Artist CV

ANN TIMMINS        3080 Hwy 215
Walton, NS B0N 2R0

(867) 445-3982



Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Halifax, N.S. 1977

Foundation Courses, Textile Design,
Life Drawing and Design concepts

Ontario College of Art Toronto, Ontario
  1978 – 1981

Fine Art and Textile Design Diploma with Honors

Associate of the Ontario College of Art
College of Geographic Sciences  1986

Geographic Information Systems Diploma


Between the Trees   2007
solo show TREES Gallery, Mahone Bay, NS
TREES Gallery Group show 2006,
Mahone Bay, NS

Caught in the Limelight solo show 2006
Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife, NWT

solo show 2005
Birchwood Gallery, Yellowknife, NWT

Great Northern Arts Festival Inuvik, NT 2004


Artico Biota solo show                2002
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C.


Great Northern Arts Festival Inuvik, NT 200l

Great Northern Arts Festival Inuvik, NT 1999
Circumpolar Women’s Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon 1999

NACC – Northern Arts and Cultural Center solo show 1998
Festival of the Midnight Sun Yellowknife, NT 1999

Festival of the Midnight Sun Yellowknife, NT 1998

Festival of the Midnight Sun Yellowknife, NT 1997

Fibers in Transition solo show 1997
Prince of Wales Heritage Museum, Yellowknife, NT

OCA Scholarship show 1980
received SaMo Scholarship

OCA Graduate show of Textile sculpture 1981 
received Inco Scholarship


Commission/installation work allows me to incorporate fine art with my
background in design. Working with architects and interior designers, I have successfully created inspirational works for public enjoyment.

‘The Web of life’ 1998
12 silk panels for the Great Hall, Legislative Assembly, NT
(each panel 45in. x 100in)

‘Towards 2000 and Beyond’ 1998
silk panel (45in x 20 ft) commissioned for the ‘Prospects North
Trade Show’ by Resource, Wildlife and Economic Development, Yellowknife, NT

Gallery of the Midnight Sun’ 1998
Original art concept and design of logo for exterior mural design

‘Itjaliguni’ 1998
Original art design for ‘Community Wellness’ Hamlet of Pelly Bay, Nunavut

‘Bush pilot Homecoming’ 1999
silk panel (45in x 15 ft) for the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre, NT

‘A Child in Need’ 1999
Watercolor illustration commissioned by Health and Social Services,NT

‘Raising Healthy Babies’ 1999
Watercolor illustration for Health and Social Services, NT

‘Promote the recovery of birth mothers’ 2000
Watercolor paintings for Television campaign promoting
healthy family life for Health and Social Services, NT

‘Prevention of Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy’ 2000
Recovery and support from abuse and addiction for Health and
Social Services, NT

‘Children of the Aurora’ Acrylic on masonite (84in x 84in)
Commissioned by Yellowknife Catholic School Board, Yellowknife, NT

‘La Garderie Arctique’2000
 Three silk panels (each 42in x 42in)for ‘La Garderie Plein Soleil’
Theme – natural life of Belugas, Walrus, and Seals caring for their young.

‘Nurses across the North’ 2000
Artist silk screen edition of silk scarves (14in x 72in)
for the NWT and Nunavut Nurses Association

‘Gathering for the Birth of the Midnight Sun’ 2000
Exterior mural for the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool,
Yellowknife, NT (28ft wide x 16ft high)

Birthing Glacier 2001
silk panel (45in x 84in) Arslanian Diamond Cutting Works, NT

Circumpolar Aurora 2001  14 watercolor paintings
reproduced on 3M laminate 36in circles installed on interior glass walls for Weledeh Catholic School Ambience Commission,  NT

 ‘Aurora Night’ 2001
Dye on silk painting (40in x 42in
Purchased by Northwestel, for the NWT Telephone Directory  

Dene Mother –   Silk panel (43in x 78in)   2006
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NT

Bullocks Feast -2006
Commissioned by Bullocks Bistro, Yellowknife, NT

Yukon Raven –   2008
Commissioned to paint surface of 3D raven for the
Cultural presentation at the Arctic Winter Games, Yellowknife, NT

Elation’ 2008
Exterior Mural – encouraging youth to celebrate energy,
outdoor activity and striving to live their dreams.
Three Panels on the corner of Diamond Plaza, sponsors
Aurora Arts Society and the City of Yellowknife.

