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Ontario South-West
Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington ON L7S 1A9
hours: Mon 9am-6pm, Tues-Thur 9am-10pm, Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: Unless otherwise noted, all exhibitions and related activities are FREE.
T: 905 632 7796 F: 905 632 0278
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Art Gallery of Burlington
EXHIBITIONS ... more
EXHIBITIONS –
May 26-Aug 6, 2017 | reception Thur 25 May, 5-7pm:
William Hodge: A Life Inspired. A two-part retrospective exhibition of a career in fibre arts. The Art Gallery of Burlington presents William Hodge's beading and collage works, while the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is showing 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 are also presented ... more
William Hodge: A Life Inspired.
A two-part retrospective exhibition of a career in fibre arts. The Art Gallery of Burlington presents William Hodge's beading and collage works, while the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is showing 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 are also presented.
Apr 26-Jun 18, 2017 | reception Thur 25 May, 5-7pm:
Kitchenware from the 60s, 70s and 80s. 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 ... more
Kitchenware from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
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.
Jun 24-Aug 31, 2017 | reception Sun 25 Jun, 2-4pm:
The Nanking Cargo. 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 is exhibiting them for the first time in June 2017 ... more
The Nanking Cargo.
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 is exhibiting them for the first time in June 2017.
Jun 24-Aug 16, 2017 | reception Sun 25 Jun, 2-4pm:
Under the Spell. From the 1000-year-old celadons of the Sung dynasty, to the blue and white export ware of the 18th century, Chinese ceramics inspire and challenge contemporary clay artists to this day. A selection of work from the AGB's Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics looks at the relationship between the past and the present and how China's mastery continues to capture the imagination of today's artists ... more
Under the Spell.
From the 1000-year-old celadons of the Sung dynasty, to the blue and white export ware of the 18th century, Chinese ceramics inspire and challenge contemporary clay artists to this day. A selection of work from the AGB's Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics looks at the relationship between the past and the present and how China's mastery continues to capture the imagination of today's artists.
Jun 6-Jul 4, 2017 | reception Sun 25 Jun, 2-4pm:
Art & Industry. Artist Jim Eller and photographer Tom Bochsler explore the representation of industry through commercial and historical perspectives ... more
Art & Industry. Artist Jim Eller and photographer Tom Bochsler explore the representation of industry through commercial and historical perspectives.
Sep 15 & 16, 2017:
Canadian Craft Biennial Symposium registration now open! Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by 44 scholars and makers from around the world. Register online: http://canadiancraftbiennial.ca/symposium/about/... more
Canadian Craft Biennial Symposium registration now open! Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by 44 scholars and makers from around the world. Register online: http://canadiancraftbiennial.ca/symposium/about/
COMMUNITY EVENTS ... more
COMMUNITY EVENTS –
Apr 25-Jun 1, 2017 | reception Thur 25 May, 5-7pm:
Mundialization: Student Art Exchange. 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 from Fujimidai School in 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 responsibilities. 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 ... more
Mundialization: Student Art Exchange. 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 from Fujimidai School in 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 responsibilities. 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.
Sundays 1-4pm, Jun 11 & 25:
Garden of Chimes. This community outdoor installation celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary by inviting the public to contribute to this exibition by making wind chime pieces during Open Studio Chime Workshops Jun 11 & 25 in the AGB Creative Hub ... more
Garden of Chimes. This community outdoor installation celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary by inviting the public to contribute to this exibition by making wind chime pieces during Open Studio Chime Workshops Jun 11 & 25 in the AGB Creative Hub.
Sundays 1-4pm:
Open Studio. Join us for a FREE drop-in open studio of family art activities in the GWD Foundation for Kids' Creative Hub at the Art Gallery of Burlington. All are welcome ... more
Open Studio. Join us for a FREE drop-in open studio of family art activities in the GWD Foundation for Kids' Creative Hub at the Art Gallery of Burlington. All are welcome!
Art Etc Gallery Shop – specializing in fine art and craft from across Canada, and art rental. Visit www.artgalleryofburlington.com/ArtEtc or call 905 632 7796 x301 for more information ... more
Art Etc Gallery Shop – specializing in fine art and craft from across Canada, and art rental. Visit www.artgalleryofburlington.com/ArtEtc or call 905 632 7796 x301 for more information.
(See also Calls for Artists – click here; and Community Courses – click here) ... more
(See also Calls for Artists – click here; and Community Courses – click here).