The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is pleased to present an exhibit of paper works by Susan Farquhar.

VIEW IN PERSON* in the Ruth Upjohn Gallery from October 1-26, 2021
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm
Artist attending: Saturdays noon to 3:00pm
PLEASE CALL US before you visit (416) 922-2060, because the gallery is not open to the public during private events. *COVID-19: Public access to the gallery is guided by government regulation and protocols. All visitors must be fully vaccinated.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2:00pm


This exhibit brings to focus one place, one story. It is a visual tale of a small farm on Kangaroo Island (part of Australia- a geographical Noah’s Ark so it is said) that faced catastrophic fires late 2019 into 2020. Photos and online communication with those living through the destruction, and slow recovery of everything and everyone have driven this series of paper works.

Only those who had to run from the face of the firestorm know that fury. Made aware from afar, however, leaves me imagining the abundance, destruction and aftermath. The fire adaptation by eucalyptus trees is called “epicormic”. Such regrowth begs the question “Are we epicormic ? ”


Susan studied at the University of Guelph, York University and with a master printer in lithography at Open Studio in Toronto. She then worked at Novak Graphics a publisher of international and local artists until 1989. Susan and her partner Robert continued in professional fine art printing until 2013 when they closed Atelier GF. They produced fine art prints for artists such as John Chamberlain, Malcolm Morley, Anne Meredith Barry, John Hartman, Alice Tiechert as well as prints for the John Lennon and Miles Davis estates. Susan first exhibited her own work in print shows in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland. Unique mixed media works began in the early 2000’s when she began producing solo exhibits for Ferneyhough Contemporary in North Bay and David Kaye Gallery in Toronto.

Susan was awarded the Artist in Residence at the Women’s Art Association of Canada for 2018 – 2019 where she conducted printmaking workshops, gallery visits, a group print show and had a solo exhibit.