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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Canadian sculptor Walter Redinger. 

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 19 at the West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors, 202 Main Street, West Lorne.  Visitation from 12-2pm.  Service at 2pm.


One of six children of a tobacco farmer, Walter Redinger spent all but a few years of his life within miles of where he was born in 1940 in Wallacetown, in South Western Ontario. Walter spent a good deal of time exploring the rocky shores of Lake Erie, helping out on the tobacco farm and drawing with his friend and sculptor, Ed Zelenak. 

At 17, he spent a year studying commercial art at Beal Technical College in London, Ontario. With no formal training in sculpture under his belt, he began to make sculpture...

Our 16th Annual Sizzling Summer Soiree on Friday, July 11 marked the opening of Erik Olson & James Kirkpatrick's exhibitions.  If you missed it, here are some party pics:





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Andrew Gunn of Canadian Interviews sits down with Erik Olson to talk about his July exhibition "The Mountains".

Read Article HERE

Now on view at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia a 16 x 24 foot mural painted by James Kirkpatrick.  The mural will be on the main reception wall for the next year.

More info about the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery HERE




View more of James Kirkpatrick's work HERE


Congratulations to Erik Olson!  In October he will be moving to Dusseldorf, Germany to study at the Kunstakademie as Peter Doig's guest student.

The Kunstakademie Düsseldorf is the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf.  Notable artists who attended the academy include Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Demand and Andreas Gursky.


Ashleigh Bartlett has been shortlisted for the 16th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Fifteen of Canada’s finest emerging visual artists were announced on June 16 as finalists in the 2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. As part of RBC’s ongoing support and dedication to emerging artists across several disciplines, this competition helps discover painters in the early stages of their career and provides them with the foundation and necessary tools to succeed.

“Each year, we are impressed by the caliber of submissions the RBC Canadian Painting Competition receives,” said Robin Anthony, curator, RBC. “The jury is buzzing about this group of artists, and we are excited to announce the list of finalists to the public and are hoping they benefit from the profile this competition will ...


Patrick Mahon reviews our "Greg Curnoe 61-65" exhibition in the current issue of Border Crossings Magazine.

Read Full Review HERE

On Thursday, June 5 we enjoyed a lively opening reception celebrating the beginning of Susan Dobson's "Viewfinder" photographs and Jared Peters, Mike Pszczonak & Matthew Tarini's painting exhibition.

More party pictures:




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Canadian Art Magazine features Greg Curnoe's "Three Pieces" in their Spring 2014 issue.

Read Alison Cooley's Backstory HERE


Aganetha Dyck – Surreal Transformations at Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie ON

Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk June 12, 2014 at 7pm
Symposium: June 13, 2014 11am-5pm - Intersections: Connecting Food, Art and Environment with keynote presentation by Aganetha Dyck

The term BioArt is an art practice where artists work with living organisms, bacteria, tissues etc. and employ scientific processes to produce their work sometimes in a laboratory setting. This artwork is a commentary on science and humanity as it addresses our place as humans in this world. The very nature of the work may be intended to bring attention to a multitude of environmental issues, shed light on current scientific discoveries and practices and...