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A quilt for a subway. Believed by its creator to be largest ship in North America; this 30-by-7-foot work; called Barren Ground Caribou; will be hung at Kendall St. station - a converted Victorian house-of Spadina subway. It was designed by Toronto artist Joyce Wieland (middle) and took three people eight months to complete the sewing. It will be covered by an airtight glass case at the station. With artist is her sister; Joan Stewart (left) and Louisa Leighton. Open in full size

A quilt for a subway. Believed by its creator to be largest ship in North America; this 30-by-7-foot work; called Barren Ground Caribou; will be hung at Kendall St. station - a converted Victorian house-of Spadina subway. It was designed by Toronto artist Joyce Wieland (middle) and took three people eight months to complete the sewing. It will be covered by an airtight glass case at the station. With artist is her sister; Joan Stewart (left) and Louisa Leighton.

Picture, 1977, English

A quilt for a subway. Believed by its creator to be largest ship in North America; this 30-by-7-foot work; called Barren Ground Caribou; will be hung at Kendall St. station - a converted Victorian house-of Spadina subway. It was designed by Toronto artist Joyce Wieland (middle) and took three people eight months to complete the sewing. It will be covered by an airtight glass case at the station. With artist is her sister; Joan Stewart (left) and Louisa Leighton.

Picture, 1977, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Transit Commission - Subways - Art

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0115639f