CANADIAN SPIRIT 2017- SOMEDAY THEY WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: Wrapped Fiddleheads, 2015
    Installed along the Freedom Trail, Harrison Park, Owen Sound

  • Available Space Art Project – Alan Glicksman: Sap of Life – located at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON.

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: Wrapped Fiddleheads, 2015
    Installed along the Freedom Trail, Harrison Park, Owen Sound

  • Available Space Art Project – Alan Glicksman: Sap of Life – located at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON.

 

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About Canadian Spirit 2012-2017

Canadian Spirit is an annual thematic year-long, cross-community celebration that involves and engages cultural organizations, businesses, professional artists, students and audiences, spearheaded by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery (TOM). The programming presents a unique opportunity to explore and discover Tom Thomson; the response to his life and work which defines and celebrates ‘Canadian Spirit’.

Canadian Spirit program consists of a wide-ranging group of multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances including outdoor installations, sculptures, murals, public interventions, films, concerts, lectures, and other events that engage a broad demographic of regional and visitor audiences.

While recognized as the guardian of Tom Thomson’s story, his work and his legacy, the TOM will continue to grow as a place of contemporary arts education, invention, and presentation. Through The TOM’s Canadian Spirit program creates opportunities to reach new audiences in their own communities and who might not otherwise interact with contemporary art.

Canadian Spirit 2012 was the first of an ongoing annual series that will culminate in Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean… marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death, the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 50th anniversary of the Gallery. The Canadian Spirit series focuses on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution, while balancing the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, and always, looks forward to the future.

 

LATEST PROJECT

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PARTNERS

 

GALLERIES

Information about our partner galleries and their associated Canadian Spirit programming coming soon.

 

 

EVENT LISTINGS

Check out our Canadian Spirit partner events and activity listings.

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SUPPORTERS

Canadian Spirit is supported by a multitude of local sponsors and organizations.

 

 

GET INVOLVED

 

VOLUNTEER

Find out more about volunteering at one of the many Canadian Spirit events and activities.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There are many ways to support Canadian Spirit.

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SUPPORT

There are many ways to support Canadian Spirit including volunteering, sponsorship and artist’s calls.  Click here to find out how you can become involved in Canadian Spirit.

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PARTNERS

The number of partners, sponsors and presenting organizations continues to grow.
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EVENTS

Find out our various partner organizations and galleries have planned for Canadian Spirit 2016.  There are events and activities planned for all ages locally, regionally, provincially and beyond.

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Canadian Spirit is grateful to our Lead Sponsor:

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We also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support by:

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CONTACT US

Virginia Eichhorn
Director and Chief Curator
veichhorn@tomthomson.org

519-376-1932 x223