• Tom Thomson, FH Varley, AY Jackson, Arthur, Marjorie and Esther Lismer in Algonquin Park 1914

  • Tom Thomson, FH Varley, AY Jackson, Arthur, Marjorie and Esther Lismer in Algonquin Park 1914

News and Events

Community Curators Select VII

Be a Curator for the Day! This popular fundraiser is $100 (per person) or $250 (per business) and allows you the rare chance to select a piece from our permanent collection on Selection Days that take place November 13 and 14, 2014. Participants will be invited to an exclusive preview of the exhibition on January 18. | CLICK HERE | for more information

TOM Talk

Sunday November 30, 1pm
TOM Talk with artist Tina Poplawski
Once there was a way to get back home
Artist Tina Poplawski’s heritage has an ongoing impact on her World View and her artistic practice. Please join us as Tina discusses her practice and her art works in the current exhibition If It Weren’t for the War. Everyone is welcome to this free event.  | CLICK HERE | for more information

Friends of the TOM Shopping Days!

December 4, 6, 18 and 20 Friends of the Gallery receive a 20% discount on all items in the Gallery Shop. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery Gift Shop is the the place for unique, handcrafted pieces by local artists Tom Thomson reproductions and the latest Tom Thomson Collection by Roots.

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The TOM features 4 unique gallery spaces that play host to a variety of exhibitions by local, provincial, national and international artists.

Click below to view our Current Exhibitions.



From becoming a corporate sponsor, volunteer or Friend of the Gallery there are many ways to get involved and support The TOM.

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We offer specialized art programmes for all ages taught by professional instructors in small groups in our bright Studio, using quality materials and supplies.



From authorized Tom Thomson reproductions to handcrafted works by local artists, the Gallery Shop is your one-stop-shop for truly unique gift ideas.

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Artist, canoeist, woodsman, Canadian: Tom Thomson - the original Roots man.

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (the TOM) and Roots Canada have begun a partnership from which a new Roots clothing line inspired by the life of Tom Thomson and works from the TOM’s permanent collection has been created. The collection of men’s and women’s apparel, leather items and accessories will be available in most Roots stores, online and at Owen Sound’s Tom Thomson Art Gallery Gift Shop.

Support the TOM

Volunteer Referral Campaign

Fifty for Fifty

THE TOM NEEDS YOU!! The TOM is actively recruiting volunteers for the Gallery.  Be sure to tell a friend, relative or coworker…you may be eligible for a $20 Gallery Shop Gift Certificate. | MORE INFO |

At the TOM we have created a new opportunity for you to be involved and to demonstrate your support for this organization and the vital role that it plays municipally, provincially and nationally: the FIFTY FOR FIFTY club. | MORE INFO |

Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson Fishing at Tea Lake Dam c 1915. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) grew up in the Owen Sound area and went on to become one of Canada’s most influential artists.  He inspired the formation of “The Group of Seven” through his expressive, colourful and vibrant way of portraying the Canadian landscape in the early twentieth century.  The Tom Thomson Art Gallery has a significant and intimate collection of his work; most of it having been donated by family members. The majority of it is on view in our ongoing exhibition Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience. 


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