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840 First Avenue West, Owen Sound ON N4K 4K4
Regular hours -- Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat & Sun 12-5. Summer hours Victoria Day to Thanksgiving -- Mon-Sat 10-5, Su 12-5. Extended hours Jun / Jul / Aug -- Mon & Tues 10-5, Wed 10-9, Thur & Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. Open 12-4 Family Day, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Monday. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and Canada Day. Closed during installation periods; please call the Gallery to confirm hours. Wheelchair accessible.
admission: by donation. Members FREE.
T: 519 376 1932
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There's always something going on at The TOM! ... more
There's always something going on at The TOM!
EXHIBITIONS ... more
EXHIBITIONS –
Jan 15-May 14, 2017 | artist talks Sun 15 Jan, 1pm, followed by opening reception 2-5pm:
Michael Markowsky: The Persistence of Doubt. Using documents that have been in the Tom Thomson Art Gallery's care for several decades and never yet released to the public, Vancouver artist Michael Markowsky presents a series of sculptures, drawings, and paintings that investigate the facts and theories surrounding the mystery of Tom Thomson's death. The Persistence of Doubt explores untold stories and possibilities inviting the viewer into a world of discovery about the mythic man and artistic maverick, Tom Thomson. Curated by Heather McLeese.
Clare Langan: The Winter of 13 Storms. Dublin artist Clare Langan presents film and video works created in the last two years. Her poetically evocative films have been described as being a contemporary meditation on the Romantic Landscape in its entire beautiful, haunting and melancholic splendor, as she takes us on a journey through multiple geographical locations both real and constructed, allowing us access to dreamlike visions of the potential chaos that exists in nature and in our cinematic memories. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn.
Centennial Spirit. This selection of works from the Gallery's Collection reflects the diversity of visual arts in Canada during the 1960s, the time when the Tom Thomson Art Gallery was built. This was a decade of upheavals and change in Canadian society, and Canadians were thinking about life and art in new and different ways. Curated by David Huff ... more
Michael Markowsky: The Persistence of Doubt. Using documents that have been in the Tom Thomson Art Gallery's care for several decades and never yet released to the public, Vancouver artist Michael Markowsky presents a series of sculptures, drawings, and paintings that investigate the facts and theories surrounding the mystery of Tom Thomson's death. The Persistence of Doubt explores untold stories and possibilities inviting the viewer into a world of discovery about the mythic man and artistic maverick, Tom Thomson. Curated by Heather McLeese.

Clare Langan: The Winter of 13 Storms. Dublin artist Clare Langan presents film and video works created in the last two years. Her poetically evocative films have been described as being a contemporary meditation on the Romantic Landscape in its entire beautiful, haunting and melancholic splendor, as she takes us on a journey through multiple geographical locations both real and constructed, allowing us access to dreamlike visions of the potential chaos that exists in nature and in our cinematic memories. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn.

Centennial Spirit. This selection of works from the Gallery's Collection reflects the diversity of visual arts in Canada during the 1960s, the time when the Tom Thomson Art Gallery was built. This was a decade of upheavals and change in Canadian society, and Canadians were thinking about life and art in new and different ways. Curated by David Huff.
May 28-Sep 10, 2017:
Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story is a multi-faceted, fully immersive, interactive exhibition designed to tie the story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) with the often overlooked history of the First Nations peoples of the Bruce Peninsula. Lead artists are Nyle Johnston, Germinio Pio Politi, Joel Richardson with participation by Vivian Desjardines, Timothy Dyck, Candice Hamilton, Berdina Johnston, Brenda Stevens, Ewan Whyte. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn ... more
Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story is a multi-faceted, fully immersive, interactive exhibition designed to tie the story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) with the often overlooked history of the First Nations peoples of the Bruce Peninsula. Lead artists are Nyle Johnston, Germinio Pio Politi, Joel Richardson with participation by Vivian Desjardines, Timothy Dyck, Candice Hamilton, Berdina Johnston, Brenda Stevens, Ewan Whyte. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn.
ONGOING ... more
ONGOING –
Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience continues. The TOM's important collection of objects, photographs, documents and artworks by Tom Thomson gives visitors an educational and entertaining introduction into Tom Thomson's life, his connections with Owen Sound and Grey County, and the factors that led him to become one of Canada's greatest artists ... more
Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience continues.
The TOM's important collection of objects, photographs, documents and artworks by Tom Thomson gives visitors an educational and entertaining introduction into Tom Thomson's life, his connections with Owen Sound and Grey County, and the factors that led him to become one of Canada's greatest artists.
Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday They Will Know What I Mean... marks the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and the 50th anniversary of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The Canadian Spirit Series (2012-2017) focuses on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution, while balancing the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, and always looks forward to the future.

Featuring the TOM's Off-site Multi-Arts Projects Program curated by Heather McLeese ... more
Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday They Will Know What I Mean... marks the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and the 50th anniversary of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The Canadian Spirit Series (2012-2017) focuses on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution, while balancing the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, and always looks forward to the future.

