Noel Harding • The Artist's Life (Series 1)

Noel Harding • The Artists Life (Series 1)

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Part of The Artist's Life series

Noel Harding is difficult to define. He is a painter, sculptor and installations creator extraordinaire. As well, he is an international artist whose work can be found in numerous collections. He has been featured in more than 70 solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions. In 1982, he became the youngest artist ever to be honoured by a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

In this documentary, Harding installs a show at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art featuring hundreds of live goldfish in a tank made of plastic wrap. The piece spans three walls of the gallery for a total length of 45 feet. Harding also visits "Elevated Wetlands," his installation next to the Don Valley Expressway that takes toxic by-products from the plastics industry and uses them to clean the Don River's water. Articulate and engaging, Harding is always breaking new ground.


Titles included in this series:

Will Munro
Candida Girling
Shelley Reeves
Holly Farrell
Susan Stewart
Snaige Sileika
Jean-Pierre Schoss
Camilla Singh
Andrew Danson
Susan N. Stewart
Margaret Vanderhaeghe
Dorothy Knowles

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