Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

The Nanking Cargo

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.


William C.G. Hodge: A Life Inspired

WILLIAM C.G. HODGE: A LIFE INSPIRED

MAY 26 – AUGUST 6, 2017

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 25, 5pm-7pm
Artist Talk & Tour: Sunday, July 30 at 2pm

A two-part retrospective exhibition of a career in Fibre Arts. The Art Gallery of Burlington will present Hodge’s beading and collage works, while the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will show his tapestries. The catalogue produced by the AGB will bring together the multiple facets of his career in Fibre Arts that is still moving forward. Objects and works that inspired the artist will also be presented.


All Guilds Show

All Guilds Show_2015 BannerApril 22, 2017 to May 21, 2017

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday April 21, 5pm-7pm

This annual exhibition will celebrate the works of members from our guilds which include the Fibre Arts Guild, Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Latow Photographers Guild, Burlington Potters’ Guild, Burlington Rug Hooking and Craft Guild, and the Burlington Guild of Sculptors and Woodcarvers, with juried and curated shows on the theme of ‘The Garden’.

Kitchenware of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

Ann Roberts, Casserole

April 25, 2017 to June 18, 2017

Location: Perry Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday May 25, 5pm-7pm

An economic boom, the comfortable modernism of Swedish design, and a wave of young traditionally trained potters schooled in the Leach-Hamada tradition led to the birth of the modern ceramic movement in Canada. This generation of potters took functional forms and explored them as personal expressions that made them art for everyday living.  In doing so they created forms that still are as fresh today as when they were created.  This style is seeing a rebirth today – this is a chance to see the source.

Image credit: Ann Roberts, Casserole, 1973.

Mundialization: Student Art Exchange

mundialization

April 25, 2017 to June 1, 2017

Location: RBC Community Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday May 25, 5pm-7pm

In conjunction with the City of Burlington’s Mundialization Committee, the AGB presents a display of student artwork from St. Elizabeth Seton School in Burlington, and Fujimidai from our twin city of Itabashi, Japan. The definition of mundialization is the act of a city declaring itself a “world citizen” and being aware of global issues with a sense of shared rights and responsibility. The concept involves the twinning of cities from around the world, in the belief that peaceful cooperation depends on mutual trust and appreciation among peoples of different nations, races, and cultures. Mundialization encourages citizen connections as a way of fostering world peace and global understanding. Burlington’s twin cities are Itabashi, Japan and Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Join us on Saturday May 6, 2017 for the Cherry Blossom Festival from 1pm-3:30pm at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

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