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April 7, 2005
Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House and Spadina Museum call for submissions for the Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program
The Museum Board of Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House and Spadina Museum, as part
of the Culture Division, City of Toronto, is pleased to announce the first
annual Lynn Donoghue Artist in Residence Program. The residency is open to
emerging artists creating two-dimensional paintings or drawings. The 2005
residency will run from September 26 to November 6, 2005, at Spadina Museum.
The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

This annual program commemorates Lynn Donoghue, who was a respected and
critically acclaimed artist and portraitist. A member of the museum board, Ms.
Donoghue was a strong supporter of the three historic houses - Colborne Lodge,
Mackenzie House, and Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens. The Lynn
Donoghue Artist in Residence Program continues the legacy initiated by John
Howard of Colborne Lodge, founding member of the Society of Artists and
Amateurs (1834); William Lyon Mackenzie’s printing endeavours; and the Austin
women of Spadina through their patronage of the arts as members of The Women’s
Art Association of Canada, Toronto.

The program provides an opportunity for an emerging artist to explore the
legacy of the museum site and express his or her vision for a 21st century
audience. The recipient will be awarded an honorarium of $1,500 along with the
use of a studio during museum hours, exhibition space for work already
completed (subject to review), in addition to the work being produced for this
award and promotion of the final exhibition.

Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is the residency site for 2005. Built
in 1866 and occupied by the Austin family until 1982, Spadina Museum is set in
six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds including: rolling lawns, an
intimate orchard and 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 century and its
Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau influences.

The Museum Board and Spadina Museum thank the Ontario College of Art and Design
faculty and staff for their contributions to the development of this program
and for their assistance on the jury.

The requirements, obligations and parameters of the program are outlined in
detail in the Call for Submissions document. The Call for Submissions document
may be requested by email to or by phone at
416-392-6910 x303. Spadina Museum is located at 285 Spadina Road next to Casa
Loma. A guided tour of the site can be arranged by calling Spadina Museum.

Media contact:

Kristen Juschkewitsch
Museums & Heritage Services



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