Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

Community Event: Art in Action Pre-Tour Exhibition and Sale

Art in Action 2014

November 2 to November 16, 2017

Location: RBC Gallery
Reception: Thursday November 2, 6pm-8pm

See a sampling of the fine art that can be found at the upcoming Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour held on the first weekend in November at nine different studio locations around our great city. Art in Action invites you to meet some of the region’s finest artists and artisans who will be demonstrating their skills and selling their one of a kind art. For maps and more info please go to

Canadian Craft Biennial

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Can Craft? Craft Can!
August 19 to October 29, 2017

The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is proud to present the first Canadian Craft Biennial from August 19, 2017 – October 29, 2017. The launch of this inaugural event during Canada’s 150th anniversary will serve as a spotlight to celebrate and educate on the importance of contemporary craft throughout Canada’s diverse history and future. Under the theme Can Craft? Craft Can! the Biennial will explore What and who is ‘Canadian Craft’? and analyze ideas regarding the agency of craft.

For information on partnerships and sponsorship: Denis Longchamps at or 905.632.7796 x: 303

Biennial Opening Celebrations

Friday, September 15, 2017
Lee-Chin Family Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington

Craft Symposium

Friday, September 15 (Holiday Inn, Burlington) & Saturday, September 16 (OCAD University, Toronto)
Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by forty-four scholars and makers from around the world.

Anton Reijnders: Professional Ceramics Workshop
Dates: September 11-14, 2017
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm/day

Successful applicants: $200 workshop fee payable by August 6, 2017.

Open to professional ceramists only. Prospective participants are invited to submit a one-page letter of interest outlining what they intend to gain from their experience to Denis Longchamps by July 15 at Applicants will be notified by July 31, 2017 if they have been accepted for the workshop.


National Craft Exhibition: Can Craft? Craft Can!
August 19-October 29, 2017
Bringing together seventy makers from across Canada, Can Craft? Craft Can! will present works in glass, ceramics, wood,
metal and fibre that address three sub-themes exploring ideas of Identity, Sustainability and Materiality.

Craft Ontario Provincial Exhibition: Nothing is Newer than Tradition
August 19-October 29, 2017
Craft Ontario’s Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition will explore how craft materials,
tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.

AGB Provincial Exhibition – Setting Ontario’s Table: Once Upon a Time
August 19-December 31, 2017
Drawing from the Art Gallery of Burlington’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Once Upon a Time will present a special exhibition exploring functional ware from Ontario ceramists. Each artist selected will be represented through both a piece from their early years, juxtaposed against a recent work to explore the progression in their practice.

International Ceramic Exhibition – Anton Reijnders
September 9-October 29, 2017
Dutch ceramist Anton Reijnders will present his new work in a solo exhibition. Anton Reijnders graduated at the Fine Art Academy in
Hertogenbosh in 1981. He participated in exhibitions throughout the world and contributed to conferences and symposia and has given lectures in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. He has contributed to the creation of what in 1991 was to become the European Ceramic Work Center (EKWC)—Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. As head of studios and workshops of the EKWC Reijnders was involved in dialogue with artists from all over the world. He was the driving force behind setting up the material research program and is the author of the book The Ceramic Process jointly with the EKWC published by A&C Black in London, and Pennsylvania Press in the USA. He has been three times visiting professor in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, professional and amateur makers are invited to submit a quilted square to be included in the Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt that shares their ideas and memories about their region, and of what it means to be Canadian. Submissions are being sought from across Canada until April 30, 2017.

Nothing is Newer Than Tradition

August 11 – October 29, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm

The work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials will be presented in this Canadian Craft Biennial exhibition by Craft Ontario. The exhibition will explore how craft materials, tools, and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.


Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada

June 24 – September 10, 2017

Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada provides a look at Terry’s epic 143 day, 5,373 kilometer journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. It explores Canadians’ deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory. Developed in partnership with the AGB and Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition begins with the impact of Terry Fox on modern Canadian life – the numerous schools, community centers, and features of the landscape named after him, the Canadian coins, stamps, and passports bearing his image. The question posed, “Who was Terry Fox?” The rest of the exhibition is the answer.

The Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada exhibition is organized by the Candian Museum of History in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre.

Special Guest Appearance
Thursday, August 24 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Art Gallery of Burlington | FREE
Come say hello to Terry Fox‘s brother, Fred Fox, and join us for a special tour of the Terry Fox Run Exhibition on August 24. Author Leslie Scrivener who travelled with Terry for part of the Marathon of Hope will also be doing a book signing.

Glass Wynd


JULY 7, 2017 - AUGUST 2, 2017

Location: RBC Community Gallery
Opening reception: Sunday, July 9, 2pm-4pm

Artists: Teresa Seaton, Siobhan Lynch, John Storey, John Highley, Joe Speck & John Martin

Members of the Artistic Group of Glass create their own vision and interpretation of how they see wind and air through their medium and style of glass art.


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