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To a Watery Grave

Installation view of To a Watery Grave

To a Watery Grave

July 25–September 30, 2006

Curated by Andrew Hunter

Circulated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

University of Toronto Art Centre

Artist/curator Andrew Hunter is known nationally for his thematic exhibitions that blur the boundaries between artistic practice and traditional curating. To A Watery Grave examines the lore and imagery associated with doomed ships, deaths by drowning, and lost souls. It has a narrative structure, organized into chapters that examine various historical marine disasters, including the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Yankee Gale, and the sinking of the Victoria in the Thames River of London, Ontario.

The exhibition will contain traditional, actual works of art, both historical and contemporary, as well as a range of historical artifacts and photographs. In addition, there are items on view that have been created by Hunter himself, in collaboration with some of his family members.

This show also draws from the permanent collections of each host venue, so Hunter has made selections from the University of Toronto Art Centre’s collections to include in this rendition of the exhibition.

The exhibition is accompanied by a hard-backed, illustrated, bilingual publication, written by Andrew Hunter.

Opening Reception

Tuesday July 25, 2006
University of Toronto Art Centre

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the project support of Manulife Financial.

Title Image: Robert Harris, The Sands of Dee, 1892, oil on canvas, 108.0 x 157.4 cm, Collection of Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Gift of the Robert Harris Trust, 1965.

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