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PHIL DARRAH

Born: U.K. 1940.
Emigrated to Canada 1968
Canadian Citizen 1974
Professional: Department of Art & Design
U.of A. 1968 - 2003
Resides in Mulhurst Bay, Alberta

Education

  • Harrogate School of Art, Yorkshire, U.K., 1957-60
  • The Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London,
  • 1961-64. Awarded Honours

Solo Exhibition

2018

  • "Raw Materials", Dec 14 - Jan 20 - Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2017

  • "In and of Itself", two person exhibit. April 6 - May 7 - Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2016

  • “Phil Darrah”. March 18 - April 5 - Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2015

  • “Over The Edge”. Two person exhibit. Oct. 1 - Nov 3 - Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC.

2014

  • “Phil Darrah / Recent Work”. Nov 22-Dec 9 - Peter Robertson Galley, Edmonton, Alberta
  • “Phil Darrah / Painting and Drawing”. June 5 - July 1 - Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC.

2011

  • “Songs and Anthems”. Oct. 15 - Peter Robertson Gallery Edmonton, Alberta

2009

  • “Full Circle”. Nov. 5 - Dec. 9 - Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2008

  • Philip Darrah “Excursions”. May 27 - Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2007

  • “Songs of Love” March 1 - Apr 3 - Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC.

2005

  • “Renewal”, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2003

  • “Recollections”, The Exhibition House, Falatados, Tinos, Greece

 

Group Exhibition

2017

  • "Holiday Hoopla", Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2016

  • "Poetica", Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2014

  • "Wrapped in Color", Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • "Art on the Block" Art Gallery of Alberta

2013

  • Art on the Block. Art Gallery of Alberta
  • "Bits and Pieces", Group Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2012

  • 7 Years in The City: Art from the AGA collection
  • "Summer Tributes", Group Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2011

  • "Deck the Walls", Group Show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2010 

  • "Colour Salute", Group Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2008

  • Seeing Through Modernism 1970 - 1985 (Part 2) - The University of Alberta FAB Gallery, Curated by Dr. Anne Whitelaw
  • Seeing Through Modernism (Part 1 ) - Art Gallery of Alberta,  Guest curator Dr. Anne Whitelaw

2006

  • David Cantine and Phil Darrah, Vanderleelie Gallery
  • Abstraction - Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton

2005

  • “Grand Opening”, Group Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC.

2004

  • “Edmonton Excels” Half a Century of Painters at the University of Alberta’s Department of Art & Design.

2002

  • “Flash Point”. Painting exhibit, FAB Gallery, U of A
  • “Just Dessert”. Paintings at the U of A Faculty Club

1999

  • Faculty Group Show. FAB Gallery, U of A

1995

  • “Works on Paper”, group exhibit, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton

1994

  • Group Show, Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton
  • ECAS (Edmonton Contemporary Artists Society), Commerce Place, Edmonton
  • Trimark Investments Corporate Collections, EAG

1992

  • “Abstraction, Which Way From Here?” (From the collection of the Lethbridge University Art Gallery), Triangle Gallery, Calgary
  • ECAS Inaugural Exhibition, Commerce Place, Edmonton

1991

  • City Hall Acquisitions, City Hall, Edmonton

1990

  • Staff Show, FAB Gallery, Dept. Art & Design, U of Alberta

1989

  • Abstract Painting - Canadian & American, Virginia Christopher Gallery, Calgary
  • Fall Show, Woltjen / Udell Gallery, Edmonton
  • Alberta Drawing, Edmonton Art Gallery
  • Acquisitions ’89, EAG
  • Alberta Painting, Edmonton Art Gallery
  • Faculty Show, FAB Gallery, U of Alberta
  • Edmonton ’90 Studio Watch, EAG
  • Art For All, fundraising exhibit,  EAG
  • In House Exhibit, Clinical Sciences Building, U of A

1988

  • Art For All, fundraising exhibit, EAG
  • Studio Watch, curated by Russel Bingham
  • Department of Art & Design Staff Exhibition Part 2, FAB Gallery, U of A
  • Wescan Fund Raising Exhibition, Edmonton

