ELIZA HEMINGWAY (HAWKINS)

Literary works by Eliza Hemingway

Published books:

Fiction:

  • A novel, AMATIVE EFFECTS OF BRONZE BOARS 2016
  • KISSED ON A BOAT, Edited by Eliza, a collection of short stories by the Cowichan Valley writers, 2009
  • SLING-BACKS, a coffee book (Canada: Arts Angels Publishing, 2006)
  • LIPSTICK, a coffee book (Canada: Arts Angels Publishing, 2006)
  • NUDE ON A FENCE, a collection of short stories. (Canada: Arts Angels Publishing, 2006. Winning Finalist, Best Books in America Award, 2007)
  • HOW THE LION SWALLOWED THE MOON a collection of short stories (Canada: Arts Angels Publishing, 2003)
  • THE BUTCHER'S DOG, an historical novella based in fact (Canada: Arts Angels Publishing, 2002)
  • OVERBOARD, a book of poetry (Canada: Maggie Dove 1998)

    Non-fiction:
  • NEXT TIME YOU'RE DEAD, THE GET IN AND GET OUT method of writing. This is very small book about how to write better short contemporary fiction to catch the attention of publishers.
  • HOW TO MURDER A NAKED WOMAN, an autobiography about writing (Canada: Arts Angels Publishing, 2004)
  • MAIZY'S SCARF, an autobiography (Canada: Sono Nis Press 1979)
  • NURSES, autobiographical cartoon book (England: Smith’s Publishers)

    Short stories:
  • NEXT TIME YOU'RE DEAD, Ten Old Books 2009
    JUNGLE TEA (England: Tonto Press, 2006)
    HOW MY GRAN GOT HER MOUNTIE (2nd place winner in Canadian Writer’s Journal Competition, 2005)
    COUGAR MOON (First place winner in Carillon Magazine’s short story competition, 2004)
    WOO KISS (Green’s Magazine, 2004)
    HOUSECALLS (Author’s Publishing) 

Other:

  • DRAGON OR SNAKE, an essay on St. George (England: Carillon Magazine, 2004)

 Other connected facts:

  • Eliza currently has a studio in Chemainus on Vancouver Island.
  • She wrote a literary by-line under the heading “MY WORD” for the Chemanius Valley Courier.
  • Eliza was first reader at the 2007 Book Festival at the Victoria Centre for the Arts along with Rachael Wyatt. (Mz Wyatt has extensive awards, which include The Order of Canada.)
    Eliza was the invited writer at the Rotherham Arts Festival, England 2004.

ART EXHIBITIONS:

Solo:  

  • 1995 Port Albernie Art Centre: Oil Paintings and paper Scuptures
  • 1995 Vanity Fair Art Gallery: Oil paintings and paper sculptures 
  • 1993 Bon Ton Gallery, Oak Bay: Oil paintings and paper sculptures
  • 1992 Vanity Fair Art Gallery, Victoria:  Oil paintings
  • 1991 Moss Cottage Gallery, Victoria: Oil paintings and mixed media sculptures
  • Maple Ridge Art Gallery

Group shows:

  • 2001 Fat Cat Gallery, Victoria 
  • 1993 Cordova Bay Art Gallery: Oil paintings
  • 1990 Backroom Gallery, Oak Bay: Oil paintings and paper sculptures
  • 1989 Maple Ridge Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC: Oil paintings
  • 1986 BC Festival of the Arts, Prince George 

Other exhibitions:

Victoria City Hall; Victoria's Macpherson Theatre; Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria; Oak Bay Municipal Hall; Madrona Art Centre, Nanaimo; Gavin House Gallery; Belle Vue Art Museum. Washington DC, USA; Winchester Gallery, Oak Bay. 

Eliza's work has also been displayed and sold through: Yonge at Art, Toronto; Virginia Brier Gallery, San Francisco, USA: Perceptions Gallery, Boston, Mass, USA; Vancouver Art Gallery: Penticton Art Auction, BC; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; The Port Hardy Museum and Burnaby Art Gallery, BC. Eliza's paintings have also been displayed in Beijing, China and The People's Hall, Russia.

Awards:  

  • The HABERDASHER'S GARDEN, fibre art won Honorable Mention, Fibre Art at the Sooke Art Show, 2011 (sold)
  • IRIS' AND POPPIES, fibre art won Best in Show, Fibre Art at the Sooke Fine Art Show 2010 (sold)
  • NUDE ON A FENCE, short stories won the Winning Finalist Award for Best Books in America
  • 1993 Sooke Fine Arts Bruce and Sydney Ranney purchase award, oil paintings
  • 1987 Poland International Competition: Diploma of Honour, mixed media sculpture
  • 1985 Honorary Citizen of Victoria for her work as an artist
  • Most Interesting Person in Victoria, voted by Monday Magazine 
  • Winner, the British government sponsored Road Safety Competition for all England, at age fifteen.

Arts related activities:

  • 1994 Fringe Festival, Victoria: One woman show
  • 1988 Board member, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 
  • 1981 Patience and the White Knight, a medieval anachronism written, costumed and produced by Eliza at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • 1982 Patience and the White Knight produced at the University of British Columbia
  • 1982 Patience and the White Knight produced at Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 1979 Wrote and illustrated Maizy's Scarf, published by Sono Nis Press for International year of the child

Eliza's art is in the following known collections :

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Past Prime Minister of Canada)
  • Bruce and Sydney Ranney, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Appraisal Consortium, New York, USA
  • Betty and Sam, Eisentein, Passedenia, California 
  • Trinity Communications, Vancouver BC
  • Moonlight Farms, Vancouver BC
  • John Brockington (retired) Head of the theatre departent, UBC, Vancouver 
  • Petrer  Pollen (retired) ex-Mayor of Victoria
  • The Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA
  • The Women's Gallery, Scotland 

Other:

Eliza has given several writing presentations at conferences and book shows

She has read stories on CBC Radio, acted in films and in live theatre and designed stage sets and costumes 

She has mounted several very large public events for artists and wrtiters 

Eliza also worked with Henry Moore for a short time on a British Government sponsored program

She also interviewed Pablo Picasso, and George Bernard Shaw

 

Eliza currently has an open studio at 9752F Willow Street, Chemainus, BC. Hours are approximately 11-4, closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Bad weather hours are shorter and the studio usually stays closed during snow and storms.

 

Eliza Hemingway (Hawkins)
PO Box 544
Chemainus BC
V0R 1K0
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