Exhibitions

Our main Gallery features exhibitions of works by local, regional and nationally significant Canadian artists. Our mandate is to show artwork that is important to our community; themes include careers of significant artists, current events and the history of our region. Exhibitions are changed every six to eight weeks. Artwork on display typically includes a variety of media, including traditional techniques, contemporary innovations and new media. Some exhibitions or themes occur at regularly repeated intervals, such as our annual exhibitions of High school student art and our Biannual Juried Exhibition.

Studio Visit - Leszek and Lynn Wyczolkowski

November 17-January 20

Opening Celebration:  Sunday, November 25, 2-4 p.m.


Studio Visit presents geometrically inspired intaglio prints and paintings by artist Leszek Wyczolkowski and revealing photographic close-ups by his wife Lynn that chronicle him at work.

Contrary to the single dimension of most exhibitions where we see only the finished product, Studio Visit uniquely places viewers in the active working environment of a painter and etcher. Steps, stages, techniques, materials used, and works in progress are highlighted in a series of non-manipulated photographs that help to demystify many unknowns, particularly those of intaglio printmaking.  

Join us at the opening celebration to hear the talk and tour given by the artists.

Lynn and Leszek are pleased to have the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto taking the role of Honourable Patronage for the Studio Visit exhibition. 

Travel Stories - Julie McIntyre

January 27 - March 24

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 3, 2-4 pm

Extended Talk & Demo TBA soon


Travel Stories was inspired by a box of slides taken by the artist’s paternal grandmother during her world travels, primarily on cargo ships, in the 1960s and 70s. The works are multi layered and complex; starting with McIntyre’s desire to reconstruct her grandmother’s memories and character from the documentary evidence preserved in the photographs and but also enriching them with her own personal and family memories.

McIntyre has interpreted the imagery from these slides into eight travel themes, each represented by a bibbed paper ‘grandmother apron’, a square paper quilt and an artist’s book bound as a handbag. Each object makes reference to items typically associated with women, representing various aspects of female lives and the expectations imposed by society. The objects become even more expressive by the inclusion of travel references through imagery and constructions.

McIntyre works within the feminist tradition of mining highly personal experience to address universal conditions. By sharing the stories of her own family through her work she reveals the extraordinary significance and beauty of ordinary lives and experiences – and encourages viewers to see their own family histories in an equally creative light.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Erie Powder Coatings.

Special Events

Special events held at the Gallery allow visitors to experience art in many ways and often provide the opportunity to interact directly with artists and creators. Community art-making projects encourage direct participation. Lectures, discussion groups and workshops are both educational and enjoyable. Some special events, such as our annual fundraising auction, are also opportunities to help support the gallery.

Annual Fundraising Auction - Back to the Garden

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets $35, available for purchase at the Gallery now!

Our annual auction is the largest and most important fundraiser of the year. Save the date for next year's event, Back to the Garden, a night of peace, music and ART celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.

  • Woodstock Era music
  • Silent and Live auctions
  • Gourmet treats
  • Door prizes
  • and MORE!

Free Auction preview and artists reception on Friday March 29, 7-9 pm

Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FREE Admission

Always held on the last Saturday in April, the GPAG's Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair is an annual gathering of private press printers, bookbinders, print makers, paper marblers and other artisans celebrating the art of the hand-made book

Sunday Fun-days

Previously known as Second Sundays: same great program, new name. Bring the family one Sunday a month for FREE arts and crafts activities. Watch for a list of dates for fall Sunday Fun-day events.

Free Admission made possible by Grimsby Hyundai

Culture Days

September 28-30, 2018

Ontario Culture Days takes place every year on the last weekend in September, featuring FREE cultural activities for all Ontarians. Stay tuned for details of Grimsby Events, held at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery and Library.

Doors Open

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Explore some of Grimsby's best kept secrets. Residents and visitors are invited to discover hidden treasures, including the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.

 

 

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