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The Signallers, An Art Encounter with Artist Elaine Goble

Sunday, September 23
1:30 p.m.

Reflect upon Canadian history with Elaine Goble, artist of Senator Romeo Dallaire’s portrait currently on view in the Double Take exhibition. Elaine Goble’s passion for Canadian military history takes her to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion, from where this story literally dropped on her doorstep in an old trunk full of memorabilia belonging to a certain Colonel Lorne Ardiel. Reconstructing the historical narrative from old letters and photographs, Goble has created an artwork entitled The Signallers that will be unveiled during this presentation.

Elaine Goble is a Canadian War artist, whose work is featured in numerous public collections including the Canadian War Museum , the National Archives of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Art Bank and the New Brunswick Museum . She seeks to depict the experiences and narratives of Canadian soldiers, military families and survivors of war. Her portraits span the conflicts of World Wars I and II, as well as those of UN peacekeeping missions and the most recent conflict in Afghanistan .

Goble resides in Ottawa with her husband and has two daughters.

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Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:

Elaine Goble


general public: Included with gallery admission
McMichael members: Free

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