Fonds A2018-131 - Gail Nep fonds

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Gail Nep fonds

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  • Textual record
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CA UMASC A2018-131

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  • 1962-2011 (Creation)
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    Nep, Gail

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0.19m of textual records including documents, exhibition information, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as graphic material including 46 slides, 12 photographs, and 38 laminated prints.

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(194-? -)

Biographical history

Gail Nep was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. After graduating from Grant Park High School, Nep attended the University of Manitoba graduating with a degree in Education in 1966, followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971. After completing university, in 1972 Nep began teaching as an Art Teacher within the Seven Oaks School Division until retiring in 2000. In 1979, she began her own art consultation service, which she continues to operate today, working with corporate and government collections, as well as private collectors, analyzing the current value, condition and future of collections. Nep further immersed herself in the art community throughout the 1980s and 1990s, working as the Curator for the University of Manitoba Faculty Club and joining the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Craft Council from 1984-1989 and 1992-1994. From 1985 until 1992, Nep owned and operated Uptown Gallery, which focused heavily on curating and selling contemporary Canadian artists such as, Wanda Koop, Bruce Head, Jordan Van Sewell and William Pura.

Custodial history

The materials of this fonds were collected, organized and donated by Gail Nep to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in 2018.

Scope and content

This collection contains material related to Gail Nep’s career as a Winnipeg art consultant, gallery owner, teacher and expert in Canadian art. As an active member of the Winnipeg arts community, a large portion of this accession contains exhibition catalogues and newspaper and article clippings associated with prominent Manitoban artists, as well as Winnipeg exhibition reviews. In addition to the documents related to her time spent as a teacher for the Seven Oaks School Division, this collection holds professional documents and promotional exhibition fliers for Uptown Gallery, which was owned and operated by Nep from 1985-1992. Many of the artists found within the collection have been professionally associated with Nep, having shown their work at Uptown Gallery.

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The material of this fonds is divided into 5 series: Gail Nep, Artists, Art Exhibitions, Articles and Newspaper Clippings and Artwork.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access

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A finding aid can be downloaded from the fonds-level description by clicking on the “Download’ link under “Finding Aid” on the right hand side of the screen.

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Draft

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Partial

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Finding aid created by Emma Dux (August 2019).

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