Richmond Hill Speaker Series presents: Ian Dejardin: A Like Vision: The Group of Seven is 100! Centenary Year of Their Founding

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


This is th second in the 2021 Fall Richmond Hill Speaker Series - offered virtually.

This engaging speaker series is offered to the community as an opportunity to experience continual learning in an accessible format.

An approximate one hour talk, presented on the Zoom platform,  is followed by a Q&A.

The second talk is by Ian Dejardin:

Ian Dejardin

Ian Dejardin: A Like Vision: The Group of Seven is 100! Centenary Year of Their Founding
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the first exhibition by the Group of Seven, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection mounted an exhibition of the Group’s finest pieces. This exhibition was launched on January 25, 2020. Ian Dejardin, curator for the exhibit, provides historical context, details on each individual artist and guides us on the journey of appreciating their interpretations on Canada’s beauty and nature. It is a celebration of their work.

Ian is an art historian, exhibition curator and museum professional. From April 2017 Ian has held the position of Executive Director for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario.  In 2005 he succeeded Desmond Shawe-Taylor as Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery having held the position of Curator of that Gallery’s famous permanent collection of European Old Master paintings from 1998. While at Dulwich, Ian co-curated Henry Moore at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2004); Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven (2011); Emily Carr: From the Forest to the Sea (2014); and Vanessa Bell (2017), the latter two exhibitions in collaboration with Sarah Milroy, with whom he has also co-curated David Milne: Modern Painting (2018; at Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection). He has organised numerous other exhibitions for the Gallery and authored the Gallery’s publication, Director’s Choice (2006), published by Scala (something he has also done for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2018). 2019 Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald: Into the Light (co-curator).

Ian A. C. Dejardin holds an MA (Hons) in History of Art from the University of Edinburgh. He completed a postgraduate Diploma in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at Manchester University. He started his career as a curatorial assistant at the Royal Academy of Arts, spent seven years with English Heritage, firstly as Senior Curator of Paintings for the London Region, responsible for, amongst others, the collection at Kenwood House; then as Head of Historic Team.


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