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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
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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
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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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August 2017

Northern Lights Recreation

August 17, 2017 - August 17, 2018
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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

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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Standing Tall

September 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

In counterpoint to the male-dominated vision of early 20th century Canadian art, the TOM proudly presents these works by historic and contemporary Canadian female artists who share with us their own unique interpretations of the Canadian landscape and the enduring image of the iconic “single tree”, an undoubtedly Canadian image made famous in Tom Thomson’s The West Wind. Each of the works included this exhibition have been selected from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Through these works, the artist, share their…

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Owen Sound 160

September 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Selections from the Collection in celebration of Owen Sound The Gallery has a diverse collection of artists’ interpretations of the City in its Permanent Collection. Some artworks are by artists who briefly passed through town, other artists in the Collection have called Owen Sound home. During this 160th Anniversary of the Owen Sound’s incorporation in 1857, the Gallery is happy pleased to present vivid interpretations of our city by - Janos Buda, Caron Cooper, Roly Fenwick, Stephen Hogbin,  Heather Hughes,…

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Tom Thomson and Other Cultural Icons

September 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

With all of the discussion around Canada 150 this year; the Gallery’s collection staff and volunteers spent a lot of time looking at Canadian metaphors, from classic to cliché that artists have used to represent Canada. Selections from the Gallery’s permanent collection include artwork by John Abrams, Kenojuak Ashevak,  John Boyle, Richard Gorenko, Andrew Harwood, Joan Hawksbridge, Don Holman, Tim Jocelyn, George McLean, Norval Morrisseau, Allen Smutylo and Diana Thorneycroft. Even with this small sampling, it is fascinating to see…

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Vault 6

September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 am - April 22, 2018 @ 12:00 am

The TOM's Visual Storage The Permanent Collection at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery contains work which spans over 160 years and includes many different forms of art—paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, installation pieces and even a Kawasaki motorcycle. Made up of over 2500 works, the Permanent Collection continues to grow at a steady pace with the addition of both contemporary and historical works by local, regional and national artists.   The work displayed in Vault 6, while showing a cross-section of…

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November 2017

Snapping Myths by John White

November 1 - December 1

Part of the TOM's Available Space Art Project 952 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H6 November 1 - December 1, 2017 See Gallery Hours listed below     The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (TOM) is pleased to announce its latest Available Space Art Project (ASAP) installation in the Owen Sound community. From November 1 to December 1, 2017 Snapping Myths, by local photographer John White has been installed in one of the vacant storefronts along 2nd Avenue East (across from The Milk Maid) on Wednesday…

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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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