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She was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
Bainbridge married and had children, but kept drawing and painting. She loved travelling to the Seton Portage and Shalalth area of B.C., even writing, illustrating, and publishing books about the area, including "Songs of Seton", 1975-76, a limited edition printing of 1,000 signed copies.
In 2000 she took part in Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design's 75th Anniversary festivities, giving a speech at the presentation banquet at the Hotel Vancouver, and having some of her original student work shown in the adjunct archival exhibition "Years Ahead of its Time". She was also awarded with an Emily award, the first year that the school presented the awards.
According to Unity, in a telephone conversation with the Editor in February 2003, the address of "Sherman P.O., Vancouver" given on the VAG's list of artists should have actually read "West Vancouver", where the Sherman Post Office was at the Sherman whistle-stop on the P.G.E. Railway, and just up-hill from the now long-gone Sherman Cannery, which apparently had quite a noticeable aroma.
She showed work in a number of the Vancouver Art Gallery annual B.C. Artists' exhibitions, as listed below, and in the final 1968 exhibition.
|1942 March 3 - 15||Oils, Watercolours, Drawings||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1943 Oct. 22 - Nov. 14||Solo Exhibition||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|2017 Ot. 24 - Nov. 5||Beauty is all there is||Ferry Building Gallery, WV|
|1936 Aug. 18 - 28||David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee||"two particularly fine portraits in oil"|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Ennui|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Little Boy|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Virginia Williams (Squamish Indian)|
|Hot Weather Child|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Pioneer Church|
|Mrs. Michael Coleman|
|Mrs. Michael Coleman|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Catholic Church|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Miss Diamand|
|Little Indian Patient|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Northern Lake|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Northern Lake|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Sailor|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The Road|
|2000||E.C.I.A.D. Years Ahead of its Time||Design class exercises|
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY - A NORTH SHORE BEGINNING (refer to SEY90)
EARLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN WOMAN ARTISTS (refer to HG95)
GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
VANCOUVER ARTIST: Unity Bainbridge
1996 January; by Michael Clark, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
Visions newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 2, page 7.
One page biography with 2 illustrations of her work.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)
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