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Grist to the mill: folk art in the Atlantic Region

  • Susan M. Foshay (a1)

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Literature on folk art of the Atlantic region, with few exceptions, would be nonexistent without the intervention of visual arts institutions and museums. The interest in folk art and folk art collecting by museums and galleries, and the institutions’ penchant for documentation, has generated a diversity of written and visual material on the subject, of both an historical and a contemporary nature, which unveils a regional portrait of artists and their work.

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1. Field, Richard Henning. Spirit of Nova Scotia: traditional decorative folk art 1780 to 1930. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Toronto: Dundurn, 1985.
2. Folk art of Nova Scotia. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, [1976].
3. Nova Scotia folk art: Canada’s cultural heritage, Canada House, Canadian Cultural Centre, 22 November 1989-19 January 1990. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1989; Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Nimbus, 1995.
4. Joe Sleep retrospective. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1981.
5. Francis Silver, 1841-1920: an exhibition of paintings and murals by a Nova Scotia folk artist. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1982.
6. Young, Deborah A. A record for time: an exhibition of decorated family and individual records, memorials, tokens of friendship and embroidered memorials and samplers produced in Nova Scotia prior to 1900. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, c1985.
7. Greenaway, Cora. Interior decorative painting in Nova Scotia: an exhibition surveying decorated interiors of private and public buildings in Nova Scotia since 1810, including artifacts, artworks and photodocumentation = Peinture décorative d’intérieur en Nouvelle-Ecosse: une exposition d’objets d’art et de documents photographiques illustrant la décoration intérieure de résidences et d’édifices publics de la Nouvelle-Ecosse depuis 1810. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, c1986.
9. Baker, Victoria. The Croscups’ painted parlour. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1990.
9. Robson, Scott and Sharon, MacDonald. Old Nova Scotian quilts. Halifax: Nova Scotia Museum: Nimbus, 1995.
10. Foshay, Susan. Deanne Fitzpatrick hooked mats: one for sorrow, two for joy. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1996.
11. Woolaver, Lance and Bob, Brooks. The illuminated life of Maud Lewis. Halifax: Nimbus: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1996.
12. Gratton, Patricia. Flights of fancy: Newfoundland yard art. St John’s, Nfld.: Art Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1983.
13. Les arts populaires acadiens de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard = Acadian folk art of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown: The Prince Edward Island Heritage Foundation: La Société Saint-Thomas d’Aquin, 1982.
14. Faulds, Vetta LaPointe. The way it was along my bay: Nash Creek and Jacquet River. Vol. 1. Fredericton: Rhyme for Reason, 1995.
15. ’Twas ever thus: a selection of eastern Canadian folk art. Toronto: M. F. Feheley Publishers, 1979.
16. An exhibition of Canadian gameboards of the 19th & 20th Centuries from Ontario, Quebec & Nova Scotia. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, c1981.
17. Foshay, Susan, Pascale, Galipeau and Nancy, Tousley. Welcome to our world: contemporary Canadian folk art. Kleinburg: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, c1996.
18. Eyland, Cliff and Susan, Gibson Garvey. Uses of the vernacular in contemporary Nova Scotian art. Halifax: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 1994.

Grist to the mill: folk art in the Atlantic Region

  • Susan M. Foshay (a1)

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