1897 - 1960

Jock Macdonald

Evolving Form

Exhibition Dates

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Jun 12

Sep 7

When it first opened in 1951, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibited art in the historic 1889 mansion that is now adjacent to its seven modern galleries. With almost 18,000 works of art, the Art Gallery has the largest public collection in BC and is a vibrant and active part of Victoria's artist community.

Vancouver Art Gallery

Oct 18

Jan 4

In our 80-year history, the Vancouver Art Gallery has expanded three times. Currently operating at and beyond capacity after nearly 30 years in the renovated former provincial courthouse building, the Gallery is now planning a new, purpose-built facility that will meet the community’s needs for the next 50 years and beyond.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Feb 3

May 24

The RMG is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa's civic centre between City Hall and the McLaughlin Public Library. The largest gallery in Durham Region, the RMG occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson.

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From the Jock Macdonald


Macdonald moves to Vancouver to become Head of Design at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (now the Emily Carr University of Art and Design). Here he meets Group of Seven member Frederick Varley who is head of the painting department.

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1953 marks the inception of Painters Eleven and Macdonald becomes a founding member.

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Key moments in Jock Macdonald's life
Jock Macdonald

Thank You

The Vancouver Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are grateful to our sponsors, donors and patrons for their support of this exhibition.

Art now reaches the place where it becomes the expression of ideals and spiritual aspirations. The artist no longer strives to imitate the exact appearance of nature but, rather, to express the spirit therein.

– Jock Macdonald