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Artist J.C. Heywood donates collection of works to BAG

Canadian artist J.C. Heywood has personally donated a collection of his own works to the Burnaby Art Gallery.

The gift, a selection of 102 printed works on paper by Heywood, is valued at almost $80,000, and has been certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) as cultural property of “outstanding significance and national importance," according to a press release by the gallery.

The pieces will be added to the BAG's permanent collection to enhance its existing holdings of Heywood's work. His most recent solo exhibition, J.C. Heywood: A Life in Layers, was organized by the BAG and has been touring across Canada since 2008.

“This is a significant addition to the Burnaby Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection of over 4,600 works of art on paper,” said BAG director and curator Darrin Martens in the release. “J.C. Heywood is already a cornerstone of our collection and this donation of 102 prints is remarkable as Heywood has established himself as a distinguished Canadian artist with an outstanding reputation in the printmaking genre.”

Heywood was born in Toronto, raised in Ontario and studied at the Ontario College of Art. He has worked as a professor of fine art at Canadian universities including Queen's University at Kingston, the University of Guelph, and the Nova Scotia College of Art in Halifax.

He has exhibited widely in Canada with several solo exhibitions, and has participated in international print shows in Berlin, Yugoslavia, Taiwan, Norway, China, Poland and New Mexico. Heywood currently lives and works in Montreal.

Info: http://www.burnaby.ca/heywood/Default.aspx/.

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