Visual Arts

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

25th Exhibit @ McMaster Innovation Park

Local artist are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday.


this Exhibition is still open till Feb. 28th -

McMaster Innovation Park 

175 Longwood Road S.
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Art in the Workplace was launched during the official grand opening of the Atrium@MIP building back in October 2009, with a small gathering of local artists who would display their creative talents in the corridors of the new facility. The program was an immediate hit with all of the Tenants and is often cited as one of the many benefits of working at MIP. Since then, artists, community residents and an expanding family of tenants have continued to enjoy the 3 times yearly art displays.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 19:41 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 17:09
McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Road S. Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Hamilton Learning Series [Artsbuild Ontario]


You're Invited! ArtsBuild Ontario’s Space Rentals Workshop Series is coming to Hamilton!
We know many creative organizations and small businesses rely on rental revenues to support their operations. That's why ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to present the Learning Series - a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around ArtsBuild's core programs, including SpaceFinderArtsBuild Ontario is thrilled to partner with Hamilton Arts Council to bring our Space Rentals Workshop Series to the community of Hamilton.

This day of learning will cover two important topics around space rentals - Space Rentals for Beginners (9 AM - 12 PM) and Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals (1 PM - 4 PM). Join us for one session or both!

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!



1) Space Rentals for Beginners
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location | Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

Space rentals are a significant revenue source that contributes to the sustainability of many creative organizations and small businesses. Using examples from the sector, this half-day workshop will cover how to define, target and engage with current and new renter audiences. This workshop is for any arts professional looking for ways to expand their current renter audience or just starting a space rental program. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for any arts professional looking to diversify their skill set around space rentals and revenue development.

2) Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location |  Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards? In this half-day workshop, we will cover what creative venues and small businesses need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space. This workshop is open to all creative venues and small businesses currently offering space rentals. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for smaller/newer rental spaces expecting to grow as well as arts professionals looking to better understand risk in space rentals.

For more information or to register please contact Eilidh at


ArtsBuild Ontario has partnered with Hamilton Arts Council to bring these workshops to the community. Hamilton Arts Council exists 

to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. We would like to thank Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously donating their space for this event.

The Learning Series is presented by ArtsBuild Ontario as a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around our core programs: SpaceFinder Canada, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Energy Conservation and Asset Planner for the Arts. The Learning Series is generously support in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Learning Series is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The leading grantmaking foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch


Artistry is a vision within the creative soul. It is a literary, visual, digital, and an audible spark that propels one to create and be creative. Artists share this creativity through many mediums and enhance the lives of others with this energy. “I am an Artist” is a representation of creators and their craft – a window into the many disciplines that produce “art” and “artists”. Through digital technology, we can begin to unravel the purpose, the energy, and the soul of each artist within various sectors of art and design. Although a single compilation, the singular beauty of each artist is displayed through their passion.

Join the Hamilton Arts Council as we invite all of the Hamilton community to attend a celebration to launch our new #IAMANARTIST media campaign!

The Hamilton Arts Council has installed 30 banners along the King William Street Art Walk in order to celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's Artistic Community and to showcase the many disciplines which fall under the moniker "Artist".  The project has been sponsored with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Orbital, Impressive Printing, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Arts Council staff will be on-hand to share news of the other projects we are workingnon.

The "I Am An Artist" awareness campaign includes a micro-site at which will also launch December 8, 2017. As well, Hamilton-area artists can use the hashtag #IAMANARTIST to promote their work and practice. We hope you will join us in this vibrant social media awareness campaign to showcase the creative diversity of our community.

Follow the link to see more on the I Am An Artist campaign.

WHEN: December 8th starting at 7PM

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North (main level of the Lister Block)

TIX: Admission is FREE; light refreshments will be served

INFO: Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council, (905) 481-3218 or


Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Art in the Workplace 25th Exhibit [McMaster Innovation Park]


25th Exhibit - Opening Night November 30, 2017 at 7 pm - 9 pm

Art in the Workplace is a year‐round opportunity for members of the local creative community to showcase their talents in an unparalleled atmosphere. From photography and painting to ceramics and sculpture, The Atrium@MIP is the ideal location for you to experience local artistic talent. Join us on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00 pm for our 25th Exhibit grand opening.


Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road S., Suite 105

Hamilton Arts Council Party On The Bus!

Holiday Party On The Bus Fundraiser

Saturday, November 18, 2017


It's the Hamilton Arts Council's first annual holiday fundraising party!

Featuring Dinner and live music on the bus and guided tour to see the Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls, ON.

All are welcome for this exciting evening of song, food and festivities! There will be a stop to see the falls lit in all its festival glory, and we will stop for dessert before returning to Hamilton.

Food will be prepared by Master Chef Jonny Blonde and served on the bus. Specialty coffee will be served as sponsored by Red Church Cafe & Gallery.

The Menu

1) Roasted Beet Salad: Made with cucumber, toasted pepitas, walnuts, dried cranberries in a cherry vinaigrette with shaved dark chocolate (served with strawberries when in season)

2) Jonny’s Butter Chicken: Served with rice, topped with roasted cauliflower, toasted almonds and chopped cilantro / **Vegetarian Option: Coconut curry vegetables (vegan, GF) served on rice.

All Served with Jonny’s fire-grilled flatbread. Beverages include specialty coffee and sparkling water.

*locally-farmed, antibiotic free, ehtically-rasied meats, chicken and local seasonal produce. All home-made foods, including breads sauces!

Please send your menu option by November 17, 2017! Email


This one-of-a-kind evening is sponsored by Attridge Transporation, The Seedworks Urban Offices and The Cotton Factory.

Music provided by:

Loralee McGuirl: Born in Hamilton, Loralee McGuirl is of Irish, Scottish and English roots. She grew up singing mostly Gospel music, with the introduction of the Beatles and James Brown from her sister Shari. Loralee holds a combined honours degree in music and art, and a vocal performance diploma. With a background in Opera, she has written over 100 hundred songs that cross over the bridge of blues, jazz and pop effortlessly.

Anthony Goodine: By age 14, Anthony opened his first recording studio, and since then has produced and recorded many radio and independent artist's including his own albums. He has travelled the world as a musician and has taught vocal, guitar, songwriting and composition in Toronto for more than fifteen years before moving to Hamilton. When not engaged in his production work, Anthony can be found teaching at Picks and Sticks Music.

WHEN: Departs at 5:00 pm, returning by 10:00 pm
TIX: $75.00
WHERE: The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1J4 (pick-up and drop off)

*Luxury coach bus with washroom facilities on-site*



Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 17:00 to 22:00
The Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catherine St. North