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  • Installation view of Expressions 49: Breaking Through at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 4 May to 2 June 2024. Photo courtesy of KWAG, by Scott Lee.
  • Expressions 49: Breaking Through

Highlighting perspectives and experiences of the next generation of artists in our community, Expressions is an annual exhibition that celebrates student artwork from across the Region. This year, students respond to the theme Breaking Through, inspired by Quinn Hearnden’s ceramic sculpture of the same title. Artists were invited to explore concepts of perseverance, resilience, innovation and illumination while reflecting on breakthrough experiences of discovery and revelation.

InSight is a special opportunity for one local classroom to collaborate with a local contemporary artist on the creation of new thematic artworks to be featured in Expressions. This year, artist Grace Boileau was paired with Emma Cherry’s grade 4 class from St. Teresa Catholic Elementary School in Kitchener to collaborate on this year’s InSight artwork.

Related Programs:

Opening Reception
Saturday, 4 May, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Opening remarks at 1:30 p.m.

Guided Tour
Thursday, 30 May, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Information for Teachers:

Questions? Please reach out to Monique (Wozny) Morrison at We look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery soon! 



Expressions is generously supported by the Waterloo Region District School Board, the Waterloo Catholic School Board and Activa.