Digital Exhibitions

An abstract painting of a tree frog depicted using bright curving shapes against a dark purple background with geometric patterns

On view from March 27, 2021 to May 23, 2021

Each spring, Expressions showcases student art from across Waterloo Region and highlights the perspectives and experiences of young artists in our community. This year’s theme, Through a New Lens, was inspired by Alexa Urbina’s Duo Amphibians, and encourages students to consider the changes and shifts that have occurred in their daily lives over the past year and how their home, school, and community are continuing to adapt to a new reality.

See greetings to this digital exhibition from our Director of Public Programs Stephen Lavigne, Regional Chair Karen Redman, WCDSB Director of Education Loretta Notten and WRDSB Director of Education John Bryant.

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Premier Exhibitions Sponsor: Sun Life Financial

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Expressions 46: Through a New Lens is supported by the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board

A close-up view of a layered installation of greyscale conte drawings showing views of winter landscapes from windows

On view from March 27, 2021 to May 23, 2021

InSight is the culmination of a virtual Artist in Residence program, connecting students from Cameron Heights Collegiate and St. Mary’s High School with local artist Sarah Kernohan. Students at St. Mary’s and Cameron Heights were invited to build a collaborative drawing installation based on views from their home environment that lay beyond the frame of a videoconferencing screen.

Special thanks to Jeannie McCarroll at St. Mary’s High School and Conan Stark at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute for their collaboration and adaptation as we moved toward blending in-person and online learning at the beginning of this project. 

A collaged drawing of a room with a wardrobe and sofa beneath a curtained window

On view from March 27, 2021 to May 23, 2021

Artworks by Youth Council members were inspired by workshops with local artists which took place virtually throughout the Fall and Winter terms. KWAG Youth Council offers local youth an opportunity to engage with contemporary art, work with like-minded peers, and volunteer in the community.


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KWAG Youth Council is supported by TD Bank Group.


An extreme close-up view of three overlapping brushstrokes of an oil painting with cracks and dust visible on the surface

On view from March 27, 2021 to May 23, 2021

Each year, KWAG’s Public Programs team selects works from the Permanent Collection that reflect the year’s Expressions theme. This year’s works each provide a unique perspective on the theme Through a New Lens, highlighting artists who invite the viewer to see subjects in a new way, or whose works have taken on new meaning in light of this past year’s events. Discussion topics and activities accompany the works to invite you to explore further the content of each piece.