Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Worn Worlds

Start date: May 31, 2019 - End date: July 7, 2019

Worn Worlds

Worn Worlds celebrates the art that emerges from the ordinary in life.

Image: Finding the Words, Line Dufour

All Guilds Show, Lore: Myths, Legends, and other Stories

Start date: April 20, 2019 - End date: May 19, 2019

All Guilds Show, Lore: Myths, Legends, and other Stories

Lore is a body of knowledge we build for ourselves. The myths, legends and other stories brought forward in this exhibition represent a diverse range of narratives and histories. From mythical beasts to historical figures, from playful stories to the difficult accounts, from the personal to the public, this collection of works is as varied as the as the guilds

In Search of Self: Denise McKay

Start date: March 9, 2019 - End date: April 28, 2019

In Search of Self: Denise McKay

The career of Denise McKay seems to have moved through many different paths, but on closer examination, there is a thread that unites it all.

Voices in Black Canadian Narratives

Start date: February 9, 2019 - End date: March 31, 2019

Voices in Black Canadian Narratives

Curator Lindon Barrett presents Voices in Black Canadian Narratives, an exhibition honouring the work of artists Joan Butterfield, Nicole Alexander, and Ian P. Grant. Each artist brings their own distinct voice to the fabric of Canadian stories and histories. Opening Reception February 9, 6 to 9 PM Voices in Black Canadian Narratives is presented in collaboration with the Halton Black

Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s – 1990s

Start date: February 9, 2019 - End date: March 31, 2019

Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s – 1990s

Image: Eddie Grant, Prime Minister Manley shaking hands with Al Hamilton publisher of Contrast Newspaper. Looking on is Anthony Hill, former Jamaica High Commissioner to Canada, 1980.

Territories in Metal: Brigitte Clavette, Chantal Gilbert, Lou Lynn & Silvia Taylor

Start date: February 2, 2019 - End date: March 31, 2019

Territories in Metal: Brigitte Clavette, Chantal Gilbert, Lou Lynn & Silvia Taylor

Opening Night Reception: 6 – 9 PM on February 1, 2019

Sanctuary: Chari Cohen

Start date: January 9, 2019 - End date: April 21, 2019

Sanctuary: Chari Cohen

Perry Gallery January 9 – April 21, 2019 Chari Cohen’s Sanctuary examines the boundary between sculpture and installation. Ceramics is no longer confined to a pedestal or plinth – ceramics is now free to inhabit any space and expand its boundaries.

DANCING ON THE GRAVE: Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert

Start date: December 1, 2018 - End date: January 27, 2019

DANCING ON THE GRAVE: Dil Hildebrand & Patrick Thibert

As a sculptor, Thibert’s artistic practice has moved from a deep engagement with abstraction towards the figure and has since leapt back into the power of shape, line, and colour. A generation younger, Hildebrand’s paintings have evolved out of the magical realism of trompe-l’œil (to deceive the eye) into a playful struggle with the flatness of the green drafting grid.

Beautiful Scars: Mohawk Warriors, Hunters, and Chiefs – The Art of Tom Wilson

Start date: December 1, 2018 - End date: January 27, 2019

Beautiful Scars: Mohawk Warriors, Hunters, and Chiefs – The Art of Tom Wilson

Indigenous Artist Tom Wilson is a Canadian cultural icon from Hamilton, Ontario, who is well known for his musical work as Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Lee Harvey Osmond. Wilson has more recently been recognized for his literary endeavours thanks to the critical and commercial success of his 2017 autobiography Beautiful Scars. Wilson has been developing his visual

Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest (dark waters)

Start date: September 22, 2018 - End date: November 18, 2018

Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest (dark waters)

Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft presents three of her recent works Herd, The Village and Black Forest (dark waters) in this stunning installation. Over a hundred and fifty toy horses stampede throughout the gallery in Herd, some with morphed appearances. The altered physical representation of the horses highlight a juxtaposition of the animals as vulnerable yet powerful, tamed but wild. The Village depicts the keepers of

Round: Bowls & Vases

Start date: August 4, 2018 - End date: October 7, 2018

Round: Bowls & Vases

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

Patron’s Choice

Start date: August 4, 2018 - End date: October 21, 2018

Patron’s Choice

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. Public reception: Friday September 21, 6pm-9pm

60 by 60

Start date: August 1, 2018 - End date: September 16, 2018

60 by 60

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

Thirst

Start date: June 30, 2018 - End date: July 29, 2018

Location: RBC Gallery Public reception: Friday June 29, 6pm-8pm As the first winner of the All Guilds Show Best in Show award, Jennifer Earle’s exhibition features her textile installation specifically created for the RBC Gallery on the theme of water and wine. Using hand woven towels and scarfs, many with statements pertaining to her subject, she has created a sculpture from everyday items

Dialogue

Start date: June 2, 2018 - End date: 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

My Eyes Are on You

Start date: June 1, 2018 - End date: 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,

AGB Ceramics Residency: Karla Rivera

Start date: May 30, 2018 - End date: June 27, 2018

Location: RBC Gallery Public reception: Friday June 1, 6pm-9pm The Art Gallery of Burlington is proud to present the second AGB Ceramics Residency exhibition featuring the work of 2017/18 resident Karla Rivera. With access to fully equipped studios, the residency allows artists to build their portfolio with diverse projects that support the Gallery’s programming. It provides the artist with the opportunity to

The Koyanagi Family Donation

Start date: April 28, 2018 - End date: July 22, 2018

Location: Perry Gallery Opening reception: Friday June 1, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm The Art Gallery of Burlington is proud to present The Koyanagi Family Donation in memory and honour of Burlingtonian James Koyanagi James Koyanagi, a Japanese Canadian resident of Burlington, lived for a decade in Tokyo during the 1960’s. Aware that modern technology was changing the traditional Japanese way of

Mundialization: Student Art Exchange

Start date: April 26, 2018 - End date: May 27, 2018

Location: RBC Gallery In conjunction with the City of Burlington’s Mundialization Committee, the AGB presents a display of student artwork from Sir Ernest MacMillan Public 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

Pacific Overtures

Start date: April 14, 2018 - End date: July 22, 2018

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor Drawn from the AGB’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition looks at the effect that Japanese ceramics has had on Canadian ceramics. While many Canadians have gone to study in Japan, often heading toward the pottery town of Mashiko, the home of Hamada and Shimaoka, others have been inspired by the work of Bernard Leach who introduced Mingei pottery

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