The Beaverbrook Art Gallery wishes to thank The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, our presenting sponsor, for making the Edukit project possible.

We thank all the artists who responded to our questions and offered their assistance, as well as all the teachers who participated in discussions and artwork selection.

We also would like to thank the following content developers, contributors and editors:

Sandy Coutts Sutherland, Alexandra Winchester, Jennifer Pazienza, Kristiana Green, Melanie Roach, Mary Blatherwick, Peter Gorham, Rolene Betts & Randa Doche.

And UNB students:

Brent Kenneth Brewer, Jolene Theresa Clancy, Jessica Jean Clark, Heath Whitman Currie, Joel Alan Edwards, Joel Alan Green, Kristin Joanna Hewlett, Meagan Anne Hughes, Melissa Lynn Nicole Hunt, Felice Ella Kamminga, Tracy Ann L’Huillier, Heidi V LeBlanc, Jill Ashley MacPherson, Elizabeth Claire Marr, Brendon Tyler McGee, Gillian Lynn McLean, Brita Katrina Mersereau, Jessica Anne Miller, Lee Matthew Rafuse, Michelle Helen Randles, Laura Susan Rodger, Stephanie Samantha Sampson, Anna Mary Christine Stroud, Lillian Vicaire-Moffat, Andrew Walton, Alexandra Jane Winchester, Ashley Jean Woods

Edukit translation by Jo-Anne Elder

Design by Ginger Design


Congratulations to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery for the launch of EduKit.  The Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation is proud to have provided funding for this initiative.  The development of this art education resource  is  a significant  contribution to the promotion of art appreciation not only in the provinces schools but far beyond.  By providing this multi-disciplinary guide to understanding and appreciating 22 works from the permanent collection at the gallery, EduKit is a model of exemplary visual literacy training freely available online to all.

The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation would like to commend Ms. Adda Mihaliescu, Manager of Public Programs. for the development and implementation of this resource.   We would also like to express our appreciation to the many New Brunswick artists who have contributed to the development of EduKit and who remain committed to participating in it through artist visits and talks. This launch is an opportunity for us to commend the many volunteers in the Beaverbrook docent program who have tested the lessons in the kit and who open the eyes of so many visitors to the wonder of art. In the words of the late Barbara Ring on the opening of any new work “Enjoy”!