Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

John Willard Fibre Arts Residency: Chandra Rice

November 17 to December 17, 2017

Location: RBC Gallery
Public reception: Thursday November 30, 5pm-7pm
Artist Walk & Talk: Saturday December 2, 2pm

The second recipient of the John Willard Fibre Arts Resident, Chandra Rice, presents her new work in this exhibition.

In the summer of 2014 the Art Gallery of Burlington proudly launched the John Willard Fibre Arts Residency to celebrate the remarkable life of John Willard. Not one to follow the rules of tradition, Willard turned the craft of quilting into a truly remarkable art form. With scissors, needles, thread and fabrics Willard created his own one of a kind quilt designs whether inspired by traditional patterns that he had deconstructed or by historical events. To continue Willard’s legacy as a fibre art teacher, the residency enables artists to have access to one of the AGB resident fibre studios in order to develop a body of work for a solo exhibition in the RBC Gallery.

About the Artist
In a world where each of us increasingly curates our own experience – choosing what Instagram accounts to follow and pages to like, carefully constructing selfies that show off our lives, and binging on Netflix – a traditional (fixed and untouchable) exhibition of art, as seen in many galleries, can create an insurmountable distance between artists and viewer. Chandra Rice seeks to bridge that distance, encouraging the viewer to interact with the work, to curate the exhibition themselves, and to become part of the artistic process.

Image: Chandra Rice, Birds of a Feather, 2017.


Flora & Fauna: Ann Cummings & Jim Hong Louie

November 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Perry Gallery

Plants and animals are not the first things one thinks about when considering ceramics.  Over the years, these two established ceramists have each pursued these ideas as a design motif – Cummings looking at flora, and Louie at fauna.  Their different approaches to their chosen subject matter create a lively dialogue looking at the relationship between style and subject.


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 www.artinaction.ca

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 denis@agb.life or 905.632.7796 x: 303

Biennial Opening Celebrations

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:00pm-9:00pm
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 denis@agb.life. Applicants will be notified by July 31, 2017 if they have been accepted for the workshop.

Exhibitions

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.


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