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“Who was she?”
Review of Emily Carr House

Emily Carr House
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Owner description: House belonging to famous Canadian painter Emily Carr.
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Emily Carr was a truly original woman. She was a fearless traveller, and a clear and amusing teller of the story of her life, which was a long and fruitful one. An artist, she struggled to make her living, and find her 'voice' at a time when women were expected to conform. She kept notes all her life, and published her first book in her seventies - so there's hope for all of us!! This is the house her father had built, in which she was born. It is an elegant Victorian building, set in a lovely garden, and you will be given a warm welcome. I knew little about Emily when I visited her home last September. but was inspired to read her writing, and to visit the Art Gallery to see her works, by my trip to her house. It's situated in a lovely residential area, only a short walk from the centre of town - do try to visit -like me, you may find it very special.

5  Thank Frances B
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Good if you're into art or writing. I really enjoyed seeing her typewriter. The staff was very nice and , though not aimed at kids, it was a friendly atmosphere to bring my kids.

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Although Emily Carr, writer and artist, is more a British Columbia hero than an international celebrity, her birthplace and childhood home is worth visiting. Located at 207 Government Street, Victoria, the Emily Carr House is a short walk from the Parliament building and the Empress Hotel near Victoria’s harbor. The house is architecturally interesting, the furnishings historically revealing, and the modest gardens lovely. Emily Carr’s writings, sketches, and paintings reflect the 1871 to 1945 eras in which she lived. Talk with the house’s curator, if you can; she tells fascinating stories, including one about Carr’s paintings having exhibited alongside Cezanne’s. Carr’s courage to travel into Vancouver Island’s wild, uninhabited areas to sketch and paint them, as well as her lifelong, tenacious creative pursuits inspire.

The Emily Carr House is only open May 1 through September 30.

1  Thank 35805Jane_H_11
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Reviewed 9 September 2012 via mobile

The house has been carefully reconstructed with lots of quotations from Emily carr's books throughout the gardens. We particularly enjoyed the nfb film

Thank 1retiredlibrarian
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Great tour of the formative years of one of this countrys greatest known artists.
You see what her life was like and how her surroundings shaped her passion.

Thank triphammer73
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