Upcoming Exhibits

Enlighten yourself by viewing our year-round exhibitions!

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant’s year-round exhibition schedule offers the community enlightening and challenging exhibitions of contemporary art by regional and national artists as well as a Biennial Juried Exhibition open to Canadian artists. Art works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection are also displayed regularly throughout the exhibition calendar.

2020

Jan 18 – March 15, 2020
Tiny Squares: The Pixel as Material (Kemp, Stebbins, Zazai, Rosler)

In this group exhibition, artists explore how the pixel continues to influence visual art and our social lives, more generally. Through a variety of media including painting, photography, and sculpture, they question how the tiny squares found in our computers and cellular phones are mediating our experience of the world and of each other.


August 1 – September 27, 2020
Permanent Collection (with Brant Potters’ Guild)

Glenhyrst’s annual permanent collection exhibition features selections from the gallery’s collection of over 600 artworks. In 2020, the gallery has collaborated with the Brant Potter’s Guild to make connections between the permanent collection and new works by the guild.


Oct 3 – Nov 29, 2020
Paul Kneale

In this exhibition, local artist Paul Kneale presents his recent projects, which combine colourful abstract painting with digital scanning technology. A major international artist, with public art works installed in Venice, Italy and elsewhere, Kneale and his family are a staple of Brantford’s cultural legacy.

Dec 4 – Jan 1, 2021
Vibrant Palette Student Exhibition

Occurring every year, the Vibrant Palette Student exhibition features hundreds of artworks submitted by local and regional elementary and high school teachers. Last year, the gallery hung 600+ artworks from excited students. Coinciding with the Brantford Lights event, this exhibition introduces children and youth to visual art from an early age and nurtures their love and appreciation for culture.

 

2021

Quinn Smallboy – Jan 16 – March 14, 2021  – Quinn Smallboy is a visual artist born in Moose Factory, Ontario, and a member of Moose Cree First Nation. In this exhibition, he explores the memories and places associated with his Indigenous identity through media such as string and snowshoes.

Doris Titus – March 27 – May 23, 2021 – Born near Chatham, Ontario in 1917, Doris Titus is considered one of Canada’s most important women artists, yet remains an obscure figure in comparison to her contemporaries. This retrospective exhibition, the first ever of the artist’s work, charts her artistic production as a comic book artist, early abstract painter, arts educator, and single-parent mother.

James Kirkpatrick – May 29 – July 25, 2021  – Well known for his participation in the early Canadian graffiti movement and as avant-garde hip hop artists Thesis Sahib, James Kirkpatrick works in a variety of media including, drawing, painting, sound sculptures, murals, zines, comics, and mask-making. His paintings and sculptures incorporate kinetic and auditory elements as he combines his 2D aesthetic with altered electronic toys.

Glenhyrst Biennial Juried Exhibition – July 31 – Sept 26, 2021 – Glenhyrst has for many year exhibited the works of national and regional artists at it’s Biennial Juried Show.  Over 300 works are submitted and jurors choose 60 to be exhibited and then judged for a 3 monetary prizes.

OSA Exhibition – Oct 2 – Nov 28, 2021 – The Ontario Society of Artists was founded in 1872 and is Canada’s longest continuing art society. In this exhibition, titled “Our Earth: Breath, Heart, Spirit,” members of the Society use the land to engage with contemporary issues such as climate change and pollution, proving that the history of landscape painting in Canada is still unfolding.

Vibrant Palette Student Exhibit – Dec 3 – Jan 1, 2022 – This children’s art exhibit has long been one of the community favorites.  Student art is collected for both school boards and the private schools and represent children from ages 4 to 18.  A popular exhibit during the Brantford Lights event held at the same time.

 

 

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Enlighten yourself by viewing our year-round exhibitions! Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant’s year-round exhibition schedule offers the community enlightening and challenging exhibitions of contemporary art by regional and national artists as well as a Biennial Juried Exhibition open to Canadian […]