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The Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery has an extensive collection of contemporary art, much of which has been donated over the years. Members of the community, including faculty members and artists, have gifted many of the pieces used in the Art For Loan program, including most of those on display in the Continuing Studies building.

Title: Zone #1
Onley, Toni
Location: right of entrance

This painting was first displayed at the Vancouver Art Gallery, then the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 81st Annual Spring exhibition, 1964. On exhibit and available for auction at the Vancouver Art Gallery's 15th Annual Contemporary Exhibition and Sale, May 24-June 2, 1965. Purchased by Michael C. Williams at the sale. He then hung this piece in the study at 'The Point'.

Bequest of Michael C. Williams.

Title: Still Life
Martin Bates, Pat
Location: right of room 307

Pat Martin Bates

Pat Martin Bates was born in 1927 in St. John, New Brunswick. At the age of 12 she began art classes under Professor Stanley Royle at Mount Allison University. In 1957 she completed a Fine Arts diploma with honors at the Royal Academie des Beaux Arts in Belgium, and over the next several years went on to graduate studies at a number of institutions including the Sorbonne in Paris.??The artist has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a professor at the University of Victoria since 1965 and as an acclaimed printmaker and arts advocate. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts in 1975 and now serves as the Chair of the Pacific Region. Her highly innovative printmaking has won her many awards in the international arena and her work is represented in most of the world's finest art museums including the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Bates continues to be invited to represent Canadian visual arts at international art congresses.

A gift of Clyde A. and Pat Martin Bates.

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Title: Untitled
Fisher, Brian
Location: right of room 307

Title: Still Life
Onley, Toni
Location: across from 312/10

A serigraph is an image created by a printmaking technique that creates a sharp-edged image using a stencil.

A gift of Nicolai & Myfawny Spencer Pavelic.

Title: La Belle Epoque #2
Anderle, Jiri
Location: facing 316

La Belle Époque (French for "The Beautiful Era") was a period in European history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the German Empire, the Belle Époque was considered a golden age as peace prevailed between the major powers of Europe, new technologies arose to improve people's lives, and the arts adopted modern forms.

A gift of Clyde A. and Pat Martin Bates.

Title: Untitled
Anderle, Jiri
Location: Facing 316



Jiri Anderle

Jiri Anderle was born in Pavlikov in 1936. A Czech painter, draughtsman and printmaker Anderle studied painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Anderle's drawings capture moments of human existence as explored through ancient myths and legends or as aspects of contemporary life. He is the only Czech artist whose graphic work has been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

A gift of Clyde A. and Pat Martin Bates.

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Title: Yehudi Menuhin
Pavelic, Myfawny Spencer
Location: across from 317

Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic, Dr. (Hon. FA, UVic); RCA (1916-2007)

Myfawny Pavelic was born and raised on Vancouver Island. She had little formal art training, but at the age of 15 Canada's foremost West Coast painter, Emily Carr, arranged an exhibition for her. Pavelic's love of music and talent as a musician attracted her to the career of a concert pianist but when a problem with her wrists barred further development in this field, she turned her creativity to drawing and painting. For several years she spent part of each year in New York. Here she observed the changing climate of the international art world. She experimented with abstract expressionism, but finally reaffirmed her commitment to her own evolving figurative style. She has worked in oil, acrylic, and has successfully experimented with tissue collage. Charcoal, one of her favourite media, has been used for both prepatory sketches and finished drawings. For most of her career Pavelic has focused on the human figure and is renowned for her portrait paintings. Local and international personalities have come to her Saanich studio for sittings, from Maxwell Bates and her fellow artists of the Victoria "Limners" group to former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

The world of music remained, however a constant interest. Its creative personalities provided her with much subject matter for her paintings and sketches. These include Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Badura-Skoda, Glen Gould, Jan Cherniavsky, Zara Nelsova, Ravi Shankar - and her close friend, the actress, Katharine Hepburn. Pavelic's well-known portrait of Yehudi Menuhin was commissioned by Lord Thompson for Britain's National Portrait Gallery in 1984. __

Pavelic was awarded the Order of Canada, is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. She died in Victoria on May 7, 2007.

A gift of Nicolai & Myfawny Spencer Pavelic.

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Title: Furrowed Field
Curry, Gwen
Location: Facing 317

Etching: A method of printmaking known as 'intaglio'. This refers to the process of cutting into the material. In etching, acid 'bites' the metal not protected by wax or gum. The metal is then inked, allowing the ink to settle into the lines. The sheet is then run through a press, where the image is transferred onto the paper.
Gwen Curry

Gwen Curry was born in Victoria in 1950. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1974 at UVic, and then continued her studies at Arizona State University, completing a Masters in 1978. Curry spent the next 15 years working as an Associate Professor at UVic.

She has exhibited throughout Canada, as well as internationally including the Biennials of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; the British International Print Biennial and with the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco.

A gift of Nicolai & Myfawny Spencer Pavelic.

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Title: The Clock Tower, Brighton
Blaker, Michael
Location: Facing 313

Title: First Snow
Jones, Mimi
Location: right of stairs

The crystallized effect is created when the artist sprinkles salt on the paper while the watercolour is still wet. Jones received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 1973.

A gift of Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Dorothy Brown.

Title: Interiors
Kemble, Margot
Location: 340; under window

Kemble graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria, then completed a degree in Architecture from the University of British Columbia. She now owns an design firm on Gabriola island.

A gift of Clyde A. and Pat Martin Bates.

