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An exhibition featuring the works of Greg Curnoe will be featured
at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia March 9 to May 5.

Curnoe was born and lived most of his life in London, Ont.
Artist, musician and cyclist, he was passionate about Canada, in
particular his hometown, the heart of his identity and the source
of his inspiration.

His family and friends, heros, passion for cycling and jazz,
politics and his life long fascination with his immediate
surroundings were the inspiration for his work. This selection of
watercolours and drawings from the National Gallery's collection
is presented as a tribute to Curnoe who was killed in a cycling
accident in 1992.

In addition to being an accomplished artist, Curnoe founded a
magazine and an art gallery, both called Region, in reference to
his belief that the best art comes out of a strong identification
with a place or a region.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Canada
with Diana Nemiroff as curator.


Contact: Ann Marie McKinnon  902-424-8935

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