Talks

Art in the Spotlight: Margaret Priest

headshot of artist Margaret Priest in a white button-down shirt

Margaret Priest. Photograph by Joy von Tiedemann

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Art in the Spotlight: Margaret Priest

Tuesday, September 8, 4 pm

Join Toronto artist Margaret Priest for an illustrated talk about her drawings, sculptures, paintings and prints to coincide with the exhibition of The Monument to Construction Workers, and a selection of related drawings and sculptures from the late 1980s to mid-2000s.

Margaret Priest was born in Tyringham, Buckinghamshire, England in 1944, and received her MFA from the Royal College of Art in London. She has exhibited in museums, public galleries and private art galleries in England, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the USA since 1970. Priest’s work is in numerous public and private collections including the Tate Gallery, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She has won major public commissions including the Monument to Construction Workers in Cloud Gardens Park, Toronto, for which she, the architects and landscape architects were awarded a Governor General’s Award for Architecture. Priest is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph and a visiting lecturer at universities and schools of art and architecture in Canada and the USA.   

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