Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Other Venues

Depression on Canvas
The Gateway
04 Sep 1975

Announcement of the opening of Canadian Painting in the Thirties at the Edmonton Art Gallery. Guests will dress in 1930s fashion and be entertained by musician Big Miller at the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, explores the development of painting in Canada during the 1930s through works of artists such as A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr and David Milne. Illustrated with a black and white reproduction of André Bieler?s Gatineau Madonna (1940).


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.