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Exhibitions in the Gallery

Minarovich Gallery

The Minarovich Gallery is our main gallery space at the Elora Centre for the Arts.  Located in the original stone schoolhouse, this gallery was once part of the former principal’s office and school reception area.  The gallery offers exhibitions throughout the year, featuring talented contemporary regional artists.  It is also available for private function rentals for those looking for a unique and intimate location for live music, weddings and special events in the heart of downtown Elora, Ontario.

To take a look at some of our past exhibitions, please visit our gallery archives.

Gallery Exhibition Schedule:

‘Kodachrome’ by Anne Marie Olczak

May 23 - July 14, 2024

Anne-Marie Olczak is an abstract painter based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work uses the grid as a parameter to explore colour and application of paint through its constructs. Working with grids, layers and pulling inspiration from colours in her family Kodachrome slides - she captures the nostalgic saturated hues from her father’s amateur photography of her youth. Projections of images created from old slides featured within the gallery space will be a further nod to the inspiration of the colour, and the ways our memories and “old technologies” play into our modern techniques and perceptions. Admission to the gallery is...

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‘Symbiosis’ exhibition by Newfoundland textile artist Anastasia Tiller

July 18 - September 15, 2024

'Symbiosis' means living together - a term used to describe a close, ongoing relationship between different species. The exhibition will feature several rug hooked textile forms and paintings of  various sizes including soft sculptures suspended in space by fishing lures and cords with marine hooks. Some of the objects will be placed on the floor and attached to the walls. This visually captivating showcase merges traditional Newfoundland rug hooking techniques with contemporary interpretations, offering a unique and thought-provoking exploration of the symbiotic relationship between nature and humanity. This collection will engage and inspire visitors, fostering a deeper connection with the...

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Pre-Tour Sneak Peek (one week before Studio Tour) – only in the gallery!

September 19 - 27, 2024 One week before the Elora Fergus Studio Tour kicks off, you can come to the gallery to view the exhibition that features a sample from each participating artist on the Tour! Beat the crowds to take a look, pick up a map and plan your route for the following weekends when the Tour officially begins! Admission to the gallery is free. To find out about the Elora Fergus Studio Tour please click here.  

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Elora Fergus Studio Tour Weekends – Fall 2024

September 28-29, and October 5-6, 2024 | 10AM - 5PM EVER WONDER WHAT AN ARTIST’S STUDIO REALLY LOOKS LIKE? Here’s your chance to get a look behind the scenes. Take a self-guided tour and meet artists where they live and work. The Studio Tour is completely free of charge. You’ll get a chance to meet directly with the artists, and often see work not shown in gallery settings. You’ll visit the working spaces of both established and emerging artists, from basements to self contained studios. (more…)

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