NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa
LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
BC ARTISTS - THE GARY SIM DONATION
Exhibition Jan. 23 to May 6, 2018
The Head of Library and Archives at the National Gallery, Cyndie Campbell, offered
Sim Publishing a solo exhibition at the Gallery. The show is a bibliographic
exhibition, with the items on display selected from books, exhibition catalogues, and
ephemera donated by Sim Publishing to the NGC over the past twenty years. Almost 1,000
publications have been donated to the Library and Archives, including rare and early
works dating back over 100 years.
A printed catalogue has been produced for the exhibition, describing the
background of my BC Artists project, the research
and collecting involved in the project, and highlighting some of the
featured publications. The exhibition is a great honour for Sim Publishing.
More donations are planned, as publications continue to be collected for the
project. When time permits, additional entries are made to
BC Artists listing the acquisitions.
There are currently hundreds of publications waiting to be referenced. The
current work-in-progress is cross-referencing the Artists in Canada 1982 -
Union List of Artists. Entries for names starting with A, B, and C have been
completed, adding over one hundred "new" artists and four hundred individual
artist references.When complete there will be an estimated 400 additional
artists, and well over 2,000 more artist references.
Some of the BC Artists library not yet donated.