A Driving Force

The A Driving Force website is part of McIntosh Gallery’s Canada 150 celebrations. Women artists, supporters, collectors, donors, writers, critics, administrators, educators, and volunteers have been a driving force in the London art community, ensuring its vibrancy and moving it forward.

A university-based, public art gallery since 1942, McIntosh Gallery collaborates with artists, curators and academics to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate visual culture.

We thank Digital Echidna and the London Arts Council for their generous support of this project.
McIntosh Gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of A Driving Force by the Beryl Ivey McIntosh Gallery Fund.

A Driving Force is funded in part through the support of the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program, a program of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and administered by the Ontario Arts Foundation.

McIntosh Gallery would like to thank all of the artists and supporters featured on this website, as well as the following galleries and individuals, for contributing materials and images for this website.

Without your support there would be no A Driving Force.

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
DNA Gallery, London, Ontario
Donna Andreychuk
Agneta Dolman
Susan Edelstein
Liza Eurich
Nancy Geddes Poole
Cassandra Getty, Museum London, London, Ontario
Mike Gibbon
Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sara Hartland-Rowe
Jamelie Hassan
Fern Helfand
Kirtley Jarvis
Jennie Kraehling, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
Madeline Lennon
Doreen Lindsay
Johnnene Maddison
Anna Madelska
Catherine Morrisey
Kim Neudorf
Shelley Niro
Leslie Putnam
Mary Redekop
Judith Rodger
Thelma Rosner
Margaret Rossiter
Amanda Rowe
Wanda Sawicki
Jan Shepherd McKee
Dennis Siren
Sophie Skaith
Rosemary Sloot
Ian Turnbull
UMA, La Maison de l’image et de la photographie, Montréal, Québec
Esther Vincent
Kelly Wood


Biography Contributors:

Natalka Duncan
Anna P. Baker, Agneta Dolman

Catherine Elliot Shaw
Sophie Skaith

Nancy Geddes Poole
A Portrait of: Grace Blackburn
A Portrait of: Marjorie Blackburn

Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
Margot Ariss

Helen Gregory
Jamelie Hassan, Thelma Rosner

Madeline Lennon
A Portrait of: Thelma Rosner

Renée Pascual
Catherine Morrisey

Kelsey Perrault
Eveline Marie Alexander, Eve Apostoll, Grace Blackburn,
Eva Bradshaw, Jamelie Hassan, Kate Taylor Cumming, Bernice Vincent, Kelly Wood

Jasmine Sihra
Lenore Crawford, Kim Neudorf, Leslie Putnam

Victoria Stopar
Eva Bradshaw, Florence Carlyle, Beryl Ivey, Nancy Geddes Poole

Luvneet K. Rana
Anna P. Baker, Kirtley Jarvis, Johnnene Maddison, Agneta Dolman

Maria Ruth Napigkit
Madeline Lennon

Fiona Walley
Rosemary Sloot

Catherine Elliot Shaw, Editor
Helen Gregory, Editor
Luvneet K. Rana, Editor and Project Manager

Regan Benner, Research Assistant
Natalka Duncan, Research Assistant


Interview Video Contributors:

Eric Simard,  Videographer

Interviewer: Jen Bate 
Rosemary Sloot

Interviewer: Jessica Di Laurenzio
Agneta Dolman

Interviewer: Grace Evers         
Madeline Lennon

Interviewer: Kyle Lariviere      
Kelly Wood

Interviewer: Paige Linner  
Thelma Rosner

Interviewer: Lilia Lockwood
Kim Neudorf

Interviewer: Kelsey Priestman  
Anna Madelska 

Interviewer: Mary Spinks 
Nancy Geddes Poole

Interviewer: Thomas Van Dewark 
Johnnene Maddison


Nicole Coenen, Videographer

Interviewers: MacKenzie Brash and Nicole McIlwain
Catherine Morrisey

Interviewers: Brooke Campbell and Hayley Caldwell
Sophie Skaith

Interviewers: Thora Gustaffson and Martha Sellens
Jan Shepherd McKee

Interviewers: Lauren Lambe and Julia Schwindt
Shelley Niro

Interviewers: Emily Larsen and Alex Fitzgerald Black
Susan Edelstein

Interviewers: Lauren Luchenski and Madisen Sollars
Judith Rodger