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November 15, 2005
Inaugural Artist in Residence Program exhibition at Spadina Museum
What began as a six-week residency that was to culminate in a single piece, has
become an exhibition of eight works of art, now on display at Spadina Museum
until January 8, 2006. The inaugural artist of the new 'Lynn Donoghue Artist in
Residence Program,' Angela Antle, was very inspired by the Spadina Museum
estate, and particularly the historic gardens. Antle works with encaustic, a
painting technique that involves the use of wax, pigment and heat -- resulting
in a very textural canvas.
Antle is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) with an
extensive exhibition history. She is represented in Montreal by the Sandra
Goldie Gallery and in St. John's by the Leyton Gallery. Lynn Donoghue taught
Antle at OCAD, and in private sessions, every week for five years.
The Faculty from the Ontario College of Art and Design provided invaluable
assistance to Spadina Museum during the creation of the Call for Submissions
document, as well as during the jury process to select the first residency
recipient. Antle was eager to work at Spadina Museum because of Donoghue's
involvement with the site.
"We have been very pleased by Angela's contribution to Spadina, and were
thrilled by the number of works she has produced, all inspired by Spadina and
its gardens," said Karen Edwards, Museum Administrator for Colborne Lodge,
Mackenzie House and Spadina Museum. "I consider this first residency of the
Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program a resounding success."
The 'Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program' is presented by the City of
Toronto Culture Division -- Spadina Museum, in partnership with the Board of
Historic Houses of Old Toronto.
Angela Antle's exciting new works will be part of tours of Spadina Museum,
included in the price of admission. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday,
and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Spadina Museum is one of 11 museums operated by the City of Toronto's Culture
Division. Built in 1866 and occupied by the Austin family until 1982, Spadina
Museum is a six-acre estate featuring one of Toronto's finest restored
Victorian and Edwardian Gardens. The furniture, art and decoration are original
to the house and reflect the Toronto art scene of the late 19th and early 20th
centuries, and their Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences. Spadina
Museum is located at 285 Spadina Rd., next door to Casa Loma. For information
please call 416-392-6910.
416-392-6910 ext. 304
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