National Gallery of Canada - Mus‚e des beau-arts du Canada The Sixties in Canada
4 February - 24 April, 2005
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The Sixties in Canada. This guide to the show is complete with ’60s music. Cost: $5.

Meet the Curator
Friday 11 February at 12:15 pm
Visit The Sixties in Canada with Denise Leclerc, Associate Curator of Modern Canadian Art.

Free with admission to the exhibition.

Meet the Artist
Sunday afternoons at 2 pm.
In the NGC exhibition galleries

13 February Garry Neill Kennedy on the Halifax art scene in the 1960s.

13 March Rita Letendre on the ’60s art scene in Montreal. At the NGC.

3 April Iain Baxter on the ’60s art scene in Vancouver.

17 April Michael Snow on the Toronto art scene in the 1960s

Free with admission to the exhibition.

Films by Artists
Thursdays at 7 pm.
In the Lecture Hall.

3 March Michael Snow, La région centrale (1970–71, 180 min, colour).

10 March Joyce Wieland, Reason over Passion (1967–69, 90 min, colour).

17 March Charles Gagnon, Le huitième jour / The Eighth Day (1967, 15 min, b/w). Le Son d’un espace (1968, 25 min, b/w). Pierre Mercure 1927–1966 (1967, 45 min, b/w).

24 March Jack Chambers, Hart of London (1970, 80 min, colour).

31 March What About Me? The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band, directed by Zev Asher (2000, 79 min, colour video).

Free with admission to the permanent collection.

Café Le Hibou Revisited
Thursdays 7, 14, and 21 April from 7 to 10 pm

Sussex Drive’s legendary Café Le Hibou (1960–74) will come to life again at the NGC! Enjoy some of the musical artists who performed there in the 1960s in a coffee house atmosphere.

Thursday 7 April, 7 to 10 pm
Bill Stevenson, singer, songwriter, and pianist, will perform North American standards, jazz, and blues. In the 1960s, Stevenson performed at Le Hibou both as a soloist and in bands such as Heaven's Radio.

Thursday 14 April, 7 to 10 pm
Robert Paquette, Franco-Ontarian singer-songwriter, actor, radio and TV host, hails from Sudbury and brings the soul of northern Ontario to audiences the world over. From his beginnings in the late sixties in the rock group Marketville Riot, Paquette's award-winning, music celebrates the experiences of
the restless traveller.

Thursday 21 April, 7 to 10 pm
Double Bill Reunions: Nev and Pete, and the Courriers. Neville Well and Peter Hodgson (a.k.a. Sneezy Waters) were among Ottawa's first folk singers in the 1960s. The Courriers were Ottawa’s answer to Peter, Paul and Mary, winning the RPM Award (now the Junos) for the top folk group of the year in 1964.
Admission: $30 (Friends $25).

Sunday Painters Workshops
Sundays 6, 13, 20, and 27 February from 1 pm to 4 pm

Be inspired by the art of this innovative decade. Try a variety of media – collage, assemblage, photo transfers, printmaking – and combine them in drawing and painting projects.

Cost for the series: $150 (Friends $135).

Family Workshop
Mixed-up Media
Sunday 20 March from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
In the NGC Studio

See how artists in the 1960s used wild colours and unusual materials. Experiment with collages or cartoons, or create something from your imagination.

For children aged 4 and up accompanied by an adult.
Cost per family: $16 (Friends $10).

Family Funday
Feeling Groovy
Sunday 17 April from 11 am to 4 pm

Too young to remember the 1960s? Travel back in time to the thrilling world of ’60s art. Join us at the Artissimo kiosk in the NGC Great Hall.

For budding artists aged 3 and up accompanied by an adult.
Free with admission to the permanent collection.

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