Digital Exhibitions

Expressions 45: Rework/Revisit

Woven Together

Grade 1-6 students from One Forest Montessori School
2019
Mixed media

This year’s Expressions theme, Rework/Revisit , was inspired by the collaborative artwork Woven Together by Grade 1-6 students from One Forest Montessori School, and encouraged students to think about repetition, cause and effect, and the infinite possibilities of cycles that exist in their...Read More

Tessa Thompson

Alana Matsuo
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 12, Forest Heights Collegiate Institute "This piece is a reworked version of a TIME Magazine cover featuring Tessa Thompson, an actress who advocates for representation of women of colour in the media. She is outspoken on LGBTQ+ issues and routinely plays female characters that break the mold...Read More

Radialis

Natalie Zuk
2020
Watercolour on paper

Grade 11, Forest Heights Collegiate Institute "The artwork I am submitting responds to the theme Rework/Revisit in a contrasting approach to the typical response: my artwork addresses women breaching gender expectations. Women are always tied down to a set ideal and I wanted to revisit the idea...Read More

Rewrite

Karina Magolon
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 8, Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School "My artwork responds to the theme Rework/Revisit because it shows revisiting the same object but from a different perspective and view. I revisited this piece and worked on it a lot."Read More

Fibonacci Evolution

Vanessa Man
2020
Ink on paper

Grade 7, Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School "I think it is a good idea sometimes to revisit things and works (my art, homework, sports) from the past and reevaluate them with more experienced eyes. This could reveal imperfections and flaws that can be improved upon. It may lead to rework with...Read More

The Evolution of Memory

Isabelle Anderson
2020
Water-soluble pencil crayons on watercolour paper

Grade 6, Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School "I responded to the theme Rework/Revisit with my piece by reworking the piece The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. I made it my own and new by using digital clocks and watches instead of analog ones."Read More

Waves of Friendship

Isabelle Harder
2020
Acrylic on paper

Grade 7, Homeschool "Friendships are just like the cycles of waves. They have their ups, downs, fun and stormy moments. Some days, you can ride from crest to crest. Other days it comes crashing down on top of you. But as you grow, rework and revisit your friendships to make them stronger."Read More

Smoky Flow

Austin Martens
2020
Digital photography

Grade 10, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School "This original piece shows motion, flow, and the manipulation of time. My initial intent was to create a portrait in motion, which people could interpret differently. This piece started as a portrait, but as the photoshoot was happening...Read More

An Open Book

Hannah Rodriguez Murillo
2020
Mixed media (acrylic on canvasboard, pencil crayon & cellulose)

Grade 10, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Vocational School "The artwork that I created correlates to the theme Rework in multiple ways. When I was first tasked with creating a self-portrait without using my own face, I began to brainstorm everything that represented me. I ended up with...Read More

Untitled

Kimberly Kondert
2020
Mixed media (watercolour, pencil crayon, conté)

Grade 9, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Vocational School "After evaluating and looking over my project, I found that my work fits the theme of Rework/Revisit for the following reasons. My work started with a small plan and I only had a rough sketch down with a general idea of what I...Read More

Untitled

Samantha Simpson
2020
Water soluble oil paints on canvas board

Grade 11, Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Vocational School "When coming up with ideas for a new painting, I often turn to my sketchbook, which I like to keep full of ideas as they come to me. For this painting, I chose to revisit some of my old ideas in my sketchbook. When doing so, I...Read More

Community Quilt

Aidan Winkel, Andrew Reimer, Mael Edwards, Ethan Snow, Gabriel Solorzano, Selina Janecek Baergen, Jack Jensen, Donna Comacho, Easton Peters
2020
Acrylic on wood

Grades 1-7, One Forest Montessori School "We liked the idea of a Mennonite quilting bee and how it brings people together for a common purpose. We used old materials (popsicle sticks) and repurposed them into collaborative art, just like when the Mennonites make a quilt. This art shows just a small...Read More

Reach for Freedom

Aidan Winkel, Mael Edwards, Ethan Snow, Gabriel Solorzano, Selina Janecek Baergen, Jack Jensen, Donna Comacho, Easton Peters
2020
Watercolour and Sharpie marker on cardstock

Grades 1-7, One Forest Montessori School "The hands are all unique and one-of-a-kind, like us, but together we are a repetitious crowd. We are reaching for free play - that's the gold star. All kids everywhere want free play. We think all kinds of all generations will always want to play."Read More

Reflecting Rhythms

Ethan Snow, Jack Jensen, Donna Comacho, Easton Peters, Selina Janecek Baergen, Alexey Shekhtman Oreshkin, Aidan Winkel, Andrew Reimer, Mael Edwards
2020
Oil pastel on construction paper

Grades 1-7, One Forest Montessori School "We wanted to show the cycles of bubbles - liquid, sphere filled with air, pop, liquid. This reflects the rhythm of life - birth, growth, death, rebirth."Read More

Path at Butchart Gardens

Amelia Flynn
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 11, Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School "While I was studying the Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, I came across several paintings entitled Garden Path at Girverny which immediately reminded me of a picture I had taken while visiting Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island on July 15,...Read More

