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Canada House welcomes Ian Wallace

Galerie Canada GalleryIan Wallace: Tabula Rasa

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May 29 to July 25, 2015
Monday to Saturday
11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Free admission

London, United Kingdom - The Canada Gallery is pleased to announce that it will host a new exhibit by artist Ian Wallace.

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Baden-Baden VIBritish-born and Vancouver-based, Ian Wallace has been an influential figure in contemporary art in Canada and abroad for the last five decades. He is recognized for the leading role he has played in the development of an internationally renowned photographic and conceptual art practice in Vancouver since the 1960s.

The exhibition in Canada Gallery, entitled, Tabula Rasa, is curated by Kathleen Ritter and brings together nine highly representative works made over the course of Wallace’s career.

The Canada Gallery’s ongoing program is generously supported by our Principal Sponsor - Dahdaleh Foundation, chaired by Victor Phillip Dahdaleh.

This exhibit is also supported by Ian Wallace’s gallery, Hauser & Wirth.

The selected pictures specifically document the surface of the table, showing the studio as the site of intellectual research and material production, and revealing Wallace’s consistent engagement with the surface of the picture.  The group also shows that Wallace’s multi-faceted approach to art –as an art historian, a critic and an educator– has been inseparable from his art practice.


The Canada Gallery, located in the Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom, offers an ongoing program that brings the work of Canadian artists to the heart of London.

Ian Wallace was born in 1943 in Shoreham, England, and lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received an MA in Art History from The University of British Columbia in 1968. Wallace has exhibited internationally and his work can be found in many prominent public collections including MOCA (Los Angeles), Reina Sophia (Madrid), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), and the Centre Pompidou (Paris). In 2012, the Vancouver Art Gallery held a major retrospective of his work. Wallace received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, in 2004. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in December 2012. In 2014 Wallace was awarded the Chevalier de L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Wallace is represented by Hauser & Wirth, London, Zurich and New York; Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

The Dahdaleh Foundation is part of the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Charitable Trust. Its charitable activities are mainly focused in three areas: improving access to education for those in need of support; secondly, improving health and wellness for those in need of support and; thirdly, improving the relationships and understanding between Canada and the UK.

Media inquiries

Canadian High Commission
Caroline Mallan
+44 (0)207 004 6168

Hauser & Wirth
Amelia Redgrift
Head of Press & Media
+44(0)207 255 8247
M: +44(0)790 171 0312

Dahdaleh Foundation
Matthew Moth, Madano
020 7593 4000


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