1987

  • Collaboration in Clay, Bank of Montreal Building, Edmonton
  • In Touch With Abstract Art, McMullen Gallery,
  • Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton
  • Faculty Exhibition, FAB Gallery, U of A. Edmonton
  • Alberta Art Foundation, New Acquisitions, EAG
  • Collaboration in Clay, travelling exhibit in conjunction with Calgary Ceramics
  • Contemporary Edmonton Art, curated by Russel Bingham. EAG
  • Art For All, fundraiser, EAG
  • Abstract Art in Edmonton. EAG
  • Studio Watch, selected by Ken Moffet, EAG

1986

  • Art For All, fundraiser, EAG

1985

  • Staff Exhibition, Dept. Art & Design, U of A

1984

  • Drawings, Woltjen / Udell Gallery, Edmonton
  • Alberta Invitational Art Show, CNIB, Edmonton
  • 60th Anniversary Exhibition, EAG

1983

  • Selected Gallery Artists, Wotjen / Udell Gallery, Edmonton
  • 1983 Alberta Invitational Art Show, CNIB, Edmonton
  • Fall Show, Woltjen / Udell Gallery, Edmonton
  • Grand Opening, Woltjen / Udell Gallery, Edmonton
  • My Favourite Picture Show, EAG

1982

  • Recent Accessions, EAG
  • Emerging Canadian Artists, Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Toronto
  • The Threshold of Color, EAG
  • A Selected Group Exhibition, Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton

1981

  • Some Drawings by Some Albertans, EAG
  • Recent Acquisitions, Glenbow Museum, Calgary

1980

  • Group Show, Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton


1979

  • Abstract Paper Works, EAG Extension
  • Draw111, Students Union Gallery, U of A


1978

  • Faculty Show, Department of Art & Design, U of A

1977

  • U of A Staff Show, Ring House Gallery, U of A
  • New Abstract Art, EAG

1976

  • Drawing Exhibition, EAG Extension
  • Circa ’76, Latitude 53, Edmonton

1975

  • Alberta Contemporary Drawing, EAG

1973

  • Two Man Drawing Exhibit, Latitude 53, Edmonton

1972

  • Alberta Contemporary Drawings, EAG

1962

  • Young Contemporaries 62, ICA Gallery, London, UK

1961

  • Bradford Spring Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Bradford, UK

International Exhibitions

2003

  • “Recollections”, solo exhibit, The Exhibition House, Falatados, Tinos, Greece

Collections

  • Ministry of Public Buildings & Works, U.K.
  • Glenbow Museum, Calgary
  • Edmonton Art Gallery
  • Alberta Art Foundation
  • Bonderove & Co., Edmonton
  • Fort McMurray Community College
  • First City Trust, Edmonton
  • Shoctor Hill Mousseau & Starkman, Edmonton
  • Apple Computer Corp., Edmonton
  • Canada Council Art Bank
  • Cineplex Odeon Corp., Edmonton
  • City Hall - City of Edmonton
  • The Treasury Branch, Edmonton Centre
  • The Lethbridge University Art Gallery Collection
  • Doreen Sulyma Professional Corporation
  • Canadian Airlines International
  • Lombard Odier, Hong Kong
  • The Fraser/Nag Partnership, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Jerrold Diamond Professional Corporation.
  • Dr L. Russet Professional Corporation.
  • UBC. Okanagan Campus, Kelowna, BC. “The White Piano”

Commissions

1985

  • The Cineplex Odeon Corporation, “Western Projections” WEM, Edmonton

1996

  • The Francis Winspear Music Centre Foundation, “Calix”, Edmonton

Selected Reviews and Publications

  • “Cineplex Odeon”. The First Ten Years. A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Art. - Written by David Burnett
  • “Abstract Painting In Canada” Roald Nesgaard. - Published by Douglas & McIntyre, 2007

Awards & Workshops

  • 1972 - Research Grant, U. of A.
  • 1974 - Travel Grant, U. of A.
  • 1982 - Canada Council Travel Grant
  • 2003, SAS Travel Grant, U of A
  • 1983 The Emma Lake Workshop, U of Sask
  • 1986 Collaboration In Clay, The Works, Edmonton

 

   
 
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