Series - "Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic" Exhibition

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"Sculpture/Inuit: Masterworks of the Canadian Arctic" Exhibition

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  • 1968-1973 (Creation)

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20cm : textual materials

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It appears that George Swinton occasionally made use of the tape recorder as a memory aid, especially on his first trip to the Canadian Arctic in 1957, as well as making recordings for possible broadcast. Swinton's 1957 trip was made possible through the sponsorship of the Hudson's Bay Company, for whom he was commissioned to write a report on the economic and artistic viability of Inuit art. During this trip Swinton conducted a number of recorded research interviews with Hudson's Bay Company post managers, missionaries and Inuit carvers in the Povungnituk area and it appears that it was while on this trip that most of the recordings described here were made. Other recordings include copies of interviews George Swinton gave for radio programs and recordings of George Swinton reading from his manuscripts for Sculpture of the Eskimo.

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Materials which comprise the 'Swinton Archives' at The Winnipeg Art Gallery were acquired by the WAG Archives in several accruals between 1977 and 1985.

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Materials described here consist of correspondence pertaining to touring arrangements as well as schedules, reports, lists of works and loan agreements, label captions and bios of artists. Also found here are press releases and news clippings about the exhibition from the foreign press.

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Arrangement of folders and contents has been maintained as found. An air freight rate schedule was discarded.

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Items consist of a combination of originals, photocopied reproductions and carbon copies; the location of originals of photocopies and carbon copies found here is not known.

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No reproduction without prior approval of the copyright holder.

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No further accruals are expected.

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