Current Exhibition

Re-imaginings: Selections from Glenhyrst’s Permanent Collection

March 24 – May 20, 2018


Glenhyrst’s annual permanent collection exhibition highlights the special contributions made by local, regional, national, and Indigenous artists from Canada. With the formation of Glenhyrst in 1956, a strong collection of historical, modern, and contemporary artworks were brought together and continue to grow. Today, Glenhyrst’s impressive permanent collection includes over 600 artworks.

This exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase some of the collection’s outstanding artworks. Over the past several years, Glenhyrst has made significant efforts to conserve important artworks in the permanent collection including those by Frederick Varley (Group of Seven), Kazuo Nakamura (Painters Eleven), and David Blackwood, as well as artworks that have not been shown in decades. It is with pleasure that we present these newly conserved works alongside other selections to show and promote the strength of our collection. From rare quilts and dynamic portraiture to abstract paintings and remarkable prints, these artworks come to locate and define our identities, histories, and communities.