“Collection Count + Care” seeks relationships within and conversations across the collection. What stories does the collection tell? / “Prise en compte, prise à cœur” cherche à tisser des liens et des dialogues entre les œuvres de la collection. Quelles histoires la collection raconte-t-elle?
Speaker / Présentatrice
Charlotte Gagnier, Program Coordinator at Agnes Etherington Art Centre / coordinatrice de programmes au Musée d’art Agnes Etherington
Works / Œuvres
David Milne, “Wicker Chair” / “Fauteuil en vannerie,” 1914, oil on canvas / huile sur toile. Bequest of Mrs J. P. Barwick, 1985 / Legs de Mme J. P. Barwick, 1985
Allyson Mitchell, “Old Rosie” / “Vieille Rosie,” 2000, fun fur / fourrure amusante. Gift of Paul Petro, 2010 / Don de Paul Petro, 2010
Maud Darling, “Crazy Quilt” / “Courtepointe à pointes folles,” around / vers 1900, silk and cotton / soie et coton. Gift of Margaret Cliff, 1990 / Don de Margaret Cliff, 1990
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>> My name is Charlotte Gagnier and I’m the
Program Coordinator at Agnes.
So this iteration of “Count + Care” asks us to think
about the stories that these works have to tell
and the conversations they
might be having with each other.
Now of course, whenever you visit an exhibition
your experience is coloured by your memories
and who you are and your experiences.
But what I especially love about this
grouping is we’ve been given a chance
to actually add these thoughts to the wall,
so when you visit there is a clipboard
and you can actually write down your
own interpretation of this grouping.
So when I look around, these three works make
me think of childhood and playfulness
and exploring things and
learning about the world.
So when I look at David Milne’s
work, I think about, you know,
spending time with grandparents reading.
And I look at Allison Mitchell’s “Old Rosie”
and, you know, I think about exploration work.
We’re actually allowed to touch this piece.
I also had a cat called Rosie growing
up so it makes me think of that.
It’s just these little personal things
that don’t necessarily need to mean anything
to anyone else but they mean something to me.
And when I look at Maude
Darling’s “Crazy Quilt”,
it makes me think of spending hours
looking at “Where’s Waldo” books as a kid
or on a road trip looking out the
window and counting things that we spotted
with my parents and my siblings.
As part of this exhibition, we created
an activity booklet for all ages
that we really hope captures
some of this playfulness.
It’s available at Agnes and there’s
a few different activities in there
but one of them is an I-Spy, so I think I’d
like to spend a little bit of time reading
that to you and then giving you a chance to
see if you can spot these things as well.
I spy a cat and three hats, a swan and a
shell, a butterfly, a beaver,
and the name Estelle, Abbie,
and Annie, a trillium, a hen,
a big and small frog and eight letters M.
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