Canadian Painting in the Thirties

The 1975 exhibition: Lectures, Films and Special Events

Films Accompany Art Exhibits
South Side Mirror
31 Jul 1975

An announcement of a film series accompanying the Canadian Painting in the Thirties exhibition at the Glenbow Art Gallery. The series includes The World of David Milne, Frederick Varley, Canadian painter and a film about Arthur Lismer. The film about David Milne includes his letters and paintings and traces the development of his style. Another film shows Varley?s return to his Toronto studio, his canvases as well as the artist painting. The film about Arthur Lismer, a member of the Group of Seven, emphasizes his contribution to art education and to contemporary Canadian art as well as showing children learning at the Montreal Art Centre.


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.