Welcome to multisensory Varley. To interact with the artwork, click on the buttons and imagine yourself at the water’s edge.

Frederick Horsman Varley. West Coast Sunset, Vancouver, c. 1926. oil on wood, Overall: 30.4 x 38.1 cm. The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
© Art Gallery of Ontario AGOID.103850

Resources to take a deeper dive

If you’re interested in learning more, please check out the following resources where you can find more information about Frederick Varley and the Group of Seven, learn more about the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and map out Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages of the land you live on.

You can also find a colouring book style blackline version of the artwork that is available for you to download, print and create your own interpretation. In addition to colouring, I encourage the use of tactile materials to create a multisensory experience. Please also complete the short survey and provide feedback on your experience!