Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Media Index

The New Homeland
04 Jan 1975

Czechoslovakian article about the Canadian Painting in the Thirties opening at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. A group of Toronto-based artists, responsive to contemporary social and formalist currents, sought a new direction in Canadian art. Illustrated by Paraskeva Clark?s Petroushka (1937).


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.