Teresa Sudeyko (left) and Amy Nugent (right)

Amy Nugent and Teresa Sudeyko

Teresa Sudeyko (left) and Amy Nugent (right)

Teresa Sudeyko (left) and Amy Nugent (right)

The North-West Ceramics Foundation is pleased to announce Teresa Sudeyko and Amy Nugent as their next speakers at a free public lecture “Artists, Executors, Institutions and Thieves: Why you want to keep your collection organized” on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 2 pm, in Room 102 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC). The presentation is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register with the Shadbolt. Please see below for instructions.

Amy Nugent, a Vancouver-based resource developer and cultural worker, and Teresa Sudeyko, Registrar at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, will present their research relating to estate planning, organizing, documenting and preserving collections of art and archives. Nugent and Sudeyko’s presentation is part of the NWCF’s ongoing focus on the relationship between artists and collections. Experts in their field, the speakers will offer audience members suggestions for organizing their own or someone else’s work documents and collections.

Amy Nugent is the executive director of Urbanarium, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization dedicated to fostering intelligent city development. Prior to this appointment, she was the executive director of Inclusion BC Foundation and a development officer for The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency, The Banff Centre and Western Front. As the former president of the board of Artspeak, she has been recognized with a 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Board Member of the Year from the City of Vancouver. Her research has centred on estate planning for artists, inequity within Canadian public art collections, the limited funding to support them and, ultimately, fulfilling the final wishes of Frances Loring (1887 – 1968) and Florence Wyle (1881 – 1968). Nugent will present her research into the lives, work, archives and last wills and testaments of these two American-Canadian sculptors, along with her analysis of museum acquisition and collecting practices in Canada.

As Registrar at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery since 2008, Teresa Sudeyko brings a wealth of experience to organizing works of art including ceramics, for example, works by Gathie Falk, Tam Irving, Glenn Lewis, Wayne Ngan, Gailan Ngan and others donated to the Belkin Gallery by the Doris Shadbolt Estate. Sudeyko has been an independent art appraiser since 2013, working with private collectors to organize and document their collections. She has a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from UBC (2008) and a BFA from York University (2005). Looking at the story of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle through the lens of institutional collecting, Sudeyko will walk through lessons that can be applied to the audience’s own work and collections.

Amy Nugent and Teresa Sudeyko are looking forward to interacting with the audience and prepared to provide practical responses and advice. This is an outstanding opportunity to explore important aspects of planning for and maintaining a collection, so audience members are encouraged to come with questions about their collections.

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The presentation will take place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Room 102, Sunday, February 23 at 2pm. The presentation is free and open to the public, and we look forward to seeing you there. Those attending are asked to register for free through the WebReg here. You will need a family pin number, and the Barcode for the lecture is 533936.