Category Archives: Artist Talk

Off Topic with Morgan Mavis – Culture Cloaked in Skins: How Contemporary Art Brought Taxidermy Back from the Dead.

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During the run of David R. Harper’s exhibition, Entre le chien et le loup, we hosted our regularly scheduled series, Off Topic. Inspired by the materials, techniques, and ideas Harper explores through his artistic practice, we invited Morgan Mavis, Director of … Continue reading

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Searching for Bigfoot at KW|AG

By Emily Gove, KW|AG & KPL Community Programmer The second round of KW|AG & KPL’s lunchtime lecture series, Contemporary Art 101, got off to a great start in October.  So far, we’ve explored contemporary painting with educator Stephen Lavigne, contemporary … Continue reading

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Kate Wilson: The Moment of Discovery

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By Nicole Neufeld, Director of Public Programs On Wednesday evening, Ecotopia artist Kate Wilson joined us for an Artist Talk at the Gallery.  She offered her insights and inspirations for a body of artwork that spans decades, including drawing, printmaking, … Continue reading

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Imagining the Future

The Gallery welcomed the start of a new season with an exhibition that reflects on the environment and the planet as a whole. Hundreds came out for the opening reception of Ecotopia on Friday night.  Ahead of the opening guest curator Amanda … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Lectures Kick-Off Next Week!

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They’re back! KW|AG and KPL’s free lunchtime lecture series, Contemporary Art 101 begins next week and we have a whole new line up of amazing speakers. Each lecture introduces visitors to a different aspect of the world of contemporary art. … Continue reading

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Melissa Doherty: Dans l’open studio

By Caroline Oliver, Director of Development & Marketing Curator’s Circle members recently had the opportunity to visit the studio of artist Melissa Doherty, and learn about her work first-hand. Her studio is located on the third floor of the Tannery … Continue reading

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Get Ready, Get Set…Let’s Culture Days!

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Hold on to your pants…the third annual Culture Days weekend (Sept. 28-30) at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is going to be whopper of a good time. The Gallery has a variety of free (yes, FREE) activities planned the entire weekend beginning with the kick-off … Continue reading

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A Spirited AGM

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The Gallery held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 29. The meeting provided an overview of KW|AG’s 2011 year and unveiled newly elected board members. KW|AG Executive Director Shirley Madill reminded everyone of the excellent programs and exhibitions the … Continue reading

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Lunchin’ and learnin’ with KW|AG and KPL

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By Emily Gove, KW|AG and KPL Community Programmer Over four Wednesdays in April and May, more than 90 attendees joined us for our new lunchtime lecture series in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library, Contemporary Art 101.  Each 30 minute lecture … Continue reading

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What a Situation!

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Friday night the Gallery held an Opening Reception for the newest exhibitions, Emotional Blackmail and Situational Comedy. Ahead of the opening Emotional Blackmail curators Markús Þór Andrésson and Chen Tamir lead an enthusiastic tour of their exhibit for more than 30 visitors. The pair … Continue reading

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