Upcoming Exhibitions

January 18 to March 15, 2015

 James Sebesta:  Persona

Curated by Heather Hughes, Curator of Temporary Exhibitions

Persona is a thirty year retrospective highlighting selected works from James Sebesta’s artistic practice.  For many years now, James Sebesta’s artistic practice has revolved around his experience as a local artist, teacher, father and mental health advocate.  Persona explores a large range of themes and imagery including still life, abstraction, personal and public works associated with mental illness and disability that relate to perceptual psychology.

Canadian artist James Sebesta was born in Toronto in 1957.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, an Honours diploma from Georgian College, B.Ed. from Queens University, Canada and an Honours Specialist Visual Arts Education degree from the University of Toronto.  He has exhibited works in solo and group shows in North America, Asia and Europe.  He has been teaching, lecturing and writing for over 25 years.  His work is in private and corporate collections in many parts of the world.

Miss M, 48x60 in., Acrylic on canvas, detail.


January 18 to March 15, 2015

Community Curators Select VII

One of our annual favourites, Community Curators Select features work from our Permanent Collection selected by members of the public.







Sharon Cook, Light Coincidence, 1985 mixed media on plywood. Gift of Jane MacKay Wright, 2011


January 18 to March 15, 2015

The Art of Bertha M. Ingle

Bertha was born in 1878 in Puslinch Township, and was christened Bertha May Ingle.

She grew up in Owen Sound, and lived most of her adult life in Toronto, where she died October 20, 1962 in Toronto. She left hundreds of paintings, drawings, and sketches created during a long and productive life.

Bertha M. Ingle loved to paint nature, and she loved being outdoors, often painting en plein air.

I want to express so much more than just the surface effects,
and they are difficult enough, you know. Can anything be
much more elusive than light and movement? But I love
them well enough I think never to grow tired of trying.
[1930, in a letter to a friend]







Watching the Artist, c. 1914 , oil on canvas Courtesy of Mary Thompson and David Beattie


January 18 to March 15, 2015

Still Life

Selections from the permanant collection