Sep 30 - Jan 13, 2024 Douglas family art centre

Irene McCuaig: Here Be Dragons

In Ancient Tongue

Irene McCuaig, In Ancient Tongue, 2022, 
Mixed Media,121.9 cm x 76.9 cm, Private collection

Kenora resident Irene McCuaig has long been inspired by dragons. “I learned dragons exist in the legends of every culture around the world, including my own Celtic heritage, where they are tasked with guarding the gates to other worlds and protecting the secrets of the universe.”

Guided by the question: What if? McCuaig asks, “What if, instead of winning a goldfish in a plastic bag at the fair, you won a dragon? What if dragonflies were really dragons? And snapdragons? What if a dragon splashed in a bird bath or shared a meal with hummingbirds at a feeder?”

Here be Dragons is an exhibition which celebrates these ancient creatures and the wonder of their magical realm.


Did you know?

The Tugboat Mather was the last steam boat on the Lake of the Woods, retiring in 1960.

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