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Whitby
1450 Henry Street, Whitby ON L1N 0A8 (corner of Henry and Victoria Streets)
hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10-4:30, Thur 10-9, Sat & Sun 12-4 (Closed Sundays to Sep 3, 2017). Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve & Day.
admission: FREE
T: 905 668 4185
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Exhibitions ... more
Exhibitions
Jul 8-Sep 3, 2017 | reception Thur 13 Jul, 7pm:
David Wysotski: Temporarily Mine. It's been seven years in the making. Artist and illustrator David Wysotski has meticulously crafted over forty paintings exploring our fleeting ownership of vintage hand tools. It's an impressive body of paintings with meaningful resonance – the entire suite was made on-site at the gallery. Every Monday, the gallery hosts Open Studio in the downstairs studios; a safe, positive, free-of-charge workspace for local artists and enthusiasts. David's associations weave together with the gallery, long before he began regularly creating in Open Studio. In the summer of 2017, we uncover David's long-awaited series and celebrate an exceptional regional talent in our midst ... more
David Wysotski: Temporarily Mine.
It's been seven years in the making. Artist and illustrator David Wysotski has meticulously crafted over forty paintings exploring our fleeting ownership of vintage hand tools. It's an impressive body of paintings with meaningful resonance – the entire suite was made on-site at the gallery. Every Monday, the gallery hosts Open Studio in the downstairs studios; a safe, positive, free-of-charge workspace for local artists and enthusiasts. David's associations weave together with the gallery, long before he began regularly creating in Open Studio. In the summer of 2017, we uncover David's long-awaited series and celebrate an exceptional regional talent in our midst.
Sep 9-Oct 8, 2017 | opening reception Thur 14 Sep, 7pm:
Frances Ferdinands: Between Latitudes. Frances Ferdinands is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian visual artist whose exhibition history spans three decades. Her work is usually constructed in thematically based series, and has always been concerned with social, cultural and political issues. Since 2007 her work has gravitated towards Sri Lankan references, and stories related to her own biography, including migration, references to her hybrid identity and childhood memories of trying to “fit in.” Much of the work for this solo exhibition emanates from revisiting her homeland of Sri Lanka. There she studied with masters in the field of traditional Sri Lankan fine art and craft that is not widely practised anymore in the country. She states: “My intention was to study these old forms and revitalize them through re-interpretation within a contemporary context.”
In the Jill Dyall Community Gallery | Bernard Leroux: Reclaiming The Bois-Brûlés ... more
Frances Ferdinands: Between Latitudes.
Frances Ferdinands is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian visual artist whose exhibition history spans three decades. Her work is usually constructed in thematically based series, and has always been concerned with social, cultural and political issues. Since 2007 her work has gravitated towards Sri Lankan references, and stories related to her own biography, including migration, references to her hybrid identity and childhood memories of trying to “fit in.”
Much of the work for this solo exhibition emanates from revisiting her homeland of Sri Lanka. There she studied with masters in the field of traditional Sri Lankan fine art and craft that is not widely practised anymore in the country. She states: “My intention was to study these old forms and revitalize them through re-interpretation within a contemporary context.”

In the Jill Dyall Community Gallery | Bernard Leroux: Reclaiming The Bois-Brûlés.
Events ... more
Events
Jul-Sep 2017:
Art Talks. (16+ years; $5 suggested donation) –
Thur 17 Aug, 7-8pm: "Synchronicities: Art & Cinema, Part VI." Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator Olex Wlasenko for an encore performance in this ever-expanding series exploring vsual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery, and vice versa.
Thur 28 Sep, 7-8pm: "Collage Auto Portrait." Twenty years ago, Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle created a remarkable suite of twelve mixed media self-portraits. This landmark series is preserved in the SG permanent collection. Join the artist for this special artist talk on the final Thursday of September ... more
Art Talks. (16+ years; $5 suggested donation) –
Mon 3 Apr, 1-2pm: "The Amended Landscape" – by Chai Duncan. This second curatorial talk by Chai Duncan, Curator of the Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, will explore the concept of landscape – the role it has played and the evolution it has undergone in the world of art, as well as in the construction of Canadian cultural identity.
Thur 13 Apr, 7-8pm: "The Vinyl Story" – by Olex Wlasenko. At the Whitby Public Library, an art talk just in time for Record Store Day! Vintage album covers are a fascinating entry point to the world of visual art. Curator Olex Wlasenko shares his passion for collecting vinyl records and brings in his favourites that tell the captivating stories behind the music.
Thur 20 Apr, 7-8pm: "Not-so-Starving Artists." We've all heard of impoverished artists working tirelessly for their craft through the ages. This encore art talk reaches beyond the well-worn stereotype to explore the connection between wealth and artistic achievement.
Mon 1 May, 1-2pm: "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" Art can be distressing. some artists check the bounds of their profession through tests of hardship, sometimes to the point of exhaustion. This talk explores artistic extremes through performances, Endurance Art and creative feats of stamina.
Thur 11 May, 7-8pm: "The Daves We Know" – by Olex Wlasenko. At the Whitby Public Library. We'll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of "David." From Michelangelo's famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name – during this hour we'll explore the works of David Blackwood, Caspar David Friederich, David Hockney, David Bowie, Jacques-Louis David, and Micah Lexier.
Thur 18 May, 7-8pm: "How Appropriate?" Appropriation has been a strategy used by artists for over a century. In this encore presentation, we'll survey how artists adopt, borrow, recycle or sample cultural production to make new statements with old images.
Wed 24 May, 7-8pm: "Tom Thomson" with Angie Littlefield. Guest speaker and author Angie Littlefield will discuss her latest book, Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food.
Mon 5 Jun, 1-2pm: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Arts Club Band." Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles' eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, this special art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record's psychedelic sleeve.
Thur 15 Jun, 7-8pm: Artist's Walk & Talk: Barry Ace. Ottawa-based Anishinaabeg artist Barry Ace presents a new series of honouring blankets for The Five Great Lakes. The blankets are witness to the persistence of cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary. Join SG Curator Olex for an interesting walk and talk through this thought-provoking exhibition during Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations.
Thur 20 Jul, 7-8pm: "The Daves We Know." We'll take an arbitrary look at artistic notions of "David." From Michelangelo's famed sculpture to works created by artists with the same name – during this hour we'll explore the works made by artistic Davids – not to mention, we'll be surrounded by David Wysotski's solo show.
Thur 17 Aug, 7-8pm: "Synchronicities: Art & Cinema, Part VI." Never has the intersection of art and film been as pronounced as today. Join SG Curator Olex Wlasenko for an encore performance in this ever-expanding series exploring vsual art and cinema. Wlasenko addresses the influence of moving images on still imagery, and vice versa.
Thur 28 Sep, 7-8pm: "Collage Auto Portrait." Twenty years ago, Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle created a remarkable suite of twelve mixed media self-portraits. This landmark series is preserved in the SG permanent collection. Join the artist for this special artist talk on the final Thursday of September.
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(See also Community Courses – click here).