Effort Art Project

Abeer Shahzad
2020
Recycled plastics and LED string lights on painted cardboard

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "There was a book that had all these words created by simple objects. I thought why not give it a try, so I did and it turned out great! I think that my work relates to this theme because I went through a book with all these different ideas and revisited them...Read More

Untitled

Aislyn Piva
2020
Pencil crayon and ink on paper

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "I got the idea to create this piece by seeing another print design in the classroom. I really liked this idea because I thought it looked really cool and I wanted to try it out. I was most proud of the final project and the fact that I was able to create an...Read More

Spring Flowers

Amelia Shields
2020
Sculpey polymer clay

Grade 8, Vista Hills Public School "I loved fairies as a little girl and I decided to make some magical fairy doors to put in my garden and I've been making them ever since. I feel that my work relates to the theme Rework/Revisit because the material I use is very pliable so if I don't like...Read More

Clay Thompson

Jasnoor Dhaliwal
2020
Plasticine and wire

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "I am the biggest Golden State fan! I love to sculpt things. Klay Thompson has the word "CLAY" in it and I really wanted to sculpt Klay Thompson out of CLAY. I was also planning to make something similar in the summer break. I am so proud of how my art turned out...Read More

Trashkit

Leah Halley
2020
Recycled plastics and found objects

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "I used recycled plastics and found objects. "I was inspired by all of the materials and colours that I found. Without making a plan, I decided it would be cool to make a human figure. Starting with the base, I started to add random things in a human form. "I am...Read More

Untitled

Li Feng Yin
2020
Clay and glaze

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "I wanted to make a simple mug/cup because it is simple, but not too hard, and I can actually use it. "I am most proud of making the cup and seeing the work and effort I put into it."Read More

Untitled

Li Xing Yin
2020
Clay and glaze

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public SchoolRead More

Crack in the Ocean

Nadia Attayi
2020
Clay and glaze

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "I have been wanting to create pottery for a long time, and when I got the chance to do it, I took the opportunity and created my first mug. Unfortunately, it cracked before I even got it in the kiln. After I glazed it, the glaze actually sealed the crack, so it...Read More

Ink and Fire

Natalie Hebert
2020
Pencil crayon and ink on paper

Grade 7, Vista Hills Public School "I was very interested in the printmaking station and I wanted to try it out. Also, when I chose my colours, I realised that a fire print would be perfect with them. "I am really proud of the colours and how they pop with the ink and the fire drawing."Read More

Rainbow

Tina Zhang
2020
Chalk pastel and water on paper

Grade 1, Vista Hills Public SchoolRead More

Moonlight

Arian Matin
2020
Ink on paper

Grade 8, Vista Hills Public School "I was inspired by just making a simple design and saw where I wanted to go. I'm proud of how well the fade came out. I want people to know that there's art wherever you can think of."Read More

Pizza

Salsabeel Mahfod
2020
Cardboard, paper mache, acrylic paint & gesso

Grade 8, Vista Hills Public School "Using cardboard made it really interesting. So I really wanted to play around with it. After that, I decided to create something using cardboard and paper mache, which, in the end, I created a pizza slice. My work relates to the theme of Rework/Revisit because I...Read More

Impala

Miranda Lin
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 10, St. John's-Kilmarnock School "I consider that hope is a very important part in community because hope builds future."Read More

Others more than me

Claire Ma
2020
Linocut

Grade 11, St. John's-Kilmarnock School "Inspired by Keith Haring. The artwork is a diptych of two scenarios. The one on the left shows "before change," the one on the right shows "after change." The change is caused by peer pressure. Colours are used to express the attitude towards the change."Read More

Freedom

Catherine Chang
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 11, St. John's-Kilmarnock "This work inspired by Raquib Shaw. In this work I explore the idea of self doubt in humanity. Humanity is tempted and this work reflects good and evil in society through the use of colour symbolizing greed and also the male reproductive organ representing greed and...Read More

Snakes and Ladders

Eleanor Ciceri
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 11, St. John's-Kilmarnock School "This work was influenced by the work of John Kissick, particularly his Groovefucker series. I was inspired by the Hard Edge movement and techniques used by artists of this movement. I appropriated Kissick's use of small dots to create texture, familiar...Read More

Eagle Eye

Anna Preston
2020
Pencil and coloured pencil on paper

Grade 2, Homeschool Anna had to re-work a lot of pencil lines and repeat a lof of lines to create this piece.Read More

The Snowy Day

Evelyn Maloney, Alora Martinez, Nicolas Canas-Acero, John Valki
2020
Collage

Grade 2, John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School "Each year we wait for the cycle of seasons to experience a snowy day. Ezra Jack Keats' classic "The Snowy Day" captures a child's delight in freshly fallen snow. It also inspired these snowy day pictures created using only paper tearing, scissors...Read More

The Snowy Day 2

Arijana Milak, Zoe Dey, Jackson Boettger, Ivan Tadic
2020
Collage

Grade 2, John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School "Each year we wait for the cycle of seasons to experience a snowy day. Ezra Jack Keats' classic "The Snowy Day" captures a child's delight in freshly fallen snow. It also inspired these snowy day pictures created using only paper tearing, scissors...Read More

Busy Bees

Evelyn Maloney, Ivan Tadic, Zoe Dey, Alora Martinez, Arijana Milak
2020
Marker and pencil crayons on paper

Grade 2, John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School "Have you ever heard the phrase 'busy as a bee'? Do you know what it means? This year we looked at the stages of a bees life cycle to find out what makes bees so busy. We discovered we are just like bees, busy every day making our hive a place of...Read More

Busy Bees 2

Jackson Boettger, Fore Bamigboye, Nicolas Canas-Acero, John Valki
2020
Marker and pencil crayons on paper

Grade 2, John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School "Have you ever heard the phrase 'busy as a bee'? Do you know what it means? This year we looked at the stages of a bees life cycle to find out what makes bees so busy. We discovered we are just like bees, busy every day making our hive a place of...Read More

Busy Bees 3

Gavin Graham, Jesse Germano, Jackson Boettger, Zoe Day
2020
Marker and pencil crayons on paper

Grade 2, John Sweeney Catholic Elementary School "Have you ever heard the phrase 'busy as a bee'? Do you know what it means? This year we looked at the stages of a bees life cycle to find out what makes bees so busy. We discovered we are just like bees, busy every day making our hive a place of...Read More

Under a Red Light

Abagail Maxwell
2020
Pencil crayon on paper

Grade 12, St. Mary's High School "This artwork responds to the theme Rework/Revisit because it captures a very impactful moment in my life, relating to my eye disorder. I reworked and revisited this event through art, to share my experience. This drawing illustrates one of the eye testing...Read More

Duo Amphibians

Alexa Urbina
2020
Acrylic on canvas paper

Grade 12, St. Mary's High School "With the realistic painting, I thought it would be good to remove all extra issues from a painting that could make it complicated and strictly focus on being able to understand what an image is showing me and then recreate it with my control in how intense I wanted...Read More

Turtles

Kirsten Hoekstra
2020
Watercolour on watercolour paper

Grade 12, St. Mary's High School "With this drawing I have "reworked" the idea of the turtle as simply a representation of an animal with a shell on its back. Instead, I have shown the symbolic representation of the turtle. In Native culture, the turtle is sacred as a symbol of Mother Earth. The...Read More

Castle on the Hill

Victoria M. Silva McGuire
2020
Acrylic on canvas

Grade 12, St. Mary's High School "With this work I revisited an old family photo of a castle in Scotland, to rework it as a painting, making the colours and details more vivid. I also had the chance to conjure greater emotion felt through the power of this landscape. Through the process of painting...Read More

Untitled

KWAG Youth Council: Abby Baker, Victoria Bender-Jones, Ally Krueger-Kischak, Miguel Macedo, Nishi Patel, Nicholette Pillon, Aidan Pollock
2020
Mixed media

Grades 7-12, various schools This project took inspiration from the Rework/ Revisit concept as we reworked found materials into our piece. We reworked materials like bubble wrap and tissue paper, turning them into a representation of a turtle shell. Revisiting was a large part of our project as...Read More

Midnight Lake

Cailyn Culligan
2020
Pastel on paper

Grade 6, St. Peter Catholic Elementary SchoolRead More

Green Night

Aubree Cann
2020
Ink and tempera

Grade 6, St. Peter Catholic Elementary SchoolRead More

Surreal Dwelling

Dana Wenger
2020
Gouache on paper

Grade 11, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School "This painting connects to the theme of Rework/Revisit in the way that common items are expressed to audiences in a new and unique way. I was inspired by Rene Magritte's piece, Personal Values , as well as a few other surreal pieces I looked at...Read More

The Story of Mr. Quack

Dustin Orr
2020
Soft pastel on construction paper

Grade 11, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School "This responds to the theme Rework/Revisit because as a society we need to revisit the ongoing issues of ecology, like chemicals and prescription drugs contaminating lake water and harming the aquatic wildlife as well as affecting the genes and...Read More

Graveyard of the Pacific

Jocelyn Veugen
2020
Watercolour

Grade 11, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School "Graveyard of the Pacific is a piece inspired by the TV show Ghost Adventures . A show where a group of ghost hunters travel around the world investigating haunted sites and revisiting the past through communication with the dead."Read More

The Breath of Life

Katelyn Matthews
2020
Pen and ink

Grade 11, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School "I believe that our personalities are always changing, but there are some things on the inside we can't change. So time will change some of the details of us creating a different perspective. The skull and skeleton represent those underlying...Read More

Chris Hadfield Portrait

Leif Gladding
2020
Pencil crayon and graphite on paper

Grade 12, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School "Whether it be watching his funny science experiments from the International Space Station on YouTube or seeing him on stage, Chris Hadfield will always hold the place of one of my most important idols. I grew up indulged in the world of space. I...Read More

Mercury

Skylar Haley
2020
Pen and ink

Grade 11, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School "The pose that I am seen in represents how I have re-worked myself. The pose is supposed to show how I have re-worked my body after taking up weightlifting roughly six months ago. The other images and patterns seen in the artwork represent things...Read More