Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

Painters of the Thirties
National Gallery Association of Ottawa: Bulletin
01 Jan 1975

A copy of the monthly Bulletin from the National Gallery Association (NGA) of Ottawa, dated January 1975. It announces the opening of the exhibition Canadian Painting in the Thirties, with works by Emily Carr, A. Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, David Milne, Jean Paul Lemieux, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Edwin Holgate, Paul-Émile Borduas, Stanley Cosgrove, Marian Scott, Philip Surrey, Goodridge Roberts and Charles Comfort. Prime Minister Trudeau will open the show at the National Gallery of Canada. A reception will follow, organized by the Association and to be attended by some of the artists.

The bulletin also includes an announcement of an upcoming illustrated lecture on Sri Lankan art, to be given by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Dr. Vernon Mendis. Readers are invited to contact Jo Wilkins if they are interested in joining the upcoming art-theatre tour to Toronto. Also available is an art tour of Spain and Portugal; readers can complete and submit the attached application form. Members of the NGA can obtain special rates on subscriptions to several magazines: Artscanada, Vie des arts, Art magazine, Art in America, Studio international and Graphis. Those interested can contact Acting Coordinator Mrs. Stuart Griffiths. The January recital in the NGA music series has been cancelled.


Images of the exhibition's installation, the opening ceremony and official visits.

Media Coverage

Almost 200 newspaper and magazine articles in English, French and other languages: reviews, details of the Canadian tour, lectures, films and special events.


Audio clip of curator Charles Hill interviewed by CBC's Carol Bishop. Includes Pierre Trudeau's opening speech.

NFB Film

Derek May's 1977 documentary Pictures From the 1930s looks at the exhibition in the context of the Depression, with newsreel footage of the day.