• map
  • (519) 846-9698

  • Email
  • Donate

What’s Happening

Art in the Family

 ART IN THE FAMILY January 6 - February 13, 2011 Concurrent with this show will be an annex exhibit at the Café Crêperie, 40 Mill Street, West, Elora. THREE GENERATIONS OF SKOGGARD PAINTERS This unique art show brings together three artists from a single family. Viewers will see Precambrian rock, open expanses of water, and wind-swept pine trees all interpreted by entirely different artistic visions. The family collection has some of the very same scenes painted by each one of them. Arvid Skoggard (1886-1950) studied in his native Sweden and in Italy, and was a contemporary of the Northern Scandinavian...

Read More

Brandon Vickerd: The darkness between the stars ….

Brandon Vickerd The darkness between the stars …. Thursday, June 23 - Gallery Opening Reception for Brandon Vickerd Show runs June 23 – July 31, 2011 www.brandonvickerd.com The darkness between the stars …. is an installation that deconstructs the contemplative gallery through construing it as a three dimensional film still, allowing the viewer to enter the space of an image. The goal is to play on the audience’s familiarity with pop culture film imagery in order to dis-arm the intellectual detachment that galleries normally incite. In the gallery will be an astronaut in full space walk gear, floating in a...

Read More

Confluence: Bird & Beirne

CIRCLING THE CONFLUENCE: an exploration around the elora gorge andrea bird & daniel beirne Showing in the Minarovich Gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts 75 Melville Street, Elora, ON N0B 1S0 October 6 – November 6, 2011 Join us for the opening reception and talk: Thursday, Oct 6th from 7:30pm. Collaborative encaustic paintings and environmental art installation by Andrea Bird & Daniel Beirne Inspired by the beauty of Elora and the surrounding area, the confluence of the Irvine and Grand Rivers was chosen as the starting point for this exhibition. From that center point, a 1km circle was mapped out,...

Read More

CONFLUENCE Artist’s Wall Pages

‘Circling the Confluence’ couldn’t have happened without the help of many people. Since beginning this project in January of 2011, Andrea and Daniel reached out to the communities of Elora and Fergus. They offer their heartfelt thanks to: Liam Beirne, Conor Beirne, Jill Davey, Benny DiZitti & Rhoda Lipton, Klaus & Judith Doerig, Paul Kaye & Elsa Mann, the Kooiman Family, Jane Longman, Karen Murtaugh & Dwight Pile, and of course, Phil Irish, Arlene Saunders, Sara Lin Barron and the volunteers at the Elora Centre for the Arts, and to all those who have encouraged us along the way. Maps...

Read More

Elinor Whidden: Lawrence’s Barn

Elinor Whidden "Lawrence's Barn" Showing February 17 - March 20, 2011 "Standing in the present, what do we remember of the past? Can memory be recorded or is it always elusive, filtered through an ever-changing present moment? These questions came to me as I started visiting the old barns still standing in Wellington County and beyond. Witnessing the gradual demise of these architectural monoliths, the idea formed to do a rubbing of the entire inside of an old barn, physically touching every inch of it, to create a record: a memory for a time that is slowly passing." "Lawrence’s Barn...

Read More

Luke Painter: Revivalesque

Luke Painter: Revivalesque July 29 – September 5, 2010 Opening Reception – Thursday July 29, at 7:30 pm Minarovich Gallery – Elora Centre for the Arts Curated by Phil Irish Luke Painter is coming to the Minarovich Gallery at The Elora Centre for the Arts for a solo exhibition of large scale drawings of landscapes and architecture. It is an opulent ornamental collection with stories implied in a way that is uniquely compelling. The exhibition also includes a selection of animated works. The viewer is drawn into structures that are both visually and intellectually engaging. The bold, graphic strength of...

Read More

JoAnne Harder: Landmarks

In LANDMARKS, Jo-Anne Harder continues to explore the soil under our feet a a metaphor for life, belonging, and profound beauty. As in her previous exhibition SOFT GROUND she examines our cultural, sensual, and spiritual attachment to the Earth. Harder is interested in how the landscapes of our childhood imprint our minds and nurture our visual language. Steel and copper become the canvases for the wall sculpture in this exhibition. Harder has a deep appreciation for the dynamic properties of the material, which can convey strength and permanence and in the same instant appear fragile, soft, or luminous. This contradiction...

Read More

Peter Sibbald: Elegy for a Stolen Land

Peter Sibbald Elegy for a Stolen Land August 4 – September 11, 2011 Opening Reception – Thursday August 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm Minarovich Gallery – Elora Centre for the Arts Curated by Phil Irish Caledonia, Ontario. Six Nations Mohawk Protest/ Haudenosaunee Land Reclamation Site Approximately 43° 3'19.09"N 79°58' The riveting photographs of Peter Sibbald reveal the contested meanings and opportunities of the soil we live on. Upon returning to an area of Ontario where seven generations of his family has lived (even lending their name to Sibbald Point), he was surprised at the rate of development and urbanization. As...

Read More

Gilian Iles: Brief Moments of…

Gillian Iles Brief Moments of Clarity and other Side Effects June 24 – July 25, 2010 Opening Reception – Thursday June 24, at 7:30 pm Minarovich Gallery – Elora Centre for the Arts Curated by Phil Irish The paintings of Gillian Iles draw you immediately into charged narrative spaces, where the characters and the painterly decisiveness defy your expectations. A celebrated figurative painter, Iles’ process is both historically informed (with sensitivity to the flesh rendering power of oil paint) and rough hewn (with bold painterly marks and visible charcoal underdrawing). This visual skill is harnessed to explore tensions between people’s...

Read More

Sophie Hogan and Kate Wilhelm: Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks Sophie Hogan and Kate Wilhelm Curated by Phil Irish People are not always what they seem – and their true identities are often the reward of struggle, belonging, and even aggression. These two photographers, Sophie Hogan and Kate Wilhelm, have each developed an interest in a subculture and, by seeking connection there, have found compelling relationships and insights about the struggles and strength of identity. Teenagers develop the art of keeping parts of their lives secret, yet they are strikingly candid when Sophie Hogan is working her camera. Her series Night Shots is an investigation into the sociology...

Read More