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Exhibitions – 2017

When We Came From Away

9 November – 31 December 2017
Opening Reception: 9 Nov. at 7 pm

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Northumberland County – together with the Art Gallery of Northumberland – presents this collection of accounts from local residents about their own immigration experience, or that of their parents or grandparents.

Each narrative is accompanied by a photo of a memento brought to Canada from the immigrant’s place of birth, representing the intersection between a former way of life and a new beginning as each individual has integrated into a new community. 75 accounts; 75 sets of images; 150 stories of arrival in Northumberland.

DONALD A. STUART: 50 Years of Excellence

September 9 to October 29 2017

The AGN presents major retrospective of the work by Donald Stuart. This two-part exhibition will include a collection of 40 necklaces entitled HOMAGE- Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women. Recipient of the Orders of Canada and Ontario, Donald Stuart, RCA is one of Canada’s most esteemed goldsmiths. In a career that has stretched over 50 years this exhibition exemplifies his career as a leader in the world of fine craft. HOMAGE features necklaces honouring notable Canadian women such as: Margaret Atwood, Laura Secord, Emily Carr, and Anne Murray. Also, included in the collection is a necklace inspired by Governor General Designate and astronaut Julie Payette, with its gold, sterling silver, diamond moonstone and various inlays inspired by a galactic scene. This exhibition, 50 years of Excellence opens on Saturday, 9 September, 2017 with a reception from 2 to 4 pm, and continues until Sunday 29 October 2017.

150 @ AGN Works from the Collection

Thursday June 29th to September 3, 2017

Curated by Shelagh Stewart, Volunteer Curator, Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University

This family friendly exhibition asks each viewer, regardless of age, to look through the eyes of a child and see the diversity of artistic expression on display.

Works are grouped under headings: Small Treasures, Colour, Landscapes, Many Views, Portraits Look Back, and Off The Wall! Within each grouping, the viewer is invited to consider, debate, and/or question how the artist has explored and interrupted his or her visual language.

Anchored by the Art Gallery of Northumberland’s recent acquisition of twelve works by members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, this echibition explores and celebrates the AGN’s Collection together with Canada 150 and, yes, with lots of RED.

BETROTHED: A Marriage of Photography and Weddings

Thursday May 4th to Sunday June 18th, 2017© Dave Heath, NYC, 1957

This exhibition celebrates the invention of photography, as witnessed through photographs of wedding ceremonies.

These original prints are curated from the collection of Stephen Bulger and Catherine Lash, who have been collecting authentic wedding photographs for more than 15 years. Initially this collection was intended to contain examples of the various print types that form photography’s history. Soon after its invention, photography was continually improved and utilized a succession of different materials and processes, from Daguerreotypes and Salted Paper Prints of the 1830’s to today’s Digital Prints. Concentrating on authentic wedding photographs provides a way to also see how styles of image making have evolved.

This collection includes examples from 1830’s & 1840’s of Cased Images like Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes, as well as Tintypes and Albumen prints of the late 19th Century. It also contains scores of different types of Silver Gelatin Papers, displaying a wide range of stylistic techniques and presentation formats from throughout the 20th Century. Currently comprising over 500 original photographs, this collection is also a social history containing records of customs and ceremonies from around the world.

Each wall of the Art Gallery of Northumberland will centre on a particular theme such as: The Dress; Celebrities; Portraits; Group Portraits; Strange and Unusual Weddings. This subversion of commercial and amateur photography into an Art Gallery highlights a central argument that photography faced soon after its invention: that the mechanical nature of the medium and its commercial usage prohibited its acceptance as a fine art on par with painting and drawing

THEN and NOW– Rug Hooking in Canada A Canada 150 Exhibition

Opening Reception Thursday March 9th, 2017 7:00-9:00pm

Exhibition in cooperation with the Northumberland Rug Hookers

Show runs until Sunday April 30th, 2017

Special programming planned for

Wednesday March 22nd and Wednesday April 5th at 2 pm

No charge, donations welcomed

Call To Action #83

Runs January 19th to March 5th 2017

Creative Collaboration Towards Reconciliation

In September 2015, sixteen Simcoe County artists were inspired to initiate a {Re}conciliation Art Project. They came together to learn from each other, share stories, gain understanding and collaborate on a linked series of artworks. The project is titled after the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: “A strategy for indigenous and non-indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.”


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