Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tenth Anniversary of the Installation of Norval Morrisseau's Androgyny in the Rideau Hall (Ottawa)



Norval Morrisseau in front of "ANDROGYNY" (12'x20', 1983) at the National Gallery of Canada /© 2006 Bruno Schlumberger, CanWest News Service/
~ This painting had been donated by Norval Morrisseau to the Canadian people on April 15, 1983.

Created by world-renowned Canadian Aboriginal painter Norval Morrisseau, the Androgyny was installed in the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) in the Rideau Hall (Ottawa) that replaced Charlottetown Revisited, a work created by the Jean Paul Lemieux.

The loan of Androgyny to Rideau Hall was made possible thanks to a partnership with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Indian and Inuit Art Centre. The piece had been on display from September 18th, 2008 until June 20th, 2012 and was seen by hundreds of thousand of the Rideau Hall's guests and visitors...

... The legacy and great body of artwork by the late Norval Morrisseau is a 'National Treasure' that will honour the commitment made by the Canadian Government in regards to our unique and diverse cultural heritage to be enjoyed by future generations of Canadians.

Ugo Matulić a.k.a. Spirit Walker

* The photograph in this post was taken in Ottawa in February, 2006 at the opening of the "Norval Morrisseau - Shaman Artist". The first solo exhibition featuring a First Nations artist in 126-year history of the National Gallery of Canada.

1 comment:

Turtlette said...

Such a poignant photo of the World renowned Canadian Aboriginal painter Norval Morrisseau in his wheels in front of his creation “Androgyny” messaging the children of the World that our earthly journey is a discovery of the blend and balance of the male and female Spirit within us blossoming through empathy, creativity, service to others and unconditional LOVE.