Geography Lessons - Nellie Duke and Sophie Atkinson



Sat, May 13th, 2023 to Sun, Aug 20th, 2023


10:00 am to 5:00 pm


In 1926, British-born artists Nellie Duke and Sophie Atkinson arrived in British Columbia and became active in the local arts community. Their separate, but similar, life paths overlapped in their explorations of the Okanagan Valley and Interior BC, which became the primary subject matter for their plein air watercolour paintings.

Geography Lessons highlights the splendor of the landscape before it was impacted by overdevelopment and tourism.

Despite the challenges of making a living as an artist during this period, both Duke and Atkinson made artwork that was greatly valued by the people in their respective communities. With works from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection, and loans from private lenders and public art galleries and museums across BC, this exhibition will highlight the talents of these lesser-known Okanagan artists.

Geography Lessons will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by Kelowna-based art historian and Guest Curator Carolyn MacHardy.


Kelowna Art Gallery

1315 Water Street, Kelowna


Individual: $7
Students and Seniors: $6
Family: $14
Children under 12: FREE
FREE to Members.

For more info:

Ph: 250-762-2226
Email: info@kelownaartgallery.com

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