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Setting Ontario’s Table: Once Upon a Time

August 19 – December 31, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm

A special exhibition from the AGB’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Ceramics will explore 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.

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.




Peter Wilson, Seaside Teapot, 1987

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 16, 2017

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 2:00-4:00pm

From the thousand year old celadons of the Sung dynasty, to the blue and white export ware of the eighteenth century, Chinese ceramics have inspired and challenged contemporary clay artists to this day. A selection of work from the AGB’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics looks at the relationship between the past and the present and how China’s mastery continues to capture the imagination of today’s artists.

The Nanking Cargo


Globular Teapot & Cover in Blue and Enamels 21.5cm wide

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 31, 2017

Location: The Perry Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 2:00-4:00pm

In December 1751, a ship from the Dutch East India Company left Canton, China, with more than 230,000 pieces of porcelain, textiles and tea for the European market. Less than a month later, the ship sank. Over two hundred years later, Michael Hatcher and his team recovered more than 150,000 pieces of porcelain that became known as the Nanking Cargo. The porcelain was sold in 2,800 lots in a record breaking sale at Christie’s Amsterdam.  The Art Gallery of Burlington is fortunate to own 240 pieces and will be exhibited from the first time in June 2017.


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