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Summer Art Exhibitions Launch

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

You are invited! Join us Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm, for the launch of the Art Gallery of Guelph’s summer season featuring three exhibitions: Yours in Native Spirit: Richard Bedwash, Catherine Chan: Fractures and Fragments, and What Remains. All three exhibitions address ideas and issues that are exceptionally timely – from the work of

Big Ideas Lecture and Art Exhibition Launch: What Remains

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Launching the ArtsEverywhere festival organized and presented by Musagetes, join the artists of the El Paso-based What Remains Collective (Dr. Adriana Alvarez, Iris Morales, Mabel Weber, and Monica Lozano) for a guided conversation about documenting the stories of immigrant families as well as the belongings abandoned by individuals over the course of attempts to cross

The Art of Adornment: A talk with John Van de Kamer of Knar Jewellery

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Calling all jewelry lovers! Want to learn the art of adornment? Join us at the Art Gallery of Guelph on Thursday, April 25 at 2 pm.., for a conversation about the art and science of grading, identifying, and designing gems with John Van de Kamer, Knar Jewellery's General Manager. Learn about the difference between natural

Rock / Paper / Scissors Book + Print Fair with PS Guelph

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join us for Publication Studio Guelph's Rock / Paper / Scissors: Book + Print Fair on Sunday, February 25 at the AGG! This annual event is devoted to small-scale publishing and the social life of the book. This year, zinesters, printmakers, poets, and publishers from across Ontario will join us for a print media lover’s dream.

Stories as a Nurse and a Nomad

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Available in person AND online. Join the AGG Volunteer Association as they welcome Renata Mares for a talk and presentation at 1 p.m. on Feb. 22. An AGG volunteer, Renata works as an adaptation consultant and nurse educator. With a focus on public health, Renata has been committed to assessing and improving the way the

Family Day Crafternoon! 

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Bring your young artists to the Art Gallery of Guelph this Family Day and explore our current exhibitions with activities that incorporate bright colour pastels to create unique DIY scratch art and a collaborative community banner! Inspired by the exhibition Tautuppaa | Long Looking featuring the distinctive work of Inuit artist Tim Pitsiulak, this drop-in program for children and caregivers will explore how

Winter Season Art Exhibitions Launch

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m., for the launch of the Art Gallery of Guelph’s brand new winter season and three exhibitions spotlighting art practices that reconsider and reconceive notions of history and genealogy, place and landscape. Opening that evening are: ᑕᐅᑐᑉᐹ Tautuppaa | Long Looking, curated by Taqralik Partridge and featuring

In-person panel discussion: Kept Alive Within Us art exhibition at the AGG

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Featuring artists Sandra Brewster, Ésery Mondesir, and Farihah Aliyah Shah in dialogue with moderator Starasea Camara, this panel discussion will explore themes and issues raised in Kept Alive Within Us, a group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph curated by Sally Frater that explores various rituals related to the everyday and the natural environment

The Third Scenario Artist Potluck Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators recipient Holly Chang and artists Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka, Joy Wong, Lan “Florence” Yee, and Justin Ming Yong for a free community meal. Chang and the artists will each bring and share a dish that speaks to their own personal narratives and negotiations of belonging, collectively exploring ideas at

Sunrise Performance | Improvisation Festival 2023

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is partnering with Improvisation Festival 2023 to welcome the sunrise with Guelph’s spoken word artist Truth Is … , performing alongside a world premiere by drummer Marshall Trammell. This performance is one of many held during IF 2023, a 24-hour celebration of the improvisational arts taking place from 7

Ms Meri Mak Fashion Show 2023

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

The Meri Mak Spring/Summer 2024 women’s capsule collection by Denise Mansur presents a sequence of realities – reflections, refractions, observations. For this runway show, Meri Mak invites attendees to reconsider the viewpoint that women need to conform to succeed in a corporate environment, to conceive an experience around the collection. Tickets are available on a

Walk for Reconciliation | Maada’oonidiwag (Coming together) in the Art Gallery of Guelph Sculpture Park

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Come together at Maada'oonidiwag and walk to Branion Plaza. The sculpture is located on the lawn north of the Art Gallery of Guelph building. Individuals are encouraged to join us along the route - crossing at College Avenue and Gordon Street, across Johnston Green, along the Library and down Winegard Walk to Branion Plaza to arrive

Draw-A-Thon

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Calling all doodlers, illustrators, drawers and sketchers! Join us at the Art Gallery of Guelph for an afternoon of creative cartooning, inventive illustrations, and silly sketches. Drop in when you can, for as long as you like, to contribute to collective community drawings and make your own doodles or masterpieces to take home. Inspired by

Guelph Symphony Pop Up Orchestra

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join us at the Art Gallery of Guelph on Sunday, June 11, for a unique performance by the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, part of a two-week series of 45-minute concerts presented

AGG Appraisal Event

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

The AGG Volunteer Association is pleased to host eight knowledgeable appraisers to assess and evaluate your prized processions or unusual finds. Organized by Bert Dorpmans and Lauren Ogilvie of McMaster

Walk and Talk: Curatorial Tour of Creative Dissent and Mary Kelly: To Witness the Future

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join us at the Art Gallery of Guelph as AGG Director Shauna McCabe and artist/educator Pearl Van Geest offer a talk and tour of the exhibitions Creative Dissent and Mary Kelly: To Witness the Future. Emerging from Mary Kelly’s long engagement with activist movements, To Witness the Future brings together the artist’s recent work in

Yoga and Meditation with Selam Debs

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join Selam Debs at the Art Gallery of Guelph as she guides you through an evening of movement and meditation to nourish your mind, body, and soul. This offering for the Black, Indigenous and racialized community is a Pay-What-You-Can event, with all proceeds going to support the BIPOC Outdoor Gear Library. Learn more and register

Family Day Crafternoon: Community Banner Building

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Free | Drop in | In-person at the Art Gallery of Guelph Calling all families with young artists and the young at heart – spend Family Day afternoon exploring printmaking and collaborating on a community project! Join us at the gallery Monday, February 20, between 1 pm and 4 pm, for a free guided printmaking

In conversation: Insoon Ha with Sally Frater

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Free | In Person | Art Gallery of Guelph Join us for a conversation between artist Insoon Ha and curator Sally Frater, discussing Ha’s installation Dirge, now on view at the Art Gallery of Guelph, while also reflecting on how this exhibition relates to ongoing themes in Ha’s practice. Together, they will touch on issues

Winter Season Launch at the Art Gallery of Guelph

Art Gallery of Guelph 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, Canada

Join us on Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 pm, for the launch of the Art Gallery of Guelph’s winter season featuring three exhibitions that consider the importance of expanding political, personal, and perceptual imaginations at this moment. Together, Mary Kelly: To Witness the Future, Insoon Ha: Dirge, and Jason Lujan: Under a Star-Filled Sky speak