Visual Arts

Critique Night [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

Critique Night

Facilitated by Claire Bartleman

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th at Hamilton Artists Inc. for a critique night facilitated by artist Claire Bartleman. This is an opportunity to share your artwork, offer feedback, learn how to self-critique and meet other artists in your community in a relaxed and supportive environment. Critique night is not medium specific and open to artists of all levels. Please register in advance and send a high-resolution image of the work you would like to discuss to RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Claire Bartleman was raised in Montreal, Quebec where she graduated with distinction from Concordia University with a BFA in Art History (2007) and followed with BFA in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2015). Currently she is an MFA student at Western University where her practice focuses on textiles and soft sculpture.

Her work involves collecting unfinished textile-based crafts projects and recontextualizing them within the contemporary art world in order to engage with questions of failure, craft and Do-It-Yourself culture and the history of textile and feminist art. Positioning herself between the maker and the readymade, she looks to simultaneously acknowledge the skills of the craftswomen and that of the artist.

Presented in Partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council, Visual Arts Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 PM
​WHERE: Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9
DETAILS: Limit of 20 participants; RSVP required

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

Albright-Knox Art Gallery [HAC Art Bus Tour]

The Art Bus is heading to Buffalo to visit the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Join us for self-guided tours of their current exhibitions:

Window to Wall: Art from Architecture
Some of the greatest works of modern art aim to change our relationship to the world around us, allowing us to see it with new eyes. Window to Wall: Art from Architecture surveys the ways in which artists have turned their attention—and ours—to architecture, which shapes our daily lives but most often goes unnoticed. Featuring architectural sites both real and imagined, famous and familiar, their works reveal the formal, metaphorical, and social dimensions of our built environment.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period

Matisse and the Art of Jazz
Henri Matisse recognized the expressive potential of printmaking, and over the course of his career, he created a large body of graphic works that both informed and rearticulated themes he explored in other mediums. During the 1930s, the artist started making collages as studies for paintings and sculptures by arranging cut paper into decorative configurations. Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence following a serious operation in 1941, he began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of Matisse’s life.

WHEN: Feb. 24th, 2018, 12 PM Depart from Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St. Return at 5 PM
TIX: Tickets - $35.00 + HST (includes Admission to Gallery)
DETAILS: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. The bus departs on schedule.
Passport + proper I.D. required to cross the border!


Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
Various locations

Cloud Storage [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Cloud Storage

Opening: Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm
Saturday, January 13 – Thursday, March 8, 2018

Harold Sikkema’s photography practice combines the camera click with code-craft. In Cloud Storage, he spins up a glut of wide-format skies, rolling up the heavens like a yoga mat. With his open source algorithm, you’re also invited to create panoramic spirals of your own.

Art & Music at HCA: Make a day of it!
Don’t miss Valerie Tryon in concert directly prior to the Cloud Storage opening.

For details and HCA Concert Series tickets, visit

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton
905 - 528 - 4020

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 8, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon [Centre 3]

the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon

Madsen Minax
Curated By: Sally Frater
January 8 - February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 – 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts presents the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon. the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon features a selection of video and sound works that showcase Madsen Minax’s experimental approach to filmmaking and issues of representation. Informed by documentary, science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy, Minax employs the tropes of each within his practice to create works that operate outside of the categories of classification. Exploring themes of memory, the body, engagement, intimacy, and violence, the artist addresses the multiplicity that exists within states of transgression, the ongoing negotiation of identity, and the complications of familial relations.

Madsen Minax holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Northwestern University. He has exhibited and screened his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, the Inside/Out Film Festival, the European Media Art Festival, Outfest, the London Fringe Film Festival, The British Film Institute and REDCAT Los Angeles. Currently a Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Fellow, the artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Burlington, VT.

Monday, January 8, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, February 17, 2018 (All day)
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

After Krieghoff [Centre 3]

After Krieghoff

Ingrid Mayrhofer
January 4 - January 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 – 7:00pm - 10:00pm

This exhibition represents a studio preview of a larger project in progress. The works included here represent summer with a still image, and winter with a video loop. Both pieces require stereoscopic viewing glasses for a 3D effect.

“After Krieghoff” comprises a series of videos and still photographs in four seasons. The photomontage imagery combines my own photographs of landscapes and objects with painted skies appropriated from Krieghoff. The trees portrayed (on Hahnemühle paper) feature a knitted nylon rope touque, red in summer and bleached over the seasons. The animals coming into the video landscape are photographs of plastic toys designed in Germany and made in China.

