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SC Wednesday, November 1, 10 am Speakers: Sue and Jim Waddington Title: “In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson” – Zoom only

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November 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers: Sue and Jim Waddington

Title: “In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson”

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is now on Zoom only.

Abstract: During a canoe trip in Killarney Provincial Park, Sue and Jim paddled to Nellie Lake. They were surprised they could locate the exact spot A.Y. Jackson had sat when he did the painting. After this initial success, they continued searching for other painting locations. Since the artists did not keep detailed records of where they worked, each picture represents a puzzle to be solved. For each of the about 800 places located, they photographed the scene and compared it with the artist’s impression. In their talk, Sue and Jim show their photographs alongside art from Killarney, Algonquin, Neys, Lake Superior and Bon Echo Provincial Parks, the Georgian Bay Islands, Nova Scotia, BC, the Yukon and Nunavut.

Bio: Sue is a retired nurse. She is also an artist — a traditional rug hooker. Her rug hooking designs have won awards in the Burlington Art Centre and the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild. In 1977 she made a rug hooking adapted from A.Y. Jackson’s painting “Hills, Killarney, Ontario (Nellie Lake).”  Jim is a retired physics professor from McMaster University who likes maps and the sport of orienteering. He was awarded the McMaster University President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. However, he has no artistic talent at all.

They are the authors of In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven:


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The deadline to register is the Monday before the event at noon. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants only.


November 1, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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