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840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
(519) 376-1932

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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
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 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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September 2016

Process of Becoming

September 1, 2016 - September 1, 2017
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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2016 Acrylic on paper Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program Throughout his long career, Canadian painter Alan Glicksman has developed a highly expressive visual vocabulary to describe immediate instincts and raw states of being. Glicksman combines an Abstract Expressionist sensibility with a highly graphic language – one that is almost hieroglyphic. There is an immediacy to his powerful imagery and bold use of colours that draws us in, inviting us to recognize universal archetypes about…

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March 2017

Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience continues

March 28, 2017 - March 28, 2018
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 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

Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story

May 28 - September 10
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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A multi-faceted, fully immersive, interactive exhibition designed to tie the story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) with the often overlooked history of the First Nations peoples of the Bruce Peninsula. The project is an innovative combination of story-telling, and ancient as well as modern technologies which will unfold in several stages, beginning with the launch of the gallery exhibition in May 2017 in the TOM THOMSON ART GALLERY (the TOM) and the launch of the accompanying APP. The APP…

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The 50th Anniversary Show

May 28 - September 10
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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The 50th Anniversary Show in the Gallery’s Lower Foyer Selections from the Gallery’s collection featuring works that were either created or collected in 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007, along with newly acquired works in 2017.

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SSSpun

May 31 - October 31
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 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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August 2017

Northern Lights Recreation

August 17, 2017 - August 17, 2018
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 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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Paint a Paddle!

August 19 @ 1:00 pm
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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  The TOM has teamed up with Algonquin Outfitters to help support their Paddle Art Contest in honour of Tom Thomson. We are inviting all art and paint enthusiasts in the area to come the TOM studio on Saturday August 19, 2017 from 1-4pm and paint a paddle for a good cause. For a flat $25 entry fee, this includes the blank paddle, painting supplies and creative direction from our TOM team. All participants’ paddles will be auctioned online and…

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September 2017

East Wind / West Wind

September 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 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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