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25th anniversary exhibition

This series consists of records created in the planning and carrying out of the Limners’ 25th anniversary at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 1996. It includes planning records and a photocopy of the exhibit guest book.

Financial records

This series consists of records related to the Victoria Limners Society’s financial accounts and date from 1972 to 2008. It includes a ledger entitled “Journal of the Victoria Limners Society” kept by society secretaries Niki Pavelic (1972-?), Sylvia Sketon (1980-?) and Jan Grove (1986-), as well as bank statements from the Society’s account.

Graphic materials and publications

This series consists of publications and graphic material by and about members of the Victoria Limners Society. Included in this series are three different editions of the publication “The Limners” published by Pharos Press in 1972, 1978 and 1981 which was sold at Limners exhibitions and elsewhere. These booklets begin with an introduction by Robin Skelton on the Limners as a whole, then turns to describing each artist individually, with a sketch of each artist made by Myfanwy Pavelic, a short biography, and an image of one of the artist’s works. This series also contains a print proof of a 1967 monograph called Inscriptions written by Robin Skelton with drawings by Herbert Siebner. Additionally, several newspaper clippings related to the Limners can be found in this series. Amongst the graphic materials are photographs and promotional material such as posters and invitations to Limner exhibitions. Twenty photographs can be in this series including photographs showing various Limner exhibitions and events, including the inaugural Limner exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 1973, Max Bates’ birthday party in 1974. Some of these images also appear in Patricia Bovey’s book on the Limners, A Passion for Art: The Art and Dynamics of the Limners.

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