“Historical Figures of Canada” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina

Is it possible to arrange the meeting where Samuel de Champlain, Comte de Frontenac, Thomas D’Arcy McGee, William  Lyon Mackenzie King and Agnes Campbell Macphail could discuss  important political issues together?

No, they had lived in different historical periods. And “Yes”- it is possible in the world of art.

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My doll collection “Historical Figures of Canada” is now on display at the Essa Public Library in Angus, Ontario.

I am grateful to the South Simcoe Arts Council and to the administration of Essa Public Library for making  it happen.

I offer you some images from this collection and hope you will enjoy them.

1. Comte de Frontenac                  2. Lawren Harris

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3. Samuel de Champlain                4. Thomas D’Arcy McGee

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

“The Historical Figures of Canada” Doll Collection by Irina Gorelkina

Is the name of my  first exhibition.

It takes place in  Alliston, Ontario, Canada from January 10 to February 16, 2015.

This exposition presents twenty six essential personages of Canadian History.

If you are eager to see the great people of Canada from different historical times in one

place you can visit The Gibson Center for Community, Art and Culture.

Allow me to introduce you a few dolls, which I created for the theme collection “Historical Figures of Canada”:

1. Jacques Cartier                         2. Isaac Brock

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3. Tecumseh                                    4.  Pierre Trudeau

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5. James Wolfe                               6. Joseph Brant

Wolfe  J.Brant

I am grateful to the South Simcoe Art Council and the Gibson Center administration for the delightful opportunity to show this collection in public.

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

Jane Austen Inspired Doll: a Gentleman

“Jane Austen Inspired Doll: a Gentleman”

From time to time, I feel nostalgic emotions for the elegance and severity of men’s fashion from different historical periods.

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Created: November-December, 2014

Doll’s height:  38 cm (without a hat)

Material: fimo, wire, fabric, wood

Costume: three layers costume

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

Jane Austen Inspired Doll: a Lady

“Jane Austen Inspired Doll: a Lady”

Jane Austen’s world is so beautifully old-fashioned, so deeply sophisticated, so sincerely  fragile and romantic that it seems to be absolutely impossible to depict it in any art or craft piece. I wished just to touch it with the help of the fashion during Austen’s time.

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Created: October-November, 2014

Doll’s height:  26 cm (sitting position)

Material: fimo, wire, fabric, metal sheet, wood, raffia

Costume: two layers costume

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

Jane Austen Inspired Dolls: the Lady and the Gentleman

Today I have finished my latest dolls and I am very glad to present them to you.

Just imagine the summer morning, the garden of early 19th century and enjoy…

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA

Jane Austen Inspired Doll: a Woman

Not finished yet, but I ‘d like to show you some preview pictures.

“What’s Underneath? Corset, Pantalettes and Shoes”. I hope you enjoy!

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© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA