Community Curates Week 8

Crowdsourcing is defined as, “the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee, to an undefined, large group of people or community (a “crowd”), through an open call.”  The term, coined in 2006 has become a shorthand to describe the ability to leverage mass collaboration that has been made easy because of the speed of communication created by the internet.

The Community Curates exhibition is a crowdsourced art show, where the community who follow us online are acting as our curators. What we learn from this and how we interact with the community as a result of the information we gather by creating the project are the benefits to us, while to you it might be the opportunity to see more of our collection that is often hidden from view. We also think it is interesting to hear when you feel the choices are difficult to make; we experience this often when curating exhibitions. 

Here are the selections for Week 8:

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1. Joan-Marie Dean (Canadian, b.1934)

Isis  1977

etching and aquatint on paper

Purchase, 1977

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2. Fred Haines (Canadian, 1879 – 1960)

The Harvest Moon  c. 1922

aquatint on paper

Gift of Charles Goldhamer, 1983

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3. Kent Monkman (Canadian, b.1965)

Untitled  c.1993

watercolour on paper

Gift of the artist, 1994

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4. L. A. C. Panton (Canadian, 1894 – 1954)

Christmas Card  c. 1940

woodcut on paper

Gift of Charles Goldhamer, 1983

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5. Mary E. Rawlyk (Canadian, b. 1934)

Wringing Shirt  1974

relief etching, screen process and card relief

Gift of the Ontario Arts Council, 1974

 

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