‘Arctic Winter Dreams’ 2009
Interior column mural – Commission by Northern House,
Vancouver 2010 Olympics.



Member’s Statement 47-13(7): Tribute to Yellowknife Artist
Ann Timmins re: The Web of Life

New art in Old Town Christine Grimard
Northern News Service Wed, Feb 14, 2007
YELLOWKNIFE – A new artwork outside Bullock’s Bistro captures the essence of historic Old Town. Sam and Renata Bullock, owners of Bullock’s Bistro, commissioned artist Ann Timmins to create Bullocks Feast the piece of art now displayed outside the restaurant.

From silk to print Daron Letts Northern News Services
Yellowknife (Sep 02/2005) – If Ann Timmins were to display all 31 of her large, hanging, dyed silk works at one time, there probably wouldn’t be room for anything else in the Birchwood Gallery. Thanks to the giclée printing process, Timmins is able to showcase prints of her silk works at the gallery in an ongoing exhibition called ‘Emergence’.

Northwestel returns to art Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services Yellowknife (Mar 02/2001) – After taking a year off from featuring original art on their telephone directory, Northwestel resumed the practice for their newest directory. “We have gone back to original artwork for our covers,” said Anne Grainger, director of public affairs for Northwestel, prior to the unveiling in Yellowknife Wednesday night.

Artists donate time and talent for community project Michele LeTourneau NNSL Yellowknife (Jul 14/2000) – When we think of artists we usually think of them as flying solo. That is not the case for a project conceived by Yellowknifer Ann Timmins. She’s the “team captain” for a gigantic mural, which she also designed, for the Aids Yellowknife building. The mural, called ‘Gathering for the Birth of the Midnight Sun’, will depict Dene life prior to the turn of the century.

Serene swirls on silk       From photographs to fabric        Michele LeTourneau  NNSL
Yellowknife (Mar 24/00) – The swirling, white, winter aerial view of the mountains somewhere between Whitehorse and Yellowknife inspired the light and magical new works of Yk artist Ann Timmins. Her inspiration came from photos she took from a plane on the way back from Whitehorse. “Intuition sort of grabs you and leads you down a path you haven’t been down before. You can’t stop yourself sometimes. You can’t think up some of those abstract shapes, and there it is — it’s all in nature,” she says. “Other images come from flying over Baffin.”

Women unite      Conference links women far and wide      Michele LeTourneau  NNSL
Yellowknife (Dec 17/99)The importance of balance and respect between men and women, that’s what one Yellowknife woman came back with after attending the circumpolar women’s conference entitled Different Lives, Common Threads in Whitehorse in mid-November. That, and the invisible thread that seems to bind women no matter if they are from Alaska, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Denmark or Northern Canada.
“Everybody seemed to know everybody just because they were women,” says local artist Ann Timmins, who attended the conference along with more than 400 other delegates from circumpolar nations. The conference dealt with issues that ranged from women in politics, women in media, women in the arts and women in business to women raising children, women herding reindeer and women healing.

Local artists return charged        Great Northern Arts Festival renews vitality Michele LeTourneau
Northern News Services INUVIK (July 30/99) – Close to 100 artists from across the vast North joined up in Inuvik from July 16-25 for the Great Northern Arts Festival. Six were Yellowknife artists and at least two were experiencing this peerless event for the very first time — potter Linco Schoenne and painter Ann Timmins. Both were bowled over by the whole experience of meeting up with so many artists of such varied gifts.




Trees Gallery  Mahone Bay, NS

Artico Biota Studio, Yellowknife, NT
Northern Images, Yellowknife, NT

Visual Effects, Yellowknife, NT

Down to Earth Gallery, Yellowknife, NT


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