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A Selection of Art from the
Embassy of Canada's Collection

May 6 – July 31, 2013
* Extended until September 13
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

May 2, 2013

Wanda Koop - Sightlines
Wanda Koop "Sightlines"

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada will present a special exhibition in its Prince Takamado Gallery of artworks from the Embassy's own collection.

The Embassy displays works by Canadian artists throughout its offices and public areas to present the diversity of Canadian culture to visitors. About twenty of those works have been selected for this exhibition, with "water" as the underlying theme.

Canada is surrounded by the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and it has the world's largest supply of freshwater. Canada is often defined by its water features: whether it is found in frozen winter landscapes or the majesty of Niagara Falls, water has helped create Canada's image as a country of natural beauty. This mixed media exhibition includes paintings and drawings of characteristic Canadian waterscapes, as well as an Inuit sculpture with a walrus motif. Four pieces by famed east coast artist Alex Colville will be among the highlights of this exhibition. In addition to this exhibit, the Embassy of Canada chancery also has a terrace named "Canada Garden", which is designed so that visitors can traverse, via symbols, the Canadian landmass from the east to west coasts, then cross the Pacific Ocean to arrive in Japan. Combining a visit to the Waterscapes exhibition with a visit to the terrace will allow visitors to feel even closer to Canada.

Artists featured in the exhibition

Robert Bateman, Sam Black, Ann Bowman, Alex Colville, Walter Drohan, Betty Goodwin, Iyola Kingwatsiak, Wanda Koop, Nuna Parr


Date: May 6 – September 13, 2013

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00 (10:00–17:30 on July 31, August 7 and 14)
  • Closed on weekends, May 20, July 1 and August 5

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6257

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444

Supervised by: Aomi Okabe




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