Laura Brandon is a freelance writer, curator, and lecturer specializing in international and Canadian war art. From 1992 to 2015, she was the Historian, Art & War at the Canadian War Museum. She has written and lectured internationally for nearly 40 years and curated more than 45 exhibitions. She is currently an Adjunct Research Professor in the School for Studies in Art and Culture and in the History Department at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON and a Research Associate at the Canadian War Museum. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2015. Read CV.
Saturday, August 17 - 2019
Keynote presentation: ‘Canada’s contemporary official war art’
War, Art and Visual Culture: Los Angeles, Torrance Art Museum, California, USA
Thursday, May 9 - 2019
Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS 6-8pm
Friday, January 18 - 2019
Presentation: 'Legacy of War: The Group of Seven and the Burlington House Exhibition'
'Canada 1919: A Country Shaped by War', Canadian War Museum, Ottawa ON
Thursday, November 8 - 2018
'Canada's War Art'
Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, Ottawa, ON, 2pm
Saturday, November 3 - 2018
Opening of 'Illuminations'
Boarding House Arts, Guelph, ON
Monday, October 29 - 2018
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 6pm
Saturday, October 27 - 2018
With Joan Coutu: 'Monumental Controversies: The Cape Breton Mother Canada Project'
2018 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada, 10:45am
Wednesday, October 24 - 2018
With Michelle Gewurtz and Sara Angel: 'Molly Lamb Bobak & Canadian Women War Artists'
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON 5pm
September to November - 2018
History & War Art Course 3907A @ Carleton University: "Canada's War Art"
June 27 - 2018
'Four Decades: War Art, Writing, and Women'
Christie's Education Conference 2018: Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts
New York, NY
Wednesday, 5 April - 2017
Conference Presentation: "Art and War: The Iconography of the Vimy Memorial”
‘Myth, Memory and Military Encounters – National Rememberings of First World War Battles’
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
"... a perspective-shifting meditation on how so much of Canada’s westward colonial expansion was a matter of forced subjugation."
"Lloydlangston and Brandon hope Witness will “encourage Canadians to reflect on the personal and national reach” of the First World War, and the catalogue seems likely to inspire that reflection ..."