Featuring the TOM's Off-site Multi-Arts Projects Program curated by Heather McLeese.
Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff [...].
Ongoing: The TOM's Off-Site Multi-Arts Projects Program, curated by Heather McLeese, includes Symbology by VSVSVS, Process of Becoming by Alan Glicksman, RESTORE by Pam Woodward, and 100 Days of Portraits by Heather Murray.
Canadian Spirit continues to Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday They Will Know What I Mean... marking the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, and the 150th anniversary of Confederation, focusing on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution ... more
Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff looks at historical events that took place in 1916 and celebrates them through visual, media, performing and literary arts.
Canadian Spirit
continues to Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday They Will Know What I Mean... marking the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson's death, and the 150th anniversary of Confederation, focusing on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution

May 4-Jun 15, 2016: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff – Talk to TOM is a participatory art installation aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. Curated by Heather Hughes.

Aug 4, 2016ongoing: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff – Available Space Art Projects (ASAP) is proud to present RESTORE by Pam Woodward, a textile creation on a wonderful stage-like space in the former Henrich's Jewellery Store. RESTORE is also part of the Extraordinary Tree Project.

Aug 15-27, 2016
: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff – RED TREE (Rural Economic Development Through Restorative Environmental Engagement) features a silent auction of paintings, quill boxes, dream catchers, birch bark crafts and more. Online / telephone bidding accepted for RED TREE Program Calendar Art Auction Aug 28 & 29 (until 5pm).

Aug 19-22, 2016: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff – Canadian Spirit at Summerfolk, Kelso Beach, Owen Sound, included the development of a large site-specific public mural recreating Tom Thomson's 1915 sketch "Morning", a powerful work from the Gallery's permanent collection that captures the true spirit of a northern sunrise. The collaborative mural was installed on site at Summerfolk 2016 alongside the amphitheatre stage for all audiences to enjoy. Lead artist on this 21.5cm x 26.5cm mural was Alyson Mulvaney-Courtois (the TOM's Audience Engagement Assistant), who was assisted by visiting art student Charlotte Hicks, along with various TOM staff members. The mural was relocated in the fall of 2016 to a permanent home in the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, 1900 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound.

Sep 15-25, 2016: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2016: On the Edge of All the Wild Stuff – Canadian Spirit 2016 Off-Site Project – Greg Staats: transformer. At Ontario Place, West Island, Toronto.

Ongoing: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2015: With A Destiny, the TOM's Off-Site Multi-Arts Projects Program includes the ambitious seven-person Toronto-based artist collective, VSVSVS (pronounced versus, versus, versus), who have transformed the Owen Sound Sun Times Building located at 9th Street East into one colourful conversation. The collective has created a series of seven bold art banners entitled Symbology documenting an instinctive, individual and personal exhibition of hand drawn symbols between each artist, telling a story through symbols. "It all started out as a drawing game," states VSVSVS, "where one person would draw a symbol and the next person would draw a symbol that responds in some way to the first. The thread would mutate between each symbol, and it functioned like a graphic conversation. Over time, the visual language developed and we really enjoyed the way we could communicate and reinterpret each other's ideas through non-linguistic means. This notion, finding new ways to communicate, seems especially fitting to celebrating contemporary Canadian culture, which is essentially forming community across difference. We see it as a celebration of multiplicity and language, and hope to bring some bright colour to the downtown of Owen Sound highlighting an integral communication centre to the community."

Ongoing: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2015: With A Destiny, The TOM's Off-Site Multi-Arts Projects Program, curated by Heather McLeese, includes Alan Glicksman: Process of Becoming at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, as part of ASAP (Available Space Art Project).