The series responds to the ambiguity of the photographic record, adjusting the landscape much like Krieghoff did through genre painting. My goal is to ruminate on perceptions of place, on objects subject to change, on rendered reality, notions of veracity, staged moments, authenticity and appropriation, as well as on the ecology of forest management. I intend the imagery to build on the anxieties of romanticism, the effect of industrialization on the natural and social environment, and to resonate with current sentiments at a time of accelerated change to our mode of production. The project furthers my exploration of the intersections between culture and nature, seeking a common visual ground in blurred fields between images borrowed from art history, nature photography, craft and technology.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (All day)
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

SWARM 2017-18 [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

SWARM: Annual Members Exhibition

November 25, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Pick-up party (artists and sales): January 13th, 2017, 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce it’s annual members exhibition, SWARM! This exhibition showcases the original artwork of our members, representing the richness and diversity of artistic practices in Hamilton. We would like to thank our members and community, as well as all of you who have helped us over the years, for making Hamilton Artists Inc. your artist-run centre.

Want to kick off your holiday shopping with the gift of Art? With over 100 participating artists, this is an excellent opportunity to find a unique gift, while supporting local artists (who receive 100% of the proceed of their sales)!

Exhibiting Artists:

Donna Akrey, Michael Allgoewer, Stephen Altena, Callie Archer, Carol Ashurst, Gerten Basom, Liz Bates, Kathleen Beckett, Gillian Bochenek, Laura Brandreth, Carol Bristow, Judi Burgess, Andrew Butkevicius, Barry Coombs, Sabryna Correa, Dayle Crawford, Co-Lab-Fab-Jab, Vanessa Cress Lokos, Ian Danac, Agata Derda, Tzvia Devor, Timothy de Vries, Amanda Dreise, Kristina Durka, Chuck Eelhart, Chris Erskine, Robert Ezergailis, Suzan Fawcett, Fernando Desshani, Herbert Fodor, Jim Forbes, Lex Forbes, Marg Forbes, Leslie Furness, Reg Gilmore, Tannice Goddard, Cait Gouton, Sean Greenberg, Anthony Haley, Dina Hamed, John Haney, Jane Hill, Catherine Hodgson, Natalie Hunter, Amanda Immurs, Janice Jackson, Amanda Jameson, Vanessa Johnston, Svava Thordis Juliusson, Abedar Kamgari, Bethany Kenyon, Stephen James Kerr, Andrea Kita, Pat Kozowyk, Juliana LaChance, Katherine A. Laird, Jason Lee Rhyno, Lori Le Mare, Mary-Ellen Lemelin, Rosetta Long, Claudette Losier, Bogdan Luca, Panchal Mansaram, Michelle Manzoni, Maria H Sarkany, Adam Matak, Royston Mayberry, Andrea McIntyre, Andrew McPhail, Luis E Morillo, Chris Motherwell, Charity Mugi, Lisa Narduzzi, Melissa Neil, Taien Ng-Chan, Abby Nicholson, Aleda O’Connor, Andrew O’Connor, Maureen Paxton, Peter Pona, Titi Postma, Carol Priamo, Gord Pullar, Eileen Reilly, Susan Robinson, Paul Ropel-Morski, Kate Ross, Susan Ross, Simone Sciascetti, Kat Serediuk, Ljuba Simović, Chantelle Stringle, Anita Thomas, Christina Ugge, Jessica Vellenga, Tess Visser, Wendy Wilson, Nikola Wojewoda, Roger Wood, Josh Woods, Allan Wright, Janice Ykema, Adrian Zenisek

Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day)
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Gallery Series Concert - AGB [Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra]


Gallery Series Concert at the Art Gallery of Burlington

January 24, 2018, at 7:30pm
Art Gallery of Burlington (1333 Lakeshore Rd.)

Join the HPO’s String Quartet for a FREE concert at the Art Gallery of Burlington. This 60-minute performance is hosted by HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte and the musicians and starts with a Curator’s presentation of the gallery’s current art exhibition. Stay for the post-concert reception and meet the musicians and gallery curators. Admission by donation.

Suhashini Arulanandam, violin
Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, violin
Brandon Chui, viola
Laura Jones, cello

To RSVP for the Series register at the LINK:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON

Artist Talks - Lorrie Gallant [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Artist Talks - Lorrie Gallant

Tuesday, January 30 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.
Snow date: February 13

Lorrie Gallant is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist and educator, born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is from the Cayuga Nation and the Turtle Clan. Lorrie is the author and illustrator of her own series of children’s books. She has led collaborative projects exhibited at Mackenzie House Museum, the PanAm Games, and Nuit Blanche Arts Festival in Toronto. She was the first woman/ Indigenous person/artist educator to receive the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award in 2015.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

Winterblooms [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives present


January 25 – 28, 2018

Beautiful floral displays and great art in the midst of winter.

Three prominent Dundas locations once again present a walking tour of exhibits featuring original artworks and precious artifacts, accompanied by floral arrangements that take their inspiration from their paired work of art.

Opening receptions at all three exhibit locations Thursday, January 25th  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening remarks at Carnegie Gallery, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition times:
Friday, January 26th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 27th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 28th: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free entry to exhibits at all three locations
Dundas Valley School of Art – 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas
Carnegie Gallery – 10 King St W, Dundas
Dundas Museum & Archives – 139 Park St W, Dundas

For more information, click here.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2018 (All day)
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas