of women painters who studied with William Brymner, Maurice Cullen and Randolph Hewton, and she joined the Beaver Hall Hill group and later the Canadian Group of Painters. She painted landscape (the Laurentians and lower St Lawrence) and went on summer sketching trips with Prudence Heward and A.Y. Jackson. She had a blithe personal vision, different from Group Of Seven patterns. Her choice of subject was often the convent spires or old Martello Towers of Montréal. In the mid-1920s her style hardened into tightly controlled composition, perhaps influenced by Lawren Harris, but by the 1930s she had found confidence and spontaneity in works.Read More
b. 1929 - d. 2015
Allen Sapp moved from the Plains Cree reserve to North Battleford, Sask, in 1960 to pursue a career as a professional artist. In 1966, Dr A.B. Gonor arranged for him to be tutored by Wynona Mulcaster of Saskatoon. Gonor continued to work with Sapp, encouraging him to paint the reserve life as he knew it.Read More
Anne Savage was based in Montreal, Que. Best known during her lifetime as a pioneer in teaching children's art along progressive lines, Anne Savage's early paintings were initially strongly influenced by the Group of Seven. Later her work showed a lyrical quality of its own, characterized by muted colour, sound rhythm and a late-in-life foray into abstraction. Trained by William Brymner, she was a member of the Beaver Hall Hill group and president of the Canadian Group of Painters (1949, 1960). Savage taught at Baron Byng High School 1922-48 and had a far-reaching influence on Montréal artists of the next generation.Read More
b. 1925 - d. 2003
Herbert Johannes Josef Siebner was born in Stettin, Prussia, and died in Victoria, B.C. Siebner was an Expressionist painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He studied graphic arts under Max E. A. Richter (1941–43) in Berlin and served in the German Army from 1943 to 1945. After the war, Siebner studied at the Academy for Fine Arts & Culture, Berlin under Prof. Max Kaus and Ernst Shumacher (1946–49), and was soon exhibiting his works in exhibitions and galleries. Siebner emigrated to Canada in 1954, settling in Victoria, BC, where he opened an art studio and began teaching his craft.Read More
B. 1926 -
"…the views I favour are the grey mists, the rain-obscured islands and the clouds that hide the details. However much we desire order and clarity in all the details of our lives, there are always unexpected events that cloud and change our course. Life is ragged. The typical weather of the coast is like that, just enough detail to make it interesting but not so clear as to be banal or overwhelming. It can be a metaphor for life.'"Read More
A historic and contemporary fine art gallery serving the community of Victoria and the surrounding area. The Gallery showcases art from both established and emerging Canadian artists to local and international visitors to Victoria. Madrona Gallery prides itself on providing a welcoming environment to new and established art collectors alike.
October 11 - 25
Opening Reception October 11, 7-9 p.m.
Megan Dietrich is a Vancouver based artist who’s expressive paintings examine relationships of line, colour and texture through influences of modern art history, pop culture and personal experiences of life on the west coast.
This will be her first solo-exhibition with Madrona Gallery, featuring over 20 new works.
November 2 - 16
Opening Reception November 2, 1-4 p.m.
Kudluajuk Ashoona was born in Cape Dorset on December 2, 1958 to Kabubuwa and Tayara Tunnillie, both well known carvers. Adopted by the family of celebrated graphic artist, Simeonie Quppapik, she started to seriously pursue art in 2011, after being inspired to draw by her daughter Nicotye Samayualie.
Kudluajuk’s art is very literal, exploring contemporary family life, leisure activities, and communal gatherings focusing on its narrative.
November 16 - 30
Opening Reception November 16, 1-4 p.m.
Nicholas Bott studied art at the University of British Columbia and holds a diploma from the Chicago School of Art. Inspired by the loose style of Vincent Van Gogh and the Canadian Group of Seven, and blending his traditional European values with contemporary developments of the new world, his paintings have evolved continuously into the post-impressionistic style of his current work. Bott distills the landscape elements of the West Coast and Rocky Mountains into powerful aesthetic compositions to communicate a sense of the sublime. His work is held in collections across North America.
Madrona Gallery is pleased to announce Colours of Summer IX, our yearly group exhibition of selections from our contemporary and historic collection. Included are new works by contemporary artists such as Rick Bond, Meghan Hildebrand, John Lennard, Halin de Repetigny, Nicholas Bott, April Mackey, Itee Pootoogook, Ningiukulu Teevee, and many more. These works are complemented by historic works by artists such as Takao Tanabe, Ted Harrison, Joseph Plaskett and Jack Shadbolt.
September 21 - October 5
Opening Reception September 21, 1-4 p.m.
Please join us for Madrona Gallery’s sixth solo exhibition with B.C. artist, Rick Bond. With great confidence and ability, Bond presents a new collection of vibrant and expressive paintings. For the past 30 years, he has been exploring the west coast while taking notes and making sketches along the way.
Madrona Gallery respectfully acknowledges the Lekwungen peoples, on whose traditional lands the gallery stands on.
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