Past Exhibitions

A painted diptych of a tree frog, with the left painted in a realist style against a green background while the right is abstracted with geometric shapes against a purple background
27 March 2021 to 23 May 2021
Selected works from the Permanent Collection and students from Waterloo Region Curated by KWAG Public Programs Department Expressions 46: Through a New Lens will be on view as a Digital Exhibition on our website starting Saturday 27 March - click here to view this exhibition... Read More
An archival poster reading Fugitive Slaves Attention. The Slave-hunter is among us! Be on your Guard! An Arrest is planned for To-Night. Be Ready to receive them, whenever they come!
18 September 2020 to 23 May 2021
Curated by Crystal Mowry For more than twenty years, Deanna Bowen’s practice has evolved from its roots in experimental documentary video into a complex mapping of power as seen in public and private archives. Research and exhibitions are rarely mutually exclusive modes for... Read More
Charlena Russell playing violin next to two video screens featuring Peter Morin's NDN Love Songs
30 May 2020 to 9 August 2020
Curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson How can a score be a call and tool for decolonization? Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts features newly commissioned scores, performances, videos, sculptures and sound by Indigenous and other artists who respond to this question... Read More
Michel-Thomas Tremblay's Accroche-Toi is a predominantly black mixed media artwork with abstract white diagonal shapes edged in blue, yellow and orange interrupting the darkness; two small steel hooks hang over the centre of the artwork by a suspended v-shape of thin yellow string
21 March 2020 to 21 March 2021
Curated by Jennifer Bullock Featuring works by Ernane Cortat, Ken Danby, Joseph Drapell, William Kurelek, Rita Letendre, Jean McEwen, Kent Monkman, Norval Morrisseau, Cheryl Ruddock, Richard Sturm, and Michel-Thomas Tremblay What does it mean to follow one’s own stars rather... Read More
Detail of Woven Together, a wall-mouted series of round shapes woven with yarn
7 May 2020 to 30 June 2020
Due to our ongoing Gallery closure to contain the spread of COVID-19, Expressions 45: Rework/Revisit is now being presented as our inaugural digital exhibition. You can now view works of art from over 40 students from across Waterloo Region in our new Digital Exhibitions section... Read More
Rita Letendre's Asor is a colourful serigraph print comprised of diagonal bands of yellow, brown, green and blue
13 February 2020 to 17 May 2020
Featuring works from the Permanent Collection and a commissioned response by Aislinn Thomas Marcel Barbeau, Christopher Birt, Jack Bush, Adèle Duck, Harold Feist, Eric Gamble, Robert Hedrick, Reg Holmes, Gershon Iskowitz, Richard Lanctôt, Rita Letendre, Ron Martin, Arthur F... Read More
A film still from Trinity 3 shows a close-up view of a figure in light-coloured military fatigues and gas mask against a bleached desert landscape
13 February 2020 to 10 May 2020
Curated by Crystal Mowry Artist Talk: Wednesday 12 February, 7 pm Public Reception: Thursday 13 February, 7 pm Trinity Site, New Mexico, marks the historically significant testing of the world’s first atomic bomb on July 16, 1945, three weeks prior to the bombing of Hiroshima... Read More
Two Mirrors by Adad Hannah shows two young men holding up a mirror to their own reflections while standing before Velazquez' painting Las Meninas
24 October 2019 to 2 February 2020
Curated by Lynn Bannon and Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre Produced and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette Public Reception and Artist Talk: Friday 1 November, 7 pm Adad Hannah's “living pictures” play with the fascinated and attentive eye of the spectator by using dynamic modes... Read More