One With Everything
Thomas Craig Oliver
Please join us for a memorial celebration of the life of Thomas Craig Oliver on Saturday 29 March 2014 6:00PM until 9:00PM.
An exhibition of Craig’s artwork will be on display at NAC from Saturday 22 March until Saturday 5 April 2014. Select works may be purchased on Saturday 29 March from 6:00PM-9:00PM with proceeds from all sales benefiting the Niagara Artists Centre.
The Niagara Artists Centre pays tribute to the life of founding member Thomas Craig Oliver with an exhibit of his work and memorial celebration on Saturday 29 of March. One of sixteen artists who founded the corporation of the Niagara Artists’ Company in 1975, Craig died suddenly in the fall of 2013.
Craig was a key figure in the first wave of innovative collective projects that set the tone of wit and satire that has endured to define NAC today. Notably, Craig was a motivator and participating artist in the Niagara Now Billboard Exhibition (1972) Downtown Street Banner Project (1973), The Johnny Canuck Canadian Ego Exposition (1974), and The Johnny Canuck Canadian Ego Exhibitionist (1976). Craig was a master printmaker and he produced print work by many of his fellow NAC artists including John B. Boyle, Dennis Tourbin, Alice Crawley, and John Moffat.
A graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville and Guelph University, he held an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and devoted his life to his art. Screen-printing, lithography, assemblage, and ready-mades in the Dadaist tradition make-up the varied and eclectic body of Craig’s work.
Family, friends, and members of NAC are invited to the members’ gallery on Saturday 29 of March from 6:00PM to 9:00PM for a reception to celebrate Craig’s life and work. The public is welcome to view an exhibition of Craig’s art work on display from Wednesday 22 March until Saturday 5 April.
For more information please contact Stephen Remus at NAC by phone,
905-641-0331 or by email
Thomas Craig Oliver
25 March 1949 – 25 October 2013