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Barrie
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON L4M 3M2
hours: Mon-Fri 10-5, Wed 10-7, Sat & Sun 10-4. Closed on statutory holidays: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day. Open Family Day & Easter Monday.
admission: suggested $5.
T: 705 721 9696
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Exhibitions & events ... more
Exhibitions & events
Mar 23-Jun 25, 2017 | reception Thur 23 Mar, 7-9pm:
Arthur Shilling: The Final Works. Featuring paintings by the renowned Anishnaabe artist from Rama, Ontario, this exhibition focuses on work from the last ten years of Arthur Shilling's life, positioning him as a critically important, visionary artist. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Curator: William Kingfisher ... more
Arthur Shilling: The Final Works.
Featuring paintings by the renowned Anishnaabe artist from Rama, Ontario, this exhibition focuses on work from the last ten years of Arthur Shilling's life, positioning him as a critically important, visionary artist. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Curator: William Kingfisher.
May 25-Jun 25, 2017 | reception Thur 25 May, 7-9pm:
Call to Action #83. In direct response to Canada's Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this exhibition brings together eight Indigenous and eight non-Indigenous Simcoe County artists in a collaborative, linked series of artworks that envision a future reconciliation. Organized by the Barrie Native Friendship Centre ... more
Call to Action #83.
In direct response to Canada's Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this exhibition brings together eight Indigenous and eight non-Indigenous Simcoe County artists in a collaborative, linked series of artworks that envision a future reconciliation. Organized by the Barrie Native Friendship Centre.
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 12:15pm:
"Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation" – Exhibiting artists Xavier Fernandes and Nancy King talk about the process of creating artwork for the exhibition Call to Action #83. In Rotary Education Centre. Admission FREE ... more
"Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation" – Exhibiting artists Xavier Fernandes and Nancy King talk about the process of creating artwork for the exhibition Call to Action #83. In Rotary Education Centre. Admission FREE.
Jun 30-Oct 1, 2017 (in Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard), and Jun 30-Oct 22, 2017 (in The Carnegie Room) | reception Thur 6 Jul, 7-9pm:
Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally. Act Naturally pairs selected drawings with a major outdoor sculpture by Toronto artist Jaime Angelopoulos. Allusions to bodies, behaviours and states of consciousness are revealed, with striking combinations of line and colour illustrating a profound empathy that is the very core of the artist's work ... more
Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally.
Act Naturally pairs selected drawings with a major outdoor sculpture by Toronto artist Jaime Angelopoulos. Allusions to bodies, behaviours and states of consciousness are revealed, with striking combinations of line and colour illustrating a profound empathy that is the very core of the artist's work.
Jul 6-Oct 29, 2017 | reception Thur 6 Jul, 7-9pm:
Re-enact: Sarah Ciurysek, Michael Farnan, Meryl McMaster, Emma Nishimura, Krista Belle Stewart, Elinor Whidden. This group exhibition explores how six Canadian artists interpret, commemorate and renegotiate moments of the past. Their work opens up spaces for empowerment through imagination, sharpening our awareness of historical bias and posing questions about representation – and reconciliation – in the future ... more
Re-enact: Sarah Ciurysek, Michael Farnan, Meryl McMaster, Emma Nishimura, Krista Belle Stewart, Elinor Whidden.
This group exhibition explores how six Canadian artists interpret, commemorate and renegotiate moments of the past. Their work opens up spaces for empowerment through imagination, sharpening our awareness of historical bias and posing questions about representation – and reconciliation – in the future.
Jul 6-Oct 29, 2017 | reception Thur 6 Jul, 7-9pm:
Summer Sketches: Lucius O'Brien and Garett Walker. This two-person exhibition contrasts regional watercolours by Lucius O'Brien (1832-1899) with Garett Walker's Town and Country, a present-day photographic series documenting this area. Summer Sketches is accompanied by an essay by Barrie-born, Toronto-based author Andrea Curtis ... more
Summer Sketches: Lucius O'Brien and Garett Walker.
This two-person exhibition contrasts regional watercolours by Lucius O'Brien (1832-1899) with Garett Walker's Town and Country, a present-day photographic series documenting this area. Summer Sketches is accompanied by an essay by Barrie-born, Toronto-based author Andrea Curtis.
Jul 6-Oct 22, 2017 | reception Thur 6 Jul, 7-9pm:
Collecting Canada: Selections from John Hartman's Photography Collection. Collecting Canada presents historical photographs belonging to senior regional artist John Hartman. The collection's focus is similar to his own as an artist: how the landscape is shaped by the people that live and work on it and, in turn, how the landscape shapes those same people ... more
Collecting Canada: Selections from John Hartman's Photography Collection.
Collecting Canada presents historical photographs belonging to senior regional artist John Hartman. The collection's focus is similar to his own as an artist: how the landscape is shaped by the people that live and work on it and, in turn, how the landscape shapes those same people.
Fridays 12:15, Jun 16, Sep 29, Oct 20, Nov 24, 2017:
Art for Lunch 2017.
Treat yourself to Art for Lunch and learn about a variety of art-related topics in this Friday afternoon speaker series. Admission: FREE. In the MacLaren's Rotary Education Centre. (Call ahead at 705 720 1044 x250 to pre-order lunch at the Gallery Café. Please note: For groups, please notify the Gallery one week in advance as seating is limited).
Jun 16
: "Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation" – Exhibiting artists Xavier Fernandes and Nancy King talk about the process of creating artwork for the exhibition Call to Action #83.
Sep 29
: "Collecting Photography" with John Hartman ... more
Art for Lunch 2017.
Treat yourself to Art for Lunch and learn about a variety of art-related topics in this Friday afternoon speaker series. Admission: FREE. In the MacLaren's Rotary Education Centre. (Call ahead at 705 720 1044 x250 to pre-order lunch at the Gallery Café. Please note: For groups, please notify the Gallery one week in advance as seating is limited).
Jan 20: "Inside the Archive" with Dr. Travis Doucette, founder of the Barrie Historical Archive.
Feb 24: "Engaging Communities" with artist and art educator Sean George.
Mar 24
: "The Art and Life of Arthur Shilling" with independent curator and artist of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation William Kingfisher.
Apr 28
: Author Marion Paquet on her book Val-Cartier: History of Perseverance.
May 12: "An Inside Look at Lee Contemporary Art" with artist and gallery owner Tanya Cunnington.
Jun 16: "Responding to the Call: Art as Truth and Reconciliation" with artists Xavier Fernandes and Nancy King.
Sep 29: "Collecting Photography" with John Hartman.
Oct 20: "The Wandering Life of Edith Watson" with author Frances Rooney.
Nov 24: "Meet the Gallery Shop Artisans".
Weekends 10am-4pm:
Informal tours of our current exhibitions are available for visitors on request during gallery hours. On weekends between 10am and 4pm you'll find our Gallery Attendants upstairs; they are happy to lead you on a tour and answer any question you have! ... more
Informal tours of our current exhibitions are available for visitors on request during gallery hours. On weekends between 10am and 4pm you'll find our Gallery Attendants upstairs; they are happy to lead you on a tour and answer any question you have!
By appointment:
Gallery tours may be booked for groups of all interests and sizes, including camp, school, special interest and families, and are available year-round (except statutory holidays). To book a tour or for more information, please contact us at 705 721 9696 or email maclaren@maclarenart.com ... more
Gallery tours may be booked for groups of all interests and sizes, including camp, school, special interest and families, and are available year-round (except statutory holidays). To book a tour or for more information, please contact us at 705 721 9696 or email maclaren@maclarenart.com.
(See also Community Courses – click here) ... more
(See also Community Courses – click here).