File UA-36, Box 2, Folder 3 and 43 - Batik tapestries by Louis Steyn exhibition files

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Batik tapestries by Louis Steyn exhibition files

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UA-36, Box 2, Folder 3 and 43

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  • 1967-1970 (Creation)

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73. p textual records
1 photograph

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File consists of records related to the exhibition 'South African Batik Tapestries by Louis Steyn' presented by The Art Gallery, Memorial University, Newfoundland and organized in collaboration with Gallery 101, Johannesburg. The exhibition was presented at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in October 1967 and again in April 1970.

Records consist of correspondence between Evelyn Holmes (Acting Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Peter Bell (Curator, Memorial University), and purchasers of works in the exhibition, an excerpt of the Peter Wenger exhibition catalogue titled 'Some Notes on Batik', a photograph of an installed tapestry and gallery visitor, two draft catalogues, a copy of South African Scope containing a feature on Steyn's work on p. 6-7.

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  • English

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Folder 2 contains a list titled 'Purchasers of Batik Tapestries' which contains personal information on individuals: address, telephone, purchased artworks and prices.

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Item UA-36, Box 4, Folder 12 - Batiks by Louis Steyn : [exhibition catalogue]

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