Oct 19, 2015 - ongoing: In celebration of Canadian Spirit 2015: With A Destiny, The TOM's Off-Site Multi-Arts Projects Program, curated by Heather McLeese, includes 100 Days of Portraits by Heather Murray, at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, as part of ASAP (Available Space Art Project).
PROGRAMMES ... more
PROGRAMMES –
Gallery Night at the Movies. Mondays 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm, Apr 3, May 1 at Galaxy Cinemas, Owen Sound. In conjunction with TIFF® Film Circuit, and Galaxy Cinemas, the Gallery is pleased to present the 21st season of Gallery Night at the Movies, bringing the best of Canadian, foreign and independent films to the region. We offer nine films from Sep to May. Single tickets for individual films are available in advance in our Gallery Shop – $13 each. Tickets may be available at our table in the Galaxy foyer before each screening. http://bit.ly/146vGdI. Apr 3: 20th-Century Women, Director: Mike Mills ... more
Gallery Night at the Movies. Mondays at 2pm, 4:30pm & 7:15pm, Sep 12, Oct 3 & 24, Nov 14. Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1 at Galaxy Cinemas, Owen Sound. In conjunction with TIFF® Film Circuit, and Galaxy Cinemas, the Gallery is pleased to present the 21st season of Gallery Night at the Movies, bringing the best of Canadian, foreign and independent films to the region. We offer nine films from Sep to May. Single tickets for individual films are available in advance in our Gallery Shop – $13 each. Tickets may be available at our table in the Galaxy foyer before each screening. Passes are on sale now! http://bit.ly/146vGdI.
Sep 12: Captain Fantastic, Director: Matt Ross.
Oct 3
: The Dressmaker, Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse.
Oct 24
: Love & Friendship, Director: Whit Stillman.
Nov 14
: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Touring Years, Director: Ron Howard.
Jan 16: The Eagle Huntress, Director: Otto Bell.
Feb 13: Manchester By the Sea, Director: Kenneth Lonergan.
Mar 6: I, Daniel Blake, Director: Ken Loach.
Apr 3: 20th-Century Women, Director: Mike Mills.
May 1: Maudie, Director: Aisling Walsh.
Our 2016-17 Presenting Film Sponsor is Shannon Deckers, RE/MAX Grey Bruce Realty Inc.
The 21st season of GNATM is sponsored by Paul Boulter, Scott Kocher, TD Wealth; Doug Cameron's Owen Sound Subaru; Well in Hand Health Food Store.
Sundays 1-3pm, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21, Jun 18, 2017: sTOMp Sunday TOM Projects. FREE family fun! The TOM invites families into the studio for an afternoon of art-making and fun with hands-on activities. Pre-registration is not required and everyone is welcome ... more
Sundays 1-3pm, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18, 2016; Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21, Jun 18, 2017:
sTOMp Sunday TOM Projects. FREE family fun! The TOM invites families into the studio for an afternoon of art-making and fun with hands-on activities. Pre-registration is not required and everyone is welcome.
SUPPORT ... more
SUPPORT –
50 for 50. For a commitment of $1000 / year (payable in monthly installments of $85), 50 for 50 members enjoy benefits such as private previews with the curator, lectures by artists, scholars, and other experts, and most importantly the knowledge that their tax-deductible gifts provide funds to further the work and the educational outreach of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, a world-class institution presenting exceptional art and programs to a wide audience locally, nationally and internationally ... more
50 for 50. For a commitment of $1000 / year (payable in monthly installments of $85), 50 for 50 members enjoy benefits such as private previews with the curator, lectures by artists, scholars, and other experts, and most importantly the knowledge that their tax-deductible gifts provide funds to further the work and the educational outreach of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, a world-class institution presenting exceptional art and programs to a wide audience locally, nationally and internationally. For more information on ways to support the TOM, please contact Sarah Cameron, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator: scameron@tomthomson.org or 519 376 1932 x232.
The Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides substantial support for the Gallery to stage major exhibitions and offer engaging programming for you. Your gift, whether $20 or $200, will benefit the Gallery and provide you with an additional tax deduction. Your contribution will ensure that the TOM continues to be a source of inspiration, enjoyment, and education for you and our community ... more
The Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides substantial support for the Gallery to stage major exhibitions and offer engaging programming for you. Your gift, whether $20 or $200, will benefit the Gallery and provide you with an additional tax deduction. Your contribution will ensure that the TOM continues to be a source of inspiration, enjoyment, and education for you and our community. For more information on ways to support the TOM, please contact Sarah Cameron, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator: scameron@tomthomson.org or 519 376 1932 x232.
Become a Friend of the TOM. At the TOM you're more than a member, you're a friend!
Become a Friend of the TOM and help support our programmes, exhibitions and nationally significant collection.
Friend of the TOM levels: Individual $35 | Senior $25 | Student $25 | Artist $25 | Family $45.
Benefits: Discounts on classes, lectures and camps; 10% discount on purchases in the Gallery Shop (20% during Friends of the TOM Shopping Days); reciprocal privileges with other galleries; access to the TOM's e-newsletter; a portion of your support goes toward bringing a local student to our FREE School Tours programme.
For more information on ways to support the TOM, please contact Sarah Cameron, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator: scameron@tomthomson.org or 519 376 1932 x232 ... more
Become a Friend of the TOM. At the TOM you're more than a member, you're a friend!
Become a Friend of the TOM and help support our programmes, exhibitions and nationally significant collection.
Friend of the TOM levels: Individual $35 | Senior $25 | Student $25 | Artist $25 | Family $45.
Benefits: Discounts on classes, lectures and camps; 10% discount on purchases in the Gallery Shop (20% during Friends of the TOM Shopping Days); reciprocal privileges with other galleries; access to the TOM's e-newsletter; a portion of your support goes toward bringing a local student to our FREE School Tours programme.
For more information on ways to support the TOM, please contact Sarah Cameron, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator: scameron@tomthomson.org or 519 376 1932 x232.
NEWS –
artefacts. To receive The TOM and Bishop House JOINT weekly enewsletter, artefacts, email Tracy at the Gallery: tparis@tomthomson.org ... more
artefacts. To receive The TOM and Bishop House JOINT weekly enewsletter, artefacts, email Tracy at the Gallery: tparis@tomthomson.org.
(See Community Courses for info on Tom Thomson Art Gallery's studio courses & workshops for adults and children – click here) ... more
(See Community Courses for info on Tom Thomson Art Gallery's studio courses & workshops for adults and children – click here).