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Happy Birthday to Roly Fenwick

Roly Fenwick was born on Feburary 4, 1932 in Owen Sound, ON.  After studying art at Mount Allison University under Alex Colville, Roly moved to Toronto where he was the Art Director of the Simpson Sears Catalogue from 1956-66.

In 1967, Tony Urquhart was setting up the visual arts department at the University of Western Ontario and invited his friend Roly to London.  Roly decided to stay in London, and became one of the first visual arts professors in the department.  Throughout his 22 year career, Fenwick touched countless student's lives through his gentle teaching style and common words of widsom.

Since 1997, we have had 9 solo exhibitions for Roly.  His talent as a painter continues to amaze us.  His paintings touch our (and our clien...


Happy Birthday Gathie Falk! 

Gathie was born on January 31, 1928.  We look forward to a exhibition of new paintings this April 2015.

Gathie Falk was born in Alexander, Manitoba in 1928.   Despite going to work early in life to help the family financially, Falk attended night school to complete her education and made time to study singing, violin and piano. After years of factory-work, she became an elementary school teacher. She devoted her spare time and summers to art studies and in 1965, after a decade of teaching, she decided to devote herself to a career in art. That same year she had her first solo exhibit and travelled to Europe for the first time.

In 1968 Falk was introduced to performance art through workshops given in Vancouver by New York artist Deborah Hay. S...

Thank you to everyone who made 2015 a successful year at the Michael Gibson Gallery. Our 30th year in business was highlighted by strong exhibitions, fun parties, our first pop-up art show, a newly energized Art Toronto, paying off the mortgage on the building, the purchase of a smart car and the addition of new artists: Ufuk Gueray, Terrance Houle, Dorothy Knowles, Jason McLean and Mark Mullin.


We are excited to announce that in March James Kirkpatrick will be participating in the three week Convergence Residency at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta

This inaugural residency welcomes artists working in rhythmic and experimental electronic music realms, digital visual artists, and those pursuing work that creates synergies between sound, music and art.

This residency provides the context for artists to research, conceive, prototype and present new artistic works, tools, techniques and perspectives for electronic music, sound, and visual creation. Under the artistic direction of Patti Schmidt and Jen Mizuik, and led by faculty Robin Fox and Uwe Schmidt with guest faculty who are specialists in their fields, the program will offer sessions and workshops on modular synthesizers,......

Michael Gibson Gallery Holiday Hours are as follows:

December 24 - 28 -- Closed
December 29 -- Open 11am-5pm
December 30 -- Open 11am-5pm
December 31 -- Open 11am-2pm
January 1 - January 4 -- Closed

Jenna Faye Ryan reviews Jason McLean's November exhibition "Son of a Salesman" for Magenta Magazine. 

Read Review HERE

Michael Gibson Gallery find London's Place in the art world.  Interview with Jason McLean & Michael Gibson for Our London Magazine.

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Jason McLean's "Son of a Salesman" opened to a lively crowd on Saturday, November 7.  We were also graced with a performance by "The Canadian Romantic".






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Herman Goodden, editor of the The London Yodeller writes a tribute to Greg Curnoe.

Read HERE


Jason McLean "If You Could Read My Mind" Catalogue Now Available

Published by Black Dog Publishing and McIntosh Gallery, Western University
Contributors: David Liss, Sarah Milroy, James Patten, Christine Walde

Paperback, 96 pages, 24.0 x 22.0 cm // 9.5 x 8.5 in, ISBN13: 978-1-910433-03-4
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If You Could Read My Mind features drawings, paintings and illustrations of colorful sculptures, all of which form an idiosyncratic visual record of McLean’s experiences and perceptions.

More than many artists, Jason McLean’s work is directly related to his identity, from day-to-day thoughts, habits and activities, to his travels and recent moves between cities, and to...