What are WE doing here at Argyle Fine Art you ask? Well, let me tell you about Artist Christopher Hemsworth - Officially commissioned through Historica Canada, Christopher has been working on a series of Canadian Heritage Minutes prints, and we're thrilled to launch this series at the gallery. From 12:30 - 3:30, Christopher will be on hand, signing copies of this iconic collection. There are a total of 13 prints in this series! READ ON FOR MORE INFORMATION:
“I SMELL BURNT TOAST” — HALIFAX ARTIST CHOSEN TO INTERPRET ICONIC CANADIAN HERITAGE MINUTES
Halifax, NS – Do you want those baskets back? Love Heritage Minutes? Visit ARGYLE FINE ART this weekend and you will find 11 of Canada’s most iconic historical TV-vignettes (plus 2 newer Minutes) interpreted through the creative mind of Halifax-based artist Christopher Hemsworth as commemorative posters.
First released in 1991, Historica Canada’s HERITAGE MINUTES have since become one of the most recognizable and valuable cultural creations for Canada, both historically and in popular culture.
Hemsworth was commissioned to interpret 13 of the Minutes, after his illustrated interpretation of the Halifax Explosion Minute went viral via social media. The selected artwork includes the top 11 Minutes as voted on by Canadians in a nationwide survey conducted by Historica Canada, plus two newer Minutes.
"It is very rewarding to be a part of the Heritage Minutes. They are more than commercials, they are our history, and it's amazing to see that nostalgia come back through the artwork."
— Christopher Hemsworth, Artist
All 13 posters will be displayed at Argyle Fine Art on October 4th during I LOVE LOCAL Halifax – CITY HARVEST and with the option to purchase copies signed by the artist.
"We cannot properly know and understand our stories, our history and each other unless we can connect with each other. This is the necessary starting point for everything else."
— Anthony Wilson-Smith, President, Historica Canada.