Past Exhibitions

A hazy watercolour painting of a seated headless figure flanked by two relaxed tigers in a jewel-toned forest
8 October 2022 to 22 January 2023
Pardiss Amerian, James Gardner, Paula McLean, Caroline Monnet, Thao Nguyen Phan, Cecilia Vicuña Curated by Darryn Doull What does it mean to survive? Within a nation founded by colonialism, we find ourselves surrounded by survivals. In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, with... Read More
Three stained-glass windows displaying a variety of trees, animals, and magical imagery
24 September 2022 to 8 January 2023
Curated by Darryn Doull In this significant new installation, Emily Pelstring channels the figure of the hag to reconcile material and immaterial realms and re-evaluate the thresholds between technology, nature, body and spirit. The hag is a cultural figure cast upon a threshold... Read More
A semi-circle of colourful rocking chairs face a small video projection of a cocoon in a dark gallery
11 June 2022 to 18 September 2022
Featuring work by Jordan Bennett, Patricia Deadman, Ursula Johnson, Mike MacDonald, Peter Morin, Luke Parnell, Archer Pechawis, Anne Riley, Fallon Simard, Becca Taylor, Art Wilson and T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss Curated by Lisa Myers Opening Reception and Performance by Archer... Read More
Installation view of Expressions 47 displaying art in two salon-style groupings, small sculptures on a large white table and a video screen
19 February 2022 to 22 May 2022
Curated by KWAG Public Programs Department Selected works from the Permanent Collection and students from Waterloo Region Every year, Expressions showcases student art from across Waterloo Region and highlights the perspectives and experiences of young artists in our community... Read More
Meryl McMaster's Terra Cognitum depicts the artist in a dark blue leotard, reclining in a bed of winter leaves with circular motifs drawn in coloured thread over her body; her head is turned to the side while her eye returns the viewer's gaze
18 March 2022 to 16 October 2022
Curated by Senta Ross Featuring works by Germaine Arnaktauyok, Rita Briansky, Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, Berthe Des Clayes, Elizabeth M. Eastman, Frances M. Gage, Judy Garfin, Melissa General, Dorothy Knowles, Marion Long, Frances Loring, Laura Muntz Lyall, Meryl McMaster, Shelley... Read More
A black and white Milutin Gubash photograph of a strange brutalist monument on a hillside, framed low against an expansive grey cloudy sky with hints of birds
28 January 2022 to 12 June 2022
Curated by Žana Kozomora Featuring work by Milutin Gubash, Jamelie Hassan, Tristram Lansdowne, Meryl McMaster, and Joseph Tisiga “Today, a thought which desires to move beyond itself has to face the journey into the unknown without the reassuring distinction between what is and... Read More
Shapes of Facts video still with choppy grey newspaper fragments diminishing into the far black distance like an alien landscape
10 September 2021 to 16 January 2022
How do you know the truth? More specifically, how do you come to know the world and culture in which you currently live? Beyond a direct experience of the people, places and things around us, we often turn to forms of mass media to help inform our place in the wider world. This... Read More
Two women seen from behind, nude from the waist up, as one draws lines on the other's back that the recipient translates to lines drawn on the white wall before them
8 October 2021 to 6 February 2022
Curated by Crystal Mowry and Leila Timmins Organized and produced in partnership with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa As a surface with only one side, the Mobius strip resists orientation. To trace its surface is to experience left becoming right, outside flipping in, and... Read More