Designing Sybil

Last week, Glenbow said farewell to exhibition designer Stephen Dundas-Smith, who retired after more than three decades of service to the museum. Stephen originally came to Glenbow as an intern in 1986 to work on the development of The Spirit Sings exhibition, which opened in 1988. Since that time, his indelible touch has affected every … Continue reading Designing Sybil

Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

UK-based Dr. Hana Leaper, curator of the Glenbow exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, shares a Canadian west coast connection with the subject of her curatorial and scholarly endeavours. In fact, it was while visiting family on Quadra Island in B.C. that Leaper first learned about this exhibition's titular artist. Sybil Andrews immigrated from her … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

“If you want to get anywhere in the art world that matters, you must draw and draw and draw. Because drawing is the bones of your picture. And in drawing you learn to see form, design, rhythm and structure.” – Sybil Andrews, from the 1991 Glenbow interview In anticipation of our upcoming exhibition, Sybil Andrew: … Continue reading Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

Collection Connection: Sybil Andrews and Glenbow

This October we are excited to mount the exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, a retrospective showcasing the fascinating life and remarkable career of this important English-Canadian printmaker. Recognized internationally as the major study centre for the life and work of Andrews, Glenbow is uniquely positioned to tell her story. When Andrews passed away in … Continue reading Collection Connection: Sybil Andrews and Glenbow

Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest

Of the many wonders encountered in the exhibition Nick Cave: Feat., the most monumental is the Architectural Forest, a large-scale installation with thousands of brightly coloured beads and almost psychedelically patterned strands of bamboo. As visitors walk around the hanging elements, which collectively suggest an enchanted forest of sorts, their visual perception of its architecture … Continue reading Installing Nick Cave’s Architectural Forest