Title: Double Negative
Davidson, Robert
Location: 340; right wall

Robert Davidson

Robert Davidson (Haida) was born in 1946 in Hydaburg, Alaska, and spent his formative years first in the Queen Charlotte Islands, then in Vancouver. Talented from an early age, Robert learned carving and design techniques from his father, Claude Davidson, and his grandfather, Robert Davidson Sr., both of who were accomplished carvers. When Robert became an apprentice to Bill Reid in 1966, his career was firmly established. Robert Davidson is now considered the leading Haida artist. He is internationally renowned for his totem poles, masks, silkscreen prints, jewellery, and bronze sculptures.

Bequest of Michael C. Williams.

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Title: Coast Salish Spindle Whorl: The Whale People
date unknown
Point (Sparrow), Susan A.
Location: 340; left of window

Much of Point's work explores ancient principles of Coast Salish design. The spindle was a disk used to hold spun wool. These whorls were then carved with elaborate Coast Salish designs. The women of the Musqueum tribes are world renown for their large woven tapestries housed in museum collections around the world.

Title: Flight to the Edge
Onley, Toni
Location: left of entrance

Bequest of Michael C. Williams.

Title: Self Portrait
Pavelic, Myfawny Spencer
Location: right of entrance, across from 340

Title: Two Peaks, Fire Lake, BC.
Onley, Toni
Location: main reception

A gift of Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Dorothy Brown.

Title: Masuko Ushioda, Lawrence Lesser
Location: across, left of 343

A gift of Nicolai & Myfawny Spencer Pavelic.

Title: Star Flower
Kerner, John
Location: across from 349

Title: Blue Cove
Binning, B.C.
Location: 358

B.C. Binning

Bertram Charles Binning, better known as B.C., was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1909. In 1927 he began studying at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts under Fred Varley. In 1934 Binning was first appointed to the Vancouver School of Art, and in 1949 to the University of British Columbia School of Architecture; shortly afterwards he founded the Department of Fine Arts, which he headed for a quarter century. Binning built an international reputation as a draftsman before taking to oil painting in 1948; he thought of drawing as "the most revealing expression of the artist" and his drawings, with their disciplined yet joyfully wandering lines, are his most valued work. His first paintings were of boats, and were characterized by gay colour and the use of the painting's flatness as a structural element. His continuing interest in architecture led him to design large mosaic murals for public buildings. His later paintings became stylized seascapes and, by the 1960s, purely abstract forms seeking to express what he called "the great quiet spatial ideas." His late years were shadowed by illness, and he painted little. The 1973 retrospective exhibition in Vancouver was his last. He was one of the first modernist painters in western Canada and a rare classicist among Canadian artists. He died in Vancouver in 1976.

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Title: Untitled
Menami, Keiko
Location: 358

Some of Menami's works have appeared as images on UNESCO and UNICEF publications.

A gift of Nicolai & Myfawny Spencer Pavelic. Myfawny Pavelic acquired the piece from a student. (see biography on Pavelic)

Title: Whalers' Hat Design
date unknown
Hamilton, Ron & Hunt, Richard
Location: across from 354

This shows a composite design for a whaler hat. Whale hunters may have used these hats as a sign of prestige .
Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1951 but has lived most of his life in Victoria, where he completed his high school education. He began carving with his father, the late Henry Hunt, at the age of thirteen. In 1973, Richard began work at the Royal British Columbia Museum as an apprentice carver under his father. The following year he assumed the duties of chief carver in the Thunderbird Park Carving Program. He remained in the museum in that capacity for twelve years. In 1986, Hunt resigned to begin a new career as a freelance artist. He comes from a family of internationally respected artists, which include his father Henry Hunt and his grandfather Mungo Martin. In 1991, Richard Hunt received the Order of British Columbia "in recognition of serving with the greatest distinction and excellence in a field of endeavor benefiting the people of the Province of British Columbia and elsewhere." This prestigious award program was established in 1990. Richard is the first native artist to be so recognized. In 1994, Richard received the most prestigious award of his career, The Order of Canada. "The Order was established in 1967 as a means of recognizing outstanding achievement, honouring those who have given services to Canada, to their fellow citizens or to humanity at large." Richard Hunt's Indian name is highly appropriate, considering his accomplishments. Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya-lis means "a man that travels and wherever he goes, he potlatches."

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Title: Untitled; Landscape
Enhorning, Ulf
Location: outside 360

Bequest of Michael C. Williams.

Title: Untitled (Earle Birney's 'A Walk in Kyoto')
Emberton, J.
Location: facing 350

Inscription reads, "a corp is rising golden and fighting thrusting its paper body up from the fist of a small boy on an empty roof higher and higher into the endless words....".

Title: Skedans Bay, Island Suite
Onley, Toni
Location: Right of 343

Toni Onley (1928-2004)

Toni Onley was born in 1928 on the Isle of Man, where he received his early training and was influenced by the work of the great British watercolourists. He came to Canada in 1948. After moving to British Columbia in 1955, he studied in Mexico, at the Instituto Allende, and in London, England, where he studied etching and reestablished his landscape roots with the Norwich School of Watercolour painting.

Public collections of Onley's work include the Tate Gallery, London, England; The National Gallery of Canada; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Vancouver Art Gallery; Royal Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; and the Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

George Woodcock observed that what the artist "offers us are natural forms, transformed into images that commemorate their originals yet live in their own light. It is the art of a lyrical awareness transmitted by a hand that wields the broad oriental brush with swift and superb sureness."

Gift of Dr. Lorna R. Marsden & Dr. Edward B. Harvey

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