Archive for category: What’s On


60 by 60

August 1, 2018 to September 16, 2018

Location: RBC Gallery
Public reception: Sunday September 9, 1pm-3pm
Guest Curator: Denis Longchamps

Over 60 years, one can create a large body of work. When that “one” is the Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild (BHSG), the body of work is huge and wide-ranging. This year the BHSG is celebrating and acknowledging their 60 years as a guild. The exhibition will showcase a 60 piece collection of spinning, dyeing, beading, felting, weaving, and knitting, created by members past and present.

Round: Bowls & Vases

August 4, 2018 to October 7, 2018

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor
Public reception: Friday September 21, 6pm-9pm

Many ceramic artists have spoken about how the potter’s wheel has affected the expressive qualities of the medium by imposing a mechanical quality on their work. This exhibition will explore how the limitations of the round thrown form, has become an opportunity to explore the clay medium within a set of boundaries. Two of the most common thrown forms, bowl and vases, with skillful manipulation can become alive under the practiced hand of the master potter.

Image: Susan Card, Floral Bowl, c. 2002.

Patron’s Choice

August 4, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Location: Perry Gallery
Public reception: Friday September 21, 6pm-9pm

Working with the Permanent Collection Curator, patrons and donors Bonnie Sylvia and Louise Cooke who have supported the Collection over the years, will curate a small selection of work from the Collection to address an area of their interest. This is an opportunity to see how personal preferences help organize one’s ideas around collecting.

Image: Peter Powning, Pitcher1981 (Left). Peter Powning, Yellow Horned Vase, 2003 (Right).

My Eyes Are on You

June 1, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Location: Dan Lawrie Family Courtyard
Public reception: Friday June 1, 6pm-9pm

Joon Hee Kim’s ceramic installation, My Eyes Are on You takes inspiration from historical gardens ranging from the Mannerist garden of the Park of the Monsters in Bomarzo Italy, to the formal grounds of Versailles. With this in mind she examines the nature of transition, how styles continuously change and how, while change may be inherently feared, something good can arise from it.

Image: Joon Hee Kim, You Will Do What You Say2017-2018.


June 2, 2018 to August 26, 2018

Location: Lee-Chin Family Gallery
Public reception: Friday June 1, 6pm-9pm

The Art Gallery of Burlington and the Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild present Dialogue in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the AGB, 35th anniversary of the AGB Permanent Collection, and 60th anniversary of the Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild. For this collaboration, a selection of 35 pieces from the Permanent Collection are presented as a source of inspiration for new work by the Burlington Handweavers & Spinners Guild. Colours, textures, patterns and ideas are extended from ceramic to textile, creating a shared conversation between artists and media.

Image: Jan Phelan, Rideau Hall Dinner Place Setting, c. 1985.


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