The Sculpture Fund is a research collection created by 221A Research Fellow Amy Nugent. Over the past five years, Amy’s research has focused on the history and restitution of sculptors Frances Loring (1887-1968) and Florence Wyle (1881-1968), the current state of Canadian art collections, and the limited acquisition funds to support them. The Sculpture Fund collection at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library activates Frances and Florence memoirs and archives as well as houses books on the history of sculpture and societies in Canada, catalogs on women and non-binary sculptors, acquisitions, art market and art funding.
Nugent’s project is focused on the history and restitution of artists Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. As foundational contributors to Canadian art, their life, work, and last wills and testaments has been unfairly eluded in national art history. As a way to fulfill their final wishes, Nugent’s research will develop The Sculpture Fund, the main clause in the artists’ wills, which called for the creation of a fund that will give galleries, museums and schools the capacity to commission and purchase of sculpture.
- Amy Nugent is a Vancouver-based resource developer. Currently, she is a 221A Fellow starting The Sculpture Fund. Amy was the Executive Director of Inclusion BC Foundation and has held development positions at Out on Screen, VIVO Media Arts, Western Front and The Banff Centre. As the former president of Artspeak’s board, she has been recognized with a 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award from the City of Vancouver.