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Small Public Collections: Robert McLaughlin Gallery

White Relief
  The first and so far only collection to be highlighted with its own page is the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The Gallery is located in downtown Oshawa, a city just east of Toronto. The RMG hosted a beautiful solo exhibition of Bloore works from September 2001 to September 2002 entitled White Poems. The show featured the six white paintings from their collection and nine paintings loaned by the artist.

Large Public Collections:

  Significant Bloore collections reside at the National Gallery of Canada, the provincial Art Gallery of Ontario, the equally provincial National Gallery of Fine Arts of Quebec, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, the University of Toronto and the Art Bank in Ottawa. At one point twenty-four public galleries, most notably the Mendel in Saskatoon, listed information about their Bloores on line in the Artifacts Canada Database but institutional websites are very fluid so we cannot link to them reliably.
  The Ronald Bloore Archives are maintained at the University of Regina. An admittedly old list of public and corporate collections is on the CV page here.

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The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

  Here are thumbnails of some of the paintings in the National Gallery collection, larger versions of which are Standard Introduction page. The NGC has eleven Bloores in all.
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The Norman Mackenzie Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

  The Mackenzie collection of 29 Bloores has generally been well featured on their web site. However, their marvelous 8-by-8, XV, from 1989, does not do too well shot indoors still in the frame. We must also note that they have the ink work below left depicted upside-down and the other two up on end. Still, they have taken the trouble to provide much useful information both on their site and on the Artifacts Canada Database.
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The Art Gallery of Peterborough

  The 4-by-4 to the left was in the September 2005 show Bloore at 80 in Peterborough. It is one of the six works from that show added to their significant permanent collection which includes many paintings including one from 1968, a monumental one, a maquette, a Sploore and the first painting of the Yellow Series. The AGP also has a complete collection of works on paper in their Illi Maria Harff Tamplin Collection which we have featured in four image galleries starting here.