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Billy's Vision

Billy's Vision tells the tale of a mysterious drifter who first appeared in the 1930s near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Billy in a Dust Storm, c. 1935, original photograph by Arthur Rothstein, digitally altered by M. Zajac


Billy's Vision tells the tale of a mysterious drifter who first appeared in the 1930s near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Known only as Billy to the few people who had contact with him, he was distinguished by his unusual physical appearance, style of dress, and his abilities as a visionary. Andrew Hunter discovered Billy in his grandfather's (Thomas Allen Hunter) field notes compiled on research trips to the Canadian prairies and western United States during the depression and war years. With Billy's Vision, Andrew Hunter has sought to complete his grandfather's research and to bring the unique story of this "strange fellow" (T.A. Hunter's words) to public attention. The Dunlop version of this exhibition will feature site-specific historical paintings from the Regina Public Library collection, as well as paintings from the Mendel Art Gallery and archival material. Billy's cabin will be recreated in the gallery, with audio soundtrack and video footage of his "visions".

When


2000, Aug 13 2000 - All day

Where


Dunlop Central Gallery,

Interest


Past
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