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January 2012

Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), Six Nations of the Grand River Territory transformer

January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2017
Galaxy Cinemas, 1020 10th St W
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5S1 Canada
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2016 video and sound Site-specific installation in one of the silos at Ontario Place for in/FUTURE: a public art and music festival presented by Art Spin in association with Small World Music Festival Part of The TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program Artist Statement My photographic, video and sculptural works are a study of the Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic and event-based actions that define condolence. transformer is activated via reciprocity of the body/receptacle and the layered recordings of live…

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March 2017

Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience continues

March 28, 2017 - March 28, 2018
Galaxy Cinemas, 1020 10th St W
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5S1 Canada
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This ongoing exhibition gives visitors an educational and entertaining introduction into Tom Thomson’s life, his connections with Owen Sound and Grey County, and the factors that led him to become one of Canada’s greatest artists. Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience is made up of the TOM’s important collection of objects, photos, documents and artworks by Thomson.

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May 2017

SSSpun

May 31 - October 31
Galaxy Cinemas, 1020 10th St W
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5S1 Canada
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SSSpun is to be installed offsite at Queen’s Park across from the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in late spring of 2017. Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program A tree is planted within a city park. Not all that unusual; however, this tree performs outside of our assumptions as it suddenly begins to spin in one direction or the other. The tree has been planted into a large rotating mechanism hidden beneath the tufts of green…

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June 2017

Tom Thomson Totem of Modernity Portrait

June 14 - September 30

It was in his early teens working as a weekend street apprentice painter in Quebec City when Jacques Deshaies first discovered the works of Tom Thomson and his contemporaries. This exposure to revolutionary artists of the time led to Deshaies interest in painting through direct observation; studying and capturing portraits of icons and of the natural world. One of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery’s latest projects Available Space Art Projects (ASAP) works with the Canadian Spirit 2017 theme, "Someday They…

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The TOM Selfie Photo Contest

June 16 - October 17
MS ChiCheemaun, 8 Eliza Street
Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
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To celebrate Tom Thomson and art in the age of the selfie, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery is pleased to present the TOM Selfie Photo Contest, a Canadian Spirit Offsite Project aboard the Chi-Cheemaun. How to Participate for a Chance to win some great prizes: 1. Take your most colourful and imaginative TOM selfies with your favourite Seasons of TOM painting reproduction display and post your selfie with a response about what inspires you most about Tom Thomson’s depiction of…

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August 2017

Northern Lights Recreation

August 17, 2017 - August 17, 2018
Galaxy Cinemas, 1020 10th St W
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5S1 Canada
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Summerfolk Tom Thomson Mural Recreation, Northern Lights, painted by Rosalynn Aiken-Hall, the TOM’s cooperative education student,  Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program For Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday They Will Know What I Mean, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will be re-creating the 1915 painting Northern Lights from its permanent collection. Capturing the spirit of the northern landscape, this iconic image will be transformed into a large mural by a co-op student who will work collaboratively…

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September 2017

East Wind / West Wind

September 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Galaxy Cinemas, 1020 10th St W
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5S1 Canada
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September 24th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018 “East Wind” is a mural by Maria Hupfield that depicts Tom Thomson’s “West Wind” in reverse and in which, a silhouette of Hupfield has been inserted into the composition. Thomson’s “West Wind” will be presented opposite of Hupfield’s “East Wind.” This work explores issues around the idea of nationhood, as well as addressing constructed historical narratives that ignore or obscure different voices – in this case, the narratives of the First Nations peoples…

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Frantz

September 25
Galaxy Cinemas, 1020 10th St W
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5S1 Canada
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            François Ozon FRANCE/GERMANY, 2016 French, German w/ English subtitles 113 minutes  PG Principal Cast: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Marie Gruber, Ernst Stötzner, Johann Von Bülow, Anton Von Lucke In the aftermath of World War I, a young German woman mourning the death of her fiancé forms a bond with a mysterious Frenchman visiting her beloved’s grave. Telling a familiar tale of love, remembrance, grief, and mourning in new and surprising ways, Frantz is a…

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April 2018

The Boat Project

April 1, 2018 - April 1, 2019
Harrison Park, 75 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
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by Ernest Daetwyler, Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program The Boat Project concept was inspired by the mysterious death of the artist Tom Thomson - a myth, maverick and innovator praised today as one of Canada’s most influential landscape painters of the 20th century. This sculpture consists of three metal canoe forms standing upright and strung together with galvanized steel to become one form. The Boat Project uses the canoe vessel as a point of…

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