Visual Arts

Kitchenware of the 60s, 70s, and 80s [Art Gallery of Burlington]



The Art Gallery of Burlington is an award winning gallery located in the heart 
of Burlington, Ontario. Spanning over 44,000 square feet, our space boasts 
seven equipped art studios, three galleries, a one of a kind gift shop, an 
exhibition courtyard and year-round conservatory. We stage as many as 10 
regional, national and international exhibitions a year, and are home to the 
world’s largest acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics 
and seven fine craft guilds.


April 26 to June 18, 2017

Location: Perry Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday May 25, 5pm-7pm

An economic boom, the comfortable modernism of Swedish design, and a wave of young traditionally trained potters schooled in the Leach-Hamada tradition led to the birth of the modern ceramic movement in Canada. This generation of potters took functional forms and explored them as personal expressions that made them art for everyday living.  In doing so they created forms that still are as fresh today as when they were created.  This style is seeing a rebirth today – this is a chance to see the source.

Image credit: Ann Roberts, Casserole, 1973.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, June 18, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON

Georgia O'Keefe [Carnegie Gallery]

The Carnegie Gallery presents the Carnegie Lecture Series:


Georgia O’Keefe was a trailblazing figure in American modernism. Join artist and DVSA instructor Regina Haggo as she leads a discussion on the work of O’Keefe which will coincide with the AGO’s major retrospective of the art and legacy of this profoundly influential artist.

On May 6th, join the Carnegie Gallery for their Georgia O’Keeffe at the AGO Bus Tour. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the beautiful innovative art of Georgia O’Keeffe. Making its only stop in North America at the AGO, Georgia O’Keeffe features more than 80 works of art capturing the essence of her deeply personal connection to the landscape, architecture and nature that inspired her iconic style. 

This talk and tour is part of the Carnegie Lecture Series of engaging, entertaining, and educational illustrated talks.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 from 7-8:00pm
TIX: Members $10, Non-members $12; available from the Carnegie Gallery.
WHERE: Carnegie Gallery, 10 King St. West, Dundas, (905) 627-4265

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:00
Carnegie Gallery, 10 King St. West, Dundas, ON

Stop Motion Animation Workshop [Factory Media Centre]




Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
Saturday, April 29, 2017
12pm - 4pm
Factory Media Centre
228 James St. North, Hamilton
For: Bedroom Filmmakers and Enthusiasts, ages 14+

This is a workshop for all who share an interest in stop-motion animation. We will explore various forms of stop-motion animation and screen some of the most innovative and influential stop-motion films made throughout the last century. Once we have a bit of history under our belts we will get into some instruction on how to animate using claymation, cut out, puppets, sand, and object animation techniques.

On top of the animation principles we will also touch on other things you’ll need to consider when creating a stop-motion world: lighting, props, lip sync, rigging, compositing, etc. For the last two hours we will rotate and take turns animating in the previously demonstrated forms of stop motion. We will also be playing animated films and hosting discussion during this time.

If you are attending, feel free to bring some objects to animate as well as a USB key to store your new work.



Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Songcrafters Circle [Flagship Gallery]

Songcrafters Circle

April 20 at 7:30PM

Join this intimate evening of acoustic music and songwriting stories, led by Peter Tigchelaar. This month will feature Gareth Inkster and Jordan Andrew. Also featured will be Rust by  Flagship artist James Tughan to honour an aging prophet from the Old Testament, Elijah. On display until Saturday, May 6.

Flagship Gallery is a exhibition space and cultural hub in core of the James Street art district in Hamilton. Working from a broadly conceived Christian worldview, this collective of artists seeks to engage in questions of meaning, faith, and culture.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Flagship Gallery, 237 James St. N. Hamilton ON

Escarpment as Muse [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Escarpment as Muse

Art Opening and Fundraiser Cabaret at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts! Join us in celebrating the work of 15 artists who are insprired by the escarpment. Saturday April 29, 2017

Opening 5:30, Fundraiser starts at 6:30. Buy your tickets online ($20) online at EventBrite or at the front desk at HCA.

Cabaret Night Featuring John Terpstra, Margaret Flood, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Tuesday Choir, Tiny Bill Cody and Mimi Shaw. Supporting the Bruce Trail Conservancy

Participating Artists: Amber Aasman, Donna Akrey, Gary Barwin, Lucy Gerritsen-Beardwood, Margaret Flood, Lisa Hannaford, Victoria Long-Wincza, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Matt McInnes, Cornelia Peckart, Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, Titi Postma, Christine Tarsitano, Anita Thomas, Matt Walker

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 17:30 to 22:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

May Day Weekend 2017 [Workers Arts & Heritage Centre]

Serving to preserve, honour, and promote 
the culture & history of all working people.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton  |  905.522.3003       
Public Hours:  Wed to Sat from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


May Day Weekend 2017

April 29 - April 30

Celebrate May Day Weekend, and the beginning of the growing season, with a series of family-friendly events brought to you by Workers Arts & Heritage Centre and the Hamilton and District Labour Council!

This year’s slate of May Day Weekend festivities will allow visitors to create works of art that reflect and honour agricultural workers in Canada and beyond. Drop in to contribute to a monumental work of public art by Dave Hind and the Aluminum Quilting Society, commissioned for by the city for the Hamilton Farmer’s Market, or sign up in advance for youth and adult printmaking workshops lead by local artists Matt McInnes and Ingrid Mayrhofer!

Sat, Apr 29 - Sun April 30 (10AM–4PM): Drop-In Public Art Studio with Dave Hind and the Aluminum Quilting Society

Sat, Apr 29 (1PM–4PM): Block Printing Workshop with Ingrid Mayrhofer

Sun, Apr 30 (10:30AM–1:30PM): Printmaking Workshop with Matt McInnes

Sun, Apr 30 (3PM–5PM): Celebration with Fito Molina and the Hamilton and District Labour Council

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

After Gold Mountain [Workers Arts & Heritage Centre]

Serving to preserve, honour, and promote 
the culture & history of all working people.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton  |  905.522.3003       
Public Hours:  Wed to Sat from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


After Gold Mountain: Selected Stories of Chinese Labourers in Canada

by Marlene Yuen
May 12 - August 19
Opening Reception: Friday, May 12th from 7-10 pm w/ artist in attendance

The first Chinese labourers arrived in Canada in 1788. In 1858, gold was discovered in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia and many Chinese from southern China arrived in hopes of striking it rich, finding gold and starting a new life on “Gold Mountain,” their name for Canada.

From 1881-1885, Chinese rail workers endured appalling, dangerous work conditions and nearly 1000 men perished during the construction of the CPR. Life for Chinese workers after the railroad was characterized by hard work, and frequent discrimination. In After Gold Mountain, stories are told through a series of comic panels and screenprinted accordion books. These powerful, personal and informative stories recount working conditions on the railroad, and in fish canneries, laundromats, restaurants and fruit markets from British Columbia to Ontario. While early Chinese labourers in Canada were predominately male, this exhibit also shares how women and children played a role in the landscape of work and overcame the hardships of racism.

Marlene Yuen is a Vancouver-based artist who received her Bachelor’s in Studio Art in 1998 from the University of British Columbia. Marlene has exhibited at galleries, artist-run centres, and cultural events in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Japan. Although she is a multidisciplinary artist, her current focus is on handmade books and all things letterpress. She is a member of the Canadian Bookbinders Book Artist Guild, the Alcuin Society and Ladies of Letterpress.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or

Friday, May 12, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, August 12, 2017 (All day)
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

2017 Art Sale [Art Gallery of Hamilton]


Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public 
art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused
on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now
numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.
The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people
of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours:  
​Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 am - 6 pm; Thursday, 11 am - 8 pm;
Friday, 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm



Thurs, April 27 - Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, downtown Hamilton

The Art Gallery of Hamilton’s annual Art Sale celebrates its 10th anniversary with the presentation of new works by established and emerging artists. Over the course of four days, over 270 works by 77 artists will be on view and available for purchase. The professionally curated selection of paintings, illustrations, printmaking, photography, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery presents a bold variety of styles and subject matter at price points beginning at $100. 

Participating 2017 Art Sale artists are Amanda McKinney, Amita Sen Gupta, Anita Thomas, Annette Kraft van Ermel, Ben Sellick, Bethany Harper Williams, Brant Slomovic, Brian Harris, Carolyn Dover, Cathy Farewell, Colleen Poitras, Charlene Serdan, Christine Breakell-Lee, Courtney Downman, Dan Shannon, Dionne Simpson, Doug MacBean, Elissa Barber, Elizabeth Lennie, Eric Ranveau, Erica Hawkes, Floyd Elzinga, Frances Patella, Gabriella Collier, Gordon Leverton, Ilichna Morasky, Ingrid Mayrhofer, James Kennedy, Jane Theodore, John Visser, Julia Mori, Julie Bessette, Kate Taylor, Katie Pretti, Katja van den Enden , Ken Jones , Kevin Viner, Kristy Blackwell, Lana Filippone, Laine Groeneweg, Laura Wood, Lee Munn, Lora Moore-Kakaletris , Lori Ryerson, Louise Richardson, Lynne Schumacher, Marie-Josee Bergeron, Mark Kellett, Maureen O Connor, Meredith Bingham, Mike Bilyk , Mike Smalley, Nancy Anne McPhee, Nancy Benoy, Narelle Gibbs, Nick Chase, Nicole Allen, Norman Busse, Paul Elia, Paul-Émile Rioux, Peer Christiansen, Peter Adams, Rita Milton, E. Robert Ross, Russna Kaur, Sarah Hillock, Sophia Gao, Stephanie Vegh, Stephen Brookbank, Sylvie Adams, Thomas Brasch, Victoria Pearce and Vlad Korol.

Special AGH Member Preview
Thursday, April 27 | 4-5pm

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 27 | 5-9pm

Art Gallery of Hamilton 2017 Art Sale Hours
Fri, Apr 28 | 11AM-9PM
Sat, Apr 29 | 12PM-5PM
Sun, Apr 30 | 12PM-5PM

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email


Thursday, April 27, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

Kids Art Studios and Camps [AGH Kids]


Material Exploration

Saturdays: May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10, 17
Ages: 7 to 9 | 9:30pm - 12:00pm 
Ages: 10+ | 1:00pm - 3:30pm 

Students will explore a variety of materials and themes, visiting the galleries for inspiration for a variety of projects including: drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, plaster and more. 

Early Bird Deadline: April 10
Early Bird Price: Members $90 | Non-Members $110

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 26
Price: Members $100 | Non-Members $120

PA Day Camps

Fridays: June 9 & June 23

Our camp programs provide fun and educational activities for children ages 4 and up. Presenting new and challenging art projects for children to explore. Camp sessions are 9am-4pm. Morning drop-off begins at 8:30am. Supervised lunch 12pm-1pm (Bring your own nut-free lunch, morning / afternoon snack + drink)

AGH Members $35 | Non-Members $40

Summer Camps

July 10 to August 25

Register for one week, or all 5 weeks! Our programs offer guided art making, creative exploration and opportunities for self expression. With a new theme each week, you can register for one, or for all 5 weeks!  Learn more here.

July 10 to 14: Art Express (ages 13+)
July 17 to 21: The Artist’s Studio
July 24 to 28: Creative Expressions
August 14 to 18: My Place in the World
August 21 to 25: Art Adventures

Early Registration (Before May 1):
AGH Members: $175 | Non-Members $200

After May 1: AGH Members: $195 | Non-Members $220

Tots and Tours

Art offers many opportunities for sensory exploration and creative play.
In this brand new program for toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months,
parents are invited to share creative experiences with their children.
A short gallery tour (strollers welcome!) followed by a story and
hands-on exploration will inspire and excite your little one.

Tuesdays: May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (All day) to Friday, August 25, 2017 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. West, Hamilton

John Hansler [McMaster Museum of Art]

McMaster Museum of Art presents:

John Hansler

May 18 – August 5, 2017
Artist Talk and Video Screening: details tba

John Hansler graduated from McMaster University in 1956 and began collecting art the following year. In 2016, he offered his entire collection of nearly 100 works to the McMaster Museum of Art.  This exhibition presents selections from his generous gift, focusing on his primary interest in post-1950 Canadian art and reflecting his enthusiasm for and support of artists he collected in depth.

Included in the exhibition are works by Walter Bachinski, Paul-Émile Bourduas, Ulysee Comtois, David Craven, L.L. FitzGerald, John Hartman, Harold Klunder, J.W.G (Jock) MacDonald, Kazuo Nakamura, Harold Town, and Tony Urquhart.

About the McMaster Museum of Art
Established in 1967, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is a public, non-profit, university-affiliated gallery situated in the heart of McMaster University campus. The MMA, which houses the University’s internationally recognized collection of approximately 6000 art objects and antiquities, presents exhibitions and provides public programs through scholarly research and interpretation.

McMaster Museum of Art
Alvin A. Lee Building
McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
905.525.9140 x.23241
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Admission is Free
Museum Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am-5pm, Thu 11-7, Sat 12-5

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, August 5, 2017 (All day)
McMaster Museum of Art 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario