A Virtual Companion to the Exhibition

All Things Useful and Artistic

Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960


You have arrived at the Virtual Companion to the exhibition All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906–1960, on view at the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB from 24 April to

20 September 2015.


This Virtual Companion provides documentation of all the work on display, as well as behind the scenes of the exhibition, along with oral histories, archival photographs and preparatory drawings for design work from graduates of the Applied Arts program.


One of the oldest and longest running programs for training in craft and design in Canada, the program ran from 1906-1960 in the Owens Art Gallery. The curriculum varied over the years, but included a wide range of practices, including metalwork, woodcarving, leatherwork, china painting, pottery and weaving. Examples of all these disciplines have been brought to light through loans from graduates and their families.

The Making of the Virtual Companion >

Q & A with the Exhibition Curator >

Owens Art Gallery | Mount Allison University | Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada


A project funded by the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation