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150 years ago, Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald united New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada (Ontario & Quebec) to form the Canada of 1867. The Confederation of Canada became a pinnacle point in Canada’s history not for just the unity of the country, but it’s identity and independence to govern affairs aside from Britain’s sovereignty. This Canada Day, we will remember and celebrate the victories and milestones Canada has achieved as a country. It is this celebration that has sparked this two-year initiative of the Nation Builders Portrait Series that commemorates the honourable Prime Ministers and Nation Builders of Canada throughout its history.

The series features 12 paintings starting from Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald to Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney. With the help and talent of six Canadian portrait artists, Galerie Q is proud to announce the unveiling of the Nation Builder Series on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. We will be featuring an artist talk by both portrait artists, Susan Statham and Olga Muzychko at 2 p.m. to uncover the hidden symbols and process of creating these honorary portraits of Canada’s Nation Builders. 

Galerie Q wishes everyone a Happy Canada Day long weekend.