Programs + Events

Presentation on 3D Prints from Vimy Ridge Carvings
Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE

Guest Curator Zenon Andrusyszyn presents an insider’s story behind the exhibition Souterraine Impressions. Mr. Andrusyszyn reveals the process of photographing and laser scanning the carvings at Vimy, and then shows how they were reproduced with a 3D printer. To date, his team has documented over 250 names and linked over 200 carvings and drawings to the service records at Archives Canada. This is a rare opportunity to ‘visit’ Vimy Ridge, view the cave through visuals, and learn about the underground warfare of the day.

Exhibition Tour of Reading the Talk and Wampum Belt Workshop
Sunday, May 24, 1:00 pm
Volunteer, Moore and Sculpture Galleries

Guest Curators Lisa Myers and Rachelle Dickenson lead us on a tour of Reading the Talk with exhibiting artists. After, Métis teacher Brenda Collins leads a wampum belt workshop and tells the story of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty.

Exhibition Tour and Piano Recital with Sing Along
Sunday, May 31, 1:00 pm
Forum Gallery and Theatre

After a tour of London’s First World War with our Curator of Regional History Amber Lloydlangston, join us in the Theatre for a piano recital and sing along of popular songs from the war years, played by mother-daughter duo Naina Jinga and Elisa Jinga.

Nuit Blanche
Saturday, June 13, 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
Community and Centre Galleries, Theatre

Doing spring cleaning? Bring your old clothes along and contribute to Maria Ezcurra’s Open or Mindy Yan Miller’s Sorting Party as they create collaborative pieces with visitors. For Ezcurra’s, wear your old clothing over your outfit, stand in the installation, and see how she unstitches and stretches it onto the wall, pinning it in place to create a collective identity. Or help Yan Miller sort a thousand pounds of clothing and shape pieces into sculptural structures. All clothing will later be donated to charity. And speaking of vestments, our Centre Gallery converts to a drawing studio with clothed models posing throughout the night. Take a seat on a drawing horse and learn about figure drawing with a local artist while enjoying live DJ sets by Lido Pimienta and performances by the McMaster Cybernetic Orchestra. There’s something for everyone! (Cash Bar)

Exhibition Tour of Ed Zelenak with Curator and Artist
Sunday, June 28, 1:00 pm
Ivey Galleries

Artist Ed Zelenak speaks to his exhibition Divining the Immeasurable and is joined by Curator of Art, Cassie Getty.

Screening and Performance by Lary 7
Thursday, July 30, 7:00 pm

Lary 7, multimedia alchemist of New York’s underground music scene in the seventies, performs live following a screening of Not Junk Yet: The Art of Lary 7 (Danielle de Picciotto, 2014, 90 min, NR). After party to follow.

Cost: $12 advance, $15 at the door

9th Annual Corn Roast
Sunday, August 23, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Wolf Sculpture Garden

Artist Ron Benner roasts corn for all at his garden installation As the Crow Flies. Part sculpture, part installation and part performance, the event will feature Benner’s roving corn-roasting wagon Maiz Barbacoa. Musician Frank Ridsdale will entertain us with his resolute songs of political misdemeanours.

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