Current Exhibitions

Diana Thorneycroft, Scales, 2013, Mixed media: altered plastic toy horse, clay, gesso, colour pencil crayon, graphite

April 3rd to June 19th, 2016

Please join us Sunday April 3 for the opening reception, 2 to 4 pm

Diana Thorneycroft; Herd

Thorneycroft presents a series of carefully staged photographs and a sculptural installation that invite the viewer into a world of the extraordinary, the magical and of intuitive knowledge. Herd explores hybrid transformations and symbolic possibilities that are powerful yet ambiguously mysterious.

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JOHN LATOUR,Young Woman in Sweater and Skirt Smiling Modestly, 2007, found photograph with acrylic paint, Courtesy of the Artist

April 3rd to June 19th, 2016

Please join us Sunday April 3rd at 1:00 pm for a panel discussion with Artists and Co Curators

Opening Reception is 2 to 4 pm

In Spirit

The spiritual realm comes alive through the works of Heather Murray, John Latour and Tim Laurin. In Spirit, a co-presentation between the TOM and the Art Gallery of Burlington, examines absence, loss and the potential of the past to continue to assert influence over us now, yet their work also reminds us that histories are constructed on memories and that the truth may not be universal.

Co Curated by Virginia Eichhorn, Director and Chief Curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery and Denis Longchamps, Artistic Director and Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Burlington.

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STEVE IRVINE, title unknown, 2007, clay with wood ash glaze, Collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, gift of Arlene Kennedy, 2015

April 3rd to June 19th, 2016

Opening Reception is 2 to 4 pm

Recent Donations: The Arlene Kennedy Collection.
Arlene Kennedy worked professionally as a director, curator, and educator promoting the visual arts in Ontario for many decades.  An enthusiastic art collector for years, her own private collection now overflows beyond her available wall space. This exhibition is a selection of art works by nationally-known artists who have had personal connections to, or made work about, the region that Kennedy has collected over the years, and has now recently donated to the Gallery.

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Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience continues

Curated by Virginia Eichhorn, Director, Chief Curator

Associate Curators: Robert Alton, Exhibitions Coordinator and  David Huff, Curator of Collections

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.  




The TOM’s 2016 Exhibitions are generously supported by Owen Sound Transportation Company.





Submission Information

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery produces exhibitions based on curatorial research and does not actively solicit exhibition proposals. Artists are welcome to send information about their work, which could be considered in future programming decisions.  For further information, please contact Robert Alton, Exhibitions